TVS Apache RTR 300 will derive its power from a 313cc, 4-stroke, single-cylinder water-cooled engine paired to a 6-speed gearbox.
TVS Apache RTR 300 will share its platform, engine and components with the BMW G310 R. (Representational Image)
September 14, 2016 – After the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V, TVS Motor Company is planning to bring-in 300cc model of the bike. Called the TVS Apache RTR 300, this motorcycle will be based on the BMW G310 R street fighter that has been jointly developed by TVS & BMW Motorrad. If reports are to be believed, the TVS Apache RTR 300 could be named TVS Raptor or Akula 310. However, nothing concrete on the same has been revealed by the maker. The production version of the bike has been spotted testing in India yet again. To be launched within this financial year, the bike will be the company’s new flagship model. Besides the platform, the new Apache will also share its engine and several components with the BMW G310R. As a reminder, the TVS Apache 300 was showcased as Akula 301 concept at the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo.
Recently, a fully camouflaged prototype of the TVS Apache RTR 300 (Akula) was spotted testing on the Bangalore Hosur road. Though, one can clearly notice the new headlamp design, LED pilot lamps and ram air induction vents that look identical to its concept. Estimated to be priced below Rs 2 lakh, the TVS Apache 300 will go up against the Yamaha R3, KTM Duke 390 and other 300cc mototcycles.
Though there is no official confirmation about its launch time, we expect the new TVS Apache 300 to go on sale by the end of 2016 or early 2017.
|Minimum||Rs 1.80 lakh|
|Maximum||Rs 2 lakh|
Since the new Apache RTR300 will be more powerful and premium than the Apache RTR200, it will be more expensive than its sibling. We expect it to be priced below Rs. 2 lakh (ex-showroom).
|Engine||313cc, four-stroke, single-cylinder water-cooled|
|Power||33.4bhp @ 9,500rpm|
|Torque||28Nm @ 7,500rpm|
Power for the all-new TVS Apache 300 will come from the same 313cc, 4-stroke, single-cylinder water-cooled engine that does duty in the BMW G310R. This power-source is capable of generating 33.4bhp at 9,500rpm and 28Nm of torque at 7,500rpm. Transmission duties will carried out by a 6-speed gearbox. The bike is expected to have a top speed of around 155-165kmph.
|City||25kmpl – 28kmpl|
The new Apache model will be as frugal as the BMW G310R, as both the bikes share the engine. Powered by the 313cc single-cylinder engine, the new TSV Apache 300 will return fuel efficiency around 36kmpl.
Similar to the BMW G310R, the new Apache 300cc model might be equipped with inverted telescopic fork upfront and monoshock rear suspension system. The bike will get standard disc brake along with the dual-channel ABS (anti-lock braking system). The TVS Apache 300 carries an aggressive and sporty design with features like a single projector headlight, alloy wheels, side mounted exhaust system, etc. With a highly stiff space frame chassis, an aluminium sub-frame and lightweight carbon fibre components, this sportsbike will deliver great performance.
• Single projector headlight
• Alloy wheels
• Side mounted exhaust system
• Disc brake with dual-channel ABS
• Inverted telescopic fork upfront and monoshock rear suspension
Spy Image Courtesy – Drivespark