TVS Akula (TVS Apache RTR 300) spied on video
Posted on: Aug 30, 2016 - 3:44pm IST
Will be launched early next year.
The TVS Akula 310 concept‘s production version has been spied testing yet again, courtesy YouTube channel RoadRunneR. The concept was introduced at Auto Expo 2016, and its production version is set to be launched in India this fiscal.
The TVS Akula 310 concept’s production version is reported to be named TVS Apache RTR 300. It will be based on the same platform co-developed with BMW Motorrad, which currently underpins the BMW G310R. The Apache RTR 300 will be the company’s first fully-faired motorcycle to enter series production.
The TVS Apache RTR 300 will sport a 313 cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine, also co-developed by TVS Motor and BMW Motorrad. In the BMW G310R, this engine produces 34 hp (25 kW) at 9,500 rpm and 21 lb.-ft. (28 Nm) of torque at 7,500 rpm. A 6-speed transmission is on duty to bring all that power to that wheel.
The TVS Apache RTR 300 won’t have a carbon-fibre body unlike the concept. A tall windshield, upside-down front forks, monoshock rear suspension, Pirelli-sourced tyres, front and rear disc brakes with two-channel anti-lock braking system (ABS) and fully digital instrument panel are the expected highlights of the TVS Apache RTR 300. The company’s new flagship motorcycle could be priced between INR 1.50-1.75 lakh.