The production version of TVS Akula 310, the TVS Apache RR 310S, will be launched before March 2018, as per a report by Bikeadvice.in. The bike was originally to come in the previous fiscal year.
The website contacted TVS’ communications team regarding the launch of the Apache RTR 200 FI and the Akula. The company replied:
I agree there has been a delay in the (Apache RTR 200) FI version. But we are on track for the Akula launch in the second half of this financial year.
The TVS Apache RR 310S is based on the platform of BMW Motorrad’s entry level naked motorcycle, the G310R. TVS Motor manufactures and exports the BMW bike worldwide from its Hosur production facility. It employs a 313cc single cylinder, DOHC engine with a 6-speed gearbox. The fuel injected, liquid cooled engine is capable of producing 34 hp of maximum power at 9,500 rpm and 28 Nm of peak torque at 7,500 rpm. The same engine will be used in the Apache RR 310S but expect the power delivery to be tuned differently to suit the character of this motorcycle.
For suspension, the motorcycle gets upside down forks at the front and monoshock at the rear. The bike gets the same alloy wheels as the G310R. Michelin tyres wrap the alloys, and the bike uses petal disc brakes on both ends. Expect ABS as an option.
The upcoming motorcycle should be priced below INR 2 lakhs, ex-showroom.