A fantastic concept displayed at the 2016 Auto Expo, the TVS Akula will shed all of its carbon fiber, wear something production friendly, and show up for launch in July, calling itself the TVS Apache RTR 310. It will be the manufacturer’s first fully faired offering and also their maiden foray into to 250 cc+segment.
The upcoming motorcycle will be powered by a 310 cc single cylinder, liquid cooled engine which is built on the same platform that powers the BMW G 310 R, a bike jointly developed by TVS and BMW Motorrad. The naked BMW is said to be slated for launch in India, later this year. The 313 cc motor is good for 34 bhp at 9500 rpm and 28 Nm of torque nestled in the BMW’s chassis. However, it may run a different state of tune while powering the RTR 310.
Snapped while testing a number of times, the RTR 310 will employ an instrument cluster which is very similar to the one that was fitted on the concept Akula. And judging by the features which are employed on the Apache RTR 200’s system, expect track day items like a lap timer and a top speed recorder to accompany the usual speedometer, tachometer, odometer, trip meter, fuel level indicator, gear position indicator, a shift light, service reminder and a low battery indicator.
The TVS Apache RTR 310 will also sport very today items like a dual projector headlight setup with LED pilot lamps, an LED tail lamp, clip-ons, USD front forks, a rear mono shock, premium rubber, petal discs and ABS. We expect the machine to be priced between Rs 1.5 – 1.8 lakh.