The production version of the TVS Akula 310 was spotted testing yet again. This time, it was spotted by Kiran Karuthedath on his way back to Bengaluru from Krishnagiri. The camouflage stays for now, as TVS has confirmed that the Akula will enter production sometime in 2017.
Unlike the previous spy images and the spy video, this new image reveals a few interesting details about’s TVS’s upcoming flagship. For example, the USD front forks have been retained from the concept, while the whole exhaust canister seems to have been sourced from the BMW G 310 R roadster, the Akula’s first cousin. The split seat takes a leaf from the new Apache RTR 200 4V, and the tail section becomes more production friendly. Other visual highlights of the Akula 310’s production version would include a twin headlamp setup with LED pilot lamps, and a full fairing with ram air induction vents.
The production version will take after the track focused concept with the same name that made knees weak at the 2016 Auto Expo. While drool-worthy bits from the concept like the full carbon-fiber bodywork, the gyro-cam and the race-spec exhaust won’t make it to production, the engine and the trellis frame, along with the suspension setup and wheels will. The engine in question is the 310 cc single cylinder, liquid cooled unit based on the BMW G 310R’s motor, where it is rated at 34 bhp and 21 Nm. Suspension, brakes and wheels will also be shared with the Indo-German roadster, also due in India in early-2017.