TVS Akula 310 release dated in India
This is actually the continuation of the TVS-BMW plan, from which the alliance offers a naked BMW G310R and a full fairing type TVS Akula 310 (Apache RR 310S). Recently, the Akula 310 was unveiled as a concept bike, and known to resemble the shark about its outlook. In addition, the name “Akula” actually means shark in Russian language.
The Akula 310 is now called as APACHE RR 310S and confirmed to roll out in July, 2017. The price of the Akula is going to be under 1.5-2 lakhs rupees for the Indian market as the production is going to take place in the homeland.
Outlook and design
The full faired bike trend is growing day by day, as the number of fans is increasing for the naked, street bikes. The concept TVS Akula 310 (Apache RR 310S) is a new monster, which appear great in its build quality and look very close to the MotoGP class motorcycles.
The carbon fiber fit and finish of the Akula is a keen job by TVS with the background of BMW plan and design.
Akula shares the alloys of the BMW G310R with same design and golden upside down forks in the front. The front mud flap of the Akula 310 is fixed in the same line, where the full faring visor starts, obeying the racing machine tactics.
Overall, the full fairing mould of the TVS Akula 310 is unique. The front dual lamp zone has a piercer grown forward, similarly observed in bumper of the performance cars. The clutch and front brake levers receive the same aluminium finish which is typical characters of the TVS family motorcycles.
The tip of the handle bars on the either sides glows on this concept Akula 310.
A part of the light weight trellis frame in the contrast colour with a small opening for the engine block out of the carbon fiber in the side profile of Akula is distinct.
The exhaust of the Akula is well chiselled and the metal clamp under the rider seat gives the attachment of the exhaust once again reminds you of the MotoGP. The concept Akula is also expected to have its name changed by the time of its launch, which might be of the TVS-BMW choice.
TVS Akula 310 Engine specification
The TVS Akula packs about 310cc, four-stroke, single-cylinder, water-cooled engine which is capable of producing 33.6 BHP @ 9500 rpm of Maximum Power and 28 NM @ 7500 rpm of Maximum Torque.
The engine is mated with 6-speed gear box for the fast rev and fuel economy over Akula’s performance. The double Overhead camshaft (DOHC) and 4 valve system keeps the engine of Akula breadth comfort.
The top speed of the Akula is expected to reach 145 kmph or even slightly higher.
Rivals of TVS Akula 310
This is going to be the interesting part in the 300 cc segment, as the TVS Akula 310 may compete with a number of two wheelers like Yamaha YZF-R3, KTM RC 390, Kawasaki ninja 300, Hyosung GT 250r, Pulsar RS 400, Suzuki Gixxer 250 and Hero Hx 250R.
However, the price of the Akula will be considered based by the TVS for the Indian market scenario, which is expected significantly less compared to the KTM RC 390, Kawasaki ninja 300 and Hyosung GT 250r as Akula might obviously be produced in Hosur.