The TVS Akula 310 factory racer concept made its debut at the Auto Expo 2016. Apart from showcasing the Hosur-based manufacturer’s racing heritage, the sharply styled fully faired motorcycle serves as a precursor to a compact displacement production motorcycle which is based on the BMW G 310 R. Here is a promotional video.
TVS says that the Akula 310 racing machine is a culmination of the company’s 33 years of racing experience. It is equipped with an aluminium trellis frame which is suspended by race-tuned USD front fork and rear monoshock. To keep the weight in check, the engineers have used carbon fibre body panels.
Other salient features include ram-air induction, several aerodynamic features, split seats, performance exhaust, petal discs, and high-performance tyres. Most of these features are expected to be carried forward to the production model.
Production version of the TVS Akula 310 would borrow its 313 cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine from the BMW G 310 R. On board the German street fighter, the motor belts out 34 bhp and 28 Nm of torque. Transmission will be a 6-speed unit.
Both TVS Akula 310 and BMW G 310 R will be manufactured by TVS at a new facility within its Hosur plant. The Beemer should enter production anytime soon while its TVS sibling is slated for its market launch towards the end of this year.