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Watch how a TVS Apache 310 is made – 7.5 minutes to produce one (Video)

The much awaited TVS Apache 310, popularly known as Akula, launch will take on 6th December 2017.

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As part of the BMW – TVS JV, the new Apache 310 was launched today in India. Priced from Rs 2.05 lakh, ex-showroom, the BMW-engineered motorcycle is on sale at select dealerships across India.

New TVS Apache 310 is based on the BMW G310R naked bike. It is part of the JV, which will see BMW-TVS launch a range of new motorcycles in the sub 500cc segment. As per Stephan Schaller, CEO, BMW Motorrad, the engineering of this new range of motorcycles has been 100% done by BMW. This means, the Apache 310 has BMW engineering at its core. Until now we have already seen two bikes from BMW – G310R and G310GS. Apache 310 is the third product. All these motorcycles are made at the TVS plant in Hosur, India. Below is a video that shows how a Apache 310 is made.

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TVS Motors has revealed that they will sell 10,000 units of Apache 310 annually. The segment leader, KTM sells about 4,500 – 5,000 units. This includes the KTM Duke 200, Duke 250, Duke 390, RC 200 and RC 390. Considering that Apache 310 is priced in between the RC 200 and the RC 390, they might into the share KTM RC twins.

TVS has also said that they are very confident of their new product. In order to meet the demand, their supply chain is well in place. The production line is currently equipped to assemble one unit of Apache 310 at every 7 minutes and 30 seconds.

Powered by a 313 cc single cylinder liquid cooled engine generating 34 hp and 27 Nm, Apache 310 has a top speed of 160 kmph (speedo indicated). TVS says that it can go much higher than that as well. Yes, the bike is equipped with features, and is said to be having the best built quality for any made-in-India motorcycle seen till date. But, considering that they are pitching this bike as an all-out racing machine, it seems overpriced. As for about Rs 25,000 more, you can buy yourself a KTM RC 390, which not only offers 10 hp more, but also comes with slipper clutch, ride by wire, better acceleration, tyres, braking and a wider sales / service network.

Only time will tell if TVS will be able to meet their sales target or not. For now, we can take admire the Apache 310 for its design and engineering.

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