Rushlane has learnt that TVS Motor Co. will use its popular Apache nameplate for the production-spec fully faired motorcycle which was previewed by the Akula 310 concept (we like the shark-inspired name though). The motorcycle which is based on the BMW G 310 R is expected to go on sale later this year if things progress as per schedule.
The Apache RTR 300 will be powered by the G 310 R’s 313 cc liquid-cooled single cylinder engine which is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. Both the engine and gearbox are expected to be tweaked to offer a unique character. In its existing state of tune, the BMW motor produces 34 bhp and 28 Nm of torque.
The final production version is expected to retain the concept’s aggressive nature. Twin headlamps, tall windshield, muscular fuel tank, split seats, LED taillights and a stubby silencer would be the styling highlights. The motorcycle is expected to retain the USD front fork and rear monoshock. We can expect the motorcycle to offer optional dual-channel ABS and Pirelli tyres like the Apache RTR 200.
The TVS Apache RTR 300 will be pitted against the KTM RC 390. Competition will also come from the upcoming Hero HX250.
Update 2nd May 2016 – In regards to our scoop, TVS has reached out and stated the following – “There is no truth in the above story. We haven’t decided on the name as yet. This appears to be baseless speculation.”