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TVS Akula is a Bajaj Dominar rival – Launch in March 2017

 
Production spec TVS Akula 310 rendering
Digital render.

Well, this one has started testing on public roads much earlier than expected.

Showcased as a concept earlier this year at the 2016 Auto Expo, TVS Akula 310 will be launched in March 2017. Already spied testing on Indian roads, the new Akula 310 is expected to be called Apache 300 upon launch.

New TVS Akula 310 concept is based on the BMW G310R naked bike. It is part of the JV, which will see BMW-TVS launch range of new motorcycles in the sub 500cc segment. Until now we have already seen two bikes from BMW – G310R and G310GS.

TVS Akula (Apache 300) side view detailed in new spy shot

Akula 310 will be the most powerful TVS motorcycle to be launched till date. TVS claims that the Akula is a result of their over 34 years of experience in racing (TVS Racing). Design of the Akula is inspired from killer sharks. Interestingly, it is also the reason why the concept was named Akula (In Russian, Akula means Shark).

Powered by the same 313 cc single cylinder engine of BMW G310R. The motor delivers 34 hp and 28 Nm torque via a six-speed manual transmission. Features on offer aboard TVS Akula concept includes race-spec aluminium TRELLIS sub frame, race tuned engine, gill vents in the front for thermal efficiency, muscular fuel tank, twin LED projector lamps, dual channel ABS, Pirelli tyres, split seats, stubby silencer, USD front fork, mono shock rear, digital instrument console, etc.

TVS Akula Launch News

With the Akula entering road test phase, it seems that TVS plans to launch the Akula first in India, rather than the BMW G310R. Once launched, Akula 300 will lock horns with upcoming Bajaj Dominar, which is due for launch next month.

 

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A first drive in a manual rickety old van was enough to pave the road forward for Sagar Patel. When not driving or riding, his dexterity shifts gear to voice passion through words via reviews, and news, all the while, closely monitoring updates from the auto industry.

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  • Vishak A

    Any guesses about price? Coz I’m thinking to buy dominar .. If this is about 2 lakh on road.. I’ll hv a tough choice

    • Yes. Akula is going to be similarly priced. Good luck 🙂

      • Vishak A

        Which one would you go for ? If u had the choice?

        • Difficult to answer as of now. A test ride would definitely help 🙂 Will answer this question once both bikes are launched.

  • Rajkumar

    When will update the street version review ,please give the gyro camera and carbon fibre body and all the options,Youngsters are waiting to see the street Edison I love the concept bike,So give that sporty look in street version,It’s easily reached in all the youngsters hearts,I’m very eagerly waiting for the beast https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/18f4ecc420dcfe8b3ef90897ad8667f61286dee7485cbb15a857755e30340843.jpg