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TVS Akula (Apache 300) is a Bajaj Pulsar 400 rival, spied for the first time

TVS Akula spied (2)
 

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 has entered the public road testing phase. The spy shot you see here, is the first ever of the upcoming TVS fully faired sports bike.

Expected to be launched later this year, the new TVS Akula 310 concept is based on the BMW G310R naked bike. Upon launch, we believe that the Akula 310 will be christened as Apache 300.

TVS Akula spied (1)

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 30 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 spied front

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 Pulsar CS400, which is due for launch next month.

Below is a digital render of Akula 310 we created some months back.

Production spec TVS Akula 310 rendering

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  • Prajjwal Aggarwal

    maja aa gaya!!! TVS jindaa baad. Wish for the success of AKULA !!!

  • Tamal Barik

    Omg..tvs is doing impressive work.#Respect

  • Rahil Parker

    waiting for this !

  • Akash Sathasivam

    Ya but tvs will release it after a decade… Like apache 200

  • Prabjeet Singh Kalsi

    That Looks Huge And Promising literally ๐Ÿ™‚ Well Done TVS

  • Billy Tetsu

    bajaj pulsar thumbs down tvs akula thumbs up

  • P?รกmรญ? Cenation

    Tvs is much better than Bajaj

  • Dilip Muthuraman

    Sure looks promising!!

  • Rohith Arjun

    Bmw g310r……waited
    Cbr 250rr……waited
    Tvs akula…..?

  • Dharamraj Selvam

    Is this really tvs akula

  • Varun Thakur

    Honda should learn something from these manufacturers, like ktm, tvs, bmw. 200-300cc is on high demand now but honda still denied launch of cbr 300r or the 250rr in india

    • Prem Mahanta

      Honda just want the sales volumes selling pizza delivery bikes n scooters and need to be ranked as No1

      • Varun Thakur

        Honda doesnt lacks technology, but they dont bring that technology to india, cbr250rr is one of the most advanced beginners bike. Yet they wont be launching that in india

        • Avishek Tusher Dhar

          Pakistan gt d cbr 250rr -_-

  • Sahaj Palrecha

    Thats tvs ! Far ahead of bajaj

    • Rahul Kate

      In terms of ?

      • Quality and reliability !

        • Vinny

          But not with the spark plugs ๐Ÿ˜›

          • One day bajaj will patent spark plugs too :p

          • Rohit Kumar

            I think in CS/SS400 they will use quadra spark plugs :’D and when ktm 690 comes and later bajaj makes a CS700 they will use a penta plug :’D :’D ๐Ÿ˜€

            Deca plug in superduke? lolololol

          • They will invent mega spark plug with giga valve technology! lolz

  • WOW !! it was 1st shown in auto expo 2016,And so fast its spy shots have come !..Now i have a feeling whether this will be launched before G310R.

  • Rahul Kate

    How many Indians will able to afford this bike is a big question. Pulsars are meant to be affordable for common people. No doubt, Akula will be one of the best bike out there when it launched, but they need to price it right.

    • Souvik Roy

      if priced within 1.8l it would sell very good
      above 2l it would fail

  • Comment Karne Wala

    Huh…. can’t see a thing

  • Kiran Ks

    Beauty is the beast. This one looks like a proper super sport. Would love to see the x21 concept’s tail light on the production akula..