Rushlane has learnt that the production version of the TVS Akula 310 concept (most likely to be branded as Apache RTR 300) will be positioned in such a way to take on the KTM RC200 (around INR 1.5 lakhs, ex-showroom). This means the fully faired motorcycle will be cheaper than its BMW sibling, the G310R.
Developed as a part of technology cooperation agreement between TVS and BMW, the G310R and Apache RTR 300 will be made at a dedicated assembly facility within TVS’ Hosur plant.
While production of the Bimmer has already commenced, the Akula has just entered the final testing phase. Both motorcycles are expected to launch in India in the first quarter of 2017.
The BMW street fighter will be positioned above the Apache RTR 300 even though the latter features full fairing and the same engine. Going by the international pricing strategy, we expect the G310R to be priced close to the KTM Duke 390 which is priced at around 2 lakhs.
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The Akula will be powered by BMW’s 313 cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine which will be paired with a 6-speed transmission. The motor produces 34 PS and 28 Nm of torque on board the G310R but TVS could opt for a slightly different tuning.