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Scoop – TVS Akula (Apache 300) to rival KTM RC 200 on price front

Production spec TVS Akula 310 rendering
Digital render.

The fully faired Akula will be the most powerful production motorcycle ever launched by TVS.

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.

TVS Akula 310

Production version of the Akula is expected to be ready in early 2017.

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.

TVS Akula 310

The fully faired TVS bike will undercut its BMW sibling in terms of price.

Also read – TVS Apache RTR 200 review

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.

TVS Akula 310 Concept – Photos


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Winner of national level automotive quiz competitions, Nithyanandh aka Nithz jumped into the blogosphere right after gaining a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Love for automobiles and an even greater drive to share his knowledge with the automotive community, Nithz is Deputy Editor at RushLane.

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  • Impossible,it will never be priced around 1.5 lakhs,The on road cost of RS200 is more than 1.5,On road price of RC will be 1.8 lakhs,Cost of mojo is 1.9 lakhs on road,According to me it will be priced between RC200 and duke 390 and less than CBR 250.

    • Naveen

      yeah bro., will be priced around 2 laksh Onroad.,

  • Naveen

    Apache 200V’s top variant to cost about 1.15 lac., while this Akula is said to carry liquid cooling, 6 Spd gearbox, upside-down forks, +100cc engine, full fairing & so on., all those stuffs gonna cost only 40k more? If it so, doesn’t it cannibalize 200V? Similar kind of speculations were going on during Apache 200V development., that it could offer better performance than D200., is it so now? Let’s wait for something official from TVS..

    • Vinayak Karthik S

      Even if it is 2L, its worth it if it’s the same as prototype. 34.5 hp at 130kgs will be a ripper. But again these figures are not officially confirmed.

  • Aditya Tomar

    I’ve just booked the rtr 200 and if this is gonna be there at that price point, it will find a place in my garage for sure

  • Sumit Vasava

    What d fuck.. i just recently bought my new ktm 390..

    • Dilip Muthuraman

      Your 390 is any day better than this so why complain? 😡

      • Karthik P

        How do you say that?? 🙂

  • Umang Jain

    Wow! What an update. We thought it would be priced somewhere with Hero Splendor. And how the hell you so sure of this? At least add ‘May be’ to your context.

    • Srikanth Nagabhushan

      In terms of power it’s almost close to R3 or RC390 so if it’s placed close to RC200 it’s a very good thing

      • Umang Jain

        Are you some inside team of TVS that you know the configurations of the engine? Because it ain’t announced by the anyone in the world.

        • Dheeraj Beckham

          Yaa ….dude really …if it’s onride price will be actually 1.5 …..then it’s definitely a bang for buck man..and that too for a beast like this its more than anything that a man could ask for;)

          • Dey gona use g310 r engine which is 34 bhp so by any means dey are not close to R3 or Rc 390

          • Maheshwaran AJ

            Apache 200 with all the optional extras costs 1.3l on road, so you want TVS to do social service by selling it at a loss?

  • Aditya Pandya

    TVS is stepping into some big shoes after a joining hands with BMW Motarrad.

    • Kanishq Varma

      This is going to be sensational, I get the vibes.

    • Karthik P

      Absolutely..looks like the direction they are taking is clear and they seem to be ready to delight the rider community

  • Kishalay Banu

    It’s look sporty, it’s new but it’s not that much attractive by look

  • Armaan Girdhar

    Tvs never gonna make his market as bajaj is superhit here..

  • Avinash Vikas Khadye

    I dont think so.
    If its true then expect low power figures and cheap materials

  • Ketan Lanjewar

    If it looks like this !!
    Then TVS is going to steal the show for sure !!!

  • Dhiraj Chavan

    That will be a big slam on KTM’s mouth……hats off to TVS