TVS Apache RR 310 S is the production name of Akula 310 – Spied undisguised
Showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo in concept format, TVS Akula 310 production ready variant will be called TVS Apache RR 310 S.
What was showcased as the Akula 310 Concept, is soon going to be launched in India as TVS Apache RR 310 S. Yes, as per a leaked document, the name of the upcoming TVS motorcycle has been revealed. A fully faired sports bike which embodies TVS’ rich racing heritage, TVS Apache RR 310 S is expected to be launched by July 2017.
Many had expected that TVS will continue with the Akula branding. But it seems Apache is what they have decided to go ahead with. It was back in May 2016, when we had first reported that TVS is going to use the Apache branding on the Akula once it is launched.
The bike was recently spotted by XBhp and the images reveal never before seen close-up shots of production ready TVS Akula 310. These new spy shots reveal the instrument cluster in detail. The fully digital IC is completely new, and is not the same unit which is installed on the BMW G310R.
Other features on offer include USD front fork, rear monoshock, split seats, larger fuel tank, disc brakes, projector lamps, LED taillgihts, LED side blinkers, LED DRLs, windscreen (white for blue colour bike and black for matte black bike), clip-on handlebars, full fairing, and a fully digital instrument cluster. It is powered by a 313cc, single cylinder, liquid cooled petrol engine developed by BMW Motorrad. This engine will offer 34 hp peak power at 9,500 rpm and 28 NM torque at 7,500 rpm mated to a 6 speed manual transmission.
This is the same engine that also powers BMW G 310 R motorcycle revealed last year. Estimates reveal that this engine will offer 36 kmpl mileage on the Akula 310 sportsbike while pricing will be around INR 2.2 lakhs.
Designed with inputs received from company’s factory race drivers, Apache RR 310 S pays tribute to 33 years of TVS Racing history. The spy shots reveal that TVS intends on keeping most of the features of Akula concept, on offer with the production ready variant.
TVS will be producing the Apache RR 310 S sportsbike from the company plant in Hosur, Tamil Nadu while production costs will be kept to a minimum so as to price the bike efficiently. Upon launch, Apache 310 will compete with KTM RC 390, Kawasaki Ninja 300 and Yamaha R3.