TVS Motor's star attraction at the Auto Expo 2016 was the Akula 310 race bike concept based on the BMW G 310 R. The concept has been unveiled to celebrate 33 years of TVS as a factory team in racing arena. A thoroughbred track machine, the Akula 310 received many positive responses from the people who attended the show.
Overwhelming response seems to have prompted the manufacturer to advance the debut of the production spec version, which was originally slated for 2017. A report in Rushlane indicates that the Chennai-based company is working on to bring the vehicle during the festive season this year. If the report is anything to go by, the final version will hit the market before 2017.
The Akula racing concept has been engineered taking inputs from the factory race riders. The Akula, which refers to shark in Russian, is powered by a 310cc engine that is capable of producing 34bhp of power and is mated to a six-speed gearbox. TVS claims the bike would sport a high performance engine breathing through a forced air fed air box that gives the engine a high rev peak capability.
The concept showcased featured USD forks, stiff space frame chassis as well as lightweight carbon fibre bodywork. Other features include a digital speedometer, on board gyro cameras and a steering damper for additional stability. The production-spec Akula 310 will be one of the most crucial steps from TVS in order to bolster its presence in the racing arena.