One of the most important motorcycles unveiled at Auto Expo 2016 was the TVS Akula 310. The concept version has been unveiled to celebrate 33 years of TVS racing. The thoroughbred track machine received positive response from the show goers and that prompted TVS to work on the production-spec version.
The final spec Akula 310 is under production and the launch is expected by the end of 2016. Here are the seven things that you need to know about the new TVS product:
- Akula 310 has been built on the platform of BMW G 310 R, which is manufactured by TVS' Hosur facility in Tamil Nadu as part of the alliance.
- The concept version has been engineered taking inputs from the factory's race riders. The final spec will also go through same treatment meaning that it will be a track-focussed motorcycle.
- Akula is a Russian word that refers to shark. The final spec has been rumoured with the name Raptor.
- Akula 310 will be powered by a 310cc engine capable of producing 34bhp of power and mated to a six-speed gearbox. This is the same engine that powers BMW 310 R.
- The motorcycle will feature USD forks, stiff space frame chassis as well as lightweight carbon fibre bodywork.
- Being a track-spec model, Akula 310's instrument console includes a digital speedometer, a digital tachometer, a trip meter, clock, acceleration timing, lap timing and more for performance tuning.
- When launched, Akula 310 will be the flagship motorcycle of TVS replacing Apache RTR 200V.