TVS Motor Company showcased the Akula 310 racing bike concept at the Auto Expo 2016 in February. Buoyed by the positive response from the public at the show, TVS has started working on the production version of the Akula 310. Emerging reports say the auto company is likely to name the production version as TVS Raptor.
According to a report in MotorOctane, the Akula 310 in the name Raptor can be expected by the end of the year or early 2017. TVS recently teased the picture of the Akula 310 on the Apache RTR's dedicated twitter page. It initiated rumours on the production-spec of Akula 310 with the name Apache RTR 300.
The concept has been developed with the technical know-how of the BMW Motorrard. For about three years now, TVS and BMW are in an alliance to manufacture a sub-500cc motorcycle. The Akula 310 is powered by a 310cc engine capable of producing 34bhp of power and mated to a six-speed gearbox. This is the same engine that also powers the BMW 310 R motorcycle, the company revealed last year.
The Akula 310 concept has been developed taking inputs from the factory race riders. The company 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 motorcycle was showcased at the show with 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 is also expected to carry the same features.