TVS Motor Company just launched the Apache RTR 200 and the new Victor commuter motorcycle in India. The Apache RTR 200 is widely regarded as the flagship model for the Apache range. However, the latest report indicates TVS is working on yet another Apache model with its partner, BMW Motorrad.
A report in Financial Express claims TVS' media invite on 3 February, the first media day of Auto Expo 2016, is for the unveiling of a concept model. The new TVS concept is expected to be based on BMW G310 R. TVS' iteration of the G 310 R has been rumoured to have the name Apache RTR 300.
The motorcycles will share many parts while the design will be different for each bike. The G 310 R will be the most affordable motorcycle in BMW Motorrad's stable, while the Apache RTR 300 will be the most expensive model in TVS' Apache range.
TVS Apache RTR 300 is expected to borrow the 313cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine with four valves and two overhead camshafts, as well as electronic fuel injection, from BMW G 310 R. The striking feature of the engine is its backward-tilted cylinder in open-deck design with the cylinder-head turned 180 degrees. The engine develops an output of 33.5bhp at 9,500rpm, and maximum torque of 28Nm at 7,500 rpm, mated to a six-speed gearbox. Both motorcycles will be manufactured by TVS in India.