TVS Motor Company has teased the picture of Akula 310 sports bike concept on its Twitter page, hinting at the possible launch as reported by the end of this year. The race bred motorcycle concept was the major attraction at TVS stall at Auto Expo 2016 that has been designed to celebrate 33 years of TVS as a factory team in the racing arena.
TVS has teased the picture of the Akula 310 in the Apache RTR's dedicated twitter page. This also cements previous reports that the production-spec Akula 310 will be called as Apache RTR 300. In that case, the new bike will be the flagship bike of the Chennai based manufacturer.
The Akula 310 has been developed with the technical knowhow of the BMW Motorrard. TVS and BMW are in alliance for manufacturing a sub-500cc motorcycle from 2013. 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, which refers to shark in Russian 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 Akula 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.