TVS Apache RTR 300 – new nameplate of the production-spec Akula
Remember the aggressive Akula 310 concept that TVS Motors showcased at the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo? Well, if sources close to the company are to be believed, TVS is in the final stages of developing the production-spec Akula, which will officially be christened as the TVS Apache RTR 300. This nomenclature decision by the Indian two-wheeler manufacturer appears justified as the Apache moniker has managed to make itself a cult following of motor biking enthusiasts, something that the Akula desperately needs in order to be a success in the segment.
The Apache 300 is a product of the BMW-TVS alliance, and features the same platform that underpins the BMW G310 R. This new Apache will also get the same engine from the BMW bike, which is a 313 cc liquid cooled single-pot mill, which exales around 34 hp of power, and a peak torque of 28 Nm in the BMW. But TVS engineers might fiddle a bit with the power and torque figures to make it perfect for Indian conditions.
In terms of design, the production version TVS Akula is expected to retail all major elements of the concept bike, including the twin headlamps, muscular fuel tank, tall windshield, chubby exhaust, and LED taillights. Suspensions duties on the Apache RTR 300 will be handled by Upside-Down Forks at the front and a monoshock at the rear. Going by what the new Apache RTR 200 has got, we expect the RTR 300 to be equipped with Pirelli tyres and a sophisticated dual-channel ABS as an added option.
The TVS Apache RTR 300 launch in India is expected to be around the festive season this year. So all those who are looking to buy the KTM RC390 and Hero HX250 should wait to see what TVS puts on the table with their all-new Apache.
(Source – Rushlane)