As previous spyshots have shown, TVS Akula 310 rumored to be called ‘TVS Apache RTR 315’ has bulbous fairing that makes it look-like a 500-600 cc sports motorcycle. Thanks to folks at Rushlane, we now have our first look at the company’s flagship motorcycle completely undisguised.
So how does the production Apache RTR 315 look when compared to the vehicle that previewed it, the Akula 310 Concept? Well, it is evident that TVS intends to keep most of the Akula concept’s design on the production-ready variant, as with the Apache RTR 200 4V that looks similar to the X-21 Draken concept bike displayed at the 2014 Auto Expo.
The production-spec Akula 310 snapped at a dealer stockyard without any camouflage, might be for some training purpose. Being manufactured locally at TVS Motor Company’s Hosur plant, and the components sourced from local vendors expect it to be priced very competitively around Rs 1.6-1.7 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Upon launch, the Apache RTR 315 will compete with KTM RC 390, upcoming full-faired Bajaj Dominar 400 and the soon-to-be-launched Benelli 302R.
As you can tell from the somewhat ill-fitted and missing body panels, the Apache 315 does look very impressive indeed, and the tail lamps are extremely interesting. However, the spyshots here do not include a shot of the RTR 315 in full production-ready body panels. Notable features include a fully digital instrument cluster, USD front fork, clip-on handlebars, projector lamps, split seats, LED taillights, LED side blinkers, LED DRLs, and windscreen (white for blue colour and black for matte black one).
Highlights of the motorcycle include compact frame, high-performance tyres, petal discs both at front as well as rear, and dual channel ABS. However, the carbon fibre components in the body panel seen on the Concept model are given a miss, to price the motorcycle efficiently.
For power, the Apache RTR 315 will be motivated by a 313cc, single-cylinder, liquid cooled petrol engine that also powers BMW G 310 R motorcycle. This engine will offer 34 hp peak power at 9,500 rpm and 28 Nm torque at 7,500 rpm mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. However, the RTR 315 might have a slightly different state of tune on the engine, developed by BMW Motorrad.
A report by CarandBike claims that the TVS Akula 310 (Apache RTR 315) will be launched by July-2017. Nonetheless, what do you think of the production Apache RTR 315’s looks?
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