TVS Akula 310 Spotted Testing; More Details Revealed
The production model will get a unique "shark fins" LED tail lamp along with split pattern headlamp.
This is not the first time that the upcoming TVS Akula 310 has been spotted testing in India. But this time, the bike has been captured revealing its new shark fins-like tail lamp that was missing or hidden in the previous pictures. Interestingly, "Akula" is a Russian word that means "shark" and the company might want to denote it with its interesting LED tail lamp that looks completely different form that we saw on its concept model at the 2016 Auto Expo.
Having a look at all the spy pictures and video of the TVS Akula 310, we have a lot to tell you about the upcoming motorcycle. The previous pictures unveiled the split pattern headlamp, rear-view mirrors and the pillion seat of the bike which were also missing on the racing concept model. Looking at the handlebar positioning and posture of the riders in the spy pictures, we can expect the Akula to be a sport tourer rather than a proper track-focused machine. The company might be switching from an aggressive seating posture to a bit relaxed ergonomics, so it can promote the bike as an everyday commuter.
We know that the TVS Akula is based on the BMW G 310 R, but the frame has been tweaked to match the requirements of a faired motorcycle. The engine remains the same 313cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled motor that makes 34PS of power and a peak torque of 28Nm for its naked sibling. However, we can expect a slightly different performance tuning for the Akula 310. Both the bikes also share the exhaust muffler, front inverted forks, rear monoshock, alloy wheels and the India-made Michelin tyres. The braking setup of the TVS Akula is different and gets TVS signature petal disc brakes on both ends.
The company officials have already announced that the 310cc motorcycle will be launched before the end of this fiscal. Expected to be priced around Rs 2 lakh, the TVS Akula 310 will compete with the likes of the Yamaha YZF-R3, Kawasaki Ninja 300, Honda CBR250R, KTM RC 390 and the upcoming Benelli Tornado 310R.
Spy Pictures Credits: PowerDrift and Maxabout