The home-grown two-wheeler manufacturer, TVS, is gearing up for the launch of its first ever fully-faired bike. Introduced as the TVS Akula 310, the concept model was revealed for the first time at the 2016 Auto Expo and from there on, it has always been in news. According to the recent reports, the new model is expected to be launched in the second half of this financial year. This clears the cloud over the most-awaited product from the third largest two-wheeler makers in India and it is most likely to hit the showroom before March 2018.
The India-bound motorcycle has been spied several times and has been on news with various rumored launch dates. However, it is likely to get a new badge named ‘Apache 310’ with notable changes in the design elements of the concept model. It is the first ever 300cc bike from the manufacturer.
TVS Motor Company is jointly working with BMW Motorrad to develop a different product on similar platforms. BMW has joined hands with the company to get a local production partner in order to manufacture and export its products. At the same time, TVS is also encashing on the reputation of BMW on the Indian soil.
The upcoming motorcycle was recently spied and the picture revealed some of the vital details of the product. It featured a matte black color scheme with a stylishly designed body and looked like a real eye-grabber. So, before you make up your mind to buy the upcoming model and wait for the launch, you can go through the detailed information, features and specifications of the TVS Akula 310.
The Indian-spec upcoming bike is designed under the joint venture of TVS and BMW. The production version looks to retain most of the design elements from the concept-model, while some new elements have been added to give it a more aggressive look up front. It is a sports bike with full-fairing and is designed based on the highly stiff frame chassis and has an aluminium sub-frame. The aluminium sub-frame makes the body lighter, which results in better dynamics and power. However, the production version misses out on the carbon fibre body, which was present in the concept avatar.
The design of the motorcycle looks to be stylish and trendy, as the spy pictures suggest. It looks to be low in height as well. It features cast alloy swing arm, which not only aids handling but also enhances the ride quality. In addition to all these, the two-wheeler features two newly designed headlamps with daytime running LEDs at the front fascia. It also features a tall and neat windshield at the front, as a protection against wind bursts. It is specially designed to be more of a road-focused product, while the dorsal fins are expected to increase the bike’s aerodynamics. This looks to be the bigger version of the Yamaha R15 and has borrowed the exhaust canister from BMW G310R, which was also jointly manufactured by TVS …