The production version of the TVS Akula 310 will be called the TVS Apache 300, as per latest reports.
TVS Apache 300- Report Brief
-TVS Akula 310 will be called Apache 300 on entering production.
-Design to lose much of its sharpness
-Powered by BMW G310R’s engine.
After conclusion of the Auto Expo 2016, TVS had been extensively teasing their Akula 310 concept. Most recently, an image of the bike was shared on their official twitted handle, on the International shark awareness day (Akula means shark in Russian). So we were expecting the ‘upcoming’ production version the bike to retain the ‘Akula’ name. But a recent report states otherwise.
The Akula 310 concept in production guise will be called TVS Apache 300. While the Apache brand is very popular, we would’ve loved it if TVS brought at least their sports series under a different name. This would’ve widened their portfolio, not just limiting everything under brand Apache. Further the ‘Akula’ brand had gained fair share of momentum since its showcase at the expo.
It is said that the new design is more in-tune with the Apache brand, meaning much of the sharpness will be sacrificed for comfort and ergonomics. The extend of the sacrifice will only be evident once the first test mules start to roll out. The fate of the ‘TVS Draken X21’ concept could give you a rough idea.
TVS Apache 300- Specification
Powering the TVS Apache 300 is a 313cc engine delivering 34 BHP of power and 28 Nm of torque, mated to a 6-speed gearbox. This is the same mill that is doing duty on the BMW G310R.
Talking about the G310R, we are now almost certain that the bike will not come to India.
TVS Apache 300- Launch date
As per the source, launch is planned for this festive season(November). With only 4 months to go and no testing being done, we are mildly skeptical of this date.
Update #1: TVS President and CEO K.N.Radhakrishnan has confirmed that the bike will be launched this fiscal year (late 2016-early 2017).
|Launch in India||This fiscal year (expect November)|
TVS Apache 300- Price in India
Cannibalism with BMW could be one reason why the G310R is not coming to India. With BMW out of the way, TVS can price their products as aggressively as possible. So we are expecting prices near Rs. 1.7-1.9 lakh (or even lesser) for the fully faired offering.
|Price in India (ex-showroom, Delhi)
||Rs. 1.7-1.9 Lakhs|