When it first appeared as a racer concept at the 2016 Auto Expo in Delhi, it dropped everyone’s jaws to the floor. Almost a year and a half since then, the Akula has been spotted multiple times doing its test runs and will be officially be called the TVS Apache RR 310S when it launches sometime in July 2017.
A leaked document has revealed the manufacturer’s preference to stick to the ‘Apache’ nomenclature for their most premium motorcycle yet.
Spied sans any camouflage while being wrung on a dyno, the TVS Apache RR 310S shares its mechanical bits with the BMW G 310 R, which is manufactured in India as a result of the collaboration between TVS and BMW. Spy pictures reveal that the TVS flagship employs a full-digital instrument cluster which is strikingly similar to the concept motorcycle at the Auto Expo. Other notable features include Gold painted USD front forks, premium sticky rubber, a mono-shock at the rear, split seats, disc brakes at both ends, LED lighting for the tail and blinkers and a projector setup for the main candle.
Built as a tribute to TVS’ rich racing heritage which goes back as long as 33 years in time, The TVS Apache RR 310 S will be powered by a 313cc, single cylinder, liquid cooled engine that also powers the entry-level naked BMW. It is good for 34 hp at 9,500 rpm and 28 NM torque at 7,500 rpm mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. We expect TVS to retune the engine to go with the full-faired characteristics of the Apache RR.
It is commendable that TVS has retained most of the details which were first seen on the concept bike. When launched, this raciest Apache yet is rumored to be priced between Rs 2.0 – 2.2 lakh and will go head-on against motorcycles like the KTM RC 390 and the updated Honda CBR 250/300, whenever it is relaunched.