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TVS unveils Akula 310 concept
TVS reveals its take on the BMW G310R
TVS has used the Auto Expo in Delhi to unveil the Akula 310 - a fully-faired take on the BMW G310R it builds at its factory in the south of India.
Akula is Russian for ‘shark’ and the bike has been developed by TVS’s in-house racing team as a celebration of the company’s history in racing. With it's well styled nose and R1-esque seat unit, the styling at least makes it look predatory.
The engine should also provide performance to match those looks because the Akula 310 is powered by the 313cc single-cylinder engine from the G310R, although TVS says it’s retuned it for more power. Threre aren't any power figures at the moment but as a reminder, the BMW G310R makes a claimed 34hp and 20.6lb/ft torque in standard trim.
Aside from the carbon-fibre bodywork, the Akula is also said to features a selection of lightweight parts, but there’s no more detail available about what they are, although we do know it's got a force-red air box, fairing fins, and it even has an inbuilt gyro camera.
TVS has given the Akula a different subframe but it looks like the suspension and brake are straight off the BMW. The exhaust system is also the as the G310R's but the TVS has added a new silencer to suit the Akula's sportsbike looks.
Thanks to MotorBeam for the photos.