|Launching Date||March - April 2017 (Expected)|
|Expected Price||1,60,000 - 1,80,000 (Ex-Showroom)|
|Mileage||25 - 28 Kmpl (In City)
33 - 36 Kmpl (On Highway)
TVS Akula has been got hilarious response because of its conceptual Bike. Was revealed first time in Delhi Auto Show 2016 as tribute to 33 years of Racing history of TVS. It will first full fairing bike by Indian automobile maker under the collaborated hood with BMW. Superior performance with eye catchy look, packed with features and brand values are the main motto behind this concept. In Russian language, Shark called as ‘Akula’, and design of bike inspired from sharks itself.
Engine and Technical Specification
TVS Akula will equip with 310 cc single cylinder, liquid cooled engine. This powerhouse can produce maximum power of 33.6 BHP @9000 rpm and maximum torque of 28 Nm @7500 rpm.
|Maximum Power||33.6 BHP|
|Maximum Torque||28 Nm|
|Transmission||6 - Speed|
|Top Speed||145 Kmph|
|0- 60 Timing||NA|
|0 - 100 Timing||NA|
This bikes revealed in Auto Show as a concept bike, that’s why some info like top speed, 0-60 timing are not available.
In term of dimension, this bike doesn’t look very comfortable for guys of less than 5’8”. But can easily accessible for average Indian rider and have aggrasive racing position too.
|Kerb Weight||130 Kg|
|Front Tyre||120/70 – R17|
|Front Wheel||3.0 x 17”|
|Rear Tyre||160/60 – R17|
|Rear Wheel||4.0 x 17”|
Other Technical Specification of TVS Akula
|Clutch Type||Multiple disc clutch|
|Gear Pattern||1 – Down & 5 – Up|
|RPM Limit||13000 (Expected)|
|Front Suspension||Upside Down Forks|
|Rear Suspension||Cast alloy swing Arm|
Till now TVS providing maximum 12000 rpm in Apache, but 1K more rpm limit in Akula is expected. This extra rpm limiter will help to increase top speed for this Shark (Akula in Russian). Multiple-Disc clutch was ‘ok’ at the time of Autoshow but after the launch of Dominar with slipper clutch, same could expect in Akula too.
Convenience and Safety
|Front Brake||300 mm Diameter Single Disc|
|Rear Brake||240 mm Diameter Single Disc|
|Engine Kill Switch||Yes|
|Pillion Comfortability||Not Satisfactory|
As this concept bike is looking, it’s pillion seat is not as much comfortable of its segment. In production variant they may change it to make more comfortable.
TVS Akula Instrument Console
TVS will provide full digital instrument console with some extra information, which can easily readable by rider. Background light colour of console is not defined yet, but it may Blue or Orange.
|Low Fuel Warning Light||Yes|
|Low Oil Indicator||Yes|
|Low Battery Indicator||Yes|
|Gear Shift Light||Yes|
This concept bike is totally focus on racing performance. But TVS always try to keep its brand value and rider’s comfortability with superior performance. We can’t say, this bike will as comfortable as RTR 200 in city condition. But we can expect most comfortable riding experience in its segment. If we talk about mileage than its expected mileage in City could be 25 – 28, and on highway 35 kmpl. We are expecting very competitive and attractive price tag for this by TVS.
This concept is looks as Moto GP motorcycle, but its production ready variant will have many changes. As we have seen before, Draken was revealed as concept bike but production-ready Apache RTR has lot of changes. This bike also could be launch with the title ‘Apache’, it could have a new name as ‘Apache 300’.
TVS doesn’t announce its launching date till yet, but found on Indian road during testing is enough to say that, it will launch soon. We are expecting that TVS will launch it on March – April 2017. In Indian 2-wheeler market its main competitor will Bajaj RS 200, KTM RC 200, KTM RC 390, KTM Duke 390, Honda CBR 250 and Kawasaki Ninja 300.