TVS Akula 310 Racing Concept Looks Better than the BMW G310R

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BMW Motorrad's Indian partner TVS showed a racing concept based on the small-displacement bike developed in collaboration with the German manufacturer. If you wish, this new machine is the Indian sibling of the BMW G310R, but TVS chose a more radical way for the debut bike.
While BMW took their S1000R roadster as a role model for the styling of the naked G310R, the Indian manufacturer opted for racing looks. In fact, the TVS Akula 310 is a concept bike that celebrates over three decades of TVS road racing history. How much the production model will differ from the Akula concept is a big question, but we don't expect to see a single-seater carbon machine offered in the dealerships.

The new TVS machine is based on the same 313cc rear-slanted engine that produces 34 hp and 20.6 lb-ft (28 Nm) of torque. Akula's power plant also got a tuning job to make it gruntier for track use, but there is no word on a racing kit, at least not now.

Brakes and suspensions look similar to those on the BMW G310R

Even though the rear subframe was modified to comply with the racing aerodynamics, the TVS Akula 310 seems to use the same suspensions and brakes the BMW G310R has.

We knew that the bikes BMW and TVS would release were quite similar as far as the technology goes, so it's no surprise to see the two models looking the same in certain areas.

TVS Akula 310 is only a concept, but the company says that they will start manufacturing the production version by the end of the year. Just like in BMW's case, TVS is also silent regarding other models derived from the platform.

We know that more "310 machines" will arrive from both manufacturers. From BMW, we can expect a small racer, given the fact that the G310R is a naked mini-roadster, whereas TVS is more likely to reveal a naked machine complementing the full-faired sport one.
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