TVS Motor unveiled the Akula
310 race spec motorcycle at the Auto Expo 2016. The TVS Akula concept racer is
a tribute to TVS Racing's 33 years of dominant race heritage. Since 1983 the
TVS factory team has been racing in all competition categories – circuit, rally
and motocross in India and in countries all over the world and has been the incubation
crucible for a vast number of Indian national racing champions.
Conceived ground up as a track
machine, taking inputs from the company’s
factory race riders as well as using cutting edge technology, TVS Motor
has built a seriously capable racer that can be a winner each and every time
it’s on the track. A high performance engine breathing through a forced air fed
air box gives the engine a high rev peak capability. The engine is mated to a
quick shifting 6 speed gearbox helps it attack from one corner to the other
keeping ahead of its competitors.
The list of equipment includes
USD forks, radial calipers, highly stiff space frame chassis as well as
lightweight carbon fibre bodywork. Aluminium sub frame and the cast alloy swing
arm keep the dynamics under control and gives flexibility to rider. The
bodywork is the result of endless hours in the wind tunnel to fine tune a
slippery shape and tucked in race ergonomics. The heat management gills in the
body as well as dorsal fin underneath the seat gives it’s a characteristic
shape and aids in aerodynamic efficiency. This characteristic shape gives it a
shark like look thus giving its name Akula which means shark in Russian. Other
features include a full function digital speedo, on board gyro cameras and a steering
damper for additional stability.
All these features as well as
superbly engineered form give it a highly focussed function of winning any
challenge on the race track.
Exhibiting the inherent racing
DNA of TVS Motor Company is the TVS X21 concept racer. It is the racing
interpretation of the company’s recently launched TVS Apache RTR 200. TVS X21
is designed to accentuate superlative racing pleasure with its minimal weight,
best handling, rideablity and powerful, high performance, race tuned engine.
Tuned for higher revs so as to
enable more top end power for that perfect track experience, TVS X21’s 212.4
cc, four valve comes with fuel injected powertrain. Twin oil coolers provide
for a more efficient oil circulation and cooling system. While twin straight
flow air filters contribute to cleaner combustion; twin free flow canisters
discharge exhaust gases and produce the signature RTR grunt.
TVS X21 is built on a lightweight
and compact chassis with focus on low mass. This enables better flickability
and dynamic cornering. It has a telescopic front suspension and a mono shock
gas-filled rear suspension. The instrument console includes a digital
speedometer, a digital tachometer, a trip meter, clock, acceleration timing,
lap timing and more for performance tuning.
TVS X21 is muscular and yet
compact. It is equipped with several special race components such as a
performance kit, race levers and steering damper for stability and control at
TVS Motor Company gas also
displayed the TVS ENTORQ210, a smart and premium touring Scooter Concept.
Designed and developed in-house, this innovative big wheeled tourer is a
performance touring scooter concept which envisions the ease of city riding as
well as high speed cruising. In terms of design, it evokes the image of a
dynamic sporty cruiser that merges elegance and stylishness with clean accents
and sharp lines. Overall, it represents the ever-changing nature of mobility.
The advanced, all aluminum,
liquid cooled fuel injected 212.5 cc powertrain of TVS ENTORQ210 is mated to an
advanced Variomatic transmission gearbox. It can reach a top speed of 120 kmph.
An 8.5 liter large capacity fuel tank allows for an uninterrupted long haul.
TVS ENTORQ210 is built on an
all new next generation ‘Platform Technology’ which combines a lightweight
high-grade steel chassis with inverted front forks and a mono-shock rear
suspension to give dynamic control at all speeds. Larger wheels with wide
radial tubeless tyres enable a true crossover performance bringing about the
perfect blend of a motorcycle-like ride quality with the superior comfort of a
scooter. Roto-petal dual brake discs with ABS ensure confident and safe braking
in every road condition.
The scooter is equipped with
an advanced LED lighting system, which in addition to being energy efficient,
offers high intensity visibility in all circumstances while imparting a unique
light signature that adds to its aesthetic appeal.
First in class intelligent
smartphone integration provides GPS navigation and online connectivity. TVS
ENTORQ210 also has a host of convenience features that include a smart key,
multifunction TFT speedometer console, Start/Stop Push button and large under
seat lockable storage. Its long spacious floor boarden courages a feet forward
stance designed for improved rider ergonomics for both long rides as well as
short city spins. The aerodynamic front fascia reduces windblast and
consequently rider fatigue is minimized during long distance cruising at higher
This new platform will be the
base for TVS Motor Company’s big wheeled scooters that would be the norm in
highly connected and networked future smart cities.
Source: TVS Motor
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