The rumoured sport-bodied version of the BMW G310R naked bike was finally unveiled as the TVS Akula 310 concept recently in India during the annual New Delhi Auto Expo. The concept was built by Indian bike maker TVS, and underpins BMW’s new entry-level naked that it helped develop.

TVS opted to give its rendition of the fully-clothed G310R as a concept race bike where it was displayed on a set of paddock stands. It boasts a sharp yet stylishly designed set of fairings, which are made of lightweight carbon fibre and left in its unpainted black form.

‘Akula’ means ‘Shark’ when translated in Russian, and this concept clearly boasts an aggressive predatory stance as the predator it is named after.


Details are scant presently, but reliable sources reports that the concept was developed based off the BMW G310R naked. Besides a redesigned chassis subframe, much of the rest including the suspension and brakes appear unchanged from the BMW G310R naked bike (pictured above).

Retained in this concept is the same 313cc single-cylinder powerplant as found in the BMW G310R, but this not-so-distant Indian cousin benefits with a tuned version of the mill with TVS claiming higher output figures too. However, the marque did not reveal exact figures As a reminder, the BMW G310R develops up to 34hp and 27.9Nm of peak torque.

Also lifted from the BMW G310R is the exhaust system, but TVS have swapped the naked bike’s silencer with a newly designed silencer unit to match up with the Akula’s sharp and sporty looks as a fully faired sport bike.

Completing this concept race bike’s credentials are race-derived components such as a force-red air box, aerodynamic fairing fins, as well as an inbuilt gyro camera. Besides the carbon fibre body, weight has been reduced further thanks to the presence of several lightweight parts, but TVS remain coy on details about this too.

According to reports online, Indian-based sources are stating that the TVS Akula 310 will head for production in India sometime later this year. Whether its German partners would use the concept as to create its own rendition of a sport-bodied G310R remains to be seen.

Sources: Asphaltandrubber / Visordown / AutoEvolution