TVS Motor Company Teases New Naked Streetfighter Motorcycle
TVS Motor Company, a leading motorcycle manufacturer in India, has gained global recognition through its partnership with BMW for the G 310 range of motorcycles. This collaboration has been highly successful for both companies, contributing significantly to BMW Motorrad India's sales.
The G 310 range by BMW includes three models: the G 310 R naked bike, G 310 GS adventure-tourer, and G 310 RR sportbike. On the other hand, TVS offers only one bike in the 310 lineup, the RR 310 sportbike. However, this may soon change as TVS has been generating excitement around a new naked streetfighter motorcycle derived from the RR 310.
On August 22, 2023, TVS released a teaser video of the new motorcycle on social media. Shortly after, on August 25, 2023, TVS uploaded another teaser video on YouTube, showcasing the bike in action with impressive stunts performed by a professional rider. The video demonstrates the bike's capabilities, including wheelies, stoppies, skids, and drifts, emphasizing its serious performance.
The video also provides a closer look at the bike's design. By slowing down the video, viewers can observe features such as a KTM-inspired trellis frame, inverted front forks, and aggressive bodywork. The bike's silhouette resembles that of a half-faired naked bike like the Ducati Streetfighter, while its dynamic stance and agility are reminiscent of KTM's Duke range of naked streetfighters.
Despite the teaser videos, TVS has not disclosed any further details about the bike, including its name. Some Indian publications suggest it will be called the Apache RTR 310, while others speculate it will be named the Apache 310 Street. Regardless, pre-bookings for the new bike have already begun, and the official unveiling is scheduled for September 6, 2023.