The Karnataka government has given its nod to TVS Motor Company's Rs. 310-crore proposal to expand its Mysuru facility.
The State Level Single Window Clearance Committee cleared the TVS' proposal among many other projects on April 30.
Two wheeler major TVS Motor will expand its Mysuru facility to increase its two-wheeler and three-wheeler manufacturing capacities, for product development and capacity expansion toward the BMW project.
Meanwhile, TVS Akula 310, showcased at the Auto Expo 2016, could be named TVS Apache RTR 300. TVS Motor Company will be launching the production version of the TVS Akula 310 concept bike in the country in 2017.
Based on the BMW G310R, the bike will take on the likes of the Yamaha R3, Honda CBR250R, KTM Duke 390 and others in the league.
Powering the motorcycle will be the same 300cc, 4-stroke, single-cylinder, water-cooled engine that also powers the BMW G 310R. This engine is capable of producing 33.5bhp of power at 9,500rpm along with a peak torque of 28Nm at 7,500rpm. Power will be transmitted to roads via a six-speed gearbox. BMW claims that this engine returns a fuel efficiency of 36.05kmpl.