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It looks like this undisguised RTR 300 was spotted at what seems to be a stockyard. The photos show a missing pillion seat, but it’s clear from the photos that this is one handsome motorcycle.
Since it’s devoid of any badging, it’s safe to assume we’ll see the graphics only in the final production version. The fuel tank seems quite tall and muscular, and the front fairing also gets a liberally sized windscreen, which protects against wind blast at speed. The layout of the bikes’ twin headlights bears a passing resemblance to the older generation Honda CBR600RR. There’s also a massive tail-light unit and a part of the tail panel also seems to be passing under the indicator and number plate bracket.
Just like the Akula concept model that TVS showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo, the final instrument cluster features a vertical design and is an all-digital affair. The bike does get clip-on handlebars, however, they look like they’re mounted slightly tall implying this bike may not have a very aggressive riding position. The grey bike, however, has differently designed clip-ons which seem to be lower than those on the blue bike. These are possibly just two different designs TVS was testing, so we’ll only know once the bike reaches its production guise.
Golden-coloured upside down forks are visible up front and there are disc brakes on both ends. The RTR 300 is shod with Pirelli tyres at the front and back – a trend which the company started with the Apache RTR 200, so they are something we can expect. No mechanical details have been revealed except that the RTR 300 will use the same 313cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled motor from the BMW G310 R. While peak power and torque for the BMW stand at 34hp and 28Nm respectively, the engine will most certainly be tuned differently for the RTR 300 and will possibly make slightly lower figures.
The RTR 300 was originally slated to launch in early 2017, but TVS may only release the bike in the third quarter of this calendar year.