The highly awaited TVS Apache RR 310 has finally been launched in India. This official launch has marked the debut of the most powerful and fastest bike ever produced by TVS Motors.
The Apache RR 310 is TVS Motors’ new flagship motorcycle. It is also the automaker’s first attempt at building a middleweight sportsbike. The Apache RR 310 is essentially a production version of the TVS Akula concept that was showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo in Greater Noida. For the production model, TVS has slightly toned down the styling of the bike. Remember that exposed carbon fibre finish on the Akula concept? Well, that’s been given a farewell as the production bike has been given more contemporary and relatively normalised looks.
The Apache RR 310 has been developed under the TVS – BMW Motorrad alliance. It is thus the second bike to come out of the Indo-German venture, after the BMW G310R. Both the G310R and the Apache RR 310 are built on the same platform and are powered by the same engines. However, while BMW Motorrad has given the bike a naked streetfighter look, the TVS Motor Company has gone for an entry-level sportsbike appeal for their iteration.
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TVS Apache RR 310 price in India
The Apache RR 310 is being manufactured locally at the company’s Chennai-based production facility. Moreover, TVS already has an extensive vendor base setup in the country, which has helped in ensuring that all parts used on the bike are heavily localised. It is also worth noting that the two manufacturers (TVS and BMW) have saved crores of rupees by developing the platform together.
As a result, the automaker has managed to keep the prices of the Apache 310 realistic at a tag of Rs 2.05 lakh (ex-showroom).
TVS Apache RR 310 Specifications
As mentioned above, the Apache RR 310 uses the same powertrain setup that is found in the BMW G310R. This is a 313 cc, single-cylinder, liquid cooled engine that is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. It produces 34 bhp and 28 Nm of torque.
|Engine||313 cc single-cylinder|
|Power||34 bhp @ 9,700 rpm|
|Torque||27.3 Nm @ 7,700 rpm|
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TVS Apache RR 310 mileage
|Claimed||Around 40 km/l|
|Practical||Around 30 km/l|
TVS Apache RR 310 top speed India
The India-spec TVS Apache RR 310 is capable of accelerating till a top speed of 160 km/h. This will be more than enough to exploit the potential of Indian highways safely.
|Top Speed||160 km/h|
TVS Apache 310 suspension and brakes
The Apache RR 310 comes with race spec KYB suspensions setup. The front gets upside down units, while the rear features a monoshock. Meanwhile, braking duties are taken care of by a 300 mm petal disc at the front along with a 240 mm disc at the rear. The bike also comes with dual channel ABS (anti-lock braking system) as standard.
TVS Apache RR 310 Features
- LED projector headlamps
- LED taillights
- Fully digital instrument cluster
- Upside Down forks at the front
- Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
- Disc brakes (front and rear)
TVS Apache RR 310 Competition
- KTM RC 390
- Kawasaki Ninja 300
- Yamaha YZF-R3
- Bajaj Dominar 400
TVS Apache RR 310
TVS Apache RR 310 is surely a head turner. Thanks to its split section headlamps, a full body side faring, digital instrument cluster and LED taillights, the sportsbike manages to have a road presence that will be difficult to match for its rivals. The 313 cc engine looks fairly potent in terms of power on offer, while the feature list too seems to be aptly loaded.