I briefly rode the TVS RR 310 when it joined the autoX long term garage four months ago, and the vibrations somewhat marred my enthusiasm. But after two service checks and with overcast conditions and the sun playing hide-and-seek, the weather couldn’t be more inviting for me to ride down to work on a daily basis with the RR. My daily commute is just under 100km, therefore, both the bike and I got to spent some quality time together. I was initially skeptical over the vibrations, especially the tremors from the fuel tank, but TVS has managed to somewhat subdue the jarring experience. Honestly, the foot pegs and the seat still create a buzz over 5,000rpm, but it isn’t as bothersome as it was before. With a daily ride time of over 2 hours and as radically sporty as the RR 310 appears, I can’t emphasis on how deceptively comfortable the riding stance is. As I wasn’t forced to crouch down and put my weight on my arms and neither were the footpegs aggressively positioned, this sports tourer ensured that the start-stop traffic didn’t take a toll on me. It is commendable on TVS’ part to make sure that the seat squab’s wide and the raised rear seat doubles up as a much needed back support, so that the Apache can be ridden on a daily basis effortlessly.
Even though the RR comes standard with 2-Channel ABS, I noticed that the brakes are a bit spongy and lack the immediate bite that I was hoping it would have. On a whole, it is one comfy ride and ideal for our urban conditions.