It’s been three months since the TVS Apache RR 310 joined our long-term fleet, and so far, the journey has been full of ups and downs. At first, we were quite disappointed by the amount of vibrations that the bike had, but after a quick visit to the service centre, they seem to have settled down. Having said that, though, there are still some perceptible vibrations at mid- and high-revs. The thing is, you’ve to learn to live with the vibrations, and there’s no getting away from it. So, in the past month, I tried to do exactly that – ignore them. And it was then that I realised that its positive points far outweigh the negatives.
I use the RR 310 for my daily commute, and even in Delhi’s scorching summer, the bike has no heating issues, whatsoever. The deflectors on the fairing work really well in channelling out hot air from the engine, meaning my feet don’t get roasted. Weirdly, though, the engine has a tendency to cut-off sometimes when it becomes too hot. I reported this to the TVS service representative a couple of weeks ago, and he said it’s something to do with the clutch cable adjustment. Since the problem occurs intermittently, I didn’t bother taking it to the service centre.
Another thing that I’ve discovered this month is that this motorcycle loves to be ridden hard. If you shift gears at redline, the engine offers some extra punch. I really love that. Overall, the RR 310 is an effortless companion, if a little too buzzy.