I have been waiting for a long time to take the TVS Apache RR 310 up to the mountains for a nice long road trip. Finally, a long free weekend came up last month, so I seized the opportunity without wasting any time. I rode from Delhi to Manali – a trip that certainly gave me a lot to think about. The RR 310 might seem like a great entry-level track tool, but what I found out is that it’s actually a bike that’s better suited for sports touring.
The only concern I had with the bike was the handlebar vibrations, but it was resolved after I sent the bike for its first servicing. On my first long road trip to the mountains, the RR 310 blew me away in terms of its comfort and handling. When I entered the mountains, I had a blast flipping the bike from side to side and taking on twisty roads. The bike is perfectly balanced, and surprisingly, the suspension feels stiff enough on tight turns. But it also allows you to cruise over bumpy sections of road without any fuss. I was honestly tearing down the road, barley slowing down when the roads got rough.
I wasn’t carrying any luggage, and so the engine power was more than adequate to briskly pull the bike forward at my every command. The transmission was also nice and crisp and offered smooth gearshifts. The brakes are brilliant and so is the ABS.