So, I finally managed to take our long-term Apache RR 310 for a weekend getaway to Dehradun last month. Now the total distance might have only been around 600km, but the RR 310 encountered all sorts of roads over the course of the trip. And that’s because the Delhi-Dehradun road network is a highway that’s been a ‘work in progress’ since time immemorial. Now this meant the whole route proved out to be a perfect test bed to check the touring capabilities of the RR 310.
On the highway, I absolutely loved the RR 310’s mile-munching ability. It feels rock solid at high speeds, and the ergonomics surprisingly aren’t that sporty. The tall handlebar and slightly upright riding position allow you to clock more miles without breaks.
On bumpy and broken roads, the suspension setup works wonders, as it is firm but not stiff. I was really impressed by the tyres – the grip in slippery onditions (gravel, wet roads, etc.) was confidence-inspiring.
They also perform really well around corners. One thing that failed to impress me was its over-intrusive ABS – it cuts in too early, and on gravel and loose surfaces, it can be a bit unnerving. On the whole though, the RR 310 doesn’t disappoint as a sports tourer.
When it came: March 2018
Current odo reading: 7,108kms
Mileage this month: 898kms
Fuel efficiency: 23km/l
What’s good: Ride quality
What’s not: ABS