TVS Motors is busy prepping the stage for the launch of the updated BS-VI compliant Apache RR 310. Here's a look at all the key changes that are expected in the new version.
TVS Motors is soon going to launch the updated BS-VI version of their flagship motorcycle, the Apache RR 310. In fact, if our sources are to be believed, the 2020 Apache RR 310 may see the light of the day before the end of January 2020. So, what can you expect from the new motorcycle? Well, here’s a quick low-down,
- Engine & Gearbox: The powertrain of the RR 310 will remain unchanged from the existing model, however, it’ll undergo necessary modifications to meet the more stringent BS-VI norms. Like we are seeing with almost every BS-VI compliant product, the power and torque figures of the RR 310’s 313cc single-cylinder engine are also expected to see a marginal drop as compared to the current BS-IV version. So, expect the power output to drop a little from the current 33.5bhp. Its peak torque of 27.3Nm is also expected to take a hit. The 6-speed gearbox, coupled with a slipper clutch, will continue to be offered as it is.
- Tech Update: As we’ve already seen with the 2020 Apache RTR 200 4v, the updated RR 310, too, will get new features – more specifically, it’ll come with an all-new TFT colour display. Now, this is going to be its party piece, for it’s expected to pack a raft of connectivity features, including turn-by-turn navigation and Bluetooth smartphone connectivity. A couple of spy shots of the new instrument cluster have surfaced online, and suffice it to say, it looks really crisp and premium. To navigate through the menu, the bike will also be equipped with directional switchgear.
- Design, Chassis & Tyres: On the design front, the updated RR 310 will remain more or less unchanged – which isn’t bad news, since the RR 310 is one good looking bike. However, the BS-VI version will be offered in new colour options (dual-tone) and some loud decals. The chassis and suspension setup are expected to be unchanged, meaning the bike will continue to feature a trellis frame suspended on Kayaba 41mm upside-down front forks and a mono-shock at the back. Another update that the new bike is expected to get is a new set of rubber. The Michelin tyres of the existing model may get replaced by TVS radial tyres.
- Price & Competition: Currently, the Apache RR 310 is priced at Rs 2.27 lakh (ex-showroom). With the BS-VI upgrade, expect its price to shoot up by around Rs 15,000. While that’ll be a steep hike, the RR 310 will still be one of the most value for money motorcycles on the market in its segment. As always, the competition for the updated RR 310 will mainly be the KTM RC390, which is also due for BS-VI upgrade.