TVS brings in the BS6 Apache RR 310, featuring a host of upgrades that aim to make this a more modern offering, like multiple riding modes and Bluetooth connectivity. Setting it apart on the road are its new dual-tone paint theme and Michelin Road 5 tyres.
The TVS Apache name received a much-needed boost with the introduction of the RR 310 model in 2017. The RR 310 expanded the horizons of the Apache moniker, for it was a more modern and powerful offering that catered to young motorcycling enthusiasts in India. The motorcycle received an update in May of 2019. But this new model, here, is the revamped BS6 version of TVS’s flagship motorcycle.
The highlights of the BS6 TVS Apache RR 310 include the ride-by-wire throttle, a new TFT instrument cluster featuring personalisation options, and Bluetooth mobile phone connectivity. It now also features a new crawl mode for low speeds (TVS calls this Glide Through Technology Plus). The motorcycle now comes with four riding modes – Urban, Sport, Track, and Rain. The electronics limit the engine’s power and torque outputs to 25bhp and 25Nm in Urban and Rain riding modes in the interest of fuel efficiency and safety, respectively. The ECU, naturally, has been updated to incorporate the electronic throttle system and the new riding modes. These major upgrades aside, there is a new dual-tone paint scheme on offer, featuring a titanium black paint job with Matt Grey colour inserts.
The Apache RR 310’s reverse inclined 312cc DOHC engine continues to develop 33.5bhp @ 9,700rpm and 27.3Nm of peak torque @ 7,700 rpm, as earlier. The bike now, however, comes shod with upgraded rubber in the form of Michelin Road 5 tyres, while the tyres' size remains the same.
The BS4 model was priced at Rs 2.28 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), while the upgraded BS6 model is on sale for Rs 2.40 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).