The Apache RR 310 is the first fully-faired motorcycle from the Hosur-based company.
TVS has launched its new flagship motorcycle, the TVS Apache RR 310, in India at Rs. 2.05 lakh (ex-showroom).
Ever since it was first showcased as the Akula 310 concept at Auto Expo 2016, the production version of the TVS sportsbike been one of the most anticipated motorcycles in India. The RR 310’s camouflaged prototype has been caught testing numerous times over the past two years.
Enthusiasts will be delighted to know that much of the Akula concept’s design has been carried forward to the production version, giving the RR 310 striking aesthetics. The motorcycle’s design is highlighted by a wide fairing featuring bi-LED projector lamps and LED position lights while the rest of the styling elements include LED indicators, a sharp tail-section with a uniquely designed tail light and an exposed trellis frame that reads ‘RaceSpec’. Obviously, the carbon-fibre bodywork of the concept is absent in the production model, but that is expected in a motorcycle that costs around Rs. 2 lakh.
TVS has given the RR 310 a stylish vertically mounted all-digital instrument cluster - which in addition to reading out the basics like speed, RPM range, fuel level, etc. - also provides the rider with a raft of additional information like lap times, top speed time, live mileage, average mileage, temperature, and much more.
It is an open secret that the Apache RR 310 has been developed in association with BMW Motorrad - and thus shares its mechanical bits with the latter’s G 310 series. The most obvious shared component is the RR 310’s engine, which just like the BMW’s, is a 312cc, single cylinder, liquid-cooled motor. The engine makes 33.5bhp of power and 27.3Nm of torque. A 6-speed gearbox comes standard.
Then, the chassis is shared with the BMW as well, which is a tubular steel trellis frame suspended by an upside-down fork at the front and a monoshock at the rear. A die-cast aluminuim swingarm is present too. Moving forward to the tyres, the RR 310 features Michelin Pilot Street rubber that is wrapped around 17-inch wheels - 110/70 up front and 150/60 at rear. R17 (rear). Braking duties are handled by a 300mm single disc at front and a 240mm disc at the rear wheel, with dual-channel ABS being a standard fitment.
At launch, the The TVS Apache RR 310 will be available in only two colours - red and black. The motorcycle competes with the KTM RC 390 in India.