Indian two-wheeler maker TVS Motor Company has launched the most-awaited motorcycle in the Indian market. It is called the Apache RTR 310, and it is a naked version of the fully-faired Apache RR 310 (launched in 2017). The price of the TVS Apache RTR 310 starts at Rs 2.43 lakh for Arsenal Black without quickshifter and goes up to Rs 2.64 lakh for Fury Yellow. Prices are ex-showroom. Bookings for the bike are already underway. Interested buyers can make their reservations on the company's official website for a nominal amount of Rs 3,100. The TVS Apache RTR 310 is said to be the first of a new generation of Apaches that inherit a 40-year racing pedigree and is built around the 'Track to Road' philosophy, underlining class-leading performance, style, advanced features, and technology.
The TVS Apache RTR 310 shares no similarities in terms of styling with its naked Bavarian counterpart, the BMW G 310 R. The RTR's design is sharp and edgy as evident in fuel tank extensions and an angular & sleek tail section. Other design bits include segment-first dynamic lighting, twin LED headlamps, a signature DRL, a split-style seat layout with a stepped-up pillion seat, a twin-pod design for the tail light, and rear-tyre hugger-mounted turn indicators & license plate. The bike's exhaust canister resembles that of the RR 310 and the 310 models made by BMW. The bike comes in two exciting colour options – Fury Yellow and Arsenal Black. In fact, 12 exclusive freestyler accessories, including a knuckle guard, visor, pannier and top box kit, and safety gears, are also offered with this new bike.
TVS Apache RTR 310: Features, Riding Ergonomics
The street freestyler, as nicknamed by the company, features a comfortable upright riding position, with a single-piece tubular handlebar and a split-seat setup. The adjustable hand levers offer 4 levels of adjustment for increased accessibility during diverse riding styles. Then, we get first-in-segment features, which include climate control seats, a 5-inch TFT console with multiway connectivity (Bluetooth, GoPro, Smartphone), voice assist, smart helmet device connectivity, telephony & navigation, and dynamic brake lamp.
A bunch of riding aids include Glide Through Technology (GTT) and a race-tuned dynamic stability control system (RT-DSC) with 6-axis IMU, offering cornering ABS, cornering traction control, and cornering cruise control. While a race-tuned linear stability control safety system offers linear traction control and rear-lift protection. Other highlights include a side stand cut-off, a tyre pressure monitoring system, a bi-directional quickshifter, and segment-first five ride modes, including an all-new Supermoto mode.
TVS Apache RTR 310: Customisation Options
Under TVS' 'Built To Order' programme, the new motorcycle is offered with 2 customisation packs – Dynamic kit and Dynamic Pro kit. The former incorporates fully adjustable suspension, TPMS (tyre pressure monitoring system), and brass-coated drive chain, priced at Rs 18,000. Whereas, the latter gets RT-DSC and heated & cooled seats, priced at Rs 22,000. There is also a new Sepang Blue paint scheme with TVS Racing livery, costing Rs 10,000.
TVS Apache RTR 310: Underpinnings, Engine
The Apache RTR 310 shares its underpinnings with the existing RR 310 and is therefore built around the steel trellis frame, but uses a new lightweight aluminium subframe. At its heart is the same 312.2cc reverse-inclined, liquid-cooled engine that powers the RR 310. This single-cylinder, four-valve engine is capable of churning out 35bhp at 9,700rpm and 28.7Nm of peak torque at 6,650rpm. On offer is a 6-speed gearbox with an assist and slip clutch.
TVS Apache RTR 310: Hardware
Similar to the fully-faired Apache RR 310, the TVS Apache RTR 310 comes with KYB upside-down forks at the front and mono-shock at the rear, adjustable for preload, rebound, and compression. Meanwhile, the braking setup consists of discs at both ends, accompanied by a dual-channel anti-lock braking system (ABS). However, the bike features a new design for 17-inch alloys wrapped in dual compound radial tyres.
TVS Apache RTR 310: Price, Market Rivals
The new motorcycle from TVS stable retails at an introductory price of Rs 2.43 lakh for Arsenal Black without quickshifter, which is lower than its fully-faired counterpart. Meanwhile, the Arsenal Black with quickshifter and Fury Yellow versions are priced at Rs 2.58 lakh and Rs 2.64 lakh, respectively. Prices are ex-showroom. In the Indian market, the Apache RTR 310 is TVS' answer to the likes of the Honda CB300R, BMW G 310 R, Bajaj Dominar 400, QJ Motor SRK 400, as well as the KTM 390 Duke.
TVS Apache RTR 310: What the Company Said?
On the occasion, Mr Sudarshan Venu, Managing Director, TVS Motor Company, said, "The global launch of the all-new TVS Apache RTR 310 marks a momentous occasion for us, as this motorcycle encapsulates Apache’s 18-year legacy of innovation and performance. With the TVS Apache RTR 310, we're taking our engineering to a whole new level, offering enthusiasts a motorcycle that's not only powerful but also brings together different technologies to give a unique riding experience. This motorcycle is positioned to be the flagship product for many global markets including India, Europe, LATAM and ASEAN."