TVS has recently launched the Apache RTR 310, their latest and most powerful naked motorcycle in India. It comes with a price tag of Rs 2.43 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) and is based on the existing Apache RR 310. With the introduction of the new RTR 310, TVS now offers a diverse Apache portfolio, which includes the RP 165, RR 310, RTR 200 4V, RTR 180, RTR 160 4V, and RTR 160. The Apache RTR 310 has an incredibly aggressive appearance, with a forward-leaning riding posture, rear-set footpegs, an exposed rear sub-frame, sharp tank shrouds, raised rear, split seats, and split LED headlamps at the front, complemented by LED taillights at the rear.
TVS Apache RTR 310: Engine and Transmission
The Apache RTR 310 shares its steel trellis frame with the current RR 310 but features a new, lighter aluminium subframe. It is equipped with the same 312.2cc reverse-inclined liquid-cooled engine found in the RR 310. This single-cylinder four-valve engine is capable of producing 35bhp of maximum power at 9,700rpm and a peak torque of 28.7Nm at 6,650rpm. It comes with a 6-speed gearbox with an assist and slip clutch. The bike has a claimed top speed of 150km/h.
TVS Apache RTR 310: Feature Suite
Unlike the RR 310's portrait-oriented TFT dash, the new RTR 310 comes with fully digital instrumentation as standard in the form of a 5.0-inch TFT screen. Additional highlights of the bike include heated and cooled seats, a bi-directional quick-shifter, cruise control, a tyre pressure monitoring system, an LED headlight, and an LED taillight. Dynamic stability control and linear stability control are also available with the new RTR 310. Together with adjustable suspension, several of these features are included in packages under TVS' Built To Order (BTS) customisation program.
TVS Apache RTR 310: Hardware
The TVS Apache RTR 310 has KYB upside-down front forks and a mono-shock with preload, rebound, and compression adjustments, just like the fully-faired Apache RR 310. The bike gets discs at both ends for braking duties along with the dual-channel anti-lock braking system (ABS). The 17-inch alloy wheels sport a new design and are shod with dual compound radial tyres.
TVS Apache RTR 310: Market Rivals
The new Apache RTR 310 has been introduced by the firm in three different variants – Arsenal Black without a quick-shifter (Rs 2.43 lakh), Arsenal Black with a quick-shifter (Rs 2.58 lakh), and Fury Yellow, which costs Rs 2.64 lakh. All prices are ex-showroom. The bike competes with the KTM 250 Duke, the BMW G 310 R, and the KTM 390 Duke.