TVS Motor enters super-premium segment, launches Apache RR 310


The TVS Apache RR 310 is the most advanced and exclusive offering in our product portfolio, as it is a manifestation of 35 years of learnings from the race track, coupled with cutting-edge technology. But as Bajaj Auto became popular by releasing the RS200 full-faired flagship bike, TVS has finally made the move with the Apache RR 310 and it appears to be the right choice in jumping up the brand image.

The Apache RR 310 has a stunning price of Rs. 2.05 lakh (ex-showroom price, Delhi). Spearheading the super-premium foray, the young JMD was confident that "Customers will find it [TVS Apache RR 310] to be a flawless combination of race-craft technology and riding dynamics", he added. The Apache RR 310 gets a smooth back segment with seating for two and an intriguing LED back light. The wind tunnel-shaped mirrors bolted on either side of the windscreen add to the aerodynamics of the RR 310. The fuel tank flaunts the TVS horse logo in a bold silver finish on either side.

TVS Apache RR 310 Sports Bike shares the 312.2cc, fluid cooled, single-barrel motor with the BMW G 310 R which is made in India at TVS' office. This means that the Apache RR 310 follows the upcoming naked G310R and churns out a maximum power output of 34 bhp at 9,500 rpm and 28 Nm of peak torque at 7,500 rpm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed super-slick gear box that offers a precise and sharp race-shift experience.

The front sprocket size has been altered from 16 teeth on the BMW to 17 teeth on the Apache.

The motorcycle has a top speed of 160 kmph, and a good pick up as it manages to accelerate from 0 kmph to 60 kmph in less than 3 seconds. In the Indian market TVS Apache RR 310 will be competing with KTM RC 390, Benelli 302R and to some extent Kawasaki Ninja 300. The ground clearance is also decent at 180mm.

BMW Motorrad's years of engineering excellence in lightweight materials comes handy in making the Apache RR 310. Suspension duties are carried out by a 41mm KYB USD fork and a preload-adjustable monoshock, while braking power is provided by 300mm petal discs at the front and 240mm discs at the rear.