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TVS Launched The Apache RR310 - their First full-faired motorcycle in the Indian market at a price of Rs 2.05 lakh, ex-showroom. This was one of the most-awaited motorcycle launches this year and the motorcycle has already received an overwhelming response.
Here are the top 10 things to know about the TVS Apache RR 310.
With the Apache RR 310, TVS has for the first time gone in for a racy supersport design. Well, the Apache RR 310 certainly looks the part. TVS Motors claims that their latest motorcycle has been tested in a windtunnel, and it is not hard to see the effects of that.
The Apache RR 310 looks edgy and sharp, with the overall design almost mimicking the Triumph Daytona 675R with a few design clues borrowed from certain Japanese bikes.
The motorcycle features twin headlamps up front and ram air intakes right beneath them. The fairing has quite a few edges and sports an excellent paint finish on one side. The other side of the fairing has the gill vents which help in cooling the engine and directing heat away from the rider's legs.
The upside-down forks up front being finished in gold further helps improve the bike's looks. When viewed from the side, the gap between the fairing and the rear panel looks really busy in a good way, with the trellis frame, rear monoshock and thick exhaust outlet immediately drawing your attention.
The rear end of the motorcycle is sharply rakes and features a brilliant-looking LED tail lamp, which remains lit up all the time. When the brakes are applied, several additional LEDs light up.
A liquid-cooled, 312cc, single-cylinder engine powers the motorcycle. The TVS Apache RR 310's engine has a maximum power output of 34bhp and a peak torque output of 28Nm. A six-speed gearbox handles transmission duties.
It features a first-in-India reverse-inclined design, which means the cylinder leans a little towards the back and the intake is at the front while the exhaust outlet faces the rear. This layout helps with the centralisation of mass and also works out better in terms of space, as the ram air intakes at the front can directly feed the filer and the intake manifold.
Though power and torque figures are lower compared to competition, the TVS Apache RR 310, with its low wet weight of 158.5kgs is a quick motorcycle. Accelerating from 0-60km/h takes just 2.63 seconds and 0-100km/h takes 7.17 seconds. Top speed is claimed to be an impressive 165km/h.
The Apache RR 310 is a performance motorcycle and TVS' most powerful bike yet, hence mileage would not exactly be its forte. The Apache RR 310 is expected to return a mileage of 25-30 km/l.
Braking is pretty awesome on the TVS Apache RR 310 with a radially mounted 300mm disc with four-piston fixed caliper up front and a 240mm disc with a single-piston floating caliper at the rear. Dual-Channel ABS completes the package.
Race-Developed 41mm forks up front and monoshocks at the rear developed in association with Kayaba suspends the TVS Apache RR 310. TVS Motors claims to have setup the suspension for a comfortable ride on the road and also for a sporty feel on the racetrack.
TVS Motors claims that the Apache RR 310 is their best bike yet, and this is easily believable given the number of features that this motorcycle boasts of. The Race Spec trellis frame with a bolt-on rear subframe is one such example.
The TVS Apache RR 310 features a unique vertically arranged digital instrument cluster that is pretty informative. Sticky tyres from Michelin - 110/70 at the front and 150/60 at the rear makes riding the motorcycle and exploring its limits, a joy.
The motorcycle boasts of a build quality never seen before on TVS' motorcycles. TVS Motors even claims that the fit and finish on the Apache RR 310 is better than that of a few European manufacturers in the entry level segment.
The TVS Apache RR 310 directly competes with the KTM RC 390, both being single-cylinder supersport motorcycles. However, when looked at from the engine capacity point of view, the Apache RR 310 also competes with the Yamaha YZF-R3 and the Kawasaki Ninja 300.
The power and torque figures on the Apache RR 310 are lesser than its aforementioned rivals, but it costs a lot lesser as well. Priced at Rs 2.05 lakh, the TVS Apache RR 310 costs Rs 1.59 lakh lesser than the Kawasaki Ninja 300, Rs 1.21 lakh lesser than the Yamaha YZF R3 and nearly Rs 30,000 lesser than the KTM RC 390.
The TVS Apache RR 310 is available only in two colours, for now at least - Racing Red and Sinister Black.
Bookings for the TVS Apache RR 310 is expected to start soon, and deliveries will commence by the end of December.
The Apache RR 310 is a masterstroke by TVS. It is priced way below the competition with good features and great performance. It looks good and runs well, and hence should tick the checklist of most buyers in this segment. Watch out for our full review of the motorcycle for more information, especially on how it handles.
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