Sunday, Feb 18, 2018 | Last Update : 04:54 AM IST
TVS Apache RR 310 is the most powerful production motorcycle from TVS.
TVS Motor Company has finally launched the all-new Apache RR 310 in India. Priced at Rs 2.05 lakh (ex-showroom), TVS is yet to announce state-wise prices of the bike. With the Apache RR 310, TVS has made its debut in entry-level sports bike segment. It is powered by the same engine that powers the BMW G 310 R. The deliveries for the new bike are set to begin by the end of this year.
The new Apache RR 310 looks striking, to say the least. Being one of the most crucial bikes for TVS, the company has put in some serious man hours, putting the RR through a number of tests like the wind tunnel test for aerodynamics and track tests on multiple circuits in order to perfect its riding dynamics and handling characteristics. In the process, the company has changed and optimised over 100 parts on the Apache RR 310 and tested over seven different fairing designs to not only make it look this aggressive but also to improve aerodynamics.
The Apache RR 310 has been equipped with twin LED headlamps and LED DRLs that give it a mean grin, sitting below a large windscreen. The wind tunnel-shaped mirrors bolted on either side of the windscreen add to the aerodynamics of the RR 310. It also gets a rather unusual vertically laid out all-digital instrument console that also includes a lap timer but looks a bit cluttered. The fuel tank flaunts the TVS horse logo in a bold silver finish on either side. The bell-shaped LED taillamp looks unique as well and goes well with the overall styling of the motorcycle.
At the heart, the Apache RR 310 is powered by the same 312.2cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled motor derived from the BMW G 310 R. Power and torque figures are the same as well, however, they are generated at 200rpm higher in the rev range. As a result, the Apache RR 310 produces 34PS at 9,700rpm and 27.3 Nm at 7,700rpm. Power to the rear wheel is transferred via a six-speed gearbox.
The front sprocket size has been altered from 16 teeth on the BMW to 17 teeth on the Apache. The rear sprocket too is altered from 40 teeth on the BMW to 42 teeth on the TVS. As a result, the company claims to achieve the 0-60kmph stint in 2.93 seconds and a top speed of 160kmph @ 10,300rpm, which is 15kmph more than that of the G 310 R.
The TVS Apache RR 310 shares a lot with the G 310 R when it comes to chassis and components. This includes the alloy wheels, exhaust system, golden-finished KYB front forks and rear monoshock that are set up on the stiffer side. The bike also features a trellis frame with a bolt-on subframe. While there is no difference in the rake and trail of the Apache and G 310 R, the wheelbase is 10mm shorter, at 1365mm, and the seat height is 25mm higher, at 810mm, in the former. The ground clearance is also decent at 180mm. The TVS Apache RR 310 sports 110/70-17 front and 150/60-17 rear Michelin tyres.
The RR 310 has a kerb weight of 169.5kg and to bring it to a halt, it gets a dual-channel ABS assisted 300mm front disc and a 240mm rear disc brake.