TVS has launched the Apache RR 310 in India at a price of Rs. 2.05 lakh (ex-showroom). The Apache RR 310 has been in development for over two years now, and is a progression from the TVS Akula concept showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo. It is available in two colour options – Racing Red and Racing Black.
The TVS Apache RR 310 is powered by a 312.2cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine with a Bosch closed loop fuel injection system. The engine is reverse inclined and gets double overhead camshafts (DOHC) along with a hydraulic cam chain tensioner for lower maintenance. The engine delivers a peak output of 33.5 BHP @ 9,700 rpm and 27.3 Nm of torque @ 7,700 rpm and is paired with a 6-speed gearbox. TVS claims the Apache RR 310 will do 0-60 km/h in 2.92 seconds while 100 km/h comes up in 7.17 seconds. The claimed top speed of the bike is 160 km/h. it comes with 11-litre fuel tank.
The new Apache RR 310 shares its underpinnings with the BMW G 310R. A lightweight trellis frame forms the backbone of the bike. The overall length of the bike is 2,001 mm and its measures 786 mm in width and 1,135 mm in height. The wheelbase is 1,365 mm and the seat height is set at 810 mm. The kerb weight of the bike is 169.5 kg
The TVS Apache RR 310 uses a range of top-notch components, including upside down Kayaba front forks, and a rear monoshock, also from Kayaba. Braking is handled by a 300 mm petal disc at the front, gripped by a radial caliper from Bybre and a 240 mm rear disc, with dual-channel ABS. The RR 310 employs a full-digital, vertically stacked instrument panel with multiple information display, including a lap timer. Lighting is taken care of by LED projector headlamps, an LED taillight, and even LED turn signals. Switchgear is high quality too, and uses sealed and non-contact switch modules, and also features a hazard light.
The new TVS Apache RR 310 will compete with the KTM RC 390 and the Kawasaki Ninja 300 in the Indian auto market.