Video: TVS Apache RR310S/Akula chased by Bajaj Dominar; FAILS!

TVS will launch one of the most awaited motorcycles of the year, the Apache RR310GS on 6th December. The motorcycle was first showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo as Akula and the production version has been renamed as the Apache RR310S. Just a few days before launch, the bike has been caught testing again but this time a YouTuber was chasing it on his Bajaj Dominar.

The YouTuber who was recording his riding on his helmet-mounted camera spotted the TVS RR310S on the Krishnagiri-Dharmapuri highway. He started chasing the bike but the test rider on the RR310S realized that he is being chased and opened his throttle.

The Dominar rider despite trying to chase the camouflaged bike could not keep up with it. It can be seen in the video that both the riders were doing well above 100 km/h when the TVS test rider started to pull away from the Dominar. Despite trying his best to catch up with the TVS rider, the Dominar rider just could not catch him.

The highest speed shown on the speedometer of the Dominar is 157 km/h and eventually, the TVS RR 310S gets out of the vision range. However, the test rider slows down in between when the Dominar could come close the test bike but the rider took a few tricky gaps to go way ahead. The TVS RR 310S seems to at least 10-15 km/h faster than the Dominar and has a quicker acceleration.

The TVS Akula is powered by 313cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that has been jointly developed by TVS and BMW. It is the same engine that powers the BMW GS 310S and produces a maximum of 34 Bhp at 9,500 rpm and peak torque of 28 Nm at 7,500 rpm. It is not known if the engine has been re-tuned for the TVS RR310S.

The Bajaj Dominar is powered by a 373cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that has been jointly developed by Bajaj-KTM and produces 35 Bhp of peak power and 35 Nm of torque.

While the video may show that the TVS RR 310S is faster than the Bajaj Dominar, there are many factors like rider weight, gear shifts and the riding position that can affect the top speed and acceleration of a bike. But one thing is for certain though; The Apache 310RR is fast, very fast!