MS Dhoni’s latest ride is the upgraded TVS Apache RR 310

Former Indian cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has become the first owner of the upgraded TVS Apache RR 310, a sportbike that’s just launched. MS Dhoni is a well known motorcycle enthusiast, and even has a museum dedicated to his motorcycles. From the Kawasaki Ninja H2R hyperbike to the iconic Yamaha RD350 two stroke bike, Dhoni owns a slew of motorcycles – both new and old.

MS Dhoni’s latest ride is the upgraded TVS Apache RR 310

The Apache RR 310 sportsbike has received a big upgrade in the form of a slipper clutch for its 6 speed manual gearbox. Prices have gone up by Rs. 3,000, and the Apache RR 310 is now priced at Rs. 2.27 lakhs, ex-showroom Delhi. The best part about the new slipper clutch is that it can be retrofitted to the older Apache RR 310. TVS Motors’ dealers will fit the new slipper clutch on the older bike.

Meanwhile, MS Dhoni had this to say about the upgraded flagship Apache,

I have been associated with TVS Motor Company for over 12 years and my relationship with the company has only strengthened with each passing year. Being an avid bike enthusiast, I am excited to get the new TVS Apache RR 310 Slipper Clutch variant as it combines a stunning design with exhilarating performance. It is also a feeling of immense pride for me to own a super-premium bike from an Indian manufacturer. I wish the team all the very best for their future endeavours and look forward to hitting the road with my new motorcycle.

MS Dhoni’s latest ride is the upgraded TVS Apache RR 310

A new paint scheme, Gloss Black, has been introduced on the motorcycle, and the new paint scheme joins the two other colours that the bike is already available with: Racing Red and Matte Black. Apart from the slipper clutch and the new paint scheme, nothing has changed in the motorcycle. It retains the 313cc, single cylinder four stroke engine with liquid cooling and fuel injection. It makes 34 Bhp of peak power and 28 Nm of peak torque. A unique bit of this engine is that it gets a reverse inclined cylinder, which TVS claims offers mass centralization, and consequently better handling. The bike gets upside down front suspension, a monoshock rear shock absorber, disc brakes on both wheels, tubeless tyres and dual channel ABS.

A full LCD instrument cluster with a range of functions including top speed and lap time loggers is one of the more prominent features on the motorcycle, which uses a Trellis frame. One of the TVSApache RR 310’s biggest selling points is the sheer street presence it gets. The bike looks more like a 600cc sportsbike than a 300cc version, and feels very well finished. It’s TVS Motors’ flagship product, and it shows in the fit and finish. Competitors to the Apache RR 310 includes the KTM RC 390 and the Kawasaki Ninja 300, both motorcycles that are pricier than the TVS machine.