The TVS Apache RR310 was launched earlier this year and has already made a name for itself in the Indian performance motorcycle segment. The launch of the RR310 commemorated 35 years of the company’s presence in Indian motorsports. Hence, it doesn’t come as a surprise to see the manufacturer coming up with the track-tuned, race-ready version of the Apache RR310. The company recently revealed the new motorcycle along with the names of 12 racers who’ll race them.
In terms of appearance, the track-only version looks a lot like the Akula concept that was showcased at the Auto Expo 2016. It’s the same concept that previewed the production-spec Apache RR310. As for the track-only version, akin to the concept, it doesn’t carry any sort of a headlamp and offers a taller windscreen. These motorcycles will be used in the Apache Cup. The motorcycles also carry fairing-mounted aerofoils to fine-tune the aerodynamics by lowering the drag coefficient.
Underpinning the motorcycle is an aluminium trellis frame that is light in weight. Powering the motorcycle is a performance-tuned version of the same 312.2 cc reverse inclined single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine that powers the stock motorcycle. For the road-going version, this motorcycle outputs a max. power and peak torque of 34 PS and 27.3 Nm, respectively.
In order to handle the additional performance, the TVS Apache RTR 310 Cup Racer is bestowed with stiffer suspension, upgraded brakes and of course, track-spec tyres. While the specifications of these motorcycles haven’t been revealed at the moment, these bikes are likely to offer a maximum power output of more than 45 PS. Here are the names of the 12 racers who’ll use this motorcycle in the Apache Cup –
- Deepak Ravikumar
- Amarnath Menon
- P Sriharsha
- Arun Muthukrishnan
- Abhishek V
- Akash C
- PM Soorya
- Aditya Rao
- S Sivanesan
- K Kannan
- Vivek Pillai
- Vysakh Sobhan
Commenting on the selection of these twelve racers, B Selvaraj, Team Manager, TVS Racing, said, “When we spoke about the TVS Apache RR One Make Series at the launch of the TVS Apache RR 310, the response across the country was phenomenal. This further translated into the number of entries and we were delighted to see new names spring into the final 12. We are glad to have such spirited and talented individuals on our platform and look forward to seeing them compete fiercely in the cup astride the Race tuned TVS Apache RR 310. I wish them all the best for the cup.”
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