TVS is just a few weeks away from the launch of their flagship motorcycle – TVS Apache RR 310S. The new name has been registered on the ‘Controller General of Patents Design and Trade Marks’ website. This is the production ready motorcycle and is based on the Akula concept showcased at the Auto Expo 2016.
The production version of the motorcycle was recently spied and it looks very similar to the Akula concept. It will be the most powerful TVS motorcycle that will be made in India. This will the first product that will be the first BMW-TVS joint venture product in India. In many international markets, BMW has already launched the G310R, the naked motorcycle. The G 310R will be launched in India later this year.
The Apache RR 310S will also mark the brand’s first ever fully faired motorcycle. Recently, the motorcycle was spotted testing on a dyno in a TVS stockyard. The motorcycle will go against the likes of KTM RC390, Kawasaki Ninja 300, Yamaha R3 and the upcoming Benelli 302R in the market. The motorcycle gets dual headlamp set-up, split seats, clip-on handlebars and Pirelli tyres. Other electronic features are not yet known.
The Apache RR310S will draw power from a 313cc single cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that will also power the BMW G310R. In the BMW model, the engine produces a maximum power of 34 Bhp and a maximum torque of 28 Nm and comes with a 6-speed transmission. However, the engine will be re-tuned for the Apache RR to favour track riding and the maximum power will be slightly less to give an advantage to BMW.
The spy pictures that were leaked also show a tall windscreen, all-digital instrument cluster, projector headlamps, LED indicators, USD forks with mono-shock at the rear. There are petal disc brakes at the front and the rear with standard ABS across all the variants. The motorcycle is expected to carry a price tag of Rs. 1.7 lakh, ex-showroom.
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