TVS Motors is all set to start a one-make racing series around the Apache RR 310. The Hosur-based two-wheeler giant will offer riders identical motorcycles – the race-spec Apache 310. The motorcycle is very different from the road-going version, in that it’s tuned for high performance. Top speed is a very impressive 175 Kph, and TVS Motors has tuned the 311-cc, reverse-inclined liquid cooled, four-stroke engine to output 38 PS of peak power at 10,500 rpm. Various other changes on the motorcycle include a race-tuned exhaust, a 40-mm throttle body, a revised intake, rear set footpegs for racier ergonomics and a race-spec ECU.
While the race-spec Apache 310 will make its debut at the Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship (INMRC) of 2018 at the Kari Speedway in Coimbatore on the 8th of June, 2018, the motorcycle will also be used for the multi-continent, one-make racing series that TVS Motors will soon begin. In this international one-make racing championship, winners of each continent will race against each other. TVS Motors exports the Apache RR310 to many geographies including Latin America and South East Asia. The one-make racing championship is meant to build the Apache brand around motorsport.
The regular Apache RR 310 has been India’s best selling, affordable high-performance motorcycles, with sales of nearly 1,000 monthly units on an average. The motorcycle has outsold the KTM 390 Duke and RC 390 over the past couple of months. Priced at Rs. 2.23 lakhs, ex-showroom Delhi, the road-going version of the Apache RR 310 is a lot less powerful than the race-spec model. While it shares its engine and other key cycle parts with the race-spec model, the engine is tuned to output 34 Bhp-28 Nm. A 6-speed manual gearbox is standard. Upside down front forks, a monoshock rear, dual disc brakes and dual channel ABS are other key feature on the fully faired motorcycle.