TVS recently issued an update on its flagship Apache RR 310 motorcycle. The update was issued to sort out some issues with the bike, chief among them being the high levels of vibrations. The company reached out to the buyers via SMS and other means and notified them to visit their respective dealerships. The video below by Road Falcon shows what all upgrades have been done on the bike and what is the effect of them on the Apache RR310. Check out the video before we move on to the details of the improvements done on the bike.
As seen in the video, the company had issued several changes and enhancements for the Apache RR310 in order to make the bike run more smoothly. For the people who have recently had the servicing done, they can go to their nearest service centre to receive the updates. Talking about the changes, the most important one is the ECU update. The ECU update issued by the company has remapped the engine output a bit so as to be more responsive in the lower end, thus making riding in traffic a lot easier. Then come the handle dampers, which reduce the vibration issue the handlebars were suffering with. These bar end mounted dampers are bigger and heavier than the ones present on the bike earlier.
Then comes the chain roller, which has been replaced with a new unit that the company claims will reduce the noise and also will have less wear and tear than the one present on the bike currently. Lastly, the windshield gets a soft rubber padding below the instrument cluster which blocks any sort of air passage coming from the front. This results in lower vibrations and sound as well as lesser dirt accumulation in the hard to reach places around the inner windshield. According to the rider, after the upgrades, the vibrations have certainly gone down while the bike also feels more responsive in the lower rev range.
Talking about the bike, the TVS Apache RR 310 is powered by a 312-cc engine that churns out 34 Bhp of power along with 27 Nm of torque. It is mated to a 6-speed gearbox which is a slick shifting unit. The bike can register a top whack of almost 165 km/h and has a 0-100 km/h timing of about 6.28 seconds. The bike is pretty feature rich too and comes with track lap timer, digital engine temperature gauge, 0-60 km/h timing, 0-100 km/h timing, and top speed recorded on the last ride. It also gets Bi-Xenon projector headlamps and petal disc brakes. The riding position of the bike is quite relaxed, something which is opposite to its smashing looks. It has a starting price of Rs. 2.23 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi), which makes it a pretty decent choice in the segment.