Vasista Dutt, a TVS Apache owner, has taken to social media to express his shock over the brake pedal on his motorcycle just falling off abruptly. In a Facebook post, Mr. Dutt added that his TVS Apache RR310 had covered just 600 kilometers and that he’d never taken his motorcycle to speeds beyond 90 Kmph. He also added that this incident happened when he was riding in traffic. He has also posted pictures that clearly show the bolt holding brake pedal having sheared off from the TVS Apache RR 310’s frame.
Here’s the first person account of the incident:
I’m literally in shock for what just happened to my bike. I was riding in traffic and suddenly the back brake of the bike just fell to the ground. One of the bolts connecting the brake pedal broke in half. I have ridden this bike for only 600 Km and I have never ridden it past 90kmph. Has this happened with anyone else or am I the first victim??
Could there be other factors involved?
Highly likely. There could be multiple reasons why the bolt holding the brake pedal has sheared off. It’s not normal, and generally happens only where’s some kind of impact involved. Until this is figured out, it’ll be unfair to point fingers at a manufacturing defect or a design flaw. Moreover, it’s the first time that something of this sort is being reported about the Apache RR 310, a motorcycle that TVS Motors has put together with technological collaboration with BMW Motorrad.
The Apache RR 310 is TVS Motors’ flagship motorcycle, and is priced at about Rs. 2.23 lakhs, ex-showroom Delhi. It’s also the most technologically advanced motorcycle that TVS has ever built. It’s powered by a 311 cc, reverse inclined, single cylinder four stroke engine that’s liquid cooled and fuel injected. Peak power is rated at 34 Bhp while peak torque is rated at 28 Nm. A 6 speed manual gearbox is standard. The fully faired motorcycle gets twin channel ABS as standard. Suspension bits include upside down front forks and a monoshock rear. The motorcycle competes with the KTM RC390 in terms of price and positioning.