The TVS Apache RR 310S was launched weeks ago, at an ex-showroom price of Rs. 2.05 lakhs, making it TVS Motors’ most expensive bike, ever. Already, there’s a 5 % discount on it. No, it’s not because there’s not enough demand for this blazing hot sportsbike, but because there’s an employee referral scheme that most people don’t know about.
A TVS dealer has revealed to Rushlane that if one gets a referral from a TVS Motors employee, one can gain a discount of 5 % on the flagship Apache sportsbike. This means that the bike will now be priced nearly Rs. 10,000 lower, after applying the 5 % discount. So, if you know a TVS Motors employee, and want an Apache RR 310S, you know what to do.
Meanwhile, TVS dealers around India have started delivering the first few Apache RR 310S bikes to customer. However, only the matte-black colour is being delivered for now. Deliveries of the red coloured Apaches will start from early next year.
The Apache RR 310S is the first bike that TVS Motors has built in collaboration with German motorcycle maker BMW Motorrad. The Apache’s 310cc four stroke engine that employs a unique, reverse inclined design for better mass centralization, was developed by BMW. In fact, the first bike to use this engine was the BMW G 310R naked sportsbike, which will soon be launched in the Indian market.
The Apache RR 310S, like the BMW G 310R, gets liquid cooling, fuel injection, twin overhead camshafts and four valves per cylinder. However, TVS uses a different ECU and a different map. The Apache RR 310S also gets petal disc brakes on both wheels, and ABS as standard.
It used Kayaba-tuned upside down front forks and a monoshock rear shock absorber. The bike hits a top speed in excess of 165 Kph, making it the fastest motorcycle TVS Motors has ever sold in India. It gets a full fairing, a fully digital instrument cluster, tubeless tyres, a trellis frame painted in contrast red paint, and clip-on handlebars.