The new flagship bike of TVS, the Apache RR 310 has a huge waiting period, in India. As per the latest dispatch report, TVS sold 836 units of the flagship Apache in the month of April, which is less than the 983 units that were sold in April. The Apache RR 310 goes directly against the KTM 390 series that comprises the 390 Duke and the RC 390. KTM India sold as many as 800 units of the Duke 390 and RC390 combined.
The TVS Apache RR310 is a fully-faired bike based on the BMW G310R. It gets the same 313 cc engine that produces a maximum of 34 Bhp and 28 Nm. TVS and BMW jointly developed the bikes that enable BMW to target mass segment customers around the world. The bike gets a 6-speed transmission but TVS does not offer a slipper clutch. TVS offers ABS as standard but it cannot be switched off if the rider feels adventurous.
TVS announced during the launch that they want to target 10,000 units per year and the monthly sales are just keeping up with the target. While many dealerships report a long waiting period on the bike, we believe that TVS has limited production of the bike. TVS is also planning to launch a more aggressive, race-spec version of the bike later this year. The bike may get slipper clutch with an aggressive riding position. The new bike will further boost sales.
Even the KTM RC 390 is expected to get updates later this year. KTM did not update the RC 390 as much as they updated the 390 Duke in the Indian market. The RC 390 is a true-blue track bike but the Apache RTR 310 is subtle and can be used for long distances too. Later this year, other iterations of the Apache RR 310 in the form of BMW G310R and the GS 310R will be launched in the Indian market.