TVS Motors has just released a teaser video of the upgraded Apache RR 310, the company’s flagship motorcycle. The Apache RR 310, which was launched in December 2017, has been put through a series of upgrades by TVS Motors based on customer feedback. These upgrades will be offered through the refreshed version of the sportsbike. Both mechanical and visual updates are likely to be effected on the new TVS Apache RR 310. From the silhouette of the motorcycle seen in the teaser, it’s evident that the overall design of the Apache RR 310 will remain more of less unchanged. The sleek form factor of the fully faired sportsbike, along with its ample proportions, are major draws for buyers, and TVS Motors is unlikely to meddle with these.
Buyers have been complaining about vibrations from the engine, which is expected to be addressed with this upgrade. Expect starkly improved refinement levels on the new Apache 310, and if you’re in the market for one, we suggest that you wait until 28th of May before proceeding with your purchase. The motorcycle is expected to get a slight price revision if the changes are extensive.
Currently, it retails at Rs. 2.24 lakhs, ex-showroom Delhi, which makes it cheaper than its prime rival – the KTM RC390. The TVS Apache RR 310 makes less power and torque than the KTM RC 390 though, and this can be explained by its smaller engine.
The Apache 310 is powered by a 311cc, four stroke single cylinder engine from BMW Motorrad. This motor makes a peak power of 34 Bhp and a peak torque of 28 Nm. It gets liquid cooling, twin overhead camshafts, a four valve head and fuel injection as standard. It’s paired to a six speed manual gearbox. TVS may add a slipper clutch to this gearbox through the latest update.
The KTM RC 390, on the other hand, uses a 373cc, single cylinder fuel injected engine with liquid cooling, and power and torque outputs of 44 Bhp-37 Nm. It gets a 6 speed manual gearbox with a slipper clutch as standard, and this is one reason why TVS is likely to offer a slipper clutch on the Apache 310 as well. As for cycle parts on the TVS sportsbike, there are upside down front forks and a monoshock rear shock absorber handling suspension duties. Disc brakes are standard on both wheels and so is dual channel ABS. The motorcycle also has a fully digital instrument cluster, alloy wheels, tubeless tyres and a twin seat design. All these parts are likely to be carried over to the upgraded model.