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TVS races into super-premium league with the Apache RR 310

TVS races into super-premium league with the Apache RR 310

Asserting that The roll-out of TVS Apache RR 310 "is the culmination of years of honest efforts", Mr. Radhakrishnan said that adding that the new bike "is a testimony to our racing DNA and R&D (research and development) capabilities".

The Apache RR 310 has been equipped with twin LED headlamps and LED DRLs that give it a mean grin, sitting below a large windscreen. The TVS Apache RR 310 is the latest offering from the TVS Apache stable, is launched at Rs 2.05 lakh (ex-showroom). The Apache RR 310 gets a smooth back segment with seating for two and an intriguing LED back light.

The new bike is produced out of TVS Motor's Hosur factory, which has already been producing and exporting G 310 R bikes (BMW version of the new bike) for export requirements of BMW since a year ago.

During the launch, a TVS spokesperson said that a RR 310 race series, called the RR Cup, will be launched to encourage RR 310 to take the bike to the limit in the safety of a racetrack.

TVS claims that the decades-long racing experience of TVS Racing has been used to develop the Apache RR 310 while the pilot tests have been conducted with real users whose feedback on the development and performance of bike were satisfying.

"We are confident that customers will find it to be a ideal combination of racecraft technology and riding dynamics", TVS Motor Company Joint Managing Director Sudarshan Venu said. There's also tricolour detailing at the front which doesn't look out of place. The new Apache powered by a new engine, developed jointly by TVS and BMW, will churn out 34 PS@9700 rpm and 27.3 NM@7700 rpm. The engine is mated to a six-speed gearbox.

The front sprocket size has been altered from 16 teeth on the BMW to 17 teeth on the Apache. "The Apache RR310 is our first foray into the super premium segment", he said. The rear sprocket too is altered from 40 teeth on the BMW to 42 teeth on the TVS.

The RR 310 also boasts of an acceleration of 0-60 kmph in under 3 seconds, 2.9 seconds to be exact. The bike also features a trellis frame with a bolt-on subframe. The wheelbase is 1,365 mm and the seat height is set at 810 mm.

In terms of design, the RR 310 retains the Akula concept's silhouette but is less aggressively styled.

Designed for the track, with relaxed enough ergonomics for daily use, the TVS Apache RR 310competes against the KTM RC 390, the Kawasaki Ninja 300 and the Benelli 302R.