TVS launched their new flagship motorcycle Apache RR 310 this week in India at Rs.2.05 lakh (ex-showroom). Being more than just a commuter bike with an attractive price tag, it competes against KTM RC390, Kawasaki Ninja 300, Dominar 400 and the upcoming Yamaha R3.
RR 310 is based on the TVS Akula concept that was displayed at the 2016 Auto Expo and features almost the same outline with its aerodynamic body. However, it does carry changes like the split LED headlamp with projector lights and LED turn indicators on the front, while the rear profile looks sleeker in design with LED tail lights compared to the Akula race bike.
In terms of design, the company claims their team has gone through endless hours of wind tunnel testing, coming up with various versions to renderthe best possible aerodynamics on this 300cc bike. Built on a light-weight trellis frame, it only weighs around 169.5kg. The top speed is around 163kmph, making it more than the BMW G 310R with whom this motorcycle shares its underpinnings with.
41mm Kayaba USD front forks and Kayaba rear monoshocks handle suspension on the RR 310, while 300mm petal disc at the front and 240mm disc at the rear powered by dual channel ABS, handlebraking duties effectively. TVS Apache RR 310 goes worldwide as one model with same specifications and are available in red and matte black shades.