The new TVS Apache RR310 was launched in India last week. The fully faired sportsbike got a major mechanical update and a new colour option.
TVS updated the Apache RR310, two years after its launch. Earlier, we received some reports suggesting that the existing customers have been notified of some update that their RR310s will get for free.
Now, TVS has officially launched the updated fully faired motorcycle. Apache RR310 is a flagship TVS motorcycle and also one of the most affordable in its segment. But still, it does not garner much sales for the manufacturer.
The handsome Matte Black colour is now removed, which is replaced by the Glossy Phantom Black option. Here are five things to know about the new Apache RR310:
Price And Competition
The RR310 is now priced at Rs 2.27 Lakhs (ex-showroom), getting costlier by Rs 5,000. It is the most affordable fully faired motorcycle in the 300cc class, however, locks horns with KTM RC 390, Duke 390, BMW G 310 R, Honda CB300R and Royal Enfield 650 Twins.
It continues with the same 313cc liquid-cooled reverse-inclined engine, but receives some minor revisions. The ECU has been revised for better overall performance. The engine produces 34 BHP at 9700 RPM and 27.3 Nm at 7700 RPM. The vibrations have also been reduced.
This is the main update on the new TVS Apache RR310. A race-tuned slipper clutch from the RTR 200 4V is equipped here. As a result, the downshifts are smoother and you can aggressively shift gears. The clutch is lighter which helps in low hand fatigue for the rider.
Features onboard the Apache RR310 include Bi-LED projector headlamps, Race-Spec Trellis Frame, a vertical fully digital instrument console, split seats and Low-placed clip-on handlebars. Reportedly, it will soon get a Bluetooth-connected digital speedometer which is offer navigation, message and call alert and other telematics.
Suspension and Brakes
Suspension is handled by gold-anodized USD forks at the front and dual swing-arm Kayaba monoshock at the back. The suspension setup is on the stiffer side for a better sportsbike experience.
A single 300m disc at the front and a 240mm disc at the back with dual-channel ABS provide the braking power to the RR310.