TVS is reportedly working on a naked version of the Apache RR 310 which will likely be called the RTR 310 and its expected to come out next year.
The TVS Apache RR 310 is one of the best fully-faired motorcycles in its segment and its strong performance has always impressed us. What’s even nice to know is that the Apache RR 310 shares its underpinnings with the BMW G 310 R and that really gives it a premium edge. There are some new reports which suggest that TVS is now working on a naked version of the Apache RR 310 and it will likely be called the Apache RTR 310. Its set to launch sometime next year. Let’s look at it in a little more detail.
The new Apache RTR 310 will follow a similar design language like we have seen on other naked Apache models like the RTR 200 4V. The motorcycle is expected to have small headlamps with large and sharp tank extensions. The RTR 310 could however be using a tail section similar to that of the RR 310 and perhaps the rear sub-frame as well.
Being based on the RR 310, the Apache RTR 310 will actually carry over a lot of parts from its fully-faired sibling. The powertrain, trellis frame and suspension components will be the most obvious carry over parts. That means the RTR 310 will get upside-down forks at the front and a monoshock at the rear. Even the front and rear disc brakes including the Michelin Road 5 tyres could be carried over. The motorcycle will however come with revised styling and ergonomics.
Although the RTR 310 will be using the same BS6-compliant 312cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder motor, it could be tuned a little differently. The RTR 310 could have different sprocket sizes for more sprightly performance and better city ridebility. The engine will still come mated to a 5-speed gearbox and will produce the same 34PS and 27.3Nm of torque. We expect the RTR 310 to be as well equipped as the RR 310. That means it will get four rider modes and Glide Through Technology Plus.
Other features like all-LED lighting, the new 5-inch TFT display with Bluetooth connectivity will also be carried over. Just like the RR 310, the naked motorcycle will also get features like post-ride analytics, accepting and rejecting calls via Bluetooth, turn-by-turn navigation and vehicle health info. It will get a dual-channel ABS setup like the RR 310 BS6.
The Apache RR 310 BS6 is currently priced at Rs 2.4 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The naked version will certainly undercut the price of its fully-faired sibling and we expect it to be priced around the Rs 2.2 lakh mark. It will rival the likes of the BMW G 310 R, the Honda CB300R and the KTM Duke 390 but will significantly cheaper than all of them.