The Apache RR 310, launched at Rs 2.05 lakh ex-showroom is a lot more than just TVS Motor’s new flagship motorcycle and boasts some serious technology. Here’s all the dope on what the bike gets, benefitting not just from TVS Motor’s 35 years of experience in racing, but also from the brand’s collaboration with BMW Motorrad.
The TVS Apache RR 310 uses the same 313cc, liquid-cooled, reverse inclined single cylinder engine as the BMW G310R. Its power and torque outputs are the same, at 34PS and 27.5Nm, but TVS Motor is using its own custom ECU. The fuel injection system is a closed loop system sourced from Bosch. The engine is one of the biggest highlights on the motorcycle, apart from its handling. To know more, here is the link to our first ride review of the TVS Apache RR 310.
The Apache RR 310 uses a six-speed gearbox that is similar to the one on the BMW G310R and while ratios are identical, the final drive on the Apache RR 310 is different. The Apache RR 310 uses a rear sprocket with 41 teeth as opposed to 40 teeth on the BMW’s, to improve initial acceleration.
The trellis frame on the Apache RR 310 is also similar to the one on the BMW G310R it isn’t identical though and is slightly different. The changes have been made to enhance the bike’s handling, given the fact that the Apache RR 310 is a fully-faired sports bike, unlike the BMW G310R that is a naked street bike.
The TVS Apache RR 310 uses 41mm upside down forks up front and a monoshock at the rear. TVS Motor has worked very closely with KYB, one of the biggest names globally when it comes to motorcycle suspensions. Apart from being tested extensively on public roads in India and abroad, the Apache RR 310 has been tested for over 3000 laps at the Madras Motor Race Track, to ensure the suspension setup is perfect.
The TVS Apache RR 310 comes shod with Michelin Pilot Street tyres. The front end gets a 110/70 section tyre and the rear a 150/60 section. These are not specially developed tyres from Michelin and are available off the shelf.