It all started with the Apache 150 back in 2006, followed by various other versions in the later years including a dual-channel ABS variant. The Apache RR (Race Replica) 310 was first showcased as a stunning concept called the Akula. This bike has been produced with assistance from BMW. And given the fact that TVS has been into racing for the last 35 years, this could well be a promising product. A year after its launch, however, customers realised that the spares were too costly and there were some reliability issues as well.
Packed neatly within the frame is a 312.2cc, single-cylinder engine that produces 33bhp and 27.3Nm of torque. The motor is liquid-cooled and comes paired to a 6-speed manual transmission. The TVS Apache RR310 is BSVI-compliant.
The overall design is very sharp and athletic yet simple. At the front, it gets dual LED projector headlamps with LED DRLs. The fairing is rather edgy and the tank has an angular and muscular look to it. The tail section is sleek and that Omega LED tail light adds to the visual drama. We also liked the up-swept exhaust can. The rear section has a ‘naked’ look to it, while the side fairings get the Apache RR 310 branding all over. The instrument cluster looks great and shows lots of information that include the tachometer, fuel range, gear position indicator, speedometer, twin trip meters, engine temperature and a speedometer. There’s also a hazard light switch, lap timer, live and average mileage indicator and lots more. The quality of the switchgear is typically TVS, which is a good thing. In terms of dimensions, the Apache RR310 is 2001mm in length, 786mm in width and 1135mm in height. The bike manages a top speed of 160kph. The engine sounds very different from other Apaches, and as the revs rise, the engine gets pretty vocal. The throttle is responsive and the engine is very refined. Power delivery is nice and smooth. However, some vibrations can be felt. And the transmission is very smooth too. The clutch also feels light. At 169kgs, the bike’s weight is quite manageable. The ground clearance, on the other hand, is 180mm, while the bike has a wheelbase of 1365mm and a seat height of 810mm.
The TVS Apache RR310 has a fuel tank capacity of 11 litres. In terms of mileage, the TVS Apache RR310 is capable of returning 35kmpl by ARAI, in BSVI guise.
The clip-on handlebar is set nice and high, making the riding position rather good. The saddle has sufficient cushioning, making long hours of riding a boon. However, for many, that tall pillion seat won’t be liked by many, given how impractical it is. What adds to the riding experience are those rear-set footpegs. The handling is nice and sharp, thanks to the light-weight trellis frame. Around corners, the bike feels very stable – again, thanks in part to the short wheelbase and swingarm. The bike is also very easy to ride and is sure to be a favourite even among first-time buyers. The ride quality is on the pliant side, and the grip offered by the tyres is really good. And the brakes work commendably well. At the front, the bike rides on KYB up-side-down forks, while the rear gets a KYB monoshock absorber. As far as the chassis is concerned, it is built around a trellis frame. The Apache RR310 runs on 110/70 R17 tyres at the front and 150/60 R17 tyres at the rear. Retardation duties are taken care of by disc brakes at the front and at the rear.
The bike comes loaded with a slew of features like Smart X Connect that include race telemetry, ride planning, navigation assist, telephony and auxiliary, digital instrument cluster, stand warning indicator, engine kill switch, LED headlamp, alloy wheels and ABS.
The TVS Apache RR310 is available in a variety of shades like Racing Red and Phantom Black. Racing Red is certainly a colour that is bound to be a favourite among young riders.
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Prices and Variants
The TVS Apache RR310 is available in one variant: Apache RR310 Slipper Clutch for ₹ 2.27 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). For further details and the on-road price of the Apache RR310, you can head to autox.com.
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