TVS Apache RR 310, the flagship model from the home-grown two-wheeler, has received its first price hike after the BS6 update. Now, the bike has been priced at Rs 2.45 lakh (ex-showroom) making it Rs 5,000 more expensive than before. Compared to its arch rival – KTM RC 390, it’s still Rs 8,000 more affordable. The new Apache RR 310 uses the BS6-ready 312.2cc engine delivering power worth 34bhp and 27.3Nm of torque. The bikemaker made several other significant updates making it more value for money product.
On the technical front, one of the biggest upgrades comes in the form of the move to ride-by-wire throttle along with four ride modes – Urban, Rain, Track and Sport. These modes enable alter throttle response, engine power and ABS settings on different terrains. One must note that the in Urban and Rain mode, the power and torque figures drop to 25.8bhp and 25Nm respectively. In fact, its top speed declines to 125kmph from 160kmph.
The 2020 TVS Apache RR 310 runs on new Michelin Road 5 tyres instead of the old Michelin Pilot Streets tyres. The bike also gets Glide Through Technology+ feature along with a new 5.0-inch colour TFT instrument panel with Bluetooth connectivity (called TVS Smart Xconnect). It enables users to connect their smartphone to the display and show multiple functions via the TVS Connect App. The screen also shows incoming caller’s details, turn-by-turn navigation, vehicle health alerts and mobile phone status. Read – TVS Ronin Could Be The Name For Zeppelin Cruiser
While the body panels remain unchanged, the 2020 TVS Apache RR 310 receives a new dual-tone colour scheme. There is a large ‘Apache’ moniker running across the fairing and onto the fuel tank and the RR310 logo is placed above it. Features such as dual projector LED headlamp, LED taillamp and seats are carried over from the old model. No changes have been made to its dimensions as well.