Long wait for the Akula concept-based TVS Apache RR 310 has finally come to an end today, as the company today launched it at an event in Chennai. It has been made in a single variant priced at Rs 2.05 lakh (ex-showroom).
The Apache RR 310 is TVS Motor Company’s most powerful and fastest bike, and it shares its DNA with the upcoming BMW G 310 R as both use the same platform and engine. For people not in the know, TVS and BMW are jointly working on multiple motorcycles that both the brands would sell in multiple markets across the globe, and BMW 310R and TVS Apache RR 310 are the first two products produced under the joint venture.
Now that the bike has already gone on sale, here are 5 things that we liked about it.
1. A design that will surely turn heads
TVS Akula 310 was unquestionably the most loved concept at the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo, as it was developed and designed using the expertise of TVS Racing. With a sharp-looking full fairing, aluminium sub-frame, twin headlamps and LED daytime running lights, angular tank and high tail-end, the concept attracted one and all. And the best part is that the production model – Apache RR 310 – has retained most of those elements. According to us, it’s the best looking motorcycle in its price bracket. Read – TVS Apache RR 310 Vs KTM RC 390
2. First Indian bike with reverse inclined engine
As mentioned earlier, the Apache RR 310 shares its underpinnings with BMW G 310 R, and thus have the same reverse incline engine setup. It’s in fact he first Indian motorcycle with engine mounted on the chassis facing backwards, which ensures a low centre of gravity and better weight distribution. As a result, the bike will be pretty quick. As far the engine is concerned, it’s the same 313cc, single-cylinder, DOHC, liquid cooled engine with fuel injection that does duty int he BMW G310R. This engine puts out 33.5bhp of maximum power and 27.3Nm of peak torque. Read: TVS Apache RR 310 Vs Bajaj Dominar 400 – Which Is A Better Pick?
3. One of the fastest bikes in its class
With a reverse inclined engine setup, KYB-sourced upside down front forks, best-in-class power-to-weight ratio and Michelin radial tyres makes the TVS Apache RR 310 the most powerful motorcycle in its category. With 0-60kmph in 2.93 seconds, 0-100kmph in 7.17 a top speed of 160kmph, its performance figures are in the league of much more expensive motorcycles.
4. Dual channel ABS with Anti-back lift
The TVS Apache RR 310 gets a dual channel ABS to ensure that your wheels don’t get locked up in the case of panic braking. Since it will be a switchable ABS, one can switch on or off the ABS as per one’s requirements. Also, the 300cc Apache has Anti-back lift feature that will prevent the rear wheel from lifting up when the ABS is enabled.
5. Several exciting features
Not just the looks aur engine, the vehicle gets several exciting features that make it a truly desirable product. Here’s a list of some of the top ones
-Trellis frame chassis
-180mm ground clearance
-Lightweight carbon fibre components
-Cast alloy swing arm
-High aerodynamic efficiency
-Dorsal fin and heat management gills
-On board gyro cameras
– Radial callipers
-Dual Channel Total Control ABS
-Omega shaped taillights
TVS Akula 310 Concept Picture Gallery