We stack up TVS Apache RR 310 against KTM RC 390 and gauge them on several parameters.
Here is a spec based comparison between TVS Apache RR 310 and KTM RC 390
TVS finally entered into the 300cc segment with its long-awaited bike, Apache RR 310, which was first unveiled as the Akula concept at the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo. This is the fastest and the most powerful TVS motorcycle, which has been developed jointly by TVS and BMW. The fully-faired bike will take on the likes of popular contenders in the segment including KTM RC 390 that received upgrades earlier this year. In our spec-based comparison, we stack up TVS Apache RR 310 against KTM RC 390 and gauge them on several parameters. Check out new TVS Apache RR 310 Vs KTM RC 390 price, specifications, features and other details –
TVS now offers 4 motorcycles in its Apache lineup, and it is the first 300cc model from the Chennai-based two-wheeler manufacturer. With heavy localisation, TVS achieves aggressive pricing for its fully-faired motorcycle. That said, TVS’s 300cc motorcycle is priced at Rs 2.05 lakh (ex-showroom, price).
KTM RC 390 is available only in a single variant priced at Rs 2.34 lakh (ex-showroom, price). Read – TVS Apache RR 310S Vs Bajaj Dominar 400
The Apache RR 310 derives power from the 313cc, single cylinder, liquid-cooled engine with reverse cylinder layout. This is the same fuel-injected engine that is used in TVS and BMW’s first jointly developed bike, BMW G310R naked streetfighter. Nevertheless, TVS has calibrated the 313cc unit to belt out 34bhp at 9,700rpm and 27.30Nm at 7,500rpm. This engine is paired to a six-speed gearbox, which sends the power to the rear wheels. Changes have been made to the liquid-cooled motor for improved power delivery to match up with the bike’s character. Suspension duties are carried out by the USD (Upside-Down) front forks and monoshock rear absorbers.
The KTM RC 390 continues to derive power from the same 373.2cc, single cylinder, 4-stroke engine from the previous model. In terms of power, it pushes out 43bhp at 9,000rpm with 36Nm torque at 7,000rpm and is claimed to achieve top speed of 179km/h., the bike gets a six-Additionally it gets a six-speed gearbox for transmitting power.
The KTM RC390 is the fastest and most powerful motorcycle in its league. It is claimed to achieve a top speed of 179kmph.
Based on lighter and flexible trellis frame chassis, the Apache RR 310 is claimed to achieve 0-60kmph in just 2.93 seconds and has a top speed of 160kmph. The bike achieves 0-100kmph in 7.17 seconds.
The fully-faired, 300cc bike from TVS is expected to deliver between 25-28km/l in city conditions and around 36km/l on highways.Propelling on the 373cc engine, the KTM RC 390 returns a claimed mileage of 25km/l.
The Apache RR 310 is developed on a lighter, flexible and stronger trellis frame chassis. In terms of equipment, the fully-faired bike sport cast alloy swing arm, dorsal fin and heat management gills, full digita speedometer, Avg and live mileage indicator, gear shift indicator, lap timer and timers for 0-60kmph acceleration runs. Additionally, the bike gets USD front forks, radial callipers, ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System), Michelin tyres, pillion seat, devil shaped taillamps and tall windscreen.
Carrying a sporty look, KTM RC 390 equips a full colour TFT screen, new WP upside down fork, new side mounted exhaust system and a larger 320mm front disc brake. In addition to the above-mentioned bits, it also boasts ofS adjustable brake and clutch levers, standard slipper clutch, sporty body graphics, side slung exhaust and ride-by-wire technology.
Co-developed by TVS and BMW, the Apache RR 310 has been designed with inputs from TVS’ race drivers. The production model stays largely same as the concept Akula version, displayed as a tribute to the company’s 33 years old racing history. To make it road legal, TVS has added new bits to the bike such as the cost-effective elements in place of the carbon fibre bits. The aluminium sub-frame has been retained from the concept and it gets a large fairing for a sportier look. Up front, there are split headlamps with LED DRLs, additional HID projectors and a tall windshield. The 300cc bike also equips cast alloy swing arm, USD fork coloured in yellow golden and devil’s horn taillamp with LEDs. Other bits such as the BMW 310G inspired exhaust canister, Michelin tyres, split-seats, vertically mounted instrument console further add up to the bike’s styling. The motorcycle rides on 17-inch 5-spoked alloy wheels shod with 110/70 and 150/60 front and rear Michelin tyres.
The 2017 RC 390 looks largely same as it previous version, though KTM has added new bits to distinguish it from the preceding model. That said, it gets new body graphics with orange faring and white & gloss black treatment. In addition to it, KTM has added an adjustable clutch as well as a brake lever that enable adjusting pressure points as per the requirement. The new bodywork, footrests & pedals and blinkers on the mirror structure further add to its overall looks.
At the back, it features graphics on its underside and ‘RC 390’ badge on either side. Additionally, there is a newly-designed side mounted unit and a new exhaust system that combines stainless steel underbelly pre-muffler and aluminium absorption-type final exhaust.
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