The high level of localisation infers aggressive pricing for the all-new TVS Apache RR 310S.
TVS Apache RR 310S gets the cast alloy swing arm that improves handling and at the same time offer better ride quality.
TVS Motor Company, the homegrown two-wheeler maker is gearing up for the launch its highly-anticipated bike, TVS Apache RR 310S in the domestic market in early 2018. The bike was earlier expected to break covers last fiscal, albeit reports in media indicate, it could be launched in the country before March 2018. The patent images of the fully-faired motorcycle were leaked on the inter-web in August. Now, the brochure scans of TVS upcoming fully- faired motorcycle, the TVS Apache RR 310S has been leaked out. This will be the most powerful bike from the two-wheeler maker in its range. Furthermore, the motorcycle will be built on the same underpinnings used in BMW’s naked streetfighter, G310R.
The leaked brochure scans reveal the side profile of the fully-faired motorcycle. It comes with two exterior paint jobs – Blue and Red. Featuring crouched riding position, the TVS Apache RR 310S will be launched as a sporty performance-oriented motorcycle. The design of the bike looks largely similar to the patent image. It features aluminium footpegs for weight reduction. Powering the TVS’ most powerful bike will be the same 313cc, single-cylinder, DOHC unit that also powers the BMW G310R. This engine will come paired to a six-speed transmission and will put out maximum power of 34bhp against 28Nm of torque. Although, TVS is expected to tune the power delivery in line with the character of the bike. Picture Gallery – TVS Akula 310
The model showcased, as Akula concept in Delhi Auto Expo 2016, was equipped with upside down forks at the front. However, the production-spec model is likely to get telescopic forks at front and monoshock absorbers at the rear. Aside from the engine, the alloy rims in the Apache RR 310S will be borrowed from the G310R. These alloy wheels will come wrapped around the Michelin tyres. Power to retard speed will be derived from petal disc brakes in front and rear. It could additionally come with an ABS system. In terms of pricing, expect the model to fall between Rs 1.5 lakh to Rs 1.8 lakh.
Design highlights of the motorcycle include higher placed clip on bar, twin LED headlamps with daytime running lamps and HID projectors, a tall windshield and yellow golden coloured front forks. The fully-faired bike gets ‘devil’s horn’ with LEDs and LED indicator at the back. The carbon fibre bits from the concept version will be dropped; instead the production version will get the cost-effective material finished in matte black. Also, the race-spec exhaust has been replaced by the conventional end can whereas, the aluminium trellis sub frame is likely to be retained.
|Launch Date (Expected)||Early 2018|
TVS had first showcased the fully faired motorcycle at the 2016 Auto Expo as a tribute to the company’s racing history. Called Akula 310 concept, the motorcycle has been spotted several times during its test rounds giving inkling of the styling on the production version. Patent images of the bike were leaked online last August, and now the brochure scans surfaced online. It is expected that the production-spec motorcycle could break cover at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo, while launch could go on sale in March 2018. Read – 2017 TVS Apache RTR 200 4V BS-IV – All You Need To Know
With this 300cc motorcycle, TVS will mark its global debut in the 300cc segment in India. Moreover, this will be the fastest production bike from the homegrown two-wheeler maker in its India portfolio. The company will produce this motorcycle at its production facility near Hosur in Tamil Nadu. With a high level of localisation, expect the bike to be priced aggressively. According to the estimates, the bike could be priced between Rs 1.75 lakh to Rs 2 lakh.
|Specifications||Apache RR 310S|
Power on the fully-faired motorcycle will come from the 313cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine with a reverse cylinder layout. This is the same powertrain that also powers the BMW’s upcoming G310R naked streetfighter and G310 GS adventure motorcycle. This fuel-injected, single-cylinder engine is calibrated to churn out a maximum power output of 34bhp at 9,500rpm along with a peak torque of 28Nm at 7,500rpm. It is expected that TVS could calibrate the power delivery in the engine in line with the bike’s character. For power transmission, it will use a six-speed gearbox.
Suspension mechanism of the bike comprises a telescopic fork at front and monoshock absorber at rear. Stopping power will come from disc brakes at both the ends and it will further receive an optional anti-lock-braking system. Read – TVS Apache, Star City Plus, Sport Get Top Honors at J.D. Power 2017
The new fully faired motorcycle will be capable to attain a top speed of around 150-160kmph.
In terms of fuel efficiency, TVS 300cc fully-faired bike is estimated to return decent mileage between 25km/l to 28km/l within city and around 36km/l on highways.
-Highly-stiff space frame chassis
-Lightweight carbon fibre components
-Cast alloy swing arm
-High aerodynamic efficiency
-Dorsal fin and heat management gills
-On board gyro cameras
– Radial callipers
-ABS on front wheel
-Optional Pirelli Tyres
-Devil shaped taillights
Earlier named Akula, the upcoming fully-faired, 300cc bike from TVS is one of the eagerly awaited models from the company. Interestingly, the bike has been designed and developed based on the inputs from TVS’ race drivers and it is the first model developed under TVS-BMW joint-venture. The concept version shown at the 2016 Auto Expo under the Akula 310 nameplate was a tribute to the company’s 33 years old racing history. Most of the elements on the production version have been carried over from the concept, albeit TVS has added new bits to make road legal.
The carbon fibre bits from the concept have been replaced by the cost-effective bits, whereas the aluminium sub-frame has been retained. Underpinning the highly stiff space frame chassis, it gets a large fairing, split headlamps in front with daytime running lights, HID projectors and a tall windshield. With the addition of LED DRLs and HID, it will be safer to drive during night. Additionally, the fully-faired bike comes with cast alloy swing arm for improved handling and ride quality. The USD fork painted in yellow golden colour up front and the ‘devil’s horn’ taillamp with LEDs & LED indicators enhance the visual appeal. It additionally comes with an exhaust canister that seems to be inspired by the BMW G310R, whereas the raised clip on makes the bike more road focused. Moreover, it will ride on the Michelin tyres that will offer excellent grip on the road. Other elements like the split-seats, sculpted fuel tank, vertically mounted instrument console, disc brakes in front & rear and optional dual-channel ABS will also be offered on the bike.
In India, TVS’s first full-faired bike will go up against the KTM 390 Duke, Kawasaki Ninja 300, Yamaha R3 and other 300cc motorcycles.