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.
The long-awaited TVS Apache RR 310S fully-faired sports bike is all set to go on sale in the country in the next couple of months. The fastest production TVS bike was first previewed at the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo as Akula 310 concept. In a bid en-cash on the upcoming festive season, Diwali, the company aims to introduce this bike around August-September. It was speculated that the bike will be launched by the end of 2016; that didn’t happen. This 300cc motorcycle is currently on testing spree and the clear images of the bike have already hit the inter-web, revealing most of the design highlights of the bike.
The Apache RR 310S will be the first motorcycle jointly developed by TVS Motor Company and BMW Motorrad. Sporting the ‘TVS racing DNA’, the fully-faired motorcycle will be positioned as flagship model in the Apache series. As a reminder, BMW will also introduce the G310R naked streetfighter and G310 GS adventure tourer in the country in 2018. Both models will be locally developed at TVS Motor Company Hosur plant. Talking about engine specs, the fully-faired bike is powered by a 313cc, single-cylinder engine that will also power the BMW twins. However, this powertrain could be tuned to deliver power in tandem with the bike’s characteristics. Power will be transmitted to the rear wheels via a six-speed gearbox. The bike shares most of the design cues with the Akula concept, including vertically mounted instrument console, upside down fork up front and a radically mounted front caliper.
The front fascia of the bike gets aggressive look, thanks to twin LED headlamps with daytime running lamps and HID projectors, a tall windshield and USD front forks painted in yellow golden. This fully-faired motorcycle is equipped with ‘devil’s horn’ taillamp with LEDs and LED indicators. The exhaust is sourced from the BMW G310R naked streetfighter, while the tyres have been sourced from Michelin. The bike will also come with dual-channel ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) as optional. Picture Gallery – TVS Akula 310
Styling elements such as ABS on front wheel, stylishly designed taillights, higher placed clip on bar and new pillion seat add more to its sporty appeal. While the concept version had carbon fibre bodywork, the production-ready Apache RR 310S will be equipped with cost-effective material painted in matte black. Additionally, the race-spec exhaust has been replaced by the conventional end can. The aluminium trellis sub frame on the other hand is expected to be retained
|Launch Date (Expected)||July-Aug 2017|
First unveiled as the Akula 310 concept at the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo, this motorcycle was introduced to pay a tribute to TVS’ racing history. The fully-faired bike is currently in testing phase, and it should take a couple of months to enter into production line. The new Apache RR 310S will make its way to India in late August or early September this year; however, TVS has not revealed the exact launch date. Read – 2017 TVS Apache RTR 200 4V BS-IV – All You Need To Know
With this motorcycle, TVS will mark entry into the growing 300cc segment in the country. This will be the fastest production bike from the homegrown automaker. Production of the brand’s first fully-faired motorcycle will commence at TVS’s Hosur-based manufacturing facility in Tamil Nadu. Since the bike will have a high-level of localisation, we can expect aggressive pricing. It is estimated to be priced between Rs 1.5 lakh to Rs 1.80 lakh.
|Specifications||Apache RR 310S|
The new Apache RR 310S motorcycle will be propelled by a 313cc, single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine with a reverse cylinder layout. This motor is the same unit that will also power the upcoming BMW G310R streetfighter and the G310 GS adventure motorcycle. Featuring fuel-injected technology, this powertrain is capable of producing a maximum power output of 34bhp at 9,500rpm along with a peak torque of 28Nm at 7,500rpm. This engine has been tuned to deliver power output to meet the need of a fully-faired motorcycle. Power will be transmitted to the rear wheels via a six-speed gearbox.
For suspension mechanism of the bike comprises of telescopic forks at the front and monoshock absorber at the rear. The braking duties will be carried out by disc brakes at both end. It will be further assisted by dual-channel ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) as optional. 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.
As far as fuel efficiency is concerned, the new 300cc Apache model will be decent returning 25 to 28kmpl on urban roads and up to 36kmpl 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
Much before its launch, the bike has created hysteria in the segment and is one of the most awaited models slated to launch this year. The bike has been designed and developed with inputs from TVS’ race drivers and will be the first bike in India under TVS and BMW joint-venture. The Akula 310 concept version of the bike was a tribute to TVS’ 33 years old racing history. The production model retains most of the styling cues, though TVS has made several changes to make it road legal. The motorcycle is built on the highly stiff space frame chassis. The carbon fibre body work from the concept version has been dropped, whereas the aluminium sub-frame has been carried over.
This motorcycle gets huge fairing, a tall windshield in front and split headlamp with LED daytime running lights and HID projectors. The inclusion of LED DRLs and HID will make riding safe during night. The vehicle get the cast alloy swing arm that improves handling and at the same time offer better ride quality. It also has a USD fork painted in yellow golden colour up front. The bike features ‘devil’s horn’ taillamp with LEDs and LED indicators. The bike also gets an exhaust canister borrowed from BMW G310R and the raised clip on makes it more road focused. It is expected to source tyres from Michelin that should give this bike an excellent road grip. Other design highlights include split seats, sculpted fuel tank, a vertically mounted instrument console, disc brakes at both ends and dual-channel ABS as optional.
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.
First previewed at the 2016 Auto Expo as Akula concept, the TVS Apache RR 310S will share most of its design elements with the concept version. It will be first bike developed jointly by TVS Motor Company and BMW Motorrad.