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 all set to launch the long-awaited TVS Apache RR 310S fully-faired sported bike in the country. If reports are to be believed, the production of the bike has already been commenced and it could go on sale before festive season. The fastest production TVS bike was first previewed at the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo as Akula 310 concept. In a bid to en-cash on the Diwali season, the company aims to introduce the bike around September-October. The design sketch of the motorcycle has been leaked on the web, revealing most of the design highlights. This 300cc sportsbike is currently on testing spree and the clear images of the bike have already hit the inter-web.
The Apache RR 310S will be the first motorcycle to go on sale in India that has been jointly developed by TVS Motor Company and BMW Motorrad. As a reminder, TVS and BMW has also developed two affordable motorcycles – BMW G310R naked streetfighter and BMW G310 GS adventure tourer. Both motorcycles will go on sale in the country in 2018. Sporting the ‘TVS racing DNA’, the fully-faired Apache motorcycle will be positioned as flagship model in the Apache series. It will be locally developed at TVS Motor Company Hosur plant, where BMW bikes have been produced for export markets.
Talking about engine specs, the TVS Apache RR 310 is powered by a 313cc, single-cylinder engine that also powers the BMW twins. The company could tune this engine to deliver power in tandem with the bike’s characteristics. Power will be transmitted to the rear wheel 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 face of the motorcycle looks aggressive, thanks to twin LED headlamps with daytime running lamps and HID projectors, a tall windshield and USB front forks painted in yellow golden. At the back, the fully-faired bike has ‘devil’s horn’ taillamp with LEDs and LED indicators. The exhaust is the same offered in the BMW G310R naked bike, while the tyres will be sourced from Michelin. For braking, the bike will get all disc brakes. Furthermore, there will be a 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)||Sept-Oct 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 be ready to enter into production line. The patent images of the bike have been leaked online, indicating that the bike is ready to hit showrooms. The new Apache RR 310S will make its way to India in late September or early October 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 TVS Apache RR 310 motorcycle will be powered by a 313cc, single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine with a reverse cylinder layout. This motor also powers the upcoming BMW G310R naked 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 and a peak torque of 28Nm at 7,500rpm. The company is likely to make some changes to engine to deliver power output in tandem with bike’s characteristics. Power will be transmitted to the rear wheel via a six-speed gearbox.
The suspension mechanism of the bike comprises of telescopic fork at the front and monoshock absorber at the rear. For braking duties, the bike will get 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.