In this spec-based comparison, we pit both the TVS Apache RR 310 and Bajaj Dominar against each other to find out which is a better option.
Here is a spec based comparison between TVS Apache RR 310 and Bajaj Dominar 400
TVS Motor Company is known for some of its popular two-wheelers including the Activa rivalling Jupiter. The Chennai based auto giant also offers a range of motorcycles in its lineup such as Victor, Star City+, Sport and Apache range. With its newly launched Apache RR 310, TVS enters into the 300cc segment that is currently been dominated by KTM Duke 390. In terms of pricing and specifications, the new TVS RR 310 also rivals the Bajaj Dominar 400. In this spec-based comparison, we pit both the bikes against each other to find out which is a better option for those planning to buy a 300cc and above motorcycle. Check out new TVS Apache RR 310 Vs Bajaj Dominar 400 price, specifications, features and other details –
Available in single variant, the new Apache RR 310 is priced at Rs 2.05 lakh (ex-showroom). This is the first 300cc bike from TVS globally and the fastest in India. In order to achieve aggressive pricing, TVS has achieved heavy localisation that helps keeping the prices within affordable range.
On the Other side, the Bajaj Dominar that debuted last year is also likely to gain more siblings in near future. As for the only model sold under the Dominar badge (Dominar 400), it is available in two variants – Disc and ABS priced at Rs 142,108 and Rs 156,270 (ex-showroom, Delhi). Also Read – TVS Apache RR 310 Vs KTM RC 390
The fully-faired TVS motorcycle is propelled by a 313cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine. This is the first motorcycle in India to get a reverse cylinder layout, and is claimed to offer superior performance and refinement levels. TVS has borrowed this fuel-injected engine from BMW G310R naked streetfighter. The homegrown automaker has tweaked this engine to suit sports bike characteristics. This engine has been calibrated to push out 34bhp of power at 9,700rpm and 27.3Nm of torque at 7,500rpm. Power is transmitted to the rear wheel via a six-speed gearbox. As for the suspension set up, the fully-faired bike gets USD (Upside-Down) front forks and monoshock rear absorbers.
Bajaj’s Dominar 400 gets a higher displacing 373.3cc, triple spark, 4-valve, DTS-i engine. The closed fuel injected, liquid cooled unit is primarily a de-tuned version of the same motor that is used in KTM 390. Even though, it is slightly higher in terms of capacity, it pumps out similar power as on TVS Apache RR 310S. Coupled to a six-speed gearbox, this engine pumps out 34.5bhp of power and 35Nm of torque. For suspension duties, the bike gets 43mm telescopic front forks and multi-step adjustable mono-shock absorbers at rear. Braking power comes from 320 dia front and 230 dia rear disc brakes along with twin-channel ABS at both ends.
Equipped with a 373cc engine, the Dominar 400 hits the 100kmph mark from stand still in just 8.23 seconds and attains a top speed of 148kmph.
Thanks to its lighter body and aerodynamic design, the Apache RR 310 is much faster than the Dominar 400. It accelerates to 60kmph from zero in just 2.93 seconds and 0-100kmph in 7.17 seconds before hitting a top speed of 160kmph.
The fully-faired TVS bike with 313cc engine delivers 25-28km/l in city conditions and around 36km/l on highways. Deriving power from the 373cc engine, the Dominar 400 delivers between 25km/l to 30km/l.
On the feature front, the Apache RR 310 gets a lighter, stiffer and stronger trellis frame chassis, liquid cooled with oil water heat exchanger Kayaba shocks front and rear, 15-option speedometer, Lap timer, top speed timer and notifier, live and avg mileage, fuel range indicator, gear shift indicator side stand alarm, dual LED projector lamps on, etc. Additionally, the fully-faired bike will also pack in steering damper, USD forks, radial callipers, ABS on front wheels, Michelin tyres, pillion seat, devil shaped taillamps and tall windscreen.
The Dominar 400 comes equipped with new stamped metal swing arm, 320mm disc front brakes, mosaic shaped LED headlamp, reverse LCD split speedometer, low-slung saddle, 43mm telescopic front forks with unique dial spring mono suspension, wide & low profile radial tyres and a slipper clutch.
Built jointly by TVS and BMW, the Apache RR 310 has been designed with inputs from TVS’ race drivers. Most of the elements are taken from the concept model displayed under the Akula 310 badge, a tribute to the company’s 33 years old racing history. In addition to these, TVS has also added new bits to the model to make it road legal. The fully-faired motorcycle is developed on trellis frame that is claimed to be lighter, stronger and flexible. The carbon fibre bits offered on the Akula 310 concept have been replaced by the cost-effective elements. The large fairing and split headlamps with LED DRLs sit in front. It additionally comes with HID projectors and a tall windshield. Other vital bits on the fully-faired bike include cast alloy swing arm, USD fork coloured in yellow golden and devil’s horn taillamp with LEDs. The BMW 310G inspired exhaust canister, Michelin tyres, split-seats, vertically mounted instrument console etc round up other styling bits.
As for the Bajaj Dominar 400 power cruiser, it takes design inspiration rom the Pulsar CS400 concept unveiled at the 2014 Auto Expo. While some of the bits have been borrowed from the Pulsar NS 200. Up front, the headlamp features LEDs and it has two separate switches for adjusting beam. There is an auto headlamp on (AHO) feature, raised decals, handlebar mounts and alloy elements on the footrest. The 13-litre sculpted fuel-tank adds aggression to the bikeand the cushioned seat offers enough room for the rider as well as the pillion. A digital instrument cluster equipped in front keeps the rider updated about the fuel level and engine speed. Rear gets Led taillamp that matches well with the overall aggressive look.
TVS Apache RR 310 (Akula 310) Picture Gallery