Is TVS Apache RTR 200 actually Apache RTR 310 based on BMW G 310 R?
Spyshots of what is purported to be the TVS Apache RTR 200 have been steadily flowing in from both India and Indonesia but no one seems to have credible proof of the motorcycle’s engine displacement. Could it actually be TVS’ version of the BMW G 310 R (K03) naked motorcycle?
For starters, the timing is a perfect match and so is the street fighter body style. It’s to be noted that the officials of the Indian two wheeler giant have been maintaining that the TVS-BMW technology cooperation agreement is on schedule with its first two products. The BMW G 310 R has already been unveiled and its Indian counterpart should be just a few months away from its world premiere.
In this context, it makes more sense for the frequently spotted TVS test mule to be the Apache 310 (or the Draken 310) rather than Apache 200. Moreover, a closer observation of the test mule reveals that it shares quite a few components form its German sibling such as handlebar, grips, end weights and rear view mirrors (even the fully digital dashboard looks pretty similar). TVS has cleverly concealed the chassis members underneath a thick cloak so we can’t be absolutely certain about the relationship between the new Apache and BMW G 310 R as of now.
Coming to the differences between the two models, the Indian street fighter settles for regular telescopic fork with a petal disc on the right side while the European model opts for inverted telescopic fork with a circular disc on the left side. The TVS also features an interesting exhaust canister with twin apertures.
We expect the new TVS Apache 310 (or whatever it is) to be showcased at the Auto Expo 2016 and hopefully the mystery around the motorcycle’s whereabouts would be cleared much before that.
TVS Apache RTR 310 (speculative name) – Spyshots
BMW G310R – Photos
Spyshots via – Iwanbanaran.com