The all-new 2020 TVS Apache 310 BS6 will be launched soon. Last week, price of this upcoming motorcycle was leaked, and as per that, the new price is Rs 2.98 lakh on road (Rs 2.59 lakh ex-sh). This is about Rs 40k more than the current BS4 Apache 310. Enthusiasts were left wondering as to why there was a huge price hike of about 17% for BS6 upgrade.
The answer is probably revealed in this leaked spy video and photo of the 2020 TVS Apache 310 BS6, which was shared with us by automotive enthusiast Akshay Mohan and Mad Garage. Spotted for the very first time, the 2020 RR 310 wore an all-new dual-tone paint scheme (more options could be available) and had a new instrument console.
The vertical digital console on the RR 310 is quite unique and integrates a lot of functionalities. With the new layout, we can expect even more features. On the left switch gear, you can see new buttons, similar to KTM Duke 390. These are to access the new digital speedo screen. Thanks to these new updates, price of the new Apache 310 BS6 will be increased significantly. As per leaked pricing, it will be expensive by up to Rs 40k.
As can be seen in the video, the motorcycle is rigged with cameras. This indicates that the motorcycle is being shot for TVC. Meaning, it will be launching real soon. The location of the shooting is MMRT (Madras Motor Race Track) in Chennai.
Besides this, the all-new Apache RR 310 does not seem to carry any major changes compared to the existing version (at least when viewed from this angle). TVS is yet to share any official news on its launch. The company had already announced that it will be skipping this year’s Auto Expo. We expect the launch to happen by early 2020. Hopefully, we will be able to get a better picture of what to expect in the days to come.
In its current BS4 avatar, the TVS Apache RR 310 is powered by a 312.2cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine that makes 34bhp and 28Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a 6-speed transmission and is the same unit found in the entry-level BMW G 310 R and G 310 GS. Both the single-cylinder BMW Motorrad products are assembled at TVS’s Hosur facility alongside the Apache RR 310. In fact, neither companies have individually tuned the engine to suit each of the three motorcycle characters.
BS6-updation usually accompany a slight change in power figures since the engine requires a considerable amount of rework in the fuelling and exhaust department. This is not a major issue in low-capacity motorcycles, but in products such as the RR 310 and its rivals, the change in output is almost inevitable.
In usual practice, there would be a drop in output or maybe just negligible variations. TVS cannot afford such a drop since one of its primary rivals, the Bajaj Dominar 400, debuted in its BS6 avatar with a substantial rise in power figures. For the same reason, RR 310 fans are hoping to see such a welcome improvement to their favourite single-cylinder sports motorcycle.
It was only recently that the TVS Apache RR 310 got a minor update. The 2019 version was introduced with a new gloss-black paint scheme (Phantom Black) along with a much-awaited slip-and-assist clutch, which can be retro-fitted into the original models. The ex-showroom price currently stands at Rs 2.27 lakh ex-showroom and will be more for the BS6 model.