TVS Apache 200 owner was on a world tour when he had to abandon his bike in Azerbaijan and be sent back to India and 14 days of quarantine
Shakir Subhan, also known as “Mallu Traveller” who set off on a world tour on a TVS Apache 200 last year had to be sent back to India following the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus. Countries have started sealing their borders and Subhan, who cross countries like Iran was on his way to Georgia. He found that he was unable to cross into Georgia and was asked to return to Azerbaijan.
Set to be sent back to India, Subhan had no other option but to abandon his TVS Apache 200 4V in Azarbaijan and fly back to India via Dubai. He had embarked on this tour in October 2019 and had covered 9 countries which include Singapore, UAE, Qatar and Iran. He was sent into 14 day quarantine and was discharged after he tested negative for the COVID-19 virus.
On learning that the avid biker had to part with his bike, as per him, TVS Motors has now presented him with a brand new Apache RR310. Subhan has received the new bike and put up a video thanking the company for this generous gesture. He is confident that he will soon return to Azerbaijan and once again commence his world tour once the COVID-19 virus scare has abated and countries once again open their borders.
The new TVS Apache RR310 is a fully faired sports-bike that is priced at Rs.2.4 lakhs, ex-sh. It was recently updated with new features and a new Matte Grey colour scheme, and it is this updated bike which was presented to Subhan.
New Apache 310s updated features include a new 5” TFT display with Bluetooth allowing for ride analytics, turn by turn navigation and vehicle health. It also comes in 4 riding modes of Rain, Urban, Sport and Track and gets Glide Through Technology Plus.
This new flagship bike from TVS Motors is now BS6 compliant and is powered by a 313cc single cylinder, liquid cooled engine offering 34 bhp power at 9,700 rpm and 27 Nm torque at 7,700 rpm. The bike gets slipper clutch and dual channel ABS with 300mm petal disc in the front and 240 petal disc at the rear.
BS6 Apache 310 weighs 169.5 kgs while acceleration from 0 to 60 kmph is achieved in 2.93 seconds with a top speed of 160 kmph. The TVS Apache RR 310 competes with the KTM RC 390 BS6 besides the Kawasaki Ninja 300, Benelli 302R and Yamaha YZF-R3.