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The TVS Apache 310 not only has a heart that has been developed by BMW but also features razor sharp body panels that qualifies it to be termed as the poor man’s BMW S1000RR. Similarity in character between the compact Indian sportsbike and the highly potent liter-class German superbike becomes apparent when the former adopts a wrap which pays tribute to the latter.
What you see here is a modified TVS Apache 310 R swathed in BMW HP4 Race’s livery. The HP4 Race is a track ready version of the BMW S1000RR HP4. It is the closest thing to a thoroughbred racing motorcycle that money can buy, if you were quick enough to be one of the first 750 people in the world to write the cheque that is. In India, it would set its proud owner back by around Rs 85 lakhs.
Clearly, for BMW Motorrad fans, the HP4 Race is the holy grail and if their 310 is up for the role play, then why not? This video shows that the TVS Apache 310 adopts the HP4 Race’s white, blue, black and red livery so effortlessly that a quick first glance could fool you!
In addition to the near-perfect replication of the HP4 Race livery, the modified TVS Apache 310 also receives Kawasaki Z 800’s exhaust system with twin orifices. The new exhaust which is reported to have cost Rs 1.18 lakhs does change the engine note quite significantly.
No further modifications are visible on the motorcycle. In its stock condition, the Apache 310’s 312.2 cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine produces 34 PS and 27.3 Nm of torque. The engine is paired with a 6-speed gearbox.
With Trellis frame, inverted telescopic front fork, monoshock rear suspension, front and rear disc brakes with dual-channel ABS, and generously proportioned tyres, the flagship TVS motorcycle is a proper compact sportsbike.