Disclaimer – The manufacturer (TVS Motor Company) has blacklisted Rushlane from it’s events/rides as a consequence of decisions based on restrictive practices. This blog is reliant on available UGC.
Underneath, the TVS Apache 310 is a BMW machine at heart. Engineered and developed by BMW Motorrad, Apache 310 was launched by TVS last year in India. The bike has been in good demand ever since its launch, so much so that there are waiting periods in the rang of up to 6 months.
One of the owner who managed to get the first lot of the brand new TVS Apache 310, has done something, that not only makes his bike stand out, but also reveals the true identity. He has thrown away TVS clothing from his Apache 310, and replaced it with BMW clothing.
The owner has given his bike a makeover borrowing heavily from the sportier and more expensive BMW S 1000 RR. Seen in Red with white and black accents, this particular TVS Apache 310 closely resembles the BMW S 1000 RR. It also does away with TVS Apache 310 logos and instead sports BMW logo while wheel rims also get distinctive BMW stickers.
With added fairing, TVS Apache 310 also gains in dimensions giving it an even sportier stance, but apart from these changes continues to remain a stock motorcycle.
Engine specifications on the transformed TVS bike remain unchanged and is powered by the same 312cc, single cylinder, liquid cooled engine offering 33.5 bhp power at 9,500 rpm and 28 Nm torque at 7,500 rpm mated to a 6 speed transmission. This engine allows acceleration from 0 to 100 kmph in 7.17 seconds and a top speed of 160 kmph. TVS Apache 310 competes with KTM RC 390, Benelli 302R and Honda CBR250R.