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 and customer input.
Launched back in the first week of December 2017, TVS Apache 310 was an instant hit. There were thousands who booked the bike – most of them booked even without taking a test ride or seeing the bike in person. Sadly, the excitement levels started to decline, as most of those who had booked got to know that the delivery will not happen on promised time.
Most dealers these days quote a waiting period from 3 to 6 months, depending on the city, and the colour you are buying. On top of all this, there is a steep price hike on the Apache 310 which has been silently introduced by TVS. Thanks to this, on-road price of the bike will increase in the range of Rs 10,000 to Rs 15,000, depending on the city you are buying from.
Luckily, there is good news, atleast for those who had booked the bike before this price hike. Those who booked the bike before 1st April, will not pay the new price, they will pay the agreed old price. Those who book the bike now, will have to pay the new price.
It is not clear as to why TVS has decided to increase the prices of Apache 310. As per our source, the company was incurring loss by selling the bike at earlier price tag. If that is the case, it also explains why the deliveries have been slow. Lesser bikes delivered = lesser losses. With prices now increased, we can hope for reduction in waiting period at the very least.
Powered by a BMW engineered 313 cc single cylinder engine, Apache 310 rivals the KTM RC390. But with the difference in cost down to just Rs 10-15,000 between the two, is it the KTM that makes more sense?