TVS Apache 310 continues testing after launch – Dealers say delivery in February 2018
TVS has stated that deliveries will start from 25th December. But most dealers are saying deliveries will not start before February 2018.
The new TVS Apache 310 has been talk of the town ever since it was launched on 6th December. Though a little overpriced than what was expected (Rs 2.7 lakh, on-road, Bangalore), the new bike is hoping to rule the entry level sports bike segment in the country.
With the likes of KTM RC390, Yamaha R3, Ninja 300 in its crosshair, TVS has stated that deliveries of their BMW engineered Apache 310 will start from 25th December. But, after speaking with some dealers and those who have booked the bike, it does not seem to be the case. For one, TVS is still testing the bike, even after launch. It was spotted by Youtuber Raghv88 Vlogs.
Most of the selected dealers are saying that deliveries will only start after February 2018. There are many dealers who have not received the test ride or display bike yet. Only 51 dealers across India selected to sell the Apache 310. The reason it is not on sale at all TVS dealers is because the Apache 310 caters to a premium segment of consumers, compared to their other products. Those dealers who are not equipped, or do not have big enough showrooms, are not allowed to sell Apache 310.
Ahead of starting the deliveries, TVS seems to be making last minute changes after getting inputs from media who tested the bike recently. This is probably why the latest test mule of the Apache 310 is making test runs on highway.
Features on offer with this fully faired sports bike include a fully digital cockpit, twin projector headlamps and LED tail lamps along with turn indicators. Other features on the Apache 310 include front and rear disc brakes with ABS, gold finished USD forks in front and monoshock at the rear and a closer look also reveals the colors of the Indian flag positioned vertically on the top right corner of the screen.
TVS Apache 310 is the fastest and most expensive bike from the automaker to go on sale in India. It is powered by a 313cc, liquid cooled, single cylinder engine which also powers the soon to be launched BMW G310R. The engine is mated to a 6 speed gearbox. Apache 310 can do 0-100 in 7.17 second and has a top speed of 160 kmph.