After the price hike, the new TVS Apache RR310 BS6 costs Rs 2.45 lakh ex-showroom
Hosur-based two-wheeler manufacturer TVS Motor Company has announced a price hike of Rs 5,000 for its flagship product, Apache RR310. After the revision, ex-showroom prices for the 2020MY TVS Apache RR310 BS6 start at Rs 2.45 lakh. In other words, the faired sportsbike’s improved BS6 version carries a price tag Rs 17,000 more than its phased-out original BS4 counterpart.
Its closest rival, KTM RC 390 remains more expensive at Rs 2.53 lakh ex-showroom. KTM India does not sell the RC 250 in the country even though it is manufactured at Bajaj Auto’s Chakan facility for export markets. Other alternatives in India’s budding single-cylinder faired sports motorcycle category include the KTM RC 200, Yamaha YZF-R15, Bajaj Pulsar RS200 and Hero Xtreme 200S. On the other hand, the market is witnessing a growing interest in naked sports based on the models mentioned above. The list includes the KTM 250/390 Duke, Yamaha MT-15, Bajaj NS200 among others.
TVS Apache RR310 BS6 – Overview
The TVS Apache RR310 is one of the first products to come under the alliance between TVS Motor Company and BMW Motorrad. Though arguably late to the party, BMW Motorrad India is almost ready with its entry-level BS6-compliant G 310 R streetfighter and G 310 GS adventure touring motorcycles. Rumours suggest that they might come at a massive discount over their unreasonably expensive BS4 counterparts.
Alongside a ‘cleaner’ engine, the 2020 TVS Apache RR310 BS6 comes with a host of equipment updates. The list extends to a 5.0-inch coloured TFT instrument console, four riding modes (Rain, Urban, Sport and Track), TVS SmartXonnect connectivity suite (incorporates tract telemetry, ride planner, navigation, telephone and a secondary console), TVS Glide Through Technology, Michelin Road 5 tubeless tyres (110/70R17 and 150/60R17), ride-by-wire, slipper clutch, etc. Other highlights include dual LED projector headlamps, dual-channel ABS, split-trellis frame, 41mm USD forks and more.
TVS Apache RR310 BS6 – Specs
Powering the 2020MY TVS Apache RR310 is a 312.2cc liquid-cooled DOHC ‘reverse-inclined’ single-cylinder engine coupled to a 6-speed transmission. The motor churns out 33.53bhp @ 9,700rpm and 27.3Nm @ 7,700rpm. Output characteristics vary significantly depending on riding mode. The upcoming BS6 BMW G 310 siblings might receive a similar engine tuning.
Put together, the motorcycle can touch 100km/h from a standstill in 7.17 seconds (a decent figure for a 300-350cc single) before topping out at 160km/h. 0-60km/h sprint time stands at 2.93 seconds. TVS Motor Company’s flagship product has a kerb weight of 174kg and a 11-litre fuel tank.