Showcased at 2016 Auto Expo in concept format, TVS Apache RR 310 S has been spied on test once again. Set for launch in India on 6th Dec, the latest video was posted by a YouTuber.
The Bajaj Dominar rider spotted the Akula test mule and decided to chase it. Sadly, the Akula rider too realized that he is being followed, and thus opened the throttle. Soon the Dominar rider realized that it was not possible for them to catch up. In spite of travelling at over 150+ kmph, the Dominar rider saw the Akula pull away from him. It is possible that the Akula is doing a speed of 160-170 kmph. Watch the video below.
Sporting many changes from the bike on display at Auto Expo, Apache RR310S is powered by a a 313cc, single cylinder, liquid cooled petrol engine, which also powers the BMW G310R and G310GS. This engine will offer 34 hp peak power at 9,500 rpm and 28 Nm torque at 7,500 rpm mated to a 6 speed manual transmission. Mileage could be in the region of 30 kmph.
A larger fuel tank, clip on handle bars, fully digital instrument cluster and a more aggressive riding stance is also evident on the RR 310S. The front fairing receives a large sized windscreen offering sufficient protection against wind and rain. Other features on board TVS Apache RR 310 S are upside down forks in the front, monoshock at the rear, front and rear disc brakes with ABS, etc.
To be produced at the TVS plant in Hosur, Tamil Nadu, Apache 310 will be the TVS flagship upon launch. It will sit above the Apache 200 in the company lineup and will compete with KTM RC 390, Kawasaki Ninja 300 and Yamaha R3 where segment is concerned. But talking about price, it can also compete with the likes of Bajaj Dominar 400, Mahindra Mojo, Honda CBR250R, KTM RC200, KTM Duke 390, etc.
With a speedo indicated top speed of 175 kmph, new TVS Apache 310 will be among the fastest motorcycles in the segment. We expect a launch price of INR 1.8 lakh