TVS Motors has finally unveiled its much awaited TVS Apache RR 310 aka Akula. TVS has launched its Flagship TVS Apache RR 310 on December 6, 2017. TVS Apache RR 310 was showcased in 2016 Auto Expo as TVS Akula concept and since then it has been under development. The TVS Apache RR 310 shares a lot with BMW G 310R and why ? we will tell you.
Somewhere during August, 2016 TVS and BMW came to a joint venture to develop sports bike in and under 500 CC segment and in return TVS would help BMW in producing the engines with low cost to undercut the competition without compromising with quality in their Hosur automobile plant in Tamil Nadu. In 2015 BMW started rolling out G310R and then everything started good with TVS.
The TVS Apache RR 310 uses same 312.7cc liquid cooled 4 Valve DOHC motor that powers the BMW G310R. The engine in TVS Apache RR 310 is not the regular one we see in this segment. The engine is tilted towrads other side which helps in reducing the wheelbase and maintain the central mass of the bike. TVS Apache RR 310 easily reaches 0-100 kmph sprint in about 6.1-6.2 seconds but for unknown reasons, TVS claims 7.1 seconds.
The RR 310 engine is amongst best rated engines and which produces 33.5 bhp at 9700 rpm and 27.3 Nm of peak torque at 7700 rpm. The engine’s power distribution is very smooth and linear and doesn’t gives you jerks even if you are at higher gears with low RPM. Other components like front fork, mono suspension, disc brakes, ABS systems too are borrowed from BMW G310R. The components are truly of high quality. The front suspension is a upside-down Kayaba fork, the rear mono-shock too from Kayaba. The braking is performed by 300 mm petal disc brakes, gripped by a radial caliper from Bybre and a 240 mm rear disc, with dual-channel ABS.
TVS Apache RR 310 console is fully digital and has a vertical display system with lap timer. This time TVS has taken care of each and every small particulars, the switches are of great quality and makes feel premium. The Headlamps are LED projected including LED tail lamps and LED turn indicators.
Apache RR 310 is actually a complete bike keeping the versatility in which it can be used as a tourer or city commuter or a Race machine in tracks. This time TVS has really made a machine with no defects. TVS Apache RR 310 will face competition with KTM RC390, Bajaj Dominar, Mahindra Mojo, Beneli 302 R. However, Apache RR 310 seems to be winning the competition.