Why buy it?
- Style Sport theme looks appealing
- Packs engaging and fun engine performance
- Low seat height and short turning radius
Why avoid it?
- Expensive than TVS Apache RR 310
- Lacks refinement
- Fewer features than Apache RR 310 and KTM RC390
Ever since BMW Motorrad revealed the rebadged TVS Apache RR 310 in the form of the G 310 RR, I have been having a difficult time trying to figure out the reason behind this motorcycle. Why would someone pay about Rs 25,000 more for different stickers, fewer connectivity features, and subpar tyres?
However, I was stumped by the carwash guy’s question – “How is a BMW (G 310 RR) cheaper than a Kawasaki (Versys 650) that you brought the other day? It is a BMW!” The brand has an aspirational value, which will clearly work in its favour, especially in the international markets where TVS Motor Company isn’t a well-known name for premium motorcycles. Further, rebranding a tried-and-tested product like the Apache RR 310 saved BMW years of designing and testing a brand-new motorcycle, thus keeping the costs low.
Now, the BMW G 310 RR, excluding the logos and decals, is indeed the TVS Apache RR 310. Thus, it brings the exact same traits as the Hosur-based manufacturer’s flagship product. We had a brief stint with the G 310 RR and here’s what we returned with after spending a day with the motorcycle.