The difference was obvious. First time out, with the Apache RR310 in stock street settings, it wallowed a bit through corner one (C1), felt mushy through the big bowl, and slipped a bit under power coming out of corner eight (C8). Then, with the suspension dialled into ‘track’ setting - as fine-tuned by TVS’ own championship winning racers, Jagan Kumar and KY Ahamed - it felt as solid as a rock. It was flatter and more planted through both, C1 and the bowl. And, forget the rear moving under power through the bumpy C8; I couldn’t feel the bumps at all!
Now that is the magic of an adjustable suspension.
Not only does it make the motorcycle right for your weight and riding style, it also makes a race track or a section of your favourite road feel nicer than it ever has. But there’s a caveat - you better know how to make that suspension work for you.
I am at the Madras Motorsport Race Track in, well, Chennai. And at my disposal is the new 2021 TVS Apache RR310, albeit with the Built To Order kit thrown in. Now, if you want to know what the BTO kit includes, how much it costs, how to order it, and who it’s for, check our first ride story HERE.
Because, this article is about me.