When TVS brought in the RR 310 back in 2017, it took the market by storm. While it did have a few niggles here and there, the motorcycle awed us with its pricing, performance and handling. But it also immediately made way for the possibility of a naked motorcycle which is called the Apache RTR 310.
Although it should have debuted way earlier, the reason for the delay could be due to a deal between TVS and BMW to prevent the overlapping of models and in this case, the BMW G310R. And now that BMW has a fully-faired motorcycle in its range, a 310cc streetfighter from TVS was due.
Now, we have gotten hold of some exclusive details about the upcoming TVS Apache RTR 310. We’ll be telling you everything that you need to know about the motorcycle and its launch date too, which is sooner than you expect!
When it comes to styling, we can expect TVS to stay true to the styling of the Draken concept unveiled in 2014. While the current gen of Apache bear resemblance to the Draken, we can expect the RTR 310 to be closer to the concept and offer a styling that is even more aggressive. Think of something like the Ducati 848 Streetfighter, which also seemed to be the inspiration for the Draken concept in the first place.
You can also expect it to come with full-LED lighting for the headlamp, indicators and tail lamp and some swanky colour options. Will there be a Build to Order version like the RR 310? Well, only time will tell, but it surely is likely and it would make for a unique concept in the segment.
Now the engine on the RTR 310 will be the same as the unit on the RR310. So it would use a 312cc, single-cylinder engine that churns out 33.5bhp and 27.3Nm. While this engine is focused on offering higher top-speed on the RR310, TVS will change the tune on the RTR 310 for low-to-mid range grunt suit its character. This means that the RTR 310 would come with different mapping and sprocketing too. Adding to that, our sources say that the motorcycle will have a top speed of 158kmph.
The Apache RTR 310 is also likely to use the same suspension and braking hardware as the RR 310. Again, the setup is expected to be tweaked to be more pliant for city riding. The bike is also likely to ride on the Michelin Road 5 tyres like the RR310.
When it comes to the list of features, we can expect TVS to offer the same if not improved set of equipment as the RR310- and that motorcycle is loaded to the brim.
So, we are likely to see various ride modes that alter the throttle response, speed and ABS intrusion too. And unlike the RR310’s vertical cluster, the RTR will come with a horizontally fitted TFT screen that will offer Bluetooth connectivity and the rest.
The Apache RTR 310 will be positioned below its full-faired sibling that will cost you Rs 2.65 lakh. So, we can expect a pricing of around Rs 2.50, ex-showroom. Now, this expected pricing would make the RTR 310 considerably more affordable than the BMW G310 R that costs Rs 2.80 lakh, ex-showroom.
Moreover, the TVS version is also likely to come with much more features than the G310 R. But that’s the premium you pay for the propeller badge experience, I suppose. As for its alternatives, the RTR 310 will go up against the KTM 390 Duke, the 250 Duke as well as the Honda CB300R.
Now for the spicy details… You wouldn’t have to wait long for the Apache RTR 310 because the brand is expected to launch the motorcycle by the end of this month. It is also expected to make an appearance later on at the TVS MotoSoul event that is scheduled for the 3rd of March in Goa.
Also, we will be riding the Apache RTR 310 soon, so stay tuned for the review!