The majority of us have a thing for motorcycles with full fairing and that’s because such a motorcycle exhibits great road presence and also has the ability to make you look the coolest in your gang. And that is why over the years, we have seen plenty of such bikes making their way to India. But, there’s one motorcycle that kind of changed the game in India and that is the TVS Apache RR310.
This TVS has managed to impress us in many ways. In fact, we have one in the team which has gone to become a track-only bike from a daily commuter, and that says something about the motorcycle. So in order to clear things out for you, we tell you the top five reasons to buy the TVS Apache RR 310.
There’s one aspect of the RR310 that makes it extremely aspirational and that is its styling. It looks really really cool and the credit goes to the way the motorcycle has been designed. While it benefits from large body panels that makes the bike look quite big, it also has sharp design lines which makes it look aggressive and complete. Then there are some more aspects like large windscreen and exhaust, split-seats and most importantly – the dual-paint scheme that has made the RR310 a lot more desirable.
The Apache RR 310 continues with the 312cc, single-cylinder, four-valve engine as the previous models. But with the current variant, there's a huge improvement when it comes to refinement and NVH. The bike sounds much nicer now and the vibes are in control, especially on the handlebar and fuel tank. But what makes things interesting here is the performance aspects of this engine. The power delivery is linear and there's a good punch in the mid-range too. And now with the inclusion of the ride-by-wire throttle, the rider has the ability to change the way he wants that engine to perform, thanks to the multiple riding modes.
TVS has always used race track pictures or a rider with full leathers to market the RR 310. So that clearly shows how the brand wants to position this 310cc motorcycle. But interestingly, this bike has a good amount of practicality too. Thanks to the not-so-aggressive riding position, the RR 310 can be used to ride in the city too, and that can be done every single day with comfort and ease. The wrist doesn’t ache. The back doesn’t have to work hard. As a result, the overall fatigue level is in control.
TVS has left no stone unturned with the latest edition of the RR 310. But first, let’s talk about the most alluring feature of this motorcycle – the large colour instrument cluster. This unit looks quite nice and is loaded with a lot of information. So other than the regular ride data, the rider can also see information like top-speed, 0-60kmph, avg mileage. And things don’t just stop there. This cluster is Bluetooth-enabled and that means, you get additional information on your phone. The information on this unit can be controlled via buttons placed on the left side of the handlebar.
There used to be a time when only big motorcycles used to come with multiple riding modes. But TVS decided to alter that notion with the RR 310. This motorcycle is equipped with four modes – track, urban, rain and sport. What these modes do is that they alter the power and the way it is delivered along with ABS calibration. So if you go into rain mode, the ABS unit is the most intrusive and the acceleration is at its softest.
The TVS Apache RR 310 checks a lot of boxes. It looks really good. It is loaded with lots of features. It has a great road presence too. The engine is friendly and delivers good performance. And with all these aspects, the RR 310 has managed to churn out a great experience. Plus, the bike is comfortable and with its friendly riding ergonomics, the RR 310 can become the only bike to own. At Rs 2.93 lakh on-road Mumbai, the RR310 delivers a lot of value for your money.