These are the new TVS EuroGrip Protorq Extreme tyres. TVS Tyres says that these are high performance motorcycle radial tyres, and these have been designed with outright cornering grip in mind. Now, I know many of you would scoff at that, and it’s fair; after all, when was the last time one heard EuroGrip or TVS Tyres and cornering grip mentioned in the same sentence. Read full review
I know what you are thinking… didn’t these guys just review the same bike? Well, yes and no. We did review the TVS Apache RR310 Cup race bike. But, it was the 2018 edition. And we did so during the course of attending the California Superbike School India, not in a race situation. So, to correct that, we went back to the MMRT. Only this time, we rode the newer version of the bike, and that too as part of the race weekend.
Two years after its launch, TVS has provided the first big update to its flagship motorcycle, which supposedly inches it closer to the race-spec version. So, to test out the difference that these new additions have made, we rode the updated Apache RR 310 at TVS' home race track; the MMRT in Chennai.
The Apache RR Cup will remain etched in my memory forever. No, it’s not the quickest, most awesome motorcycle I have ever ridden. But, it is the bike that I rode to pass my final set of challenges in order to become a motorcycle riding coach. Here’s how it unfolded…
It's been almost a year since I started using the Apache RR310 as my long term motorcycle. And, we have spent a lot of quality time together since. Now that it's time to wrap things up, we thought it would be worth revisiting the report to see if the bike has managed to change our mind on those counts.
I rode the 300 first. And like one finds any four year old saying the darndest of things cute at first, I found the 300 endearing as well. But, only for a while. Then, just like the kid's behaviour, the 300 started to bug me.
It has been three months and three thousand kilometres since the Apache RR310 joined our long term fleet. In that time, we have reported on its city commuting and track handling capabilities, not to mention the general design and build quality levels. Here then is a quick pros and cons list if you are still sitting on the fence regarding the RR.