The TVS Apache RTR 310 is here with prices starting at Rs 2.43 lakh, ex-showroom. It enters the small-capacity (sub-500cc) street naked category and offers a plethora of features never before seen in the segment! The 312.12cc engine pumps out 35.6hp and 28.7Nm, which is 1.6PS and 0.7Nm more than the RR 310. There’s a six-speed transmission with a slip-and-assist clutch as well. TVS claims a 0-60kmph sprint time of 2.81 seconds and a top speed of 150kmph.
The motorcycle is underpinned by a trellis frame, which is similar to the RR 310, however, the rear subframe is different. There’s a beefy-looking pair of USD forks cooped with a monoshock at the rear. It gets compression and preload adjustment on its suspension.
The styling is super-aggressive, in keeping with the TVS Apache school of design, as evidenced by sharp tank extensions and an equally sharp underbelly fairing. Other notable highlights include a horizontal twin-LED headlamp setup, tail lamps designed to look like two vertical strips and a split-seat.
In terms of features, the RTR 310 is loaded to the gills with stuff such as dynamic stability control, cornering cruise control, cornering traction control, wheelie control, slope dependent control, and five riding modes. But the cherry on top is the climate control seat, which has both cooling and heating functions. There’s a five-inch TFT screen for the console.
The hotly contested street naked segment is getting crowded, as the rivals of the RTR 310 include accomplished motorcycles such as the KTM 390 Duke, Bajaj Dominar 400 and its own cousin, the BMW G 310 R.
We will be riding it soon, so do watch out for our First Ride Review – coming soon!