TVS Apache RR 310 previously known as AKULA 310 has been one of the most awaited bikes of 2018. The RR 310 has hit the Indian streets creating a lot of gossips about how cool it is?
It’s performance on the streets and the rivalry with the 300cc segment sports bikes. Well, we have got our hands on the new TVS Apache RR 310. Took her on a ride to answer all your mind-boggling questions.
|Fuel System||Fuel Injection (FI)|
|Power||34 @ 9700 Rpm|
|ABS||Front and Rear|
|Head Lamps||BI-LED Twin Projector|
There’s no doubt TVS has built eye-catching looks on the RR 310. From sharp edges to the top build quality, the bike looks dashing from all the angles. From its looks, one can make out that TVS has presented much of track-focused bike.
The Bike’s dual headlamps bring much of a sporty feel and would surely make many heads turn. Though the motorcycle lacks grip rails for the pillion rider giving it less space and comfort.
Talking about the most questioned aspect, the Apache RR 310 is powered with 312.2cc liquid-cooled, single cylinder engine that has been obtained from the BMW G 310R. So both bikes share the same torque and power figures. While TVS declares the bike top speed to be 160 kmph. The RR 310 is featured with dual channel ABS with front 300mm petal disc and rear 240mm petal disc.
The bike’s kerb weight is 169 kg which produces a power of 34PS at 9700 Rpm and 27Nm at 7700 Rpm. The Apache RR 310 hits a speed from 0-60 kmph in 2.92 Seconds. Sporting a 6-Speed manual transmission unit that assures a smooth transition experience.
TVS claims the mileage to be 30kmpl but in city traffic, the 310 gives between 21-25kmpl. Whereas on highways it gives around 28kmpl.
TVS Apache RR 310 Feel and Comfort
TVS and their series of Apache motorbikes are well known for their vibrations on the handlebars at high rev speed. The 310 gives just a hint of vibe at pick up, although you can feel the vibration crawling when you rev it harder at 6000rpm to 8000rpm point.
The motorcycle serves a great riding posture making it road-friendly. Handlebars are slightly raised so you don’t have to lean much and foot pegs are not set high.
Long rides can be quite enjoyable which means that the rider gets less tiring. As there is ambient space for the rider to move, turn and fro. Sadly it isn’t the same with the pillion rider as there are no grab rails, the seat seems to be smaller making it quite uncomfortable and unsafe.
TVS has built an excellent heat management system on the Apache RR 310. Even on hot traffic days and long distance ride, the engine heat didn’t bother us at all.
TVS Apache RR 310 Riders Opinion
The bike is equipped with Aluminium Trellis subframe. Braking of the Apache RR 310 is quite smooth, thanks to the dual channel anti-braking system. The build quality is top notch with a carbon fibre body which does not give you that plastic feel. Considering the 300cc bike segment, the TVS Apache 310 RR has got the best tyres.
The bike promises undeniable handling experience prior to the suspension unit consisting of rear adjustable upside down (USD) fork suspension.
For better safety, the 310 comes with integrated AHO (Auto Headlamp ON ) headlamps which mean that the headlamps will be in Automatic mode.
When pillion on board the bike holds better tractability. Even on high gears, the bike’s pick up didn’t disappoint us on rapid acceleration. The Aerodynamics of the bike allows you to take sharp curves at high-speed air blasts.
TVS Apache RR 310 Competitors
Kawasaki Ninja 300
Considering that the TVS Apache RR 310 is a single cylinder and Ninja 300 has a parallel twin engine, the RR 310 has got a better output. Kawasaki Ninja 300 is more fuel efficient than what TVS claims Apache RR 310 mileage to be. Also to notice that the Ninja 300 is costlier being priced at Rs.4,17,825 (Delhi).
KTM RC 390
Apache RR 310 is more comfortable as compared to the stiff riding posture on RC 390. In terms of power, the KTM RC 390 churns out a power of 43PS @ 9000 rpm whereas the RR 310 produces 34PS @ 9700 rpm. Here too the KTM RC 390 is the costlier one being priced at Rs. 2,66,024 (Delhi).
Bajaj Dominar 400
Talking about performance the Dominar 400 produces 35PS @ 8000rpm and 35Nm @ 6500rpm giving a mileage of 26.50 kmpl. While the top speed reaches up to 137.4kmph. The bike is heavier than the RR 310 weighing 182 Kg. Bajaj Dominar 400 gets a fuel storage capacity of 13 Litres as compared to 11 litres on Apache RR 310. Bajaj has used Telescopic, 43 mm Forks on its bike where Apache has provided Inverted Cartridge Telescopic Fork on Apache.
DSK Benelli 302R
Benelli 302R is priced at Rs.3,69,220 (Delhi) is also high priced than the RR 310. The DSK Benelli 302R seems to be more fuel efficient and has got a storage fuel capacity of 14 Litres as compared to 11 Litres on TVS 310. The Engine type on Benelli is equipped with In-Line 2 Cylinder with a top speed of 147kmph.
If you take a look at the competitors, TVS offers quite an action-packed Sports bike on this budget. Apache RR 310 marks its presence on racing tracks as well as can also be used for daily commuting on Indian streets. The motorcycle braking system is excellent.
The RR 310 is way more comfortable which gives less strain on your shoulders and back, as compared to RC 390 stiff posture. Engine Heat is not an issue on Apache RR 310 even on hot traffic days.
If you are into looks, The Apache RR 310 can surely impress a lot of souls.
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