TVS Apache RTR 310 – A New Era in Motorcycle Performance

TVS Apache RTR 310
TVS Apache RTR 310

Introduction to the TVS Apache RTR 310

In the world of motorcycles, innovation and performance upgrades are constant, and TVS Motors has embraced this ethos with the launch of the TVS Apache RTR 310. This new addition to the Apache lineup promises to redefine the riding experience with a blend of cutting-edge technology and remarkable design. Let’s delve into what makes the TVS Apache RTR 310 stand out in the competitive world of motorcycles.

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Pricing and Variants

TVS has strategically priced the Apache RTR 310, offering a range of variants to cater to diverse preferences. With a starting price of just INR 2.42 lakhs, this motorcycle is set to attract both budget-conscious and performance-seeking riders. The Apache RTR 310 is available in three standard variants and three build-to-order (BTO) options. Pricing varies, with the Arsenal Black (without Quickshifter) at INR 2,42,990, Arsenal Black (with Quickshifter) at INR 2,57,990, and Fury Yellow at INR 2,63,990 (all prices ex-showroom). Additionally, the Dynamic Kit and Dynamic Pro Kit are available at INR 18,000 and INR 22,000, respectively. When compared to its BMW counterpart, the Apache RTR 310’s pricing is an absolute steal. Notably, the Honda CBR300R is priced at INR 2.85 lakhs, and the KTM 390 Duke comes in at INR 2.77 lakhs, making the Apache RTR 310 a competitive option in the segment at INR 2.97 lakhs (all prices ex-showroom).

Impressive Design and Features

TVS has left no stone unturned when it comes to the design of the Apache RTR 310. The front fascia is nothing short of radical, setting the TVS apart from its competitors. Notably, TVS has adopted a similar design language for its X-electric scooter, hinting at the potential for a brand identity makeover. In this segment, where looks matter, TVS has delivered a machine that could work wonders for the brand.

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Engine Updates and Performance

Under the hood, the Apache RTR 310 boasts a 312.2cc single-cylinder engine equipped with 4 valves and liquid cooling. While it retains the same engine displacement as its predecessor, it has undergone significant fine-tuning. This results in a maximum power output of 35.6 PS at 9,700 RPM and a peak torque of 28.7 Nm at 6,650 RPM. The motorcycle offers four riding modes: Urban, Rain, Sport, and Track. The inclusion of a slipper clutch and ride-by-wire throttle modulation further enhances the riding experience.

Advanced Features and Technology

The Apache RTR 310 comes with an exhaust system that is similar to the outgoing model. However, a new instrument cluster features prominently, sporting a square display that stands in contrast to the vertical smartphone-like unit found on the outgoing model. This new 5-inch TFT screen incorporates all of TVS’s connected features under the SmartXonnect suite. The screen supports music connectivity, and even GoPro connectivity, reminding us of the Kawasaki Z1000.

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Manufacturer’s Perspective

Speaking on the launch, Mr. Sudarshan Venu, Managing Director of TVS Motors, said, “TVS Motor Company has always been at the forefront of transforming technology and redefining it, where we have brought to life technological innovations such as ride modes. With the slipper clutch, ride-by-wire, adjustable suspension, and a built-to-order platform, we are pushing engineering to new levels. The global launch of the all-new TVS Apache RTR 310 is a momentous occasion for us as it acknowledges 18 years of the Apache’s legacy and performance. The TVS Apache RTR 310 with its cyberpunk-inspired streetfighter design, all-range torque, and track-tuned agility will mark the beginning of a new era in freestyle performance motorcycling. With several patented technologies, it will be at the forefront of technology in its segment globally.”

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Adding to this, Mr. Vimal Sumbly, Business-Premium Head at TVS Motor Company, stated, “The TVS Apache RTR 310 is the first car of a new generation to inherit 40 years of racing lineage and be based on our ‘Track to Road’ philosophy. This machine will be the beginning of a new era in freestyle performance motorcycling, characterized by innovation and entertainment. With several defined technologies, like the cyborg-inspired streetfighter design, all-range torque, and track-tuned prowess, the Apache RTR series is already established as a formidable force in the premium lifestyle segment. The recent milestone of 5 million global sales for the Apache series, and it is poised to become the fastest-growing premium motorcycle brand in the segment.”

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