TVS Apache RR 310 has been launched in India at a competitive price of Rs 2.05 lakh (ex-showroom). Earlier rumoured to come as the TVS Apache RR 310S, the motorcycle is based on the Akula 310 concept that was put on display at the 2016 Auto Expo and was one of the prime two-wheeler attractions of the biennial event. The test mules of the upcoming TVS Apache RR 310 started becoming visible on the roads last year only that started building the hype. TVS Apache RR 310 has indeed arrived with a competitive price tag and if you ask us, the bike can be seen as a serious threat to the segment leader KTM RC 390. With the launch, the Hosur-based manufacturer has not only marked its entry to the 300cc + territory but has also left bikes like Benelli 302R and Kawasaki Ninja 300 dead in a straight line. Here are the LIVE set of events that took place at the TVS Apache RR 310 world premiere in Chennai. Hope you enjoyed the proceedings as much as we did.
You can read the detailed TVS Apache RR 310 launch report here: TVS Apache RR 310 launched in India at Rs 2.05 lakh
12:56 PM: The exhaust system of the motorcycle looks stubby and should produce a punchy note. The matte grey treatment makes it look good as well. The TVS Apache RR 310 rides on Michelin tyres that are expected to offer a decent grip on the tarmac.
12:53 PM: Take a look at that menacing looking tail lamp of the TVS Apache RR 310. It is easily one of the most attractive visual highlights of the motorcycle. The LEDs in between glow up when the rider applies the brakes.
12:48 PM: The TVS Apache RR 310 will lock its horns primarily with the KTM RC 390. How the two machines fare against each other on paper, you can have a look at our spec comparison by clicking the link below. The TVS flagship will definitely have an edge over the KTM due to difference in pricing, segment first features and comfortable ergonomics. We will be coming up with an actual road test once the motorcycle is made available to us for the review.
12:45 PM: The all-new TVS Apache RR 310 gets a highly informative instrument cluster that you can see in the image. This has a unique layout and it has been designed in a vertical manner.
12:40 PM: The bookings for the motorcycle will begin soon at the company's dealerships across the length and breadth of the country. Deliveries will begin by late December. So, that is a perfect New Year gift.
12:36 PM: For all those who have just started reading our LIVE blog, let us tell you that the TVS Apache RR 310 has been launched in the country today at a quite competitive price of Rs 2.05 lakh (ex-showroom). Having said that, the TVS flagship has given a tough fight to the long dominating KTM RC 390. Company expects a unit sale of 10,000 units worldwide in the first year.
12:29 PM: TVS Motor Company sets a target of 10,000 unit sales for the Apache RR 310 across the globe. Not an over enthusiastic figure and can be achievable, that is what we think.
12:25 PM: The deliveries for the TVS Apache RR 310 will commence by the end of December. Bookings to start soon although no timeline has been confirmed by TVS.
12:20 PM: The price has been announced finally. TVS Apache RR 310 has been launched in India at a price of Rs 2.05 lakh (ex-showroom). Quite competitive figure that.
12:18 PM: So, the price announcement is going to happen in the next few moments. Clear the cache in order to get the instant updates right at your finger tips. We have just created a poll on what will you choose between the TVS Apache RR 310 and the KTM RC 390. Vote your opinion.
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12:14 PM: TVS Motor Company claims that the Apache RR 310 comes with the best in class power to weight ratio. The liquid and oil-cooled engine manages the engine heat effectively, says TVS.
12:12 PM: The TVS Apache RR 310 gets a vertical instrument cluster that receives several race inspired features like lap timer, top speed recorder, race dignostics and a lot more. Besides, the motorcycle also offers display for instantaneous fuel economy, fuel range and gets a highly accurate fuel gauge.
12:09 PM: Here are the full specifications of the TVS Apache RR 310. Looks interesting, isn't it? Price announcement is going to happen very soon so stay tuned with us.
12:06 PM: The TVS Apache RR 310 comes with the best in class turning radius, says TVS. the company says that several inputs have been taken from experienced riders and racers while building the new Apache RR 310.
11:59 AM: So all those who have been waiting to see the motorcycle in flesh. here are the pictures of the TVS APache RR 310. Do not go anywhere as the announcement of price will be taking place very soon. Stay tuned with us and keep hitting the F5 for all the instant updates.
Just in case you wish to see the live launch video from the launch, you can see it here.
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11:57 AM: Now it is time to see the TVS Apache RR 310 in flesh. the motorcycle is rolling out on the stage. Two bikes have been rolled on the stage in red and black shades. Look absolutely stunning.
11:55 AM: The company also announces the RR cup that will take place in places like Middle East, Latin America and India. The race spec TVS Apache RR 310 will be used oin the event. Price announcement very soon.
11:53 AM: Best in class Coefficient of drag of 0.26. Lowest in 300 cc segment and is wind tunnel tested. The motorcycle is built on a lightweight trellis frame and has been equipped with Kayaba suspension set up to offer an uncompromising performance. Company announces several rider programs as well.
11:50 AM: The TVS Apache RR 310 has gone through extensive wind tunnel testing. The engine is a unique reverse inclined and gets oil-cooling for better engine heat management. The bike gets a top speed of 160 kmph and accelerates from 0 to 60 kmph in under 3 seconds.
11:48 AM: TVS is targeting present Apache customers to upgrade to the new Apache RR 310. The motorcycle was designed to be a motorcycle that can cater to daily usage as well as weekend riding or track days. TVS Motor Company further believes that the bike will take the position of the company to a new level.
11:45 AM: Company says that the TVS Apache RR 310 is being launched today as a result of brand's philosophy of providing a good supersports bike to its audience. The spokesperson further adds that you can do your daily chores Monday to Friday and on weekends, the bike has the capabilities to take you to next level.
11:41 AM: Video showing up on the stage presenting the racing history of TVS Motor Company. All this started in 1982 when a TVS moped clocked a top speed of 105 kmph. Recently, in 2015, TVS participated in the world's toughest rally Dakar as the first Indian manufacturer to do so.
11:38 AM: The spokesperson says that the company has grown by 3 times in the last five years in comparison to the overall industry growth. He further says that the company has got an experienced team at his side that know racetracks and race machines very well.
11:35 AM: Mr Arun, who is the Vice President at premium two-wheeler division at TVS Motor Company has taken over the stage and is addressing the media. He is currently welcoming the guests who have travelled from all over the world at the launch venue.
11:33 AM: Well, the performance is quite a long one. The guests must be feeling even eager to see the motorcycle in flesh just like you and us here. Stay tuned for all the dope. Feature reveal and price announcement to happen very soon and you will be the first ones to see it.
11:30 AM: Dance performance going on at the TVS Apache RR 310 India launch in Chennai. Price announcement very soon. Don't leave your chairs as the motorcycle will be the biggest launch of the year. We are bringing you updates staright from the launch through our team member who is present at the venue.
11:27 AM: Mr Radhakrishnan has left the stage Sudarshan has taken over. he is talking about the Apache brand as to how it gained success over the years. He further adds that the TVS Apache RR 310 has been built with 35 years of experience on the racetrack. Apache RR 310 has been developed with inputs taken from BMW Motorrad.
11:25 AM: The company's chief says that the TVS Apache RR 310 is a final result of years of hard work and the implementation of the company's racing history.
11:23 AM: With over 35 years of racing history TVS claims to have applied all its collective knowledge in the development of the Apache RR 310. Tagline for the bike is carried forward i.e. Racing DNA unleashed. 2.5 million units sold of the TVS Apache RTR till date.
11:22 AM: The launch even proceedings have finally begun. Mr KN Radhakrishnan, President and CEO, TVS Motor Company has taken over the stage. Right now, he is addressing the media and the friends from BMW Motorrad that has become the partner of the company to develop sub 500cc bikes.
11:18 AM: Earlier, the motorcycle was rumoured to come as the TVS Apache RR 310S. However, the final name of this bike has been comfirmed at the event as TVS Apache RR 310, ditching the 'S' suffix. Also, there is no Akula now in the name and that was limited to the concept model showcased at the Auto Expo.
11:15 AM: The TVS Apache RR 310 offers a quite comfirtable riding position and the company has aimed at everyday practicality with this bike. For this reason, the motorcycle will have an edge over the KTM RC 390 especially for those people who think that the aggressive riding position of the RC is too tiring.
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11:10 AM: The proceedings for the world premiere of the TVS Apache RR 310 will take place in just a few minutes from now. The stage is all set for the event. Stay tuned with us if you do not want to miss any action. The official name has been just confirmed to TVS Apache RR 310. No Akula in the nomenclature.
11:04 AM: The TVS Apache RR 310 will likely be launched in a single variant only. However, there are a few chances that the company may launch a more affordable version in order to bring the cost down and make the motorcycle more accessible. The said version might skip ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) along with a bunch of features.
11:01 AM: The TVS Apache RR 310 will most likely be the most affordable full-faired sportsbike that one can buy in this segment. The price announcement is going to happen soon and we are expecting a price figure between Rs 1.8 lakh and Rs 2 lakh (ex-showroom). What are your expectations on the pricing. Let us know in the comments section below.
10:58 AM: The stage is all set for the launch of TVS Apache RR 310 in India. Our man has just sent a picture from the venue and this is what it looks like. It will take just a few more minutes for the proceedings to begin. Till then, stay tuned with us and have a look at the leaked spec sheet by clicking the link below.
10:54 AM: The TVS Apache RR 310 will primarily challenge the likes of KTM RC 390 in the segment. Other competitors include the Benelli 302R and the Kawasaki Ninja 300. The Yamaha YZF-R3 will also be a worthy rival once the company launches its BS-IV model in India. Due to this, the R3 is temporarily unavailable at the dealerships right now.
10:50 AM: The motorcycle is also rumoured to come with a side stand alarm. Under this, the rider cannot even engage the first gear when the side stand of his motorcycle is put down. This feature was only available in the KTM RC 390 until now in this segment. This is actually useful keeping safety in mind.
10:46 AM: The TVS Apache RR 310 will come with dual LED projector headlamps that are expecetd to offer good illumination in the dark. Even in the low beam position, both lamps of the bike stay ON as opposed to many motorcycles that you see nowadays. Besides these, the headlamp cluster is also integrated with LED DRLs (Daytime Running Lights) that look predatory in the dark just like rest of the Apache members.
10:42 AM: For those who have joined our LIVE blog recently, let us tell you that TVS is going to launch its flagship motorcycle Apache RR 310 in the country today. The motorcycle will be the most powerful Apache till date and is the production spec version of the Akula 310 concept model that was the prime attraction at the TVS booth at the 2016 Auto Expo. Test mules of the bike started appearing last year making the enthusiasts wait for it even more.
10:40 AM: The spec sheet of the TVS Apache RR 310 has got leaked on the internet a couple of days back. According to the leak, the motorcycle will come with seevral segment first features. These include a highly accurate 72-point instrument cluster, lap timer, top speed recorder, instantaneous fuel economy and a lot more.
10:35 AM: The motorcycle is expected to be retailed in India through selected dealerships. Also, the bookings for the bike should commence around 10th December at selected outlets across India. Just half an hour to go for the launch of TVS Apache RR 310 in India. Sit back and relax while we bring you the LIVE coverage of the biggest two-wheeler launch of the year.
10:31 AM: The TVS Apache RR 310 is expected to be launched in three colour options that have been already revealed in the spy shots and advertisement images earlier. The three expected shades are glossy red, glossy blue and matte black. Now it will be interesting to see what other colours does TVS adds to the colour palette.
10:26 AM: Coming back to the TVS Apache RR 310, the motorcycle will be an extremely important product for the company in a number of ways. First and foremost, the motorcycle will register the company's entry into the 300cc + segment that is currently dominated by KTM RC 390. Besides, there are also a couple of worthy contenders present like Benelli 302R and Kawasaki Ninja 300. The TVS Apache RR 310 will come with an aim to give a serious threat to its competition.
10:23 AM: The TVS Apache has done wonders for the TVS Motor Company right since its inception. At a time when the 150cc segment was dominated solely by Bajaj Pulsar, it was TVS Apache that gave a serious threat to the former. Over the time, the company has been launching new and more powerful editions of the bike that is helping it keep the Apache brand popular as ever.
10:20 AM: The suspension system of the TVS Apache RR 310 comprises of 41mm inverted forks at the front along with a monoshock at the rear. The front forks are drenched in golden shade and get a similar treatment just like the high end sportsbikes. Needless to say, the motorcycles looks appealing with the said units.
10:18 AM: The braking to the TVS Apache RR 310 is done with the help of disc brakes that have been fitted at both ends. These further come linked to an ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System). The safety unit is also assisted to an RLP (rear wheel lift up protection) just like the one that is being offered in the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V.
10:15 AM: The engine in the TVS Apache RR 310 is the same unit that runs the BMW G310R. The power and torque figures should be close to 34 hp and 28 Nm. Gearbox will be a six-speed unit. Slipper clutch is not expected at the moment. Stay tuned with us. Launch is about to get underway and our man has just entered the launch venue in Chennai.
10:10 AM: Our team is present at the launch venue. We will be bringing LIVE updates for you as soon as the event starts which will happen in another one hour or so. The spec sheet of the motorcycle has been leaked on the internet a couple of days back and if it is to be believed, the bike will come with a top speed of 165 kmph. Quite interesting, isn't it!
10:06 AM: For those who have just joined us, let us tell you that the TVS Apache RR 310 is based on the Akula 310 concept that was showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo. The bike will get its power from a 313cc engine mated to a six-speed transmission system. It is the same unit that comes in the BMW G310R.
09:50 AM: The TVS Apache RR 310 will likely be sold in three colour options that include glossy red, glossy blue and matte black. Interestingly, all three of them have been revealed in the spy shots. Now it will be interesting to see if TVS goes ahead with these colours only or has more shades to the colour palette.
08:40 AM: Bookings for the TVS Apache RR 310 are expected to begin somewhere around 10th December at selected dealerships across India. The motorcycle will likely be sold through selected outlets and more information on this might be revealed at the time of official launch.
07:16 AM: Good morning folks! The day has finally come. To continue, the TVS Apache RR 310 will come with dual LED projector headlamps that should offer good illumination in the dark. Besides, the bike will also come with menacingly-shaped LED tail lamp along with LED turning winkers. The leaked spec sheet says that even in the low beam position, both the headlamps of the motorcycle will stay on. The new Apache will come with hazard lamps as well.
11:16 PM: TVS Apache RR 310 will challenge the likes of KTM RC 390 in the segment. Besides, the motorcycle will lock its horns with the Benelli 302R and Kawasaki Ninja 300. The competition will come from Yamaha YZF-R3 too, once the Japanese manufacturer launches its BS-IV model. The new Apache will give a serious threat to the competition as it will most likely be the most affordable full faired sportsbike in its segment.
10:40 PM: The motorcycle has been fitted with 41mm upside down forks at the front along with a monoshock at the rear. The front forks have been painted in golden colour that is mostly seen on high-end expensive motorcycles till date.
10:10 PM: The TVS flagship Apache RR 310 is equipped with a highly informative instrument cluster that features several race-inspired bits such as lap timer, top speed recorder and gear shift light. Besides, the instrumentation is also rumoured to come with a highly accurate 72-point fuel gauge that will be a segment first highlight.
09:37 PM: The braking to the TVS Apache RR 310 is done with the help of disc brakes that have been equipped at both ends. These further come linked to an ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) for added safety and convenience. The safety equipment further comes with an RLP (Rear wheel lift up protection) just like the Apache RTR 200 4V.
09:03 PM: The TVS Apache RR 310 will use the same engine from the BMW G310R. The said motor displaces 313cc and produces a maximum power output of 34 hp along with a peak torque of 28 Nm. The new Apache is likely to see some revisions in these figures in order to meet the characteristics of a sportsbike. Power will be transferred to the rear wheel via a six-speed gearbox.
07:49 PM: The TVS Apache RR 310 is an important product for the Hosur-based manufacturer due to multiple reasons. The motorcycle will mark the company’s entry into the 300cc plus fall-faired sportsbike territory that is one of the fastest growing segments in the Indian two-wheeler market at present. For this reason, there will be a lot of expectations from this upcoming TVS flagship motorcycle.
06:22 PM: TVS Motor Company is going to launch the Apache RR 310 tomorrow in India. Keep refreshing this page or stay active with the F5 key if you do not want to miss any action of the biggest two-wheeler launch of the year. Our team is present at the launch venue and we will update you here as soon as we receive any info.