The TVS Apache RR 310 may be the most anticipated motorcycle launch of 2017. 22 months in the making the 'Akula' has finally been launched in India at a price of Rs 2.05 lakh. The RR 310 will make about 33 hp and 27 Nm of torque from it motor - the first lovechild of the TVS and BMW Motorrad alliance.
The Vertical instrument cluster is something that really sets the Apache 310 RR apart from the competition.Its sleek design reminds you that this was a bike that was born on the track. It also features a lap timer and a top-speed recorder for track buffs.
The 310 cc motor, has been built in collaboration between TVS and BMW, although the ECU on the Apache is unique and the engine tune is more suited for quicker acceleration and fueling.
The split LED tail lamps really set the RR310 apart from the competition, but are minimalist enough not to add much wieght to the tail. The aero vents on the rear tail seat are for show but they sure add to the Akulas charm.
The 35 insignia on the tail signifies 35 years of TVS racing that culminated in the Apache RR 310. And what a journey it has been from rallying moped in Chennai to a world-class entry level track machine.
The rear seats on the Apache 310 RR look like they can actually fit a pillion, although don't expect it to be the most comfortable seat in the world, the Apache RR 310 is a track machine after all. But that racing stripe is really something!
The Apache RR 310 gets a five-spoke alloy wheel, paired with Michelin Pilot Street tyres. The Kayaba upside-down cartridge styles forks will help keep the bike stable. And in terms of stopping force in the front the Apache gets a 300 mm petal-discs with dual channel ABS.
The TVS Apache RR310 gets a red-trellis frame that is shared with the BMW G310 R, however, the rear subframe bolt-on is something that you would only find on the TVS, and has a unique angle and design to match the TVS