It shares many of its underpinnings with the Apache RR 310, but takes the form of a naked streetfighter.
The TVS Apache RTR 310 has been launched at Rs 2.43 lakh, making it Rs 29,000 more affordable than its sport bike sibling, the Apache RR 310.
- It has a 312cc, 35.6hp, 28.7Nm single-cylinder engine
- Apache RTR 310 gets a trellis frame, upside down fork, monoshock
- It also gets LED headlight and tail-light, a 5.0-inch TFT screen
TVS Apache RTR 310: engine and gearbox
Powering the new Apache RTR 310 is the tried and tested 312cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine that has been doing duty in the Apache RR 310 and the BMW 310s. Here, it produces 35.6hp and 28.7Nm, which is 1.6hp and 0.7Nm higher than in is stablemate. The engine comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox via an assist-and-slipper clutch.
TVS Apache RTR 310: underpinnings
Holding everything together is a light-weight, alumnium trellis frame that closely resembles that of the RR 310. The rear subframe, though, is different, but still quite sporty, rising sharply towards the pillion seat and tail section. The RTR is suspended on an upside-down fork/monoshock set-up, with the standard bike featuring only rear preload adjustability. It rolls on 17-inch wheels at both ends wrapped in dual compound radial tyres. The RTR 310 also comes with five riding modes.
TVS Apache RTR 310: features
Fully digital instrumentation is standard on this new TVS, in the form of a landscape-oriented 5.0-inch TFT screen, unlike the portrait-oriented TFT dash on the RR 310. Other features include an LED headlight and tail-light, cruise control, a tyre pressure monitoring system, bi-directional quickshifter, along with heated and cooled seats. The RTR 310 also gets race-tuned dynamic stability control and linear stability control. Many of these features are available as a part of packages under TVS’ Built To Order (BTS) customisation programme along with adjustable suspension.
TVS Apache RTR 310: pricing and rivals
The RTR 310 undercuts all it’s rivals barring one. For reference, the KTM 390 Duke currently costs Rs 2.97 lakh, while the Triumph Speed 400 is priced at Rs 2.33 lakh, and the BMW G 310 R sits between the pair at Rs 2.85 lakh. The RTR’s sport bike cousin, the Apache RR 310, is priced at Rs 2.72 lakh.