The TVS Apache RR 310S (production TVS Akula 310) has been spied once again, near Chennai. This time, the motorcycle is seen with a rear tyre hugger.
Apart from the single sided rear tyre hugger, the production version of the TVS Akula 310 also gets a cover to protect the monoshock from dirt. The bike comes with a minimalistic pillion grab rail which is reminiscent of the one found in 2016 KTM RC 390.
Draped in matte black with red stripes, the motorcycle shares the powerplant with the BMW G310R. The German bike draws power from a 313 cc single cylinder, DOHC engine with liquid cooling and fuel injection. The engine pairs with a 6-speed gearbox. It develops 34 PS of power at 9,500 rpm and 28 Nm of torque at 7,500 rpm. Expect the engine to be tuned differently in the Apache to suit its dynamics.
The TVS Apache RR 310S features an all-digital vertically-stacked instrument cluster; clip-on handlebars and a large bubble-type windscreen. The alloy wheels are borrowed from the Beemer and are shod with Michelin tyres. For suspension, the bike employs inverted forks at the front with a gold finish; and a monoshock at the rear. The bike comes to a halt using disc brakes on both ends. The ergonomics hints at its sports-touring potential.
TVS has created a separate department, which takes care of the export business and the Apache brand. This motorcycle also comes under the new department, and will reportedly be launched in November, this year. Expect the bike to cost below INR 2 lakhs, ex-showroom. In the price segment, it will lock horns with the KTM RC 390.
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