TVS says touring segment still nascent; no adventure bike for now - Report

29/12/2017 - 11:42 | ,   | Praveen M

In an interview with Autocar, Arun Siddharth, Vice President Marketing of TVS Motor Company opined that the touring segment is still nascent in the country, and is something that the brand needs to watch.

TVS Apache RR 310 first ride review right side
With the Apache RR 310, the company forayed into the fully faired sports motorcycle segment for the first time.

Speaking to the media house, he said that the company is looking at it, but is yet to determine the importance of being present in the segment at this stage. He also revealed that TVS Motor Company is concentrating its efforts on racing and that they feel there’s still a long way to go when it comes to product and experience. The brand is looking to be the benchmark in the sports segment. The Hosur-based manufacturer is not looking to enter the adventure touring segment as of now since it is busy with the Apache RR 310 and the customer experience they offer with it. This includes events like One Make Championship racing and rider training programmes.

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The TVS Apache RR 310 is a culmination of the brand’s 35-year experience in the racing industry. The bike marks the company’s foray into the super-premium sports category.

TVS Apache RR 310 first ride review action right side
TVS expects to sell 10,000 units of the motorcycle in the first year of its launch.

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Powering the Apache RR 310 is a 312.2 cc single cylinder engine with liquid cooling and fuel injection. It works in tandem with a 6-speed transmission. The mill can generate 34 PS of power at 9,700 rpm, and 27.3 Nm of torque at 7,700 rpm. The power plant sits inside a trellis frame, which holds the upside-down cartridge front fork, and a rear monotube floating piston gas-assisted shock absorber. TVS claims a top speed of 160 km/h and a 0-60 kmph acceleration time of 2.93 seconds. The Apache RR 310 is available in two colours: Racing Red and Racing Black.

[Source: Autocar India]

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