The Apache RR 310 is undoubtedly a good-looking motorcycle. It is also fast, well-equipped and has a competitive price tag. Yes, the Apache is based on BMW’s G 310 R but is it completely the same? No. Here are the tech secrets of the RR 310:
The TVS uses the same 312cc, single-cylinder motor that was developed by BMW for the G 310 R. It makes 34hp and 27Nm of torque on the Apache and is also reverse inclined like the BMW. Interestingly, the position of the engine helps it meet the latest emission requirements since it makes the exhaust length shorter which helps the catalytic converter get working faster. The motor gains 8 percent increase in volumetric efficiency owing to the downdraft port on the cylinder head.
TVS claim that the RR 310 has been styled to provide the best possible aerodynamic performance. It has been wind-tunnel tested in India for over 300 hours, resulting in a smooth fairing. Moreover, the venting on the fairing also channels hot air away from the rider’s feet on the move. The windscreen on the TVS is not adjustable but does a decent job of providing coverage at full crouch.
The full-faired TVS comes equipped with dual-channel ABS. This ABS system is tuned in a way to only come into effect when it is properly needed. This enables riders to enjoy hard braking without ABS kicking in and reduces the level of fun. However, the ABS system cannot be fully turned off, which makes stoppies more difficult.
The suspension parts on the Apache are shared with the BMW G 310 R. However, on the Apache, they have been retuned to be ridden as a commuter as well in a sporty manner. At the front, the bike gets a 41mm upside-down fork and the rear gets preload-adjustable single shock.