2019 TVS Apache RR 310: Five Things To Know
Here’s a closer look at what has changed and what hasn’t
TVS Motors launched the updated Apache RR 310 in India at Rs 2.27 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The additional Rs 2,652 over the older model gets you a crucial mechanical update along with some cosmetic changes that add to the Apache RR 310’s sinister-looking design. Here’s a closer look at what has changed and what hasn’t.
Does it look any better?
Even though it’s just a new paint job, the “Phantom Black” paint scheme (as TVS calls it) does add to the bike’s stealthy appeal. Besides the paint finish, the bike sports white and red racing stripes, identical to the Racing Red colour scheme.
Benefits from a slipper clutch:
The Apache RR 310 came packed with features which made it a worthy contender in the sub-400cc segment. However, the previous-gen model missed out on one crucial feature, a slipper clutch. Now though, TVS has equipped the bike with the feature and it should help you gain more control over the bike.
How does this help? Well, when you shift down hard on a conventional clutch, the rear wheel tends to lock up making the bike unstable or resulting in wheel hops. In a similar scenario, a slipper clutch allows for a certain amount of controlled slippage enabling the rear wheel to spin rather freely instead of locking up. Essentially, you could rapidly shift down a couple of gear in wet, snowy or dusty conditions and still have better control over the bike.
On the other hand, the company claims the assist feature lightens the clutch action by a whole 20 per cent. TVS also says the gearshift effort has been decreased by 13 per cent.
Can it be retrofitted onto older bikes?
Of course! Customers can retrofit this slipper clutch onto older Apache RR 310s for a nominal amount of Rs 3,950. You could get this done at your nearest TVS dealership.
The updated TVS Apache RR 310 retails at Rs 2.27 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), which is a minor price hike of Rs 2,652 over its predecessor.
What hasn't changed?
The updated model continues to draw power from the same 312.2cc, liquid-cooled motor that dishes out 34PS at 9700rpm and 27.3Nm of torque, coupled with a 6-speed gearbox. There’s no change in the underpinnings either.
While the changes are minor and manage to just about spice things up for now, we really hope TVS offers a bit more in terms of power and engine refinement in the near future.