2021 TVS Apache RR 310 vs BMW G 310 R: Image Comparison
Which one’s a better buy? The improved Apache RR 310 or BMW G 310 R?
I think you’ll agree with me when I say the 2021 TVS Apache RR 310 is one heck of a value for money proposition, especially considering the kit it offers. But not everyone’s a sucker for supersports. Some may prefer a streetfighter with more comfortable ergos. That’s where the BMW G 310 R comes in. Only Rs 500 differentiates the two bikes. So which one should you pick?
Not much has changed for the 2021 TVS Apache RR 310 in terms of design. It’s still the same striking sub-400cc sportsbike that we fell in love with, though it does get new graphics for 2021 along with paint options for the alloys. As for the baby beemer, the last update brought with it a revised fuel tank design and a sharper full-LED headlight. You can also choose between the new paint schemes that were recently announced by the Bavarian brand. But that's not all. You can further customise the 2021 RR 310 with TVS’ Racing livery. You also have the option to choose a different colour wheel, if that's something you fancy.
Same goes for the 312.2cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine. Both the RR 310 and G 310 R make an identical power output of 34PS. However, the RR 310 produces 27.3Nm as opposed to the Beemer, which makes 28Nm. On the bright side, the RR 310 does get extra goodies like multiple riding modes, and GTT (Glide Through Traffic).
The RR 310 also features grippier Michelin Road 5 tyres compared to the Michelin Pilot Street tyres on the G 310 R.
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This is where the RR 310 starts pulling away. First, there are the optional add-ons, perhaps the most important update. You can choose between two kits: Dynamic and Race, or get both if you want a complete package. Read about the differences between the two kits and what they have to offer here. The G 310 R, meanwhile, gets no additional add-on parts.
For added flexibility, TVS has designed the wave key to also act as an integrated in-hand adjuster. So you don't need a seperate tool to tweak your suspension.
The new brass-coated chain on the RR 310 is said to be more durable and rust-resistant compared to the conventional unit on the Beemer
Aside from this, the 5.5-inch TFT display on the RR 310 can now store virtual copies of documents like the bike’s RC card and your driver’s licence. Adding to the new features are the new dynamic engine rev limit indicator, day trip meter, and over speed indicator. The G 310 R, on the other hand, makes do with an LCD display showing only the basic data.
Last but not least is the price. The updates on the 2021 TVS Apache RR 310 will set you back by Rs 2,59,500 (ex-showroom, Delhi), which is Rs 500 less than the BMW G 310 R.
However, the added features (kits and custom colour selection) tack on an additional Rs 23,000 (Race: Rs 5000, Dynamic: Rs 12,000, Race Replica: Rs 4,500, Wheel colour: Rs 1,500). Even then, the 2021 Apache RR 310 still makes more sense than any of its competitors. Be it its German cousin or the KTM RC 390 and Kawasaki Ninja 300.