BS6 TVS Apache RR 310: What To Expect?
The bike comes with a number of changes from feature updates to a cleaner running engine
The BS6 Apache RR 310 has been spotted testing for the first time in India and it sports several changes, from features to cosmetic updates. Not to mention a cleaner, future-proof engine. Without further ado, here’s what you can expect from the bike.
The upcoming RR 310 gets a brand new full-colour digital instrument console, which is more rectangular-ish compared to the ovalish design on the current model. Then there are the navigation buttons on the left-hand side switchgear, which hints at the console possibly featuring Bluetooth connectivity, different ride modes, and a host of other new features like in the updated RTR 200 4V. This may include lean angle display, and navigation assist, caller ID and a dedicated app.
TVS Apache has also introduced new dual-tone colour schemes to keep the bike looking fresh and relevant. The tank is painted in silver contrasting the jet black bodywork with red highlights. While there’s no confirmation from the manufacturer, we can expect to see more than just one colour option on offer.
The biggest drawback of the RR 310 was its engine vibes. Though the issue was toned down in the last update, it still felt gruff. It’s quite possible TVS tinkered with the engine to tackle this issue with the BS6 update.
That said, the bike may see a drop in performance in a bid to meet the strict emission norms. The same was seen on the BS6 RTR 160 and the 200 4V. In its current state of tune, the RR 310 produces 34PS at 9700rpm and 27.3Nm at 7700rpm mated to the same 6-speed transmission aided by a slipper clutch.
The RR 310 already comes equipped with premium underpinnings like a trellis frame, cartridge-type inverted front fork and a rear monoshock tuned by KYB. Its braking setup comprises of petal discs on both ends with a radial caliper up front and dual-channel ABS as standard with rear-wheel lift-off protection. The BS6 model is likely to carry over the same mechanicals, albeit, on change.
This comes in the form of new tyres, possibly from TVS itself. You see, the spy images of the bike showcase a different set of tyres instead of the current Michelin Pilot Street radials. The brand may have shod the bike with its own radial tyres in a bid to promote them.
Expected launch date, price:
With so many changes, we could very well expect the BS6 RR 310 to carry a premium of around Rs 15,000 over the current-gen model, which retails at Rs 2.28 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Expect the sub-400cc supersport from TVS to be launched sometime in early-2020. Once launched, it’ll take on the KTM RC 390, which is likely to be updated to comply with BS6 emissions pretty soon and completely overhauled for 2020.
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