CFMoto 250SR vs TVS Apache RR 310: Image Comparison
Is China’s entry-level sport bike better than our homemade flagship TVS Apache?
The CFMoto 250SR was recently spotted at a dealership in China, wrapped in a new drool-worthy race livery. We couldn’t help but wonder how the 250SR would fare in our country if it ever arrived here. If it did, it would certainly land in the crosshairs of our homemade entry-level sport bike, the TVS Apache RR 310. Curious to know which one would come out on top? Let’s compare the two via a series of images:
From the front, the 250SR certainly looks meaner thanks to its edgy LED headlamp. The RR 310 doesn’t really stand out from the front profile, but it looks likeable nevertheless.
From the sides, the RR 310 comes into its own with better attention to detail, thanks to sharper fairings and tail end. The 250SR is no slouch either. It looks nothing short of impressive, courtesy its sleek lines and new race livery.
At the rear, the Apache RR 310 gets a wide single unit while the 250SR gets a vertically stacked unit with spoilers at both sides, similar to the Yamaha R125 V3. We’d pick the Apache between the two.
Complementing their good looks, both bikes get fully-digital colour instrument clusters with smartphone connectivity. While the CFMoto’s unit is bigger, it can’t keep up with the flagship Apache’s wide functionality -- lap timer, live fuel efficiency, and riding modes.
LED lighting runs standard on both bikes.
Another aspect where the Apache RR 310 truly shines over the 250SR is performance. You see, the RR 310 is powered by a 312cc single-cylinder motor making 34PS and 27.3Nm, 6PS and 5Nm more than what the 249cc unit on the 250SR puts out. Both bikes employ six-speed gearboxes.
Both bikes get an inverted gold-cased USD fork and a monoshock.
They roll on 17-inch wheels, anchored by single disc brakes at both ends.
Even with this special livery, the 250SR sees no price revision in China. It costs Rs 2.5 lakh (converted from Yuan), similar to the price of the RR 310 in India.
In conclusion, if these two were to retail at the same price in India, without a doubt, the TVS Apache RR 310 would be a better value offering. CFMoto knows this, hence, it is planning to bring the bigger 300SR to India instead, which would have a better fighting chance in our market. Find more about its India arrival here.