RR310 - A Near Perfect Balanced All Rounder, Overdose of Dapper Looks..
My review will not cover most of tech specs of paper but how they feel in real world conditions to a commoner :
I previously owned an RTR 160 for 10 years (earlier flagship of TVS a decade ago) & without even single breakdown, did all hilly terrain or highways upto 300 km a day on weekends. It never failed. Only minus was vibrations, though they do pump adrenaline and make you feel you are faster than you actually are :p
Impressed by RR160, had plan to own rtr 200 (the couple of year old flagship), but then rr310 was declared, so it's a latest flagship of the company whose 10 year old product was doing wonders till now for me, add to that BMW engineering (big bonus) + extra 1.5 lacs worth investment in design , R & D per bike, 35 years of TVS experience, you are never going to get a product less than near perfect all-rounder.
I can drive it at 7-10 kmph in traffic, 1st gear or 2nd gear, without stalling,
i can manoeuvre it at will (though it's big), it's shockers & ride quality is so plush, you feel pothole and bumpy roads are half the actual size.
It can overtake 99 % vehicle on road when you wish, & at each signal it's the best looking bike , arguably.
Now Mileage is 30 kmpl without 1st service, when speed is 45-75 kmph, & when 70-110 kmph, mileage is 25 kmpl, Over all 27 kmpl for initial 300 kms all city riding in peak hours, not bad for a performance sports tourer,.
It can zip or crawl, it's sports bike yet comfortable, it's heavy not yet too heavy to take life out of you when pulling,
It's forgiving, you make some silly mistake & it gives you chance to correct it, it won't afraid you, it's powerful but under your command. BALANCEd performance is the word.
It looks suave not a hooligan , rides suave too, so it reflects your personality, who is in control and can be fun and quick or steady at will.
There are 4 better performers at extra cost, but then the cost is whopping 1 lakh for ninja 300 & r3. Close rival in cost RC 390 is faster powerhouse but not comfortable, & tough to handle in slow traffic, duke is nimble but then looks & feel wise RR 310 is WINNER for me.
Dominar performs similar but doesn't look 75 % as premium as this though cost of dominar is less too. So RR 310 is in balance with dominar, RC/duke 390, NInja 300 & R3 on other ends due to cost, handling, performance, weight , mileage.
Looks is where it outshines others & it matters when you are riding a 2 lakh bike & it pays too when you get stares and queries from curious people. It's not common on road and a USP again.
If you are out & out fast rider go for duke 390/ rc 390 for little extra money, but comfort, mileage, USP further goes down & chances of errors are less too for the power they offer.
For more refinement, you can go for ninja 300 & r3 by paying additional money- 1 lakh approx, they still don't look this great
or may be at same level :).
RR 310 is adequately costly for being the value all-rounder for your money..t
They perform better surely but then cost difference is huge.