TVS Motors has launched it new sportbike- the TVS RR 310. This motorcycle will not only cater to the Indian market but also be exported internationally. The pricing of the TVS RR 310 has been kept at Rs 2.05 lakh (ex-showroom), undercutting its major rival- KTM RC390 by more than Rs 20,000. TVS RR 310 is based on the Akula concept that was showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo. This motorcycle boasts the latest technology and superior performance. TVS RR 310 was spied earlier too
At the launch event, Sudarshan Venu, joint managing director, TVS Motor Company, said: “The launch of TVS Apache RR 310 marks a major milestone, as it ushers in a new era at TVS Motor Company. Our endeavour is to fulfill the aspirations of discerning customers by offering high-quality, technologically-innovative products. The TVS Apache RR 310 is the most advanced and exclusive offering in our product portfolio, as it is a manifestation of 35 years of learnings from the race track, coupled with cutting-edge technology. We are confident that customers will find it to be a perfect combination of racecraft technology and riding dynamics.”
Adding to this, KN Radhakrishnan, president & CEO of TVS Motor Company, said, “Today is a proud moment for us at TVS Motor Company. Driven by our promise of delivering more to customers than their expectations, TVS Apache RR 310 is the beginning of our breakthrough into the super-premium category. We started building our premium brand Apache RTR with 150cc and succeeded in raising the customer aspirations with 180cc and 200cc bikes. TVS Apache RR 310 is another step in our effort to deliver beyond customers’ expectations and offering them a chance to upgrade from premium to super-premium category. TVS Apache RR 310 is a testimony to our Racing DNA and R&D capabilities, positioned to fulfil the ever-growing aspirations of the new age customers globally.”
As you would have guessed, the TVS RR 310 is powered by the same engine that powers the BMW G310R. This is a 313cc single-cylinder engine that makes 34PS of power and 27.5Nm of torque. That said, the ECU is different and TVS is using a slightly different engine map for better acceleration in the higher rpms. The unique feature of this motorcycle is that the engine is mounted in the reverse order. Meaning, that the exhaust port is at the rear and the intake port is at the front.
The engine comes mated to a six-speed gearbox, which has the same ratio as in the BMW G310R. However, TVS RR 310 is using a bigger 41 teeth rear sprocket that the 40 teeth sprocket on the BMW.
The design of the motorcycle was created by in-house by TVS themselves. The RR 310 went through a rigorous aerodynamic testing using computer fluid dynamics. This meant that the fairing had to be efficient in channelling air. The design takes inspiration from a Shark (Akula means Shark in Russian). It gets a twin LED projector headlights and a front down-tail up sporty stance. The rear also houses the LED horn-shaped tailight. The motorcycle is offered in two shades red and matte black
Other Advanced features
TVS RR 310 is a sportbike and has all the good component that you will need on a racetrack. It comes with digital information readout which inbuilt laptime recorder and gear position indicator. The track performance and safety is aided by Race-spec KYB suspension and ABS. TVS RR 310 comes fitted with Michelin Street Sport tyres.
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