apache rtr 310 launch time|apache rtr 310:TVS Motor Company on Wednesday launched Apache RTR 310, the naked version of its popular bike, in India at an ex-showroom price of ₹ 2.43 lakh. The company had already initiated pre-bookings for the eagerly anticipated bike. A teaser was posted on TV Motors’ YouTube a few weeks ago that showed the details of the bike. It was revealed today as a boldly designed streetfighter but retained identical chassis and mechanics. Other key features include a split LED headlamp, a flat handlebar and a sophisticated yet muscular design on the fuel tank.
TVS Motor Company has launched the Apache RTR 310 naked sports motorcycle in India. This is priced starting at Rs 2.43 lakh (ex-showroom), making it almost Rs 30,000 less than the Apache RR 310. The TVS Apache lineup now consists of the RTR 310, RTR 200 4V, RTR 180, RTR 160 4V, RTR 160 as well as the RR 310 and the RP 165. TVS has named this Freestyler, owing to the excellent ergonomics of the motorcycle, allowing it to be used as a ‘Freestyle’ – stunt motorcycle.
TVS Apache RTR 310
The new Apache RTR 310 will be available in three variants (and two colour options) – Arsenal Black without quickshifter (priced at ₹ 2.43 lakh), Arsenal Black (priced at ₹ 2.58 lakh) and Fury Yellow (priced at ₹ 2.64 lakh) in India.The motorcycle was spotted testing recently. Though TVS has not revealed any details about the upcoming project, reports on expected features have been swirling around for weeks.
Commenting on the launch, Sudarshan Venu, Managing Director, TVS Motor Company said, “TVS Motor Company has always transformed and redefined technology with the TVS Apache series at the helm, where we brought to life tech led innovations such as ride modes, slipper clutch, connectivity, fully adjustable suspension and the Built to Order Platform. The global launch of the all the new TVS Apache RTR 310 marks a momentous occasion for us, as this motorcycle encapsulates Apache’s 18 year legacy of innovation and performance.
2023 TVS Apache RTR 310 prices (ex-showroom) –
The TVS Apache RTR 310 is priced at Rs 2.43 lakh for the Arsenal Black color without quickshifter. This is the base price for the motorcycle on top of which various custromisations can be added.
Apache RTR 310 Arsenal Black – Rs 2.58 lakh
Apache RTR 310 Fury Yellow – Rs 2.64 lakh
Customers choosing any of the BTO kits will need to shell an extra Rs 18,000 for the Dynamic Kit and Rs 22,000 for the Dynamic Pro kit. Effectively the Apache RTR 310 in Fury Yellow color with Dynamic Pro Kit will cost Rs 2.86 lakh (ex-showroom).
In comparison to this, the KTM Duke 390 is priced at Rs 2.97 lakh, while the Triumph Speed 400 retails for Rs 2.33 lakh. Sharing the same engine with a different brand name and much less features is the BMW G 310 R which is priced at Rs 2.85 lakh. (all prices ex-showroom)
TVS Apache RTR 310: engine and gearbox
Powering the new Apache RTR 310 is the tried and tested 312cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine that has been doing duty in the Apache RR310 and the BMW 310s. Here, it produces 35.6hp and 28.7Nm, which is 1.6hp and 0.7Nm more. It comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox via an assist-and-slipper clutch.
TVS Apache RTR 310: underpinnings
Holding everything together is a lightweight, alumnium trellis frame that closely resembles that of the RR310. The rear subframe, though, is different, but still quite sporty, rising sharply towards the pillion seat and tail section. The RTR is suspended on an upside-down fork/monoshock setup, with the standard bike featuring only rear preload adjustability. It rolls on 17-inch wheels at both ends wrapped in dual compound radial tyres. The RTR 310 also comes with five riding modes.
TVS Apache RTR 310: features
Fully digital instrumentation is standard on this new TVS, in the form of a landscape-oriented 5.0-inch TFT screen, unlike the portrait-oriented TFT dash on the RR310. Other features include an LED headlight and tail-light, cruise control, tyre pressure monitoring system, bi-directional quickshifter along with heated and cooled seats. The RTR 310 also gets race-tuned dynamic stability control and linear stability control. Many of these features are available as a part of packages under TVS’ Built To Order (BTS) customisation programme along with adjustable suspension.
TVS Apache RTR 310: pricing and rivals
Xxxx variants and pricing. For reference, the KTM 390 Duke currently costs Rs 2.97 lakh, while the Triumph Speed 400 is priced at Rs 2.33 lakh, and the BMW G 310 R sits between the pair at Rs 2.85 lakh. The RTR’s sportbike cousin, the Apache RR310, is priced at Rs 2.72 lakh.