TVS Motors has launched the Apache RR 310 with a stealthy new paint job called Phantom Black and a ‘Race Tuned (RT) Slipper Clutch’ for 2019. The updates will set you back a little over Rs 2,600 compared to the current model, while its ex-showroom price now sits at Rs 2.27 lakh (Delhi).
The Phantom Black paint job features a white and red race stripe that runs from the front fairing to the rear quarter panel, much like the current Racing Red colour scheme. On the mechanical front, the new slipper clutch should provide for lighter clutch actuation and prevent wheels hops during hard downshifts. The feature is available as an optional accessory which can be retrofitted onto any existing RR 310. While the above mentioned updates are a welcome change, we had hoped for a bit more in terms of power and engine refinement.
That said, TVS has been constantly working towards making the RR 310 a more potent machine and recently rolled out a free update for all Apache RR 310 owners in March 2019. This included an ECU remap, rubber piping around the edges of the windscreen and new bar-end weights to reduce vibrations, and a new chain roller to cut down chain noise.
In terms of competition, the Apache RR 310 competes against the KTM RC 390. We’ll be bringing you our first ride impressions about the bike pretty soon, so make sure you stay tuned to ZigWheels.
For more information, please refer to the press release below.
TVS Motor Company launches TVS Apache RR 310 with
‘Race Tuned (RT) Slipper Clutch’ technology
Gets new colour – Phantom Black
Hosur, May 27, 2019: TVS Motor Company, a reputed manufacturer of two-wheelers and three-wheelers in the world, today launched the TVS Apache RR 310 equipped with a Race Tuned (RT) Slipper Clutch. This upgrade, born out of the rich racing heritage of TVS Racing, enhances the customer’s riding experience as it provides swift gear shifting with low hand fatigue and maintains vehicle stability at high speed during downshifts, especially in corners. The new variant also gets minor styling upgrades including a new colour – Phantom Black. The sharp edges and angular design of the bike complement the new colour.
Crafted for precision, the slipper function of the motorcycle allows rapid downshifts preventing wheel hop and chain whip. The system is also engineered with an Assist Function wherein the clutch plates lock tightly increasing the clutch engagement force thus resulting in reduced clutch effort. The new TVS Apache RR 310 RT Slipper Clutch is a powerful and a highly useful feature, which complements city, highway as well as track riding. Existing TVS Apache RR 310 customers can also enjoy this new technology as the Race Tuned Slipper Clutch will be available as a TVS Racing accessory, which can be retrofitted to their motorcycles. This facility is available at the select TVS Apache RR 310 dealerships across the country for a nominal price.
Commenting on the launch, K N Radhakrishnan, Director & CEO, TVS Motor Company says, “We are excited to introduce the Race Tuned (RT) slipper clutch on the TVS Apache RR 310 and I am confident that our existing and new customers will appreciate this performance upgrade. The super-premium motorcycle, which is seen as an ultimate track weapon, originates from our racing pedigree and boasts of industry-first features. Equipping it with this technology is a natural progression for the bike. We also want to expand this experience to our existing TVS Apache RR 310 customers, who will appreciate the enhanced racing dynamics. The new styling upgrades accentuate the racing stance of the motorcycle and create customer delight.”
Indian cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni became the first proud owner of the TVS Apache RR 310 with ‘Race Tuned (RT) Slipper Clutch’.
Excited with the new motorcycle, Mahendra Singh Dhoni says, “I have been associated with TVS Motor Company for over 12 years and my relationship with the company has only strengthened with each passing year. Being an avid bike enthusiast, I am excited to get the new TVS Apache RR 310 Slipper Clutch variant as it combines a stunning design with exhilarating performance. It is also a feeling of immense pride for me to own a super-premium bike from an Indian manufacturer. I wish the team all the very best for their future endeavours and look forward to hitting the road with my new motorcycle.”
TVS Apache RR 310 comes with a reverse Inclined DOHC (Double Over Head Cam) Liquid cooled Engine with additional oil cooling technology mated to a 6-Speed Gear Box, Race Inspired Vertical Speedo-cum-Tachometer, Bi-LED Twin Projector Head Lamps and Michelin Street Sport tyres. The motorcycle also includes upgrades the improves driveability, ride feel and reliability. The upgraded variant will be available in two colours – Racing Red & Phantom Black.
The motorcycle is available at select dealerships across the country, priced at Rs. 2,27,000(Ex-Showroom, Delhi).