The Chennai-based TVS Motor Company has released a teaser video of a new model of the Apache RR 310 motorcycle on its official YouTube channel. While details of the new motorcycle are still to emerge, TVS is expected to introduce a racing version of its flagship bike. The video claims that the new bike will be ‘crafted to be invisible’, which indicates that it may get a stealthy paint scheme.
The existing model of the Apache RR 310 is hauled by a liquid-cooled, single-cylinder 313cc motor which produces 34PS maximum power and 27.5Nm peak torque. It’s the same engine that powers the BMW G 310 GS and the BMW G 310 R. While no major changes are expected out of the new Apache RR 310 motorcycle’s engine, TVS may tweak it a bit to output better power and torque.
Other mechanical details of the new Apache RR 310 are expectedly under wraps. It may get a slipper clutch since the smaller Apache RTR 200 4V Race Edition bike already has the feature. Minor updates are likely to be carried out in the suspension setup as well. Antilock braking system (ABS) will come as standard since the government has mandated its use in all bikes having an engine displacement of 125cc and above.
TVS Motor, in March, had offered a free upgrade to the owners of the Apache RR 310. The company remapped the bike’s engine control unit (ECU) for a more refined riding.
TVS has not revealed a launch date of the new RR 310 but the bike is expected to be in showrooms by the end of May. The new model is likely to command a premium of around INR6,000 over the Apache RR 310 standard version. The ex-showroom price of the new bike could be around INR2.30 lakh. The motorcycle will be a direct competitor of the KTM RC 390 and other vehicles in its price class.