TVS has introduced the new BS6-compliant version of its flagship offering, the TVS Apache RR 310, in India. Interestingly, it isn’t only updated as per the new BS-6 norms but has also received a host of other updates. In that case, we tell you what all is new on the 2020 TVS Apache RR 310.
BS-VI compliant engine
The 312 cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine of the new Apache RR310 is now compliant with the upcoming emissions norms. On contrary to many other two-wheelers which have witnessed a power drop following the BS-6, the Apache has seen a minor bump. At 33.5bhp, it produces 0.5bhp more while the torque figure remains unchanged at 27.3Nm. For a crisper acceleration, the RR 310 also comes equipped with a ride-by-wire throttle which is already on its rival, the KTM RC 390.
Four riding modes
Similar to high-end motorcycles, the RR310 now comes with 4 ride modes – sport, track, urban and rain. All of which vary the amount of power generated. For sport and track mode, the motor unleashes all the power available. But for urban and rain mode, it restricts the power delivery to 24.5bhp at 7,600rpm and 25Nm at 6,700rpm. Furthermore, these modes also tweak the sensitivity and intensity with which ABS engages for optimum braking performance in varying conditions.
Five-inch TFT display
For the new model, a new five-inch TFT instrument cluster is there which shows much more information than before. It features TVS’ SmartXonnect function which allows it to connect with smartphone for call and message notifications, turn-by-turn navigation with other data. The layout and theme of this console also changes as per the selected riding mode. For an added convenience, TVS has also introduced GTT (glide through technology) tech for smooth slow-speed riding in traffic.
Higher-spec Michelin tyres
While a majority of its cycle parts remain unchanged, the 2020 Apache RR310 now rides on new Michelin Tyres which are meant to provide better grip on dry and wet roads as compared to the previous ones.
New colour and pricing
While the new Apache RR 310 retains the previous red paint, a new dual-tone colour comprising gloss black and matte grey is also offered. All the aforementioned updates now attract a premium of ₹ 16,000 over the BS4 version and it is priced at Rs 2.40 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi).