TVS teases new Apache RR 310 sport bike
3rd Dec 2017 10:39 am
Three days short of the launch, the video reveals the name and quite a few features.
The hugely anticipated TVS Apache RR 310 is going to be launched on December 6 at 11:00 am. By that time, we will have already ridden the bike and will have our first ride report out by 12:30pm once the embargo lifts.
However, TVS has just revealed a new teaser video to build excitement, and that it does! There's quite a lot to gather from the video, starting with the new shade of red, the sharp tail section and what promises to be a striking, Omega-shaped tail-lamp. TVS has resisted flashy stickering on the bodywork and has gone with subtle graphics that reveal the name - Apache RR 310, (not 310S as previously speculated).
The engine crankcase looks similar to those on the BMW G 310 R/GS, but they come with raised ‘TVS Racing’ branding. We suspect the bike’s engine will produce similar figures to the G 310s’ that makes 34hp and 27Nm, but there will probably be differences in engine mapping and possibly even gearing. Further stressing on the bike’s athletic abilities are the words, “Race Spec” on the trellis frame, which once more is shared with the BMW G 310s.
And finally, we get a good look at the aerodynamic face, which features striking LED projectors flanked by angular LED DRLs. There's a white racing stripe that runs down the centre and is likely to run across the top of the fuel tank as well, although that's unseen on the video. As we've seen in spy pictures, the RR 310 gets a substantial windscreen that should prove to be useful on the race track and for touring duties. If you look closer, there appears to be the colours of the flag of India positioned vertically on the top right corner of the screen - nice touch that! From behind the screen the angles of the clip-ons suggest a riding position that will be sporty but reasonably comfortable as well.
This video has got us properly excited for what is easily one of the most eagerly anticipated motorcycles of the year. We can't wait to ride it and let you know all about it. Watch this space!