TVS has announced selection dates for the first edition of the Apache RR Cup. The selection is set to begin on May 12, 2018, at MMRT in Chennai. As the name suggests, participants will be racing the manufacturer’s new flagship model, the Apache RR310. As with TVS’ other race bikes, these RR 310s will be tweaked for the race track.
There are a few regulations for the RR Cup, a major one being that the participant should either be a National Championship rider with a podium finish or a One Make rider with a podium finish. Additionally, a refundable deposit of Rs 5,000 has to be paid in advance. This amount will be used to cover damages to the bike during the selection round, if any. After the selection process, 12 of the riders who set the fastest lap times will be selected for the Cup.
These selected riders will then pay an entry fee of Rs 17,500 for five rounds (depending on the organiser). These individuals will also be required to make a commit to participation for five rounds and pay Rs 25,000 in advance for the repair and maintenance of their motorcycles.
Powering the standard RR 310 is a 312.2cc, single-cylinder, DOHC motor that makes 34hp at 9,700rpm and 27.3Nm of torque at 7,700rpm. The engine is mated to a six-speed gearbox and suspension duties are carried out by a 41mm KYB USD fork and a preload-adjustable monoshock. However, as we mentioned before, TVS will tune the motorcycle specifically for the race track. We expect the bike to have a performance exhaust, and possibly some mild engine modifications and suspension tweaks. However, this race bike is yet to be seen.
We hope to get the opportunity to ride this motorcycle soon, so stay tuned as we will let you know all about it. If you are eligible and wish to register for the RR Cup, head here.
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