TVS has launched the BS6 variant of the Apache RR 310 and they have not only made changes to the engine but they also added some really good features to the bike, let’s go through them.
The Apache RR 310 now gets a new paint job, it is called the Titanium Black. It looks quite good and adds to the appeal of the bike overall, there are no changes to the body work and the fairings and panels are exactly the same as the BS4 model.
The changes are not limited to visuals, the engine on the RR 310 is now BS6 compliant with no loss in power or torque outputs, it produces the same 33 HP of power and 27.3 NM of torque. The bike now comes with Ride By Wire technology, this basically replaces the accelerator wire with a electronically controlled mechanism, with sensor in the handle grip and actuators in the electronic throttle body, when they sense that the accelerator is twisted, they open/close the throttle opening accordingly, this was previously only found in this segment on the KTM Duke 390 and the KTM RC 390. This has made the bike crisp and more responsive and the fueling has been improved too.
Tyres & Suspension
The Apache RR 310 now comes with Michelin Road 5 tyres compared to the previous Michelin Pilotstreet and is very much better than the latter in terms of providing grip in wet or dry conditions. There are no changes in the suspension department and the RR 310 feels home at the track and on the highways.
The instrument cluster has gone through a major redesign and is now loaded with more features than ever. It now comes with riding modes, Urban, Rain, Sport & Track. The power output in Urban and Rain mode is restricted to 25 hp and in the Sport and Track mode the power is increased to its full potential of 33 hp. ABS intervention is also affected according the riding modes with no intervention in Track mode and full intervention in Rain mode with balanced intervention for the Urban And Sport mode. You can also connect your phone with TVS’s Smart Connect app to get some features such as Turn By Turn Navigation, Ride Logging,etc.
Mileage & Vibration
TVS claims the fuel efficiency of the RR 310 has increased by 10%, while riding around we found it to return a average mileage of 26 km/l. The overall vibration levels of the bike have come down compared to the old model but were still there. The kerb weight of the bike has increased by 3.5 kg because of the BS6 transition.
There is a increase of around Rs 16,000 for the Apache RR310 and it now sells for Rs 2.40 (ex-showroom)
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