The two-wheeler lovers are well-familiar with TVS Apache. Aren't you? It is to be noted that Apache has been one of the flagship two-wheeler of TVS Motor company. And now, the company has introduced an updated version of the TVS Apache RR 310 and equipped it with a Race Tuned slipper clutch.
In a statement, the TVS said, “The upgrade was necessary to enhance the riding experience, to provide rapid gear shifting with low hand fatigue and maintains vehicle stability at high speed during downshifts, especially in corners." According to TVS, the updated Apache RR 310 also includes upgrades which improve driveability, ride feel and reliability.
Apart from Race Tuned slipper clutch, TVS Apache RR 310 gets minor styling upgrades including a new colour - Phantom Black. Interestingly, the slipper clutch also allows rapid downshifts preventing wheel hop and chain slip. The updated version of TVS Apache RR 310 costs Rs 2.27 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
According to the NDTVs carandbike, the system of TVS Apache RR 310 is engineered with an assist function through which the clutch plates lock tightly increasing the clutch engagement force and resulting in reduced clutch effort. However, existing Apache RR 310 owners can also upgrade to the slipper clutch, which will be available as a TVS Racing accessory.
"We are excited to introduce the Race Tuned (RT) slipper clutch on the TVS Apache RR 310 and I am confident that our existing and new customers will appreciate this performance upgrade. The super-premium motorcycle, which is seen as an ultimate track weapon, originates from our racing pedigree and boasts of industry-first features. Equipping it with this technology is a natural progression for the bike. We also want to expand this experience to our existing TVS Apache RR 310 customers, who will appreciate the enhanced racing dynamics. The new styling upgrades accentuate the racing stance of the motorcycle and create customer delight," said KN Radhakrishnan, Director and CEO, TVS Motor Company.
The motorcycle is powered by a reverse-inclined double overhead cam (DOHC) liquid-cooled engine with additional oil cooling technology. It is mated to a six-speed gearbox.
Importantly, the 313 cc, single-cylinder engine has been developed jointly by TVS Motor Company and BMW Motorrad, and is also used in the BMW G 310 R and BMW G 310 GS.TVS Apache RR 310 produces 34 bhp of power at 9,700 rpm and 27.3 Nm of peak torque at 7,700 rpm.
Former captain of India cricket team Mahendra Singh Dhoni became the first proud owner of the new TVS Apache RR 310 with slipper clutch.