2019 TVS Apache RR310 gets a new Phantom Black colour scheme along with slipper clutch as standard
TVS Motor Company has today launched the updated Apache RR310 less than two weeks after releasing its rather hyped up “new and exciting” teaser video. The 2019 version of the flagship supersport is priced at Rs. 2.27 lakh (ex-showroom) making it around Rs. 3,000 more expensive than the outgoing model with subtle changes on board.
The Apache RR310 is the brainchild of BMW Motorrad’s engineering prowess and TVS’ manufacturing excellence locally and it has indeed received good attention among buyers. The 2019 MY update is a result of actively improving the fully-faired motorcycle as it gets slipper clutch system as standard fitment.
It will certainly help in improving the confidence of the rider while downshifting as the rear will be prevented from getting locked up and in turn losing traction mainly during high-speed cornering and when the speedo moving up north quite aggressively before suddenly backing off the gears.
Furthermore, there is a new clutch with a lighter lever pull as these mechanical additions are said to aid in improved rideability and feedback. TVS has introduced a new Phantom Black colour scheme with red and white stripes between the LED headlamps among other changes.
The Apache RR310 was originally launched towards the end of 2017 and its exterior, giving a big bike feel with sculpted fuel tank design and a sporty fairing, is one of its major USPs and TVS would not mess around with it. No powertrain changes have been made though as the 2019 TVS Apache RR310 continues to use the 313 cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine.
It develops 34 PS and 27.5 Nm of peak torque and is connected to a six-speed transmission. Addressing its minor issues, the Hosur-based recently updated the RR310 without any cost for existing owners. It includes improved ECU for higher top speed, new piping for windblast protector, new chain roller for reduced chain noise and new bar end weights for minimised handlebar vibrations on higher speeds.