The updated 2019 Apache RR 310 hopefully will help bring more sales numbers for the Chennai based two-wheeler manufacturer
The entry-level Ninja 300 has never failed to impress the Indian fans and the Japanese bike manufacturer decided to heavily localize the model came as a treat. The most affordable model from Kawasaki now managed to register 174 unit sales in the month of May 2019.
The TVS Apache RR 310, on the other hand, which is comparatively affordable than the Ninja 300 managed to sell 175 units during the same month. One of the major reasons for low sales figures of the Apache RR 310 could be the fact that the potential buyers were eagerly waiting for TVS to launch the updated 2019 model in India soon.
For those of you who are not aware, TVS recently launched the 2019 Apache RR 310 in India. The updated model gets a new glossy black colour option and an assist/slipper clutch as standard now. On the other hand, the Ninja 300 has shown positive improvement in terms of sales since Kawasaki introduced the heavily localized model last year July.
TVS addressed the lack of refinement at high speeds issue a few months ago by offering a free hardware upgrade. TVS Motors has updated the chain roller and added a slightly heavier bar end weight and an additional rubber padding on the front visor to stop the vibration and rattling sound.
These hardware and an ECU software update have helped in reducing the noise and vibration from the motorcycle. The Kawasaki Ninja 300 has received a positive response from the customers after it undergone heavy localization.
Compared to the CKD model, the heavily localized model also gets a dual channel ABS system as well for the safety of the rider. Besides reducing the ex-showroom price, Kawasaki also lowered the spare parts prices of the motorcycle as well.