TVS had recently showcased the Special Edition of their flagship RR 310 motorcycle which gets updated styling making it look like a race bike!
The TVS Apache RR 310 is the Indian company’s flagship motorcycle and if the recent buzz on the internet is to be believed, the Special Edition of the Apache RR 310 could be launched in India soon. This edition was first showcased at Columbian Auto Show ‘Feria de las 2 Ruedas’ in May, 2019.
In terms of changes, the Special Edition comes with a matte black paint finish which are complimented by red and white decals that run across the motorcycle, with the highlight being the ‘RR’ that is written across the fairing and the fuel tank.
The graphics also include names of several other companies, something similar to what you see on fully-fledged race bikes that are sponsored by name of the companies that is written on them. If and when the bike does launch in India, expect these brand names to disappear from the styling as just meeting the cost of signing them up for sponsorship would push the price of the motorcycle quite high.
Mechanically, though, there are no changes on the motorcycle as it continues to be powered by a single-cylinder 312.2cc engine that makes 34 PS of power and 27.3 Nm of torque, and comes along with a 6-speed gearbox. The kerb weight would remain at 169.5 Kg and braking duties are done by the same 300mm disc brake at the front and 240mm disc brake at the rear. And yes, the motorcycle does come with dual-channel ABS.
The TVS Apache RR 310 recently got a complimentary update for all existing customers as well as for the currently in production units which included a new chain roller, new rubber lining around the windscreen, heavier bar-end weights and an updated ECU mapping in order to make the motorcycle feel more refined.
This was then succeeded by the 2019 version of the Apache RR 310 which also introduced a race-tuned slipper clutch on the motorcycle that increased the cost of the new version by about Rs 4,000 (ex-showroom).
Interestingly, owners of the previous generation Apache can also have this slipper clutch retro-fitted in their motorcycles for the same amount. If this Special Edition of the Apache does come to India, expect to come at a minor price bump taking the ex-showroom cost of the RR 310 to about Rs 2.35 lakh (ex-showroom).