TVS Apache RTR 310 is expected to be launched in India by the end of this month and it could undercut the BMW G310 R in pricing with a packed features list
According to reports that emerged on the internet, TVS Motor Company is expected to launch a brand new flagship naked streetfighter by the end of this month in India. It could be dubbed the Apache RTR 310 and it will likely be based on the BMW Motorrad’s G310 R. The motorcycle could be priced around Rs. 2.50 lakh (ex-showroom) as it could undercut the G310 R.
However, its features list could mimic that of its bigger sibling, the Apache RR310. It must be noted that BMW introduced the Apache RR310-based G310 RR only a few months ago. The G310 series has been responsible for garnering high volume sales for the German manufacturer in India and is rolled out of TVS’ production facility in Hosur, Tamil Nadu for local and international markets.
The upcoming TVS Apache RTR 310 could be priced around Rs. 15,000-20,000 cheaper than the RR310 and it could be equipped with a horizontally positioned TFT instrument cluster and the possibilities of the existence of features such as the multiple ride modes are high. As for the performance, the familiar 312 cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled fuel-injected engine will be utilised.
It will likely continue to produce around 34 PS maximum power and just above 27 Nm of peak torque. The powertrain will be linked with a six-speed transmission and expect features such as a slipper and assist clutch, adjustable clutch and brake levers, upside front forks, pre-load adjustable monoshock suspension and dual-channel ABS to be available as standard.
The naked streetfighter is expected to draw design inspiration from the Draken concept showcased first way back nearly a decade ago. Some of the highlighting styling elements could be an aggressive face, a muscular fuel tank, shark body panels and fuel tank extensions. TVS will more likely offer an LED headlamp with LED DRLs, LED tail lamp and LED indicators.
It will compete against BMW G310 R, Honda CB300 R and KTM 390 Duke and it could offer a lean-forward rider’s geometry with rear set footpegs and a wide handlebar setup.