TVS Apache RR 310 vs. KTM RC 390

TVS Apache RR 310 is a perfect rival to KTM RC 390. Putting these two bikes closer in terms of price has started an all-new segment competition in India. Apache RR 310 is priced @ INR 2.23 lakh and KTM RC 390 is available for INR 2.40 Lakh. Both prices are ex-showroom Delhi. Based on the Akula Concept from 2016 Auto Expo, Apache RR 310 has few factors that can bring buyers into the TVS section. Here is a detailed comparison of the Apache RR 310 and performance veteran KTM RC 390.

Detailed Comparison: RR 310 vs RC 390

# Looks & Style – It’s hard to say anything on this as different people have different views on beauty and appreciation. Still, TVS has made something that looks world class and leaves no stone unturned in the beauty department. KTM RC 390 has started showing its age in front of other machines. It still has the perfectly finished side fairing but looking at both the bikes together will fetch some points for the new Apache RR 310. Apart from its exhaust, TVS Apache RR 310 has no complaining point at all.

TVS Apache RR 310 vs KTM RC 390
TVS Apache RR 310
TVS Apache RR 310 vs KTM RC 390
2017 KTM RC 390

# Engine & Performance – Sorry TVS fans but the KTM RC 390 is more powerful in every aspect of riding. Messing with the Orange rider is not an easy task in India as KTM’s powerful 373.2cc engine comes with ride by wire for smoothest possible throttle response. It is good for 43.5 HP and 36 Nm of torque. TVS Apache RR 310, on the other hand, offers just 34 HP and 27.3 Nm of torque. KTM even adds a slipper clutch for best ever downshifts. Top speed of KTM RC 390 is 179 kph while RR 310 gets a maximum value of 160 kph.

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TVS Apache RR 310 vs KTM RC 390
Apache RR 310 Engine

Engine Specs & Performance Comparison

TVS Apache RR 310 KTM RC 390
Displacement 312.2cc 373.2 cc
Transmission 6-Speed 6-Speed
No. of Cylinders 1-Cylinder 1-Cylinder
Max. Power 34 HP @ 9700 rpm 43.5 HP @ 9000 rpm
Max. Torque 27.2 NM @ 7700 rpm 36 NM @ 7000 rpm
Fuel Supply Fuel Injection Fuel Injection
Engine Cooling Liquid-Cooled Liquid-Cooled
0-60 kmph 2.93 Seconds 2.57 Seconds
0-100 kmph 7.17 Seconds 5.60 Seconds
Top Speed 160 KMPH 179 KMPH
Mileage 25-30 kmpl (Approx.) 25-30 kmpl (Approx.)
TVS Apache RR 310 vs KTM RC 390
KTM RC 390 Engine

# Instrument Console – KTM RC 390 has an informative console but its reddish-orange back-light is not what everybody admires. TVS Apache RR 310 comes to rescue here as buyers will get a vertically placed, white back-lit console that offers better readability. It even comes with the most accurate digital fuel gauge. TVS surely wins this part with its new and very informative console.

TVS Apache RR 310 vs KTM RC 390
Instrument Console of TVS Apache RR 310
TVS Apache RR 310 vs KTM RC 390
Instrument Console of KTM RC 390

# Dimensions & Weight – Apache RR 310 weighs 169.5 kg while KTM RC 390 is just 0.5 kg more at 170 kg. Both the models have a smaller than usual fuel tank and even flaunt practically equal (although 1.5mm more on RR 310) ground clearance. Riders sit slightly lower @ 810mm on the Apache RR 310 (which is 10 mm lower than RC 390).

Dimensions & Weight

Apache RR 310 KTM RC 390
Length 2001 mm 2145 mm
Width 786 mm 760 mm
Height 1135 mm 1098 mm
Wheelbase 1365 mm 1340 mm
Ground Clearance 180 mm 178.5 mm
Seat Height 810 mm 820 mm
Kerb Weight 169.5 kg 170 kg
Fuel Tank 11 litres 9.5 litres
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# Brakes & Suspension – Brakes on both the bikes are assisted with dual channel ABS. KTM RC 390 has a slightly bigger front brake while Apache RR 310 gets a bigger rear disc brake. Suspension components on the KTM RC 390 are sourced from WP while TVS offers Kayaba shocks at both the ends. Tyres are of the same size on both bikes, 110/70-17 (Front) and 150/60-17 (Rear), supplied by Michelin on the Apache RR and Metzeler on the RC 390.

TVS Apache RR 310 vs KTM RC 390
Front 3-Quarter View of Apache RR 310

Brakes & Suspension

TVS Apache RR 310 KTM RC 390
Brakes (F) 300mm Petal Disc 320 mm Single Disc
Brakes (R) 240mm Petal Disc 230 mm Single Disc
Suspension (F) USD Front Forks WP USD Front Forks
Suspension (R) Monoshock WP Monoshock
ABS 2-Channel ABS 2-Channel ABS

Frame & Tyres

TVS Apache RR 310 KTM RC 390
Frame Trellis frame  Tubular Frame
Front Tyre 110/70 R17 110/70 R17
Rear Tyre 150/60 R17 150/60 R17
Front Wheel 17-inch 17-inch
Rear Wheel 17-inch 17-inch
TVS Apache RR 310 vs KTM RC 390
Front 3-Quarter View of KTM RC 390

# Price & Value For Money – KTM RC 390 is priced @ INR 2.40 lakh and RR 310 is available for INR 2.23 Lakh (Ex-showroom). It would have been better if TVS priced Apache RR 310 at around INR 1.80 lakh while KTM has added class leading features like ride by wire and slipper clutch to justify the pricing. All in all, both look well placed when compared to twin cylinder same capacity machines.

TVS Apache RR 310 vs. KTM RC 390
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