TVS Apache RR 310S Chased by 2017 KTM Duke 390 @ 120+ kmph

TVS Apache RR 310S was recently spotted testing in its camouflaged version. The motorcycle was recently chased on a 2017 KTM 390 Duke when it was being ridden at around 125 kmph on a highway. The Duke owner (Purush D Man) was riding at over 100 kmph when he spots a camouflaged bike and enters a chase to find out that it was not just one but two Apache RR 310S being ridden on the same road. The video shows how effectively the motorcycle cruises at 120+ kmph and even offers a glimpse of its front LED lights.

TVS Apache RR 310S Chased by 2017 KTM Duke 390 @ 120+ kmph

A recent report from GaddiWaadi claims that TVS recently registered the Apache RR 310S name for its Akula 310 with the authorities. The name could help them easily differentiate RR from the naked RTR series, further helping them name future products under the same two series, depending on their body type. TVS Apache RR 310S would be a first of its kind product from the Indian manufacturer, carrying premium features and rivaling the Bajaj Dominar in its engine segment.

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TVS Apache RR 310S Could be the Final Name for the Production Version of TVS Akula

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TVS Apache RR 310S was recently spotted on a dyno test. The recent reports regarding its launch hints at an official entry in July 2017. The motorcycle was first seen on Auto Expo 2016 in a pure concept form. It was named Akula 310 and shared most of its parts with the upcoming BMW G310R. Akula is a Russian word that stands for Shark as the design of this motorcycle is purely inspired from a Shark’s body design. The recently spotted motorcycle looks production ready and carries Golden finished front USD forks.

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TVS Apache RR 310S Spied Testing on the Dyno

The motorcycle that was spotted recently carried Matte Black body shade. The body had no decals while its unique tail light can be seen clearly on one of the images. TVS Apache RR 310S that was recently spotted on the dyno test carries Michelin tyres, hinting at the use of premium components in its build. The headlamps use LED lights and carry one of the most impressive design around the segment.

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TVS is manufacturing the G310R for BMW in its plant in Chennai. The parts for BMW G310R are being manufactured by TVS and both will share some of them in their bikes. TVS Apache RR 310S will use the same engine, exhaust, suspension and non-visible components with G310R. The engine tune is not yet disclosed but most probably, it will stay the same as G310R. The parts that were showcased at Auto Expo 2016 were built out of carbon fiber while production version will gain weight through plastic parts.

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TVS Apache RR 310S looks huge and carries impressive list of equipment like petal disc brakes, sport spec rear mono-shock, optional ABS, USD front forks, LED lights and fully digital instrument console. Apache RR is powered by a 313 cc, single cylinder engine that is good for 33.6 BHP at 9500 rpm and 28 Nm at 7500 rpm. The engine comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox and could claim around 150 kmph of top speed. It could be priced around INR 1.60-1.75 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Major rivals include KTM 250 Duke and Bajaj Dominar 400.

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Key Facts

  • Bike: TVS Apache RR 310S (Akula 310)
  • Category: Full-Faired Sport Bike
  • BMW Engine: 313cc, liquid-cooled, 6-speed
  • Expected Price: INR 1.60-1.75 Lakh
  • Launch in India: July 2017

Know More About TVS Motorcycles:

http://autos.maxabout.com/bikes/tvs

TVS Apache RR 310S was previously spotted on 8th April, 2017 in India

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Official Video of TVS Akula 310

Photos Source: xBHP | Motoroids

TVS Apache RR 310S Chased by 2017 KTM Duke 390 @ 120+ kmph
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