TVS Apache RTR 310 could become a reality for the Indian fans, helping many reunite with their favourite brand through the introduction of a premium option placed under INR 2 lakh (ex-showroom). The hint for this much-awaited product came first through a report published by AutoCar Professional that claimed a new TVS-BMW product to be launched in the current fiscal.
The high chances of a product showcase before Auto Expo and launch at the celebrated event in February 2020 exists for the product. Those thinking why Apache RTR 310 and not an adventure tourer first, TVS is struggling for volumes and that makes streetfighter the obvious choice.
An adventure tourer from the brand will cost almost equal to the price of RR310 and that will result in the same mistake that happened with the full-faired racer. On the other hand, a streetfighter will lose a lot of components and keep the cost under check for the motorcycle maker. BMW may also introduce the G310RR to complete its product portfolio through this partnership.
TVS Apache RTR 310 will share the entire part set up with G310R as the current-generation RR310 and G310R just have a different subframe and handlebar. On the other side, the mainframe, engine, exhaust, fuel tank, suspension, and even the braking system remain identical.
TVS Apache RTR 310 will have a G310R-sourced subframe bolted on the body that will bring down the rear seat height for easy everyday use. Also, the clip-on’s could replace themselves with a standard handlebar to achieve a relaxed sitting posture. As seen on both the existing models, the footpeg position will also change on the upcoming street machine.
As research and development cost for the product will be restricted, getting even INR 1.89 lakh as the ex-showroom price tag is possible. The TVS Draken concept-inspired front fascia can be the best bet for the brand as fan-following for the concept is the highest ever for a TVS streetfighter design showcased at the Auto Expo.