Test mules of the TVS Apache RR 310S and BMW G310R have been spotted together while refuelling at a petrol pump.
TVS and BMW Motorrad entered into a joint venture in 2013 and proposed to roll out sub-500cc premium motorcycles together in India. The venture aimed at using TVS’ production facilities to produce vehicles developed through BMW’s engineering technologies. The TVS Apache RR 310S and BMW G310R are among the initial motorcycles to be rolled out under the partnership. If reports are to be believed, TVS Apache RR 310S will be launched first since the BMW G310R launch has been postponed to 2018 because of BMW’s limited service network.
Showcased at the Auto Expo in 2016, the TVS Akula concept (Production name – Apache RR 310S) is based on the BMW G310R. The two motorcycles share the same mechanicals as well. Powered by a single-cylinder, 313cc motor, the two motorcycles produce identical power and torque figures, rated at 34 BHP and 28 Nm respectively. The liquid-cooled engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. Both the bikes will be manufactured at TVS’ Hosur plant.
The spy picture and video show the test mules of the TVS Apache RR 310S and BMW G310R getting refuelled at a fuel station. The video gives a good idea of the dimensions and bulk of the faired motorcycles. Riding posture seems to be comfortable and the position is neither too dedicated nor upright. Coupled with a fairing to deflect wind, the motorcycles will definitely be capable of long-distance touring.
The Apache RR 310S and BMW G310R will feature upside down forks, mono rear suspension and a short wheelbase. A pair of LED turn indicators, DRLs, LED tail-lamp, digital instrument cluster and 17-inch alloy wheels also make it to the production-spec version. The duo will compete with the likes of the KTM 390 twins, Bajaj Dominar 400 and Honda CBR250R. If priced around the expected Rs. 1.8 lakhs mark, the Apache RR310S is sure to take the market by storm.
Apache RR 310S, G310R Spied
– Powered by 313cc liquid cooled engine mated to a 6-speed transmission
– Upside down forks, DRLs and mono rear suspension on offer
– Spyshots reveal a balanced and comfortable riding position
Source – Rushlane.com