When the TVS Apache RR310 came in 2017 it blew everyone’s mind. TVS has launched the 2019 TVS Apache RR 310 equipped with a Race Tuned (RT) Slipper Clutch. This upgrade, born out of the rich racing heritage of TVS Racing, enhances the riding experience as it provides swift gear shifting. The new variant also gets minor styling upgrades including a new color – Phantom Black. The sharp edges and angular design of the bike complement the new color. The slipper clutch can be retrofitted with older RR310s too. To know-how and more about that, scroll down below. Mechanically otherwise the bike remains the same. This is not TVS, but TVS Racing taking their baby and making it better.
In theory, they have seen the issues, the capability and the reviews of the bike in a span of a year and have decided to make it better. What do you think of this upgrade? Is it all you wanted? Let us know in the comments below.
5 Things that are new
A few months ago, TVS had issued a free update to all existing customers that aimed to reduce vibrations, and it has worked. The updated, 2019 Apache RR 310 comes with these changes and it includes a new rubber lining for the windscreen, heavier bar-end weights, a new chain roller and an ECU update. All of these changes contribute to make a noticeable improvement.
Great news for existing owners of Apache RR 310
All existing Apache RR 310 owners can get the update that helps with refinement, free of cost. That’s not all, current customers will be happy to know that they can upgrade to the slipper clutch at an affordable rate of Rs 3,950.
Comes in new colors
As the black has gone through a considerable change but the red color scheme on the RR 310 remains identical to that on the older model. TVS has big goodbye to the matte option and instead took up a gloss black paint called “Phantom Black”. This gets silver and red racing stripe running through the center.
Riding becomes easy
The 2019 TVS Apache RR 310 is the first bike in the 310 platform to get a slipper clutch and it has helped the motorcycle quite significantly. The slipper clutch stops the rear tyre from locking up on the racetrack and engine braking has also reduced. TVS claims the new clutch will help with acceleration as well. The clutch feels noticeable lighter than the existing clutch which will help in city traffic in a big way.
A unique deal
2019 TVS Apache RR310 continues to be a unique proposition at its price point which is at Rs 2.24 lakh. It is a 35hp, fully-faired sports-tourer that can also double as a track machine Its rival, the RC 390, in comparison, is a hardcore purpose-built machine that is the happiest at a racetrack. Kawasaki’s Ninja, meanwhile, comes close in intent but costs a lot more, at Rs 2.98 lakh.
2019 TVS Apache RR310 Price in India
The TVS Apache RR310 is not going to become expensive. It is not a new-generation model. The bike was retailing for Rs 2.23 lakhs and is now available at select dealerships across the country, priced at Rs. 2,27,000(Ex-Showroom, Delhi). So a slight increase in price.
Indian cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni became the first proud owner of the TVS Apache RR 310 with ‘Race Tuned (RT) Slipper Clutch’.
|2019 TVS Apache RR310||Price|
|ABS||Rs 2.23 lakhs|
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2019 TVS Apache RR310 Design
The design for the TVS Apache RR310 is not old. The shark inspired front. The tall rear with the comfy seats is nice. The design will overall remain the same. The combination of a short wheelbase, long swing arm will not change. The suspension might get stiffer to make it more track-focused and ready for feedback and the Pirelli’s will make way for Michelin Street Sport
tyres. The motorcycle also includes upgrades the improve driveability, ride feel and reliability. The upgraded variant will be available in two colors – Racing Red & Phantom Black.
2019 TVS Apache RR310 Specifications
The current specs we have are below are the same that will continue. TVS Apache RR 310 comes with a reverse Inclined DOHC (Double Over Head Cam) Liquid-cooled Engine with additional oil cooling technology mated to a 6-Speed Gear Box, Race-Inspired Vertical Speedo-cum-Tachometer, Bi-LED Twin Projector Head Lamps and Michelin Street Sport tyres. The slipper function of the motorcycle allows rapid downshifts preventing wheel hop and chain whip. The system is also engineered with an Assist Function wherein the clutch plates lock tightly increasing the clutch engagement force thus resulting in the reduced clutch effort.
The new TVS Apache RR 310 RT Slipper Clutch is a powerful and highly useful feature, which complements the city, highway as well as track riding. Existing TVS Apache RR 310 customers can also enjoy this new technology as the Race Tuned Slipper Clutch will be available as a TVS Racing accessory, which can be retrofitted to their motorcycles. This facility is available at the select TVS Apache RR 310 dealerships across the country for a nominal price.
|Max Power||33 bhp @ 9,700 rpm|
|Maximum Torque||27.3 Nm @ 7,700 rpm|
|Valves Per Cylinder||4|
|Fuel Delivery System||Bosch-Closed loop EFI|
|Ignition||Dynamically Controlled Integrated|
|Cooling System||Liquid Cooled|
|No. of Gears||6|
|Transmission||Type Chain Drive|
|Clutch||Wet Multiple Disc|
2019 TVS Apache RR310 Competiton
The TVS Apache RR310 will continue to compete with the KTM RC390 and the also the Bajaj Dominar for the power discussion. For someone who really wants a fully faired bike with the performance to back it up, things might get interesting with the slipper clutch. We will soon be getting you this bikes track review so stay tuned.