To realise your mistakes and act upon them quickly is something only few automakers do. TVS seems to be one of the early birds. Their flagship product, the Apache RR310, is a beautiful machine. However, it was marred by an underwhelming ride experience. TVS, early this year, brought out updates that enhanced the package overall and now the company has got in some more. There is a slipper clutch added to the equation and a new Phantom Black colour too. The TVS Apache RR310 slipper clutch price in India is Rs 2.27 lakh, ex-Delhi. This price is approximately Rs 3,000 more than the non-slipper clutch bike. What’s more, existing owners can get the slipper clutch fitted at a TVS authorised showroom.
The TVS Apache RR310 slipper clutch now feels complete!
By a fair margin, it does. This and the vibrations caused by the 312cc engine were the only things that needed to be rectified and the company has taken the right step. The TVS Apache RR310 slipper clutch competes with the KTM 250 Duke, Mahindra Mojo as well as the Honda CBR250R. It retains the sharp and edgy styling that boasts twin projector headlights, upside down forks, pre-load adjustable monoshock, dual channel ABS and a fully-digital instrument cluster. The motorcycle also gets Pirelli tyres.
The 312cc, single cylinder, 4-valve engine with liquid cooling develops 34PS and 27.3Nm. The 6-speed gearbox, aided with the slipper clutch should make light of shifting duties. Aggressive downshifts shouldn’t lead to the rear wheel hopping and this will increase rider confidence and control to a great extent.
We tested the previous motorcycle and the only fly in the ointment seemed to be the vibrations as well as the clattery nature of the engine. With TVS having sorted this out and with the addition of the slipper clutch, the new Apache RR310 is more or less a complete package now.