TVS has already updated its Apache line-up to comply with the stricter BS6 emission norms. The only motorcycle of the line-up remaining to get the BS6 update was the Apache RR 310, which is the brand’s flagship model. Thankfully and finally, TVS took the last step and launched the new BS6 Apache RR 310 at Rs 2.40 lakh. However, the new RR 310 is much more than just a BS6 update!
BS6 Apache RR 310 new features-
- New TFT dash – TVS has added a new 5-in fully-colour tablet-like TFT dash. It seems to be quite an improvement over the dash of the BS4 RR 310. It is loaded with a plethora of useful features.
- TVS SmartXonnect – This allows the riders to connect their smartphones with the motorcycle via Bluetooth and enjoy various benefits like turn-by-turn navigation, ride telemetry, interactive map plot, gear distribution, etc.
- Ride-by-wire throttle – This improves the throttle response of the bike; makes it more precise.
- Riding modes – TVS has added four riding modes – Rain, Urban, Sport, and Track. These modes change the performance of the bike accordingly making it more fun and practical to ride. Switching between these modes also changes the layout on the dash making things even more interesting.
- Glide Thru Technology Plus – TVS says that this works in the 1st and 2nd gear and improves the bike’s crawling ability. It means riding in heavy traffic would be easier.
- Updated RHS switchgear – Most of the new features can be controlled via the updated RHS switchgear.
- New colour options – Black + Grey and Red along with new graphics.
BS6 Apache RR 310 engine specs
The new Apache RR 310 is indeed BS6 compliant. TVS did some changes in the engine to achieve the same. However, it is still the same 313cc single-cylinder engine that produces 33.5 bhp at 9,700 rpm and 27.3 Nm at 7,700 rpm. These figures remain unchanged in Sport and Track mode. However, in Rain and Urban mode, the numbers drop to 24.5 bhp at 7,600 rpm and 25 Nm at 6,700 rpm.
TVS has utilised the opportunity and gave its flagship product some significant updates. At Rs 2.40 lakh, the new BS6 Apache RR 310 is Rs 12,000 more expensive than its BS4 counterpart. Do you think TVS has justified this price hike well by providing all the new features? Let us know.
All prices are ex-showroom