Written by: Kriti Anand
The motor company, TVS Apache, launched an updated version of TVS Apache RR 310 on Monday, May 27th. The updated version costs 2.27 lakh, and has minor mechanical and cosmetic changes. The 2019 Apache comes with a race tuned slipper clutch, and has become the second-only TVS bike to come equipped with a slipper clutch, after the Apache RTR 200 4V Race Edition 2.0. The slipper clutch allows the riders to downshift aggressively without letting the rear wheel lock. TVS has also confirmed that it can be retrofitted to the previous generation bike as well.
Thanks to the new clutch, the clutch lever pull is also expected to get lighter, which in turn will reduce fatigue.
The 2019 Apache will come with a Phantom Black paint scheme, which is distinctively different from Racing Black paint scheme of the earlier version. The older model was available in black, while the new one appears to have a different finish and a unique red and white stripe. The ‘35 years of TVS racing’ sticker has also been removed.
The 2019 version has the same engine and design. It continues with the 312.2cc, single-cylinder DOHC motor that makes 34hp and 27.3Nm. Although TVS has stated that the RR310 also comes with improved ‘driveability and ride feel’. In terms of design, it continues to sport the similar “Shark-inspired” design as before, with a front-heavy look and a sharp, steeply rising tail section.
Earlier this year in March, TVS offered a complimentary update for all existing Apache RR 310 owners. The update included an updated ECU for improved performance, different bar-ends, and TVS is also changed the chain roller on all RR 310s. These updates have been carried over to the 2019 version as standard.
The specifications of the 2019 Apache RR 310 include:
Engine Displ. : 312.2 cc
Power : 34 PS @ 9700 rpm
Mileage : 31 kmpl
Gear Box : 6 Speed
Fuel System : Fuel Injection
ABS : Dual Channel
Head Lamp : Bi-LED Twin Projector
Wheels Type : Alloy
Tyre Type : Tubeless
For a minor increase in cost price, TVS Apache RR 310’s newer version comes with some wonderful upgrades.