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- May 25, 2018
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TVS has been racing for decades now and they claim that the Apache RR 310 has been developed from all that experience. It’s only logical then that the RR 310 would debut in TVS’ one make championships since they already have the RTR 200 in that arena.
Changes for the race bike include a remapped ECU, upgraded induction system and a race exhaust. The 313cc, liquid-cooled, single now makes 38PS at 10,300rpm compared to the stock bike’s 34PS at 9700rpm. Top speed is a claimed 175kmph (stock 160kmph).
That’s not all, even the bodywork has been modified. Changes to the bodywork include removal of the headlamp, tail lamp, turn indicators, mirrors and number plate holders. The bodywork remains stock otherwise, though the footpegs have been moved back and are higher now. The suspension along with the tyres that appear to be stock Michelin Pilot Street radials haven’t been tinkered with.
The RTR 200 Edition 2.0 race bike meanwhile gets serious updates. Its 197.75cc air- and oil-cooled single-cylinder motor now comes with a slipper clutch and gets a modified camshaft, retuned carburettor, ignition system, race tuned intake and exhaust system. The race-tuned motor makes 24PS at 9300rpm compared to the stock bike’s 20.5PS at 8500rpm. TVS claims a top speed of 145kmph compared to our tested top speed of 112kmph. The front and rear suspension too have been tuned to race specifications and use Pirelli tyres. Here’s the bikemaker’s official statement:
TVS Racing to debut 2018 season of INMRC with the new Race spec TVS Apache RR310 and TVS Apache RTR 2004V Race Edition 2.0 with Slipper Clutch
TVS One Make Series to feature race-tuned Apache RTR 2004V Race Edition 2.0 with Slipper clutch
Race-spec Apache RR 310 to debut in the TVS One Make Championship RR 310
Bangalore, June 06, 2018: TVS Racing, the factory racing arm of TVS Motor Company, is geared up for the 2018 season of the Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship (INMRC), starting on June 08 at Kari Motor Speedway, Coimbatore. The team is participating in two competitive categories this season, Group B – Super Sport category and Group C – Pro-Stock category both under 165 cc segment.
TVS Racing will also flag off the first edition of TVS One Make Championship RR 310 in the open category, which will see the introduction of the race-spec Apache RR 310. The team will also field the new, race-tuned Apache RTR 200 Race Edition 2.0 in the TVS One Make Novice category, the TVS Ladies One Make Series and the TVS Young Media Racer Series. The TVS Racing riders in the Group B & C categories will be racing on the TVS Apache GP 165 R motorcycle.
Commenting on the upcoming season, Mr. B Selvaraj, Team Manager, TVS Racing said, “We, at TVS Racing, are looking forward to the new season of INRMC. The last season was extremely good for us with our champion rider Jagan Kumar scoring a double hat-trick of championship titles. Also, we won the team and manufacturer championship in Super Sport Indian up to 165cc category. We hope to continue our good form and the first race will be crucial to set the momentum for the rest of the season. The TVS One Make Series is also exciting this year with the inclusion of the TVS One Make Championship RR 310 and the introduction of the race-spec Apache RR 310 and the new Apache RTR 200 Race Edition 2.0.”
Apache RR One Make Series
The TVS One Make Championship RR 310 will see 12 racers in the open category competing for the Championship over five rounds. They will be riding the race-spec Apache RR 310 that is equipped with a race-tuned exhaust, improved induction system; specially mapped Electronic Control Unit and modified foot- peg to provide race ergonomics. The race-tuned motorcycle gets a 313cc, single-cylinder, 4-stroke, 4-valve, liquid-cooled engine that churns out 38 PS@10300 rpm. The engine is fitted with fuel injection system with 40mm Throttle body. The motorcycle boasts of a top speed of 175 kmph and uses a unique reverse inclined DOHC (double overhead cam) engine with LCOC (liquid-cooled oil coolant) technology.
TVS One Make Series (Novice Category & Ladies One Make Series)
The TVS One Make Series will see 16 racers competing in the novice category and 16 racers competing in the Ladies One Make Series. The machines they will be riding is the new Apache RTR 200 Race Edition 2.0 powered by a 4 Stroke, Single cylinder, Oil Cooled, 4 Valve engine with a power of 24PS @ 9300 rpm. It boasts a top speed of 145 kmph and uses 17-inch Pirelli tyres with hydraulic dampers. The race machine will now be equipped with Slipper clutch, a modified cam shaft, a retuned front and rear shocks, race-tuned intake and exhaust system, retuned carburetor and optimized ignition system.
The Championship will also witness the second edition of TVS Young Media Racer Program where 11 journalists will race astride the new Apache RTR 200 Race Edition 2.0 for the three rounds of INMRC.
List of TVS Racing Riders
Super-Sport category up to 165 cc
Deepak Ravi Kumar
Pro – Stock category up to 165 cc
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