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Race-spec TVS Apache RR 310 vs Production RR 310 - What’s Different?


The drool-worthy race-spec Apache RR 310 is finally set to debut this weekend at the 2018 INMRC. We find out how different the bike is from its road-going counterpart.

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Race spec TVS Apache RR 310 front right angle

The TVS Apache RR 310 is the most expensive, highest-performing and arguably the best-looking motorcycle to have rolled from the production line of the Hosur-based manufacturer so far. And now, the race-spec TVS Apache RR 310 will be competing in the open category of the TVS One Make Championship RR 310, part of the the 2018 Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship (INMRC). The competition starts on June 8 at the Kari Motor Speedway in Coimbatore.

Here are the changes the race-spec bike receives over its road-going variant.

Cosmetics:

Race spec TVS Apache RR 310 left side

The race-spec motorcycle sports “TVS Racing” stickering on the front fender, fairing, fuel tank and on the tail section. It looks a bit louder than the graphics on the production model, but that's perfectly in tune with racing liveries. The headlamps’ internals seem to have been removed and the lens have been taped up for safety purposes.

Engine:

Race spec TVS Apache RR 310 engine

Coming to the powerplant, there’s an improved induction system, specially mapped electronic control unit and a race-tuned exhaust. The exhaust may not exactly be aesthetically pleasing, but it is built strictly for speed. The 313cc single cylinder 4-valve DOHC liquid-cooled engine punches out 38PS of power at 10,300rpm. This is up from 34PS at 9700rpm in the stock motorcycle. However, TVS has not revealed the torque figure of the race-spec variant. The production model generates 27.3Nm at 7,700rpm. All these modifications and weight reduction measures have resulted in an increase in top speed, to 175kmph, which is 15kmph more than the production variant.

Underpinnings:

Race spec TVS Apache RR 310 front left angle

Gone are the rear tyre hugger, chain cover, fender, indicators, rear-view mirrors, left-side pillion footrest assembly and saree guard, all in the interest of weight savings. They have retained the pillion footrest holder on the right side though, to support the exhaust. The rider footpegs have been modified for aggressive ergonomics. TVS has retained the stock Michelin Pilot Street tyres, measuring 110/70-section up front and 150/60-section at the rear. Other mechanical bits such as the brakes and front and rear suspension also appear to be stock.

The production model costs Rs 2.23 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi. Its competitors in the segment include the KTM RC 390, Yamaha YZF-R3, Benelli 302R and the Kawasaki Ninja 300.