TVS Apache RR310
Riding the RR310 has left me a little perplexed. From not too long ago, the i dea of a frantic high-performance, low cubic capacity streetfighter seemed vastly appealing to me versus riding a refined but uncomfortably committed supersport. This Apache really proves that supersport styling can intelligently blend in street friendly ergonomics. Although, I am still a bit wary on the road with a fullyfaired motorcycle like this. Despite the 310 moniker it’s easy to mistake it for a bigger machine and while that’s great for grabbing attention, it’s a bit of a struggle in bumper-tobumper traffic. Threading through crawling traffic requires me to be very cautious, more so with the rear view mirrors protruding way outside the bodywork. Some more saddle time should help me get used to this.
On the mechanical side of things, the RR310 received beefier bar-end weights to curb some of the vibrations transferring onto the handlebars. More of that “getting used to” needs to happen as far as the vibrations are concerned. The high-performance part of the motorcycle comes in heaps and loads when the throttle is opened up or even when the going gets twisty. Personally however, this frantic demeanour does not entirely suit the motorcycle’s character and appearance as a sleek supersport machine. That said, I’m actually thinking of the RR310 as the perfect mix of the Honda CBR250R and the KTM 390 Duke, offering the best (and a bit more) of both worlds. Those are very likable machines with pros and cons that the RR310 envelops in a more likable overall package.
Floating windscreen is true to its name with no visible hinges and screws but the inaccessible space between the bodywork and the screen leaves these annoying watermarks Digital display Yes | Tachometer Yes | Fuel gauge Yes | Electric start Yes | Disc brakes
F/R | Tyres tubeless | ARAI Efficiency NA Price Rs 2.05 lakh (ex- Delhi) Warranty 2 years/ 40,000km