SINCE the start of 2018 and the launch of the TVS Motor Company’s top dog, the Apache RR 310, this was the 3rd time that we went to the Madras Motor Race Track to test it out. The first one was when it was launched, the second one when it got a Slipper Clutch and a new colour and then, this year. This year is about the BS-VI compliant 2020 TVS Apache RR 310 which is not only greener but gets quite a few upgrades to make it better… and of course… and more desirable!
The first thing that we’d like to get out of the way is our appreciation for TVS. The point here is not just making a good motorcycle. It is about perpetually trying to make it better. That’s exactly what TVS has been doing… trying to eke out every little bit of performance that they can from the Apache RR 310. The 2020 TVS Apache RR 310 gets ride-by-wire technology, 4 different riding modes, a 5” TFS screen with control cubes to manage all that, and last but not the least, stickier tyres. How do those factors materialize in the real world? That’s what we are about to find out.
Firstly, the looks. The RR 310 has always been a looker and in our opinion, it is a universally-appealing design that sweeps the onlookers off their feet. It looks big, sporty, purposeful, and drop-dead gorgeous. The new livery over the Titanium Black colour brings even more out of it, accentuating the wind-tunnel shaped bodywork. Of all the shades of black the RR 310 has seen, this one perhaps is the most appealing. For the faithful, TVS has retained the classic red colour option. And you won’t find any other significant visual change in the latest variant of this flagship from TVS.
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