TVS Motor Company today launched the TVS Apache RR 310 equipped with 'Race Tuned (RT) Slipper Clutch' technology. This, the company says, will enhance the riding experience as it enables the rider to shift gears speedily with low hand fatigue and also maintains vehicle stability at high speeds during downshifts, especially in corners.
TVS Motor says the new variant also gets minor styling upgrades including a new colour – Phantom Black. The updated Apache RR 310 with the slipper function allows rapid downshifts preventing wheel hop and chain whip. The system is also engineered with an assist function wherein the clutch plates lock tightly increasing the clutch engagement force thus resulting in reduced clutch effort.
Existing TVS Apache RR 310 customers can also equip their motorcycles with Race Tuned Slipper Clutch, which the company is making available as a TVS Racing accessory that can be retrofitted to their motorcycles at select TVS Apache RR 310 dealerships across the country for a nominal price.
Commenting on the launch, K N Radhakrishnan, director and CEO, TVS Motor Company said, “We are excited to introduce the race-tuned slipper clutch on the TVS Apache RR 310 and I am confident that our existing and new customers will appreciate this performance upgrade. The super-premium motorcycle, which is seen as an ultimate track weapon, originates from our racing pedigree and boasts of industry-first features. Equipping it with this technology is a natural progression for the bike. We also want to expand this experience to our existing TVS Apache RR 310 customers, who will appreciate the enhanced racing dynamics. The new styling upgrades accentuate the racing stance of the motorcycle and create customer delight.”
The TVS Apache RR 310 comes with a reverse Inclined DOHC (Double Over Head Cam) liquid-cooled engine with additional oil cooling technology mated to a six-speed gear box, race-inspired vertical speedo-cum-tachometer, bi-LED twin projector headlamps and Michelin Street Sport tyres. The upgraded variant will be available in two colours – Racing Red and Phantom Black.
The latest TVS Apache RR 310 variant is available at select dealerships across the country, priced at Rs 227,000 (ex-showroom, Delhi).
Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Meghashyam Dighole, head of marketing – Premium Segment, TVS Motor Company, with the new TVS Apache RR 310 Slipper Clutch variant.
Indian cricketer and racebike aficionado Mahendra Singh Dhoni, currently in England for the 2019 World Cup which opens on May 30, is the first owner of the TVS Apache RR 310 with the race-tuned slipper clutch.
Commenting on his latest set of two wheels, Mahendra Singh Dhoni said, “I have been associated with TVS Motor Company for over 12 years and my relationship with the company has only strengthened with each passing year. Being an avid bike enthusiast, I am excited to get the new TVS Apache RR 310 Slipper Clutch variant as it combines a stunning design with exhilarating performance. It is also a feeling of immense pride for me to own a super-premium bike from an Indian manufacturer. I wish the team all the very best for their future endeavours and look forward to hitting the road with my new motorcycle.”
Also read: Former TVS Motor VP Arun Siddharth joins Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance
Varroc Engineering bags first order from TVS, may bag more from Tesla