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    2021 TVS Apache 310 Likely To Get New Features, Updated Suspension

    TVS Apache Thor Edition Render
    TVS Apache RR 310 competes against the likes of KTM RC 390
    TVS Motor, the Hosur-based bikemaker has revealed that it would be introducing an updated Apache RR 310 on April 7, 2021, which could bring in small updates with greater significance. In this article, we look at the possibility of all the updates on the upcoming iteration of the supersport tourer.
    Possible Updates- Improved Ride Dynamics
    For starters, it is possible that TVS might provide preload adjustability on front USD forks for RR 310 just like it did on the recently updated Apache RTR 200 4V.
    This addition would be helpful for riders who like to tune the suspension setup in accordance with their ride comfort and style. The levers should be made span-adjustable in order to tweak the controls according to the rider’s preference.
    Another possible update could be extracting more output from the 313cc motor, although this one is more of an optimistic kind since it is not very likely. Currently, the reverse-inclined, single-cylinder, DOHC motor makes 34 PS of power and 27.3 Nm of peak torque.
    Existing TVS Apache 310 BS6
    Recent updates to RTR 160 4V and RTR 200 4V have witnessed a slight jump in output figures with the former now returning the highest output in its segment.
    Better Electronic Aids
    One more crucial update could be improved electronic rider aids. For instance, the current ride modes of Urban and Rain do not have an accurate engine mapping that does not provide low-end torque to the motor necessary for city commutes. It could also result in the motorcycle being ridden at a higher gear for a longer part of the journey which could reduce fuel consumption.
    New Pair of Tyres
    A change that is almost a given is new tyres since the adoption of the new rule by the Government of India which bans all imports of tyres from foreign countries. Currently, RR310 employs the super sticky Michelin Road 5 tyres which could be swapped for TVS Eurogrip ProTorq Extreme Tyres. These tyres would surely be more affordable than the former.
    Overall, prices of the 2021 Apache RR 310 is expected to rise by around Rs 5,000-6,000. Currently, the faired sports bike is retailed at a price of Rs 2.50 lakh (ex-showroom). If the makers are generous, they might also throw in a couple of new colour options as well. More

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    TVS Apache 310 Render Based On Ntorq Design Language

    TVS Apache 310 rendered with Ntorq design languageOne of the bestselling 125cc scooters, TVS Ntorq is popular for its sporty, dominating profile
    Rendering artists are known for their boundless imagination and we have seen some really awe-inspiring transformations from these folks. Whether it’s adding new design elements, new colours, creating concept models or imagining next-gen variants of popular vehicles, automotive artists have always delighted us with their brilliant creations.
    The latest comes from Kerala-based Abin Design, who has carried out a remarkable rendering of a fully-faired sports bike based on the popular TVS Ntorq 125 scooter.
    TVS Ntorq sports bike – key features
    For this rendering project, the primary inspiration has been derived from Race Edition TVS Ntorq. There are two colour options for Race Edition, Red with Black and Yellow with Black. It’s the yellow colour theme that has been chosen for the rendered TVS Ntorq sports bike.
    It’s clear from the rendering that special care has been taken to retain the core theme of TVS Ntorq scooter. At the front, the rendered sports bike has an aggressive profile, quite similar to Ntorq scooter.
    TVS Apache 310 rendered with Ntorq design language
    The motorcycle’s headlight gets T-shaped DRLs, which are derived from Ntorq scooter’s tail lamp. The front turn indicators have been moved to the side fairing and wind screen has been increased in size to match the motorcycle’s bigger proportions.
    Talking about the side profile, we can see that the sports bike’s engine cowl section is similar to the floorboard area of Ntorq scooter. Other similarities include trendy rear view mirrors, sporty stubby muffler, and 3D Ntorq logo.
    There’s an addition of a curved swingarm that gives a distinctive identity to the sports bike. Rendered Ntorq sports bike has red accents and graphics, which further enhance the bike’s visual appeal.
    TVS Apache 310 rendered with Ntorq design language
    There are specific features that appear to be borrowed from TVS Apache RR310 motorcycle. These include the handlebar, golden USD front forks, fuel tank, seat design, and front and rear fenders.
    Possible engine option for Ntorq sports bike
    If this rendering could come alive and if it were to use a TVS engine, it would most probably borrow the one offered with Apache 310. The 312.2cc liquid cooled, single cylinder, reverse inclined engine is capable of delivering 34 ps of max power and 27.3 Nm of peak torque. This is available when the motorcycle is used in Sport or Track riding mode. Performance output drops to 25.8 ps / 25 Nm when Urban or Rain mode is engaged.
    TVS Apache 310 rendered with Ntorq design language
    Rendered Ntorq sports bike could have top speed similar to RR310 that can reach 160 kmph in Sport and Track mode and 125 kmph in Urban and Rain mode. Acceleration can also be close to Apache RR310 that can reach 0-100 kmph in 7.17 seconds. More

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    2021 TVS Apache 160 Updated – More Torque, Less Weight

    2021 TVS Apache 160
    TVS Apache RTR 160 4V locks its horns with Hero Xtreme 160R and Bajaj Pulsar NS160

    TVS currently seems to be on a spree to update its Apache series of sporty commuter motorcycles. After the updated 2021 Apache RTR 200 4V, the Hosur-based bikemaker has now launched the 2021 Apache RTR 160 4V. Available in two variants- Drum brake and Disc brake variants, the latest iteration of the bike has been priced at Rs 1.07 lakh and Rs 1.10 lakh respectively (both prices ex-showroom).
    This means there is no increase in prices when compared to the older model. It will be offered in three colour schemes namely- Racing Red, Knight Black and Metallic Blue. Apart from a handful of cosmetic updates it also gets a slight tweak in its powertrain output as well.
    TVS Apache Prices March 2021 (Ex-Delhi)
    Cosmetic Updates
    The naked streetfighter now comes with an all-new dual-tone seat with a carbon fiber-styled pattern. It has also managed to shed 2 kilos and now tips the weighing scales at 147 kg for the disc brake variant, while the drum brake variant weighs 145 kg.
    The updated RTR 160 4V comes with a reshaped LED headlamp with claw-styled position lamps that add to its overall premium appeal. The cosmetic changes are limited to these updates only. Take a look at the official TVC of new Apache 160 below.
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    Boost in Output
    However, the manufacturer has also managed to alter the output from its motor. The updated naked motorcycle is powered by a 159.7 cc, single-cylinder, 4-valve, oil-cooled engine that now kicks out 17 bhp at 9250 rpm and 14.73 Nm torque at 7250 rpm.
    This is a bump of 1 bhp and 1 Nm which makes it the most powerful bike in its segment. It is mated to a 5-speed gearbox. The bump in the motor’s output plus the reduction in its weight means an increase in power to weight ratio and will be interesting to see the impact created in its riding experience.
    On the occasion of the launch, Meghashyam Dighole, Head – (Marketing) Premium Motorcycles, TVS Motor Company, said, “The new 2021 TVS Apache RTR 160 4V offers best-in-class performance with enhanced power to weight ratio and increased torque, offering our customers better-riding experiences along with advanced technologies.”
    Features on offer
    The equipment list on the bike has not been altered as it continues to offer the same set of features including a fully digital instrument panel compatible with SmartXconnect technology. This feature allows riders to connect their smartphones with the instrument console for functionalities such as turn-by-turn navigation and phone-related operations. It also gets a ‘feather touch’ start for increased convenience. Apache RTR 160 4V competes against Bajaj Pulsar NS160 and Hero Xtreme 160R. More

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    TVS Apache 200 Single ABS Variant Gets Ride Modes – Priced Rs 1k Higher

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    Apache RTR range is among the bestselling performance oriented motorcycles in the country

    Aiming to provide more options to customers, TVS has introduced ride modes for Apache RTR200 4V single-channel ABS variant. Earlier, the ride modes were offered only with dual-channel ABS variant. The 2021 variant is available at a starting price of Rs 1.28 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). That’s Rs 1k more than the outgoing model.
    Ride modes
    New Apache RTR200 4V single-channel ABS gets ride modes of Urban, Rain and Sport. In all these modes, the motorcycle’s top speed and ABS are adjusted to ensure optimal performance in the specific environment.
    In Rain mode, ABS response is maximum whereas top speed is curtailed. Sport mode is the other extreme where top speed is maximum while ABS response is reduced. Urban mode is somewhere in the middle, in which both top speed and ABS response is limited. Apache RTR200 4V is powered by a 197.75 cc, oil cooled, Fi engine. It is mated to a 5-speed gearbox with integrated multi-plate slipper clutch. Power and torque output vary based on the ride mode selected.
    In Sport mode, the motorcycle’s max power and torque output of 20.82 PS and 17.25 Nm is available for use. In Urban and Rain mode, power and torque is reduced to 17.32 PS / 16.51 Nm. Talking about top speed, users get 127 kmph in Sport and 105 kmph in Urban and Rain mode.
    TVS Apache 200
    Other updates
    In addition to the ride modes, Apache RTR 200 4V single-channel ABS variant gets adjustable levers and pre-load adjustable front suspension. For customers in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Gujarat, Goa & Puducherry, TVS is offering complimentary TVS XPOD Helmet for its entire RTR range.
    Features that will be the same as earlier include the aggressive LED headlamp with long range and enhanced visibility, race-inspired graphics with decals, aerodynamic claw mirrors, sculpted fuel tank and race-inspired seating profile.
    RTR 2004V is equipped with Bluetooth enabled SmartXConnect technology that allows users to access a range of features. When used with the SmartXConnect app, the system displays all the details of the ride such as total time, top speed, average speed, lean angle, etc. Users can access turn-by-turn navigation as well. SmartXConnect also has a crash alert system that automatically notifies the rider’s location to their emergency contacts in case of a crash.
    In terms of performance, RTR 2004V is equipped with first-in-segment Glide Through Technology. This comes handy when negotiating heavy traffic in an urban environment. Other equipment that are designed to boost performance include race-tuned slipper clutch, racing-spec radial tyre, split cradle chassis for optimal riding dynamics, and race-tuned double barrel exhaust. More

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    TVS Apache 310 Price Increased Yet Again – New Price Rs 2.5 Lakh

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    A popular track-ready motorcycle, TVS Apache 310 competes with the likes of KTM RC390

    In a development that could probably be attributed to rising input costs, TVS has increased price of Apache RR310 yet again. From Rs 2.48 lakh earlier, price has been increased to Rs 2,49,990. That’s almost Rs 2k costlier. TVS has increased prices of its Apache range in January as well. At that time, price of RR310 was increased from Rs 2.45 lakh to Rs 2.48 lakh. All prices are ex-showroom.
    RR310 vs. KTM RC390 pricing
    With the latest price hike, Apache 310 has further reduced the pricing gap with its primary rival – KTM RC390. The latter currently retails at Rs 2.60 lakh. KTM has also been increasing prices of its motorcycles at regular intervals. As may be recalled, KTM had increased prices in December 2020 as well as in January 2021. In January, KTM RC390 price was increased from 2.57 lakh to Rs 2.60 lakh.
    TVS Apache 310 2020 BS6 model – key updates
    TVS had launched BS6 Apache RR310 last year in January. At that time, it was priced at Rs 2.40 lakh. As compared to BS4 model, BS6 RR310 had become costlier by around Rs 12k. Apart from the BS6 upgrade, TVS had introduced several other improvements in 2020 RR310.
    One of the key additions was a new 5.0-inch TFT colour instrument panel that had integrated Bluetooth connectivity system called TVS Smart Xconnect. Once paired with the user’s smartphone, it allows users to access a range of features. These can be accessed via TVS Connect App.
    Apache 310 Price
    Some of the supported features include ride statistics, incoming call management, turn-by-turn navigation, vehicle health reports, and mobile signal and battery level display. The instrument panel comes with Day Mode and Night Mode backlit options to provide better visibility based on light conditions.
    Another key update was ride-by-wire throttle system, which is a segment-first feature. Users have the option to choose from four ride modes of Sport, Urban, Track and Rain. The automated system adjusts things like torque and ABS based on the ride mode selected. This allows optimal performance in varying ride conditions.
    RR310 engine
    Powering TVS Apache RR310 is a 312.2cc, liquid cooled, reverse inclined, single cylinder motor. It is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. Power and torque varies depending on the ride mode selected. Max power (34 ps) and torque (27.3 Nm) output is available in Sport and Track mode. The numbers get reduced to 25.8 ps and 25 Nm in Urban and Rain mode. Apache RR310 top speed is rated at 160 kmph. It can reach 0 to 60 kmph in less than three seconds.
    In the current fiscal year, cumulative production of the RR310 has been around 2,500 units. Based on this engine, a new motorcycle is expected to launch later this year. More

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    TVS Apache 160, 180, 200, 310 Prices Increased – New Price List Jan 2021

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    TVS currently has 8 motorcycles on offer in their Apache range

    TVS Motor Company has announced the first price hike for 2021 as its Apache range of sporty commuter motorcycles is now expensive by up to Rs 3000. All five models in the Apache lineup have witnessed a price hike depending on the variants. Hike in prices takes effect immediately.
    Price Hike of Apache Range of bikes
    Apache range of bikes consists of RTR 160, RTR 160 4V, RTR 180. RTR 200 4V and RR 310. Out of these, the entry-level model- RTR 160, has accounted for the lowest price hike of Rs 1,520. Its drum brake variant is now offered at a price of INR 1,02,070 whereas its drum brake variant is priced at INR 1,05,070.
    Apache RTR 180 has seen a hike of Rs 1,770 and is now being offered at a price of INR 1,08,270. On the other hand, Apache 160 4V has also witnessed a hike of Rs 1,770.
    Its drum and disc brake variants will now be offered at a price of INR 1,07,270 and INR 1,10,320 respectively. RTR 200 4V, on the other hand, will now be offered at prices of INR 1.27 lakh and INR 1.33 lakh for single-channel and dual-channel ABS respectively after witnessing a price hike of Rs 2,020.
    TVS Apache Motorcycle Range And Scooters – Price List Jan 2021
    The Hosur-based bikemaker’s flagship offering RR 310 will now be offered at a price of Rs 2.48 lakh after witnessing a price hike of Rs 3,000. It is the only bike in TVS’s lineup with a faired body pattern.
    Hike in prices of TVS scooters
    Besides this, TVS has increased prices on all its scooter models as well. Scooty Pep Plus has witnessed a price hike of Rs 620 and Rs 1020 for Glossy and Matte Editions respectively. Both variants are now offered at a price of Rs 54,374 and Rs 56,224 units.
    Similarly, Scooty Zest has faced a hike of Rs 1020 and Rs 1520 for Glossy and Matte Black variants. It is now retailed at prices of Rs 61,345 and Rs 63,345 respectively.
    The brand’s flagship range of scooters- Ntorq has seen an increment in its price worth Rs 1,670 across its entire lineup. Prices of the power scooter start at Rs 70,555 and reach up to Rs 79,535 for the top-end variant.
    On the other hand, prices of Jupiter range of scooters now start at Rs 63,497 and go up to Rs 72,472 for its full-loaded top-spec trim. Apart from the hike in prices, none of these models has incorporated any sort of update. All prices mentioned are ex-showroom. More

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    TVS Motor Nov 2020 Sales Grow 25% – XL Super, Jupiter, Apache, Ntorq

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    TVS Motors Company total two wheeler and three-wheeler sales in November 2020

    TVS Motor Company reports November 2020 wholesales at 21 percent growth, up at 3,22,709 units from 2,66,582 units in November 2019. Total two-wheelers sales grew 25 percent, up at 3,11,519 units, up from 2,49,350 units YoY. Domestic two-wheeler sales growth is up by almost a third at 30 percent up at 2,47,789 units in November 2020 from 1,91,222 units in November 2019.
    Of this, motorcycle sales growth is reported at 26 percent at 1,33,531 units, up from 1,05,963 units in November 2019. Scooter sales reported similar growth at 26 percent. Scooter volumes are lower than that of motorcycles at 1,06,196 units, up from 84,169 units in November 2019.
    TVS Two Wheeler Sales Nov 2020 vs Nov 2019 vs Oct 2020
    Exports remained stable at 74,074 units as against 74,060 units in November 2019. Two-wheeler exports grew 10 percent, up at 63,730 units in November 2020 from 58,128 units YoY. Exports were adversely affected owing to container unavailability, and impact Chennai port ops on account of Cyclone Nivar in the last week of November.
    TVS three-wheeler sales
    Three-wheeler sales fell to 11,190 units at 35.06 percent decline from 17,232 units in November 2019. Three wheeler sales have been hit hard in the aftermath of nationwide lockdown. With emphasis on maintaining safe physical distance during daily commute, reliance on three-wheeler commute, especially for last mile needs stands debated.
    A growing trend to foster a sense of safety and self preservation has meant, now more than ever before, more folks are considering a personal vehicle. And what better than a two-wheeler. In fact, current sales trends reflect much activity in the two-wheeler market with a large number of positive domestic sales reports. Shared transport, once considered a boon is now viewed as suspect under the overarching Covid-19 pandemic.
    TVS ARIVE app and Intellicar acquisition
    To support and improve the two-wheeler experience, TVS Motors has introduced its ARIVE app. Based on augmented reality (AR), it’s now available for TVS Apache RR310 and Apache RTR 200 4V motorcycles for in-depth product exploration and purchase experience.
    The customer engagement approach will in time be rolled out for all its vehicles. An independent module will be available for all vehicles in the following format – Place to explore (AR-based), Scan a real bike (AR based), and the 3D mode (for non-AR compatible devices). An aerial view is available by using the camera option.
    TVS Motor Company is also acquiring Bengaluru-based Intellicar Telematics Private Ltd for an estimated Rs 15 crore. The start-up works with integrated IoT (Internet of Things) solutions for fleet tracking and predictive maintenance solutions for a range of vehicles. The all cash deal will let TVS acquire 100 per cent stake. Its IoT solutions, analytics and data management abilities fits right in with TVS’ digital initiatives to enhance customer experience. More

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    New TVS Apache 200 Arrives In Showroom – Ride Modes, Top Speed

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    TVS Motor has just launched an updated Apache 200 with first in segment features like ride modes

    Launched earlier this month at Rs 1.31 lakh, new TVS Apache RTR 200 4V comes with a range of updates including multiple segment-first features. It was launched as part of the celebrations for achieving 4 million global sales milestone.
    As may be recalled, Apache RTR is currently the second bestselling brand in the 150cc to 200cc segment. With several new features and price hike of just around Rs 1k, sales could witness an upswing in the coming months.
    New TVS Apache RTR 200 4V test ride
    While specs and features look impressive, how does the bike perform in the real world? To answer such questions, YouTuber Dino’s Vault has posted his first ride review of new Apache RTR 200 4V. The test run was conducted on a largely traffic free road, allowing the rider to test the bike’s top speed as well as other functions such as riding modes, slipper clutch, etc.
    One of the key additions in new RTR 200 4V is the ride modes of Urban, Rain and Sport. The difference between these is in the power and torque output and ABS response. These ride modes are meant to be used in different environments.
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    As the name suggests, Urban mode is for tackling heavy traffic in city conditions. Similarly Rain mode is for wet conditions whereas Sport mode is for highways and racetracks. ABS response is adjusted in the ride modes, with the full potential unlocked in Rain mode.
    In Urban and Rain mode, the power and torque output is reduced to 17.32 ps / 16.51 Nm. The bike’s full potential can be unleashed in Sport mode, where it churns out 20.82 ps / 17.25 Nm. As shown in the video, the bike accelerates quite quickly in Sport mode. It achieves a top speed of 129 kmph and appears to max out at that level.
    Other key updates
    Other segment-first features on-board new RTR 200 4V include premium Showa front suspension with preload adjustment and 3-step adjustable levers. The rider says that the adjustable levers have been really useful to him, as he has shorter fingers. Talking about the riding stance, the YouTuber says that the bike is quite comfortable even when it has slightly rear-set footpegs. He also likes the pulsating exhaust note, which has been a signature feature of Apache RTR motorcycles.
    In terms of visual enhancements, TVS has added a new race inspired Matte Blue colour option. This comprises an exciting dual-tone theme of black and blue, with the latter visible on the headlamp, tank, front fender, engine cowl, and tail section. Red decals further enhance the bike’s sporty profile. More