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    2021 TVS Apache 310 Race And Dynamic Kit Launched – Price Rs 2.77 L

    TVS Apache 310 Race Kit and Dynamic Kit launchedTVS Motor Company has launched industry-first Built To Order option – Which has now been implemented on Apache 310
    TVS Motor has been quick at updating their flagship Apache 310. Just last year, the motorcycle received new features. These included significant upgrades in the form of a new TFT instrument console, multiple riding modes and a ride-by-wire throttle along with SmartXonnect connected tech. It also added new Michelin Road 5 tyres and fresh colour options. Today it has received its 2021 update in the form of Race and Dynamic Kit.
    TVS Apache 310 Race Kit and Dynamic Kit
    TVS Motor announced the launch of two new kits for their Apache 310. Called Race Kit and Dynamic Kit, these are available individually or together. Base price of the Apache 310 has been increased from today and it now stands at Rs 2.6 lakhs, ex-sh. If you chose to add either of these kits, you will be charged extra.
    For the Dynamic Kit, you will have to pay Rs 12,000 more – taking the bike price to Rs 2.72 lakh ex-sh. For that price, you will get fully adjustable KYB front and rear suspension. You will also get brass coated drive chain.
    The Apache 310 Race Kit will cost you Rs 5,000, taking the bike price to Rs 2.65 lakh ex-sh. For that, you will get race designed footpegs and racing ergonomics. If you opt to install both kits, you will have to pay Rs 17k over the base price. This will take bike price to Rs 2.77 lakh ex-sh. Only 150 kits each are up for grabs for now.
    TVS Apache 310 Race Kit and Dynamic Kit launched
    TVS Built To Order
    TVS Motor has launched a new configurator, which will enable their customers to configure their bike digitally. They will be allowed the kit options to be installed, as well as the colour option (Red, Black or TVC Racing Livery). Buyers can also chose the Number of their liking, which will be applied as a decal on the Apache 310.
    All this can be done online. Once you have saved you configuration, you can make the payment and reserve your Apache 310. You don’t have to pay the base price of the motorcycle, but only the price of the kits you chose. Remaining amount you will have to pay at the time of delivery.
    Apache 310 Engine specs
    There is no change in engine specs of the Apache RR 310. Apache RR 310 is powered by a 312.2cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine featuring 4 valves and a SOHC setup. It has been rated to produce a maximum output of 33.5 bhp and 27.3 Nm of peak power and torque This unit is coupled with a six-speed gearbox with a slipper and assist clutch.
    TVS Apache 310 Race Kit and Dynamic Kit launched
    TVS offers multiple ride modes on RR 310 including Urban, Rain, Sport and Track. In the latter two modes, the peak output could be extracted out of its engine whereas in Rain and Urban, an output of 25.4 bhp and 25 Nm of peak torque can be extracted.
    Suspension duties are handled by inverted telescopic forks at front and a gas-assisted shock absorber at rear. Braking hardware comprises a 300mm disc up front and a 240mm disc at the rear with safety net provided by a dual-channel ABS. More

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    2021 TVS Apache 310 Facelift Launch Soon – To Get A Range Of Updates

    TVS Apache 310 rendered with Ntorq design. Credit – Abin DesignsTVS appears to be ahead of the curve when it comes to updating Apache RR310
    One of the popular track-ready motorcycles in the country, TVS Apache RR310 is scheduled to get its 2021 update. As styling and performance are equally important in this segment, TVS is expected to focus on both aspects in 2021 model. Launch date is scheduled for 30th Aug.
    2021 TVS Apache RR310 style updates
    Even in its current form and earlier, Apache RR310 has always sported a captivating design. It has an aggressive look and feel and appears primed to dominate the tracks. 2021 version of the motorcycle could get sportier with an updated front fascia.
    The current model has a shark inspired design and comes with features such as bi-LED twin projector headlamps and snake fangs inspired LED tail lights. Among other visual enhancements, 2021 TVS Apache 310 Facelift could get new body colours.
    The matte blue colour option that is currently available with new RTR 200 4V could be a probable addition. The current model has colour options of Racing Red and Titanium Black. The graphics on body panels could also be updated in 2021 model.
    TVS Apache 310 rendered with Ntorq design language
    New Apache RR310 will likely get adjustability function for both front and rear suspension. It is to note that smaller displacement Apache RTR 200 4V already has this feature for its front suspension. With adjustable suspension, users can make the necessary changes as per their weight and riding environment.
    2021 TVS Apache RR310 functional updates
    Another key update will likely be cornering ABS. As of now, the only motorcycle in this price range to offer cornering ABS is KTM 390 Adventure. 2021 TVS Apache RR310 could also be equipped with a new pair of tyres, possibly TVS Eurogrip Protorq. This is likely due to the current restriction on import of tyres in the country. In its current form, Apache RR310 rides on Michelin ROAD5 tubeless tyres.
    Engine specs are expected to be the same as earlier. The 312.2cc liquid cooled motor generates 34 PS of max power at 9700 rpm and 27.3 Nm of max torque at 7700 rpm. It is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. TVS Apache RR310 has max speed of 160 km/h. It can reach 0 to 100 kmph in 7.17 seconds.
    TVS Apache Thor Edition Render
    TVS seems to be keen to keep RR310 fresh and new to bolster its market potential. As may be recalled, Apache RR310 was updated last year as well. At that time, it had received a range of updates such as new body paint, riding modes, colour TFT instrument console and better gripping Michelin ROAD5 tyres. To top it all, the updates resulted in price increase of just Rs 12k.
    This time around, the updates are expected to make the motorcycle costlier by around Rs 10k. The current Apache RR310 retails at Rs 2.55 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). 2021 TVS Apache RR310 will continue to rival the likes of KTM RC390, which is expected to get updated to new gen version in the coming weeks. More

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    TVS Apache 200 Modified Into An ADV – With Parts From Pulsar, Xpulse

    TVS Apache 200 ADV – ModifiedThis TVS Apache RTR 200 4V derives most of its aftermarket components either from Hero Xpulse 200 or Bajaj Pulsar NS200
    TVS Apache RTR 200 4V is one the sportiest commuter bikes currently available in India. It is extremely efficient in daily commutes as well as the occasional twists and curls of a racing track. It is this very versatility of the naked streetfighter which makes it very popular in the aftermarket industry.
    Usually, Apache 200 owners customise their bikes to extract more out of their engine and tweak the suspension a little in order to utilise it as a full-fledged track machine. However, in this latest example, the owner of RTR 200 has taken a different approach and made more tweaks to its design to give it a whole new look.
    A detailed video of all modifications done on the motorcycle has been covered on a video uploaded on YouTube by “Bigbang Biker”. Going by its looks, one can easily gauge that there have been a considerable number of updates on the stock bike. The most significant of them is the suspension setup that has been sourced from Hero Xpulse 200, the most affordable adventure bike in India.
    Updated Suspension, Powertrain Setup
    The stock telescopic forks at front and mono-shock at rear have been replaced by the one available in Xpulse 200 which offer a lot more travel of 190mm and 170mm. This not only helps Apache to travel on rough and undulated paths with ease but also raises the ground clearance of the motorcycle making it suitable for off-road trails. Another major modification is the fuel supply system.
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    This model of RTR 200 4V is a BS4 iteration hence in its stock form it is equipped with a carburetor. Instead of the stock unit, the owner has replaced it with a Bajaj Pulsar NS200 carb which has been tuned in line with a new K&N air filter. The rider footpegs installed in this modified RTR 200 have been borrowed from Royal Enfield Himalayan whereas the turn indicators and rearview mirrors have been carried forward from KTM Duke.
    TVS Apache 200 ADV Modified
    Updated Cosmetics
    Further, some other changes have been made to the bike’s ergonomics in order to enhance long-distance touring capabilities. This includes a single-piece handlebar that replaces the clip-on units on the stock motorcycle.
    The front fender seems to be an aftermarket unit along with a new tinted screen visor and knuckle guards. Apart from these, it now rolls on dual-purpose tyres and gets a set of auxiliary lights. Other nifty additions to the bike include hazard lights, a mobile holder, a smartphone charger, and various body decals.
    Powertrain Specs
    The current Apache RTR 200 4V draws its power from a 197.75cc, single-cylinder, 4-valve, oil-cooled mill with fuel-injection which pumps out 20.2 bhp at 8,500rpm and a peak torque of 16.8 Nm at 7,500rpm. This unit is mated to a 5-speed gearbox with a slipper clutch. As per our previous reports, TVS is also planning to launch an adventure motorcycle named Raider in India which is either going to be based on Apache RR 310 or RTR 200 4V. More

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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

    Image – The Bengal Rider
    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

    Image – Aniket Sharma
    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