The TVS Apache RR 310 arrived in late 2017 and as the brand’s flagship, it’s been an impressive offering that’s been updated regularly by the manufacturer. TVS has been so proactive with the Apache RR 310 over the years that every model year has something new to offer. Despite the price hike over the years, it remains a value-friendly choice for those looking at an entry-level performance offering. It combines TVS-BMW engineering partnership with TVS Racing’s 35 years of experience. So, if you are in the used bike market for an Apache RR 310, here are some pros and cons to help you decide better.
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The TVS Apache RR 310 retains the same design four years on barring the revised graphics and the TFT instrument console
- The TVS Apache RR 310 looks fantastic and the design has stood the test of time. That’s great for those looking at a used bike given how well it’s aged. Honestly, it does not feel a day old since the launch nearly four years ago.
- In terms of power and styling, the Apache RR 310 has remained unchanged since it first arrived and that’s great for those looking at picking up a pre-owned model. Good service and detailing, and your bike should look as good as new. The giveaway though remains the new instrument cluster on the MY2020 models.
- The ride quality has been the Apache RR 310’s strongest suit and the bike and the well-tuned suspension makes it an absolute favourite out on the highway.
- The older examples of the Apache RR 310 are compatible with TVS’ Built To Order (BTO) program. That means you can order the Dynamic Kit or the Racing Kit and get it installed from TVS itself, further ensuring your bike remains upgraded to the modern spec.
- Three-year-old examples of the TVS Apache RR 310 start from as low as Rs. 1.3 lakh, which makes them great value for those looking to upgrade from their commuter. For anyone looking to make a track-only bike, the BTO program will help you do so on a budget.
The TVS Apache RR 310 has been developed from learnings on the track but the earlier examples suffered from lots of engine vibrations
- The initial batches of the TVS Apache RR 310 were prone to lots of vibrations from the engine.
- Although compatible with the BTO program, you cannot upgrade the older models with the new instrument cluster or add the riding modes, seen in the more recent examples.
- Spares continue to be slightly pricier on the Apache RR 310, which may be a concern for someone looking at a more affordable cost of ownership.
- Those looking at a track-spec offering would find the pre-owned examples of the KTM RC 390 to be more exciting. The Apache RR 310 feels a tad bit underpowered in comparison, while the KTM gets more affordable spares too.