According to reports, the brand-new flagship naked street fighter is anticipated to be introduced by TVS Motor Company in India before the end of this month. It is believed to be based on the BMW Motorrad G310 R and may go by Apache RTR 310. The motorcycle could be priced around Rs. 2.50 lakh (ex-showroom) as it could undercut the G310 R.
Its feature list, however, might resemble that of the Apache RR310, its bigger sibling. It should be noted that BMW only recently launched the G310 RR based on the Apache RR310. The G310 series, which TVS produces in Hosur, Tamil Nadu, for domestic and foreign markets, has been instrumental in generating large sales for the German manufacturer in India.
The upcoming TVS Apache RTR 310 could be priced around Rs. 15,000-20,000 cheaper than the RR310, and it might be equipped with a TFT instrument cluster that is horizontally positioned. It also has a high chance of having features like numerous ride modes. The performance will be powered by the well-known 312 cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled fuel-injected engine.
It will likely continue to produce a maximum output of about 34 PS and a maximum torque of over 27 Nm. Expect features like a slipper and assist clutch, adjustable clutch and brake levers, upside-down front forks, pre-load adjustable mono-shock suspension, and dual-channel ABS to be available as standard on the six-speed transmission-connected powertrain.
The Draken concept unveiled nearly a decade ago is anticipated to serve as design inspiration for the naked street fighter. An aggressive face, a muscular fuel tank, shark body panels, and fuel tank extensions could be some of the styling highlights. TVS is more likely to provide an LED headlight with LED DRLs, tail lights, and LED indicators.
It will compete with the KTM 390 Duke, BMW G310 R, and Honda CB300 R, and it may feature a lean-forward rider’s layout with rear-seat foot pegs and a wide handlebar setup.