We have been patiently waiting for the TVS Apache RR 310S (formerly known as the TVS Akula 310) to debut in India, though probably not for the most obvious of reasons. Now, with only a matter of hours before it officially debuts, we have some thoughts on the newest sport bike from India.
While we are intrigued by the new motorcycles that debut in India, the TVS Apache RR 310S is a bit more special for Western riders.
Built in collaboration with BMW Motorrad, the TVS Apache RR 310S gives us our first glimpse into what the German brand’s 300cc-class sport bike will look like, which should hopefully debut late-2018.
We have been waiting a long time to see this small-displacement machine from BMW Motorrad (and also from TVS), though the delay on the G310RR’s launch might cost BMW dearly.
As we have seen with the Kawasaki Ninja 400, the 300cc category is rapidly becoming the 400cc category. A note on this displacement-creep, many of these motorcycles started life as 250cc machines not too long ago, which is an interesting point to remember.
While the motorcycle industry can’t help but make bigger and bigger motorcycles for new riders, BMW has had larger issues on its hands with its single-cylinder platform.
Mechanical issues have seen the G310R and G310GS delayed in getting to dealers and customers, and we doubt that we will see the BMW G310RR announced without those mechanical gremlins first being sorted out.
The TVS Apache RR 310S itself has been delayed by close to a year now as well, and while it is slated to be considerably cheaper than the other 300cc sport bikes currently on the market, we still can’t help but think that it would have made a bigger splash if it had debuted on time.
Admit it, the race-going version looks like pure sex: