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2019 TVS Apache RR 310 with RT Slipper Clutch launched at Rs 2.27 lakh, Mahendra Singh Dhoni is first owner

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2019 TVS Apache RR 310 with RT Slipper Clutch launched at Rs 2.27 lakh, Mahendra Singh Dhoni is first owner

New TVS Apache RR 310 gets the same 312.2 cc, reverse inclined, DOHC, 4-stroke, 4-valve, single-cylinder, liquid cooled engine that makes 34 PS at 9,700 rpm and 27.3 Nm at 7,700 rpm. The motor is mated to a 6-speed gearbox.

TVS Motor Company today launched the 2019 Apache RR 310 at a price of Rs 2.27 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The new TVS Apache RR 310 now comes with a Race Tuned (RT) Slipper Clutch. The motorcycle also gets a colour update and is now available in two colour options -- Racing Red and Phantom Black.

The first TVS Apache RR 310 with RT Slipper Clutch is now owned by Indian cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

The 2019 TVS Apache RR 310 gets the same 312.2 cc, reverse inclined, DOHC, 4-stroke, 4-valve, single-cylinder, liquid cooled engine that makes 34 PS at 9,700 rpm and 27.3 Nm at 7,700 rpm. The motor is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The motorcycle gets a split chassis trellis frame. There is an inverted cartridge telescopic fork at the front and a two-arm aluminium die-cast swingarm monoshock at the rear. The new TVS Apache RR 310 comes with Michelin Street Sport tyres and 300 mm petal-type disc at the front and 240 mm petal-type disc at the rear, with dual channel ABS.

The company claims that Apache RR 310 can make 0-100 kmph in 7.17 seconds and has a top speed of 160 kmph. It gets an 11-litre tank, with a kerb weight of 169.5 kgs. Earlier this month, TVS Motor Company had released a video teasing the new Apache RR 310, with the tagline "Crafted to be invisible".

According to the company, the new slipper function of the motorcycle allows rapid downshifts preventing wheel hop and chain whip. The new system is also engineered with an assist function wherein the clutch plates lock tightly increasing the clutch engagement force, thus resulting in the reduced clutch effort.

TVS Motor Company is also providing RT Slipper Clutch as a TVS Racing accessory and the existing Apache RR 310 customers can get it retrofitted to their motorcycles. The facility will be available at select TVS Apache RR 310 dealerships across the country. However, the company did not reveal its price.

"We are excited to introduce the Race Tuned (RT) slipper clutch on the TVS Apache RR 310 and I am confident that our existing and new customers will appreciate this performance upgrade. The super-premium motorcycle, which is seen as an ultimate track weapon, originates from our racing pedigree and boasts of industry-first features. Equipping it with this technology is a natural progression for the bike. We also want to expand this experience to our existing TVS Apache RR 310 customers, who will appreciate the enhanced racing dynamics. The new styling upgrades accentuate the racing stance of the motorcycle and create customer delight," TVS Motor Company Director and CEO K N Radhakrishnan said.

TVS Apache RR 310 gets features like race-inspired vertical speedometer-cum-tachometer, Bi-LED twin projector headlamps and snake-fang inspired LED tail lights. The deflector cowl of the bike has been patented by the company.

"I have been associated with TVS Motor Company for over 12 years and my relationship with the company has only strengthened with each passing year. Being an avid bike enthusiast, I am excited to get the new TVS Apache RR 310 Slipper Clutch variant as it combines a stunning design with exhilarating performance. It is also a feeling of immense pride for me to own a super-premium bike from an Indian manufacturer. I wish the team all the very best for their future endeavours and look forward to hitting the road with my new motorcycle," Mahendra Singh Dhoni said.