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Just in, TVS announced that they will be a TVS Apache 310 ECU update for enhanced performance through the rev range. The updates also include heavier bar-end weights in order to reduce vibrations at high speeds. Moreover, the front windshield will be replaced with a better one. This change in visor will reduce the aerodynamic drag and will provide better airflow over the rider. Additionally, a new chain roller will help in reducing excessive chain sound.
These updates will be done to all the Apache RR 310 motorcycles across the country. TVS Dealers, to sold Apache 310 bikes, will notify owners through SMS about the updates. These changes are completely free of cost and are made on a complimentary basis by the TVS Motor Company itself. Owners can also get these changes done while on a periodic servicing of the bike.
There were problems regarding the vibration in the Apache RR 310 which were surfaced on blogs and youtube videos since its launch in 2017. However, now after the ECU updates and heavier bar-end weights, there will be lesser vibrations. Engine tuning is done in such a way that the powerplant will run smoother than before as well as provide enhanced performance.
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Without the update, Apache RR 310 does 0-100 in 7.17 sec
On the performance front, one can expect improved performance. There are two things – One is ECU update and the other is new front Visor. ECU update will provide better power and torque delivery which in turn can result in improved acceleration and rideability. The new visor, on the other hand, will improve aerodynamics, thus a higher top speed can be expected. If not, the new visor will surely help in windblast protection.
Powering the Apache RR 310 is a 312 cc liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine which is co-developed by TVS and BMW. The powerplant pumps out 33.5 bhp at 9700 rpm and 27.3 Nm at 7700 rpm. A 6-speed gearbox does what it should do. At 169.5 Kg, the bike is not too heavy. Moreover, the seat height is a bit high at 810 mm (short people like me just watch the images) and ground clearance is good at 180 mm.
Golder USD forks and Monoshock does the job of absorbing shocks. Stopping power comes from a 300 mm Disc and 240 mm Disc at the rear with two-piston and single-piston caliper respectively. One gets total control due to the presence of Dual-Channel ABS. Speaking about the price, TVS Apache RR 310 is available for Rs 2.23 Lakh, ex-showroom.
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