We compare the specifications on the page of Apache RR 310 and BMW G310RR…
BMW had recently launched the Bavarian rendition of the Apache RR310, which was 20,000 INR more expensive than the TVS. This unique invention has received a lot of public attention. “The new bike is the rebadged TVS RR 310” is a popular tag that has been trending on the internet since its inception. Well, here’s what we have to say about it…
Well, the new BMW G 310RR is essentially the TVS Apache RR 310 in its style and function. Both the bikes look similar save some decal differences and hold most of the same parts. Both are powered by the same engine and produce the same amount of power. They have optional riding modes that change and improve riding and driving: The following mode produces 25 kW (34 PS) @ 9,700 rpm and 19 kW (25.8 PS) @ 7,700 rpm can be Rain / Urban modes, with different ABS sensitivity.
The G310RR stands out from the Apache RR 310 in its decals, paint schemes and gets the much sought after ‘BMW badge’. It is offered in two color options: Cosmic Black – a striking black paint with attractive body graphics that mimic the S1000RR. The top-of-the-range gets a more desirable Sport Style color that captures the signature white paint of the BMW MSport livery. This variant is 14,000 INR cheaper than the Black color.
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On the front, even the TFT instrument cluster remains the same on both motorcycles, but you get different graphics and visuals inside. However, there is no Bluetooth-based connection suite in the BMW G310 RR.
There are a few important mechanical differences between the TVS and BMW offerings of the 310 sportsbike. The G310 RR comes with Michelin Pilot Street radials that were used on the first-gen RR310. However, these were not the best in terms of the handling offered. The outgoing motorcycle, however, wears Michelin Road 5 rubber which is much better for handling and high speed performance. Furthermore, the TVS Apache RR310 BTO offers fully adjustable suspension at both ends, which is completely missing from the BMW! Also, the Bavarian doesn’t get petal discs for the front brake.
Having said these things, should you pay 20,000 INR more for an entry-level BMW sports bike? Yes, the manufacturer needs a premium buy-to-own experience and a premium brand image to carry the weight of the price tag. BMW presents this motorcycle as the gateway to the BMW Motorrad lifestyle. Dedicated BMW ride programs and track days may also roll out in the future. In addition, the G310 RR offers you a 3-year warranty and unlimited kilometers. What we need to talk about here, is marketing and affiliate networks. TVS has been a major player in the motorcycle market, with a large dealer and network of touch points across the country. BMW Motorrad, however, has a small and conservative network. Spares and labor will also be more expensive than TVS’s.
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