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BS6 upgraded KTM motorcycle series and TVS Apache RR 310 launched

BS6 upgraded KTM motorcycle series and TVS Apache RR 310 launched

Snapshot: The TVS Apache RR 310 BS6 is Rs 12,000 costlier than the BS4 model while the BS6 KTM 125 Duke and KTM RC 125 are pricier by Rs 6000-7000 over their BS4 models.

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  • BS6 TVS Apache RR 310 gets several cosmetic updates too.
  • BS6 KTM 125 range gets new belly pan except the engine upgrade.
  • The BS6 KTM RC 125 also comes with new graphics and color scheme.

TVS Motor Company has launched the BS6 Apache RR 310 at a sticker price of Rs 2.40 Lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi) in the Indian market. It is nearly Rs 12,000 more expensive than its BS 4 counterpart. The updates are not strictly mechanical as besides the BS6 compliant engine, the bike carries substantial comsetic updates and new features. Meanwhile, KTM has also launched the BS6 versions of 125 Duke and RC125 at prices of Rs 1.38 Lakhs and Rs 1.55 Lakhs (Both Ex. showroom, Delhi).

Speaking of the BS6 Apache RR 310, it retains the same body panels, LED headlamp & tail-lamp and seats from the existing BS4 model. However, the company has introduced a new dual-tone color option with the bike. In addition, it also gets a huge 'Apache' logo which runs through the fairing and bypassing the fuel tank with the RR310 logo placed just above it. The 2020 TVS Apache RR 310 gets a new 5-inch colored TFT instrument cluster with 'TVS Smart Xonnect' Bluetooth feature which enables pairing of Smartphone with screen and get various informations such as navigation, incoming calls and messages etc. For those asking, the BS6 RR 310 sport bike now gets a 5 year warranty package as standard.

The TFT panel has been equipped with an automatic sensor which adjusts the screen light setting as per day/night time of the day. One of the major update is the introduction of ride-by-wire throttle technology with four riding modes: Rain, Urban, Sport, and Track. Mechanically, the same 312.2cc engine in compliance with the BS6 emission levels deliver top power of 34bhp at 9700rpm and peak torque of 37.3Nm at 7700rpm. However, in Rain and Urban riding modes, these figures gets reduced to 25.8bhp at 7,600rpm and 25Nm at 6,700rpm. The top speed is also lowered down to 125kmph from 160kmph. In addition, the Glide Through Technology+ feature, already on offer with BS6 Apache RTR 160 4v and RTR 200 4v, is now also standard with the TVSRR 310.

Coming to the BS6 KTM 125 Duke and KTM RC 125, they command a premium of around Rs 6000-7000 over their BS4 counterparts with deliveries expected to to commence by first week of March 2020. The company has only updated the BS4 engines to the BS6 emission levels and there is no other major change expect the revamped belly pan. The belly pan on the BS6 model of the 125cc duo has now been sourced from the higher KTM models such as the 200, 250 and 390. The BS6 KTM 125 Duke continues with the three color schemes and same graphics while the BS6 KTM RC 125 gets different color scheme as the gloss white shade now flaunts orange fuel tank and graphics.

Mechanically, the 125cc engine continues to make the same power output and torque performance of 14.5bhp and 12Nm with the BS6 emission levels as well. Even the rpm figures are unchanged and identical to the BS4 models of RC 125 and Duke 125. Moving to the BS6 versions of RC200 and RC390, they have been priced at Rs 1.97 Lakhs and Rs 2.48 Lakhs (Ex. Showroom, Delhi), respectively. The former is pricier by nearly Rs 6000 while the latter witnesses a rise of around Rs 4000 as compared to their BS4 models. The BS6 RC 200 also gets a dual-channel ABS in place of the single-channel unit with the BS4 model while the BS6 RC 390 gains in form of a bi-directional quickshifter which was missing in the BS4 model. The power and torque figures remain the same with both the BS6 variants.

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