Last updated on September 5th, 2023 at 03:10 pm
BMW G310RR VS Apache RR 310: which one is the right choice? yes, many people are confused about which bike is better for them BMW G310RR or TVS Apache RR 310. because both the bike has same design and same features. but the biggest difference comes in their prices.
BMW G310RR has ₹ 3,00,000/- Price tag whereas TVS Apache RR 310 is available at ₹ 2,72,000/-. these price figures are ex-showroom. some people like BMW and some people like TVS.so which bike is the best.to find this you need to read this blog till last.
Is it worth buying BMW G310RR just for the BMW Badge?
Many young people buy the G310RR just for the brand, even though the TVS Apache RR 310 is also a BMW bike. However, TVS uses BMW’s chassis and its own design, while having a partnership with BMW.
So is it worth buying exactly the same bike with the BMW badge with extra money. to find the answer read this blog till last. and we will tell you why it’s not worth buying the BMW G310RR instead of Apache RR 310.
Key specs of BMW G310RR
|Power||34 PS. (33.5 hp)|
|Mileage||30.30 km/l (company claimed).|
36 km/l (rider claimed)
|Top Speed||160 km/h (GPS recorded)|
168 km/h (speedo recorded.)
BMW G310RR Price In India
|BMW G 310 RR||Rs 3,00,000/-|
|TVS Apache RR 310||Rs 2,72,000/-|
|BMW G 310 GS||Rs 3,25,000/-|
|BMW G 310 R||Rs 2,85,000/-|
BMW G310RR VS Apache RR 310: Which one is the right choice?
BMW G310RR VS Apache RR 310: #Design Comparision#
When you look at the front both bikes BMW G310RR and the TVS Apache RR 310 look identical to each other. the headlights, front windscreen, and rearview mirrors have the same design. I feel that you can use BMW parts on the TVs Apache. Read More
Both bikes get LED Bi-projector headlights long with tiny DRLS. below the headlights, the company has provided an air vent for engine breathing. it helps the engine to breathe efficiently at high speed. on the other hand, the front is fairing wide which makes it look like a litre class bike BMW S1000RR.
Besides this, a licence plate holder can be seen on both bikes. Besides this, the Apache RR 310 has a TVS logo on the front fairing along with some graphics. whereas G 310 RR has no graphics on the logo. moving on front mudguard it’s also the same in design. but Apache RR 310 gets an ABS sticker on it.
Moving on to the wheel you will get the same size alloy wheel 3.00 x 17″ front and 4.00 x 17″rear and the same size tyre. But the Apache RR 310 comes with Michelin ROAD5 tyres and G 310 RR comes with the Micheline Pilot street tyres.
Besides this, the rearview mirrors and large windscreen are the same as you can see in the images we have shown here.
The G 310 RR and Apache RR 310 share similar design elements, such as side farings, exhausts, footpegs, fuel tanks, and seats. However, they differ in terms of graphics and colours. The G 310 RR has BMW graphics, including the round BMW badge, which gives it a premium feel. Read More
Meanwhile, the Apache RR 310 features sporty graphics that are also appealing. Both bikes have LED indicators mounted on the side fairing. The side fairing of both the bikes are wide, sporty and aerodynamic, and for engine cooling.
a couple of air vents are provided on the side fairing that helps to keep the hot engine away from the rider’s leg and helps them to enjoy a stress-free ride. now I told you that there few changes on both the bikes. like on the right side, the crankcase near the brake pedal BMW is engraved whereas Apache RR 310 comes with the TVS racing engraved on it.
Besides this, the rest of the thing is changed except the chassis and suspension. but Apache gets a petal disc and BMW gets a regular disc. both bikes come with a side stand. and the rest of the things you can see in the images we have shown.
Now let’s move on to the rear. there is no change in the design of both bikes. both bikes get LED taillight and turn indicators. and both bikes have tyre huggers. to save you to get dirty during the rainy season.
The seating comfort of both bikes is similar. The rider seat is 811 mm high, so if you are shorter than 5’5″, it may be difficult for you to ride this bike. The pillion seat is set higher and is small, making it not ideal for women and girls.
It is more suitable for boys for short rides with some discomfort. The rider seat, on the other hand, is comfortable and suitable for long rides.
|G 310 RR||811mm.|
|Apache RR 310||810mm.|
HANDLE BAR & SWITCH GEARS
just like the other things. both the bikes get same switchgear and handlebar. On the left side switchgear cluster you will get buttons to operate the instrument cluster. besides this, Horn, Turn indicator, high and low beam and hazard button is there on the same cluster.
Whereas on the right side instrument cluster you will get an engine kill switch. on the other hand clutch and grip are also the same.
TFT Display [Speedometer]
Both bikes have a TFT display but with one small difference: the BMW bike has a BMW welcome animation, while the TVS Apache has a TVS racing animation. Other than that, everything else about the display is the same.
It has 4 modes: Sports, Urban, Rain, and Track. When you change modes, the display layout adjusts to give you a premium bike experience.
BMW G310RR VS Apache RR 310: #Performance Comparision#
The exterior design of the bike is done by the TVS motors whereas the chassis is completely designed by the BMW motors. so both bikes have the same power, mileage, and specs.
Both bikes use a single-cylinder water-cooled, four-valve DOHC 312.12cc engine that pumps 34PS maximum power in track and sports mode and 25.5 PS power in urban and rain mode. and the maximum torque produced by this engine is 27.3 nm. Read More
The unique thing about this engine is its verticle cylinder is tilted slightly backwards as BMW says it helps to reduce the overall wheelbase of the bike. this engine is equipped with Ride-By-Wire technology which means the throttle is not connected to the mechanical butterfly valve on the engine.
It’s connected to the sensors and electrical wires for more precise throttle input. this engine has four valves and DOHC to increase power output and efficiency. besides this, an oil cooler is also added to the engine that cools the engine oil for maximum performance.
It works like an engine coolant with a separate passage pass within the oil cooler which helps to keep the engine oil temperature at the optimum limit.
The engine performs really well in the city you can ride it at low speeds up to 40 km/h in sixth gear as some G310RR owners said. and it also performs well on the highway but above 130 km/h engine does feel stress and vibration can be felt on the fuel tank, handlebar and footpegs.
One more thing you will get is Apache RR310 with glide-through technology which helps the rider to ride the bike without twisting the throttle but BMW G 310 RR doesn’t comes with it.
Can we use a BMW G310RR bike for touring?
Sure! This bike is great for touring because it has a comfortable upright riding position, a windscreen to reduce wind, and good ground clearance. You can also add extras like fog lights, saddle bags, and a mobile holder to make it even better for long rides.
BMW G310RR VS Apache RR 310: #Mileage#
As we know that both bikes are using same engine and chassis. and also both bikes have the same riding modes so their mileage will be the same.
But the BMW G310RR owner said they have got around 33 km/l in the city traffic and around 36 km/l on the highway when riding it in the economy. and mileage can vary from rider to rider and riding habit. It has 11 litres of fuel tank that reserves 1 litre of fuel.
|Mileage Combined||33 km/l.|
BMW G310RR VS Apache RR 310: #Top Speed#
The BMW G310RR and Apache RR 310 have a top speed of around 168 km/h according to videos and the company claims that it has 160 km/h top speed according to GPS. However, the actual top speed can vary depending on the rider and the mode used.
BMW G 310 RR Specifications
|Type||Water-cooled, single-cylinder 4-stroke engine, four valves, two overhead camshafts and cam followers, wet sump lubrication|
|Bore / stroke||80 mm x 62.1 mm|
|Rated output||25 kW (34 PS) at 9,700 rpm in Track/Sport mode. (19 kW (25.8 PS) at 7,700 rpm in Rain/Urban mode)|
|Max. torque||27.3 Nm at 7,700 rpm in Track/Sport mode. (25 Nm at 6,700 rpm in Rain/Urban mode)|
|Compression ratio||10.9 :1|
|Mixture control||Electronic fuel injection|
|Emission control||Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-5|
|Maximum speed||160 km/h in Track/Sport mode (125 km/h in Rain/Urban mode)|
|Fuel consumption per 100 km based on WMTC||3.3 l|
|CO2 emission based on WMTC||78 g/km|
|Fuel type||Unleaded regular, minimum octane number 91 (RON)|
|Alternator||Three-phase alternator 308 W|
|Battery||12 V / 8 Ah, maintenance-free|
|4 Fahrmodi||Sport / Track 25 kW / 27.3 Nm, (Rain / Urban 19 kW / 25 Nm).|
|Gearbox||Endless X-ring chain with shock damping in the rear wheel hub.|
|Drive||Endless X-ring chain with shock damping in rear wheel hub.|
|Frame||Tubular space frame|
|Rim, Front/Rear||Suspension travel, front/rear|
|Upside-down fork, Ø 41 mm||Cast aluminium dual swing arm, central spring strut|
|Single disc, diameter 300 mm, 4-piston fixed calliper, radially bolted.||140 mm / 119 mm|
|Steering head angle||65°|
|Wheels||Cast aluminium wheels|
|Rim, front/Rear||3.00 x 17″ Front|
4.00 x 17″ Rear
|Tyre, front/Rear||110/70 R 17 Front|
150/60 R 17 Rear
|Brake, front||Single disc, diameter 240 mm, single-piston floating calliper.|
|Brake, rear||Rim, Front/Rear|
|ABS||BMW Motorrad ABS|
|Seat height||811 mm|
|Inner leg curve||1,830 mm|
|Usable tank volume||11 L|
|Reserve||approx. 1 Liter|
|Height (excl. mirrors)||1,135 mm|
|Width (incl. mirrors)||767 mm|
|Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled||174 kg|
|Permitted total weight||304 kg|
|Payload (with standard equipment)||130 kg|
BMW G310RR VS Apache RR 310: which one is the right choice?
In the previous section, we discussed the features of both bikes. We mentioned that the BMW G310RR may not be a good choice because its design is done by TVS and its chassis/engine is designed by BMW.
TVS Apache RR310 and BMW bikes are a result of collaboration. The Apache RR310 offers the same design and features as a BMW bike but at a more affordable price. So, by choosing the Apache RR310, you essentially get a BMW bike at a lower cost. Read More
The bike’s exterior design is a collaboration between TVS and BMW. It may not be worth buying the BMW G310RR just for the badge. This bike is aimed at middle-class buyers.
who can’t afford high-end BMW bikes like S1000RR and M1000RR? on the other hand, those people who can afford BMW’s expensive bike will not buy the G310RR. so that’s why we think you should buy the Apache RR 310 instead of the BMW G310RR.
One more thing, Apache is offering you a GTT (Glide Through Technology) and TVS XConnect system which is not offered by BMW. On the other hand, you can find a TVS showroom near your house but it’s difficult to find a BWW showroom because they are located only in big cities.
so why pay more for a similar bike just for the badge. I hope you have got the answer.
What if I still want a BMW affordable bike?
So you have a proper BMW bike G 310GS which is a small version of its elder sibling BMW 1250GS and has the same chassis and engine that your G310RR has. and exterior design inspired by 1250GS.
On the other hand, you also have a proper BMW which is G310R. it is a naked bike and has premium design elements like other expensive BMW bikes which again also has a chassis and engine just like G310RR.
FAQ on BMW G310RR vs Apache RR 310
Does the Apache RR310 have a BMW engine?
Yes, the Apache RR 310 is powered by a BMW engine and the chassis/alloy wheel is also designed by BMW. but the exterior is designed by the TVS itself.
Are Apache and BMW the same?
Yes, both the Apache RR310 and BMW G310RR are identical to each other in terms of design and engine. but they have a few changes Apache has a petal disc, red cylinder head cover, graphics/colours, GTT technology and TVS Xconnect system. whereas BMW gets white and black colour, regular discs, and new graphics. and doesn’t come with GTT technology and Xconnet.
In this blog, we have tried to give information as much as possible about the BMW G310RR VS Apache RR 310. I hope you like our blog.
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