The Bajaj Dominar 400 and the TVS Apache RTR 310 are two quite distinct bikes. The latter is a naked sports cruiser, whilst the former is a fully faired motorcycle.
There is no denying that both motorcycles appear sportier in their different ways. But due to the full fairing, big windscreen, and higher tail section, we believe the Apache looks marginally better than the Dominar.
Each motorbike has a completely computerised control panel. The arrangement of the Apache’s unit is vertical, whereas that of the Dominar is horizontally stacked. The unit that is more loaded is that of the Apache, though. The speedometer, tachometer, clock, dual trip metres, shift light, side stands indicator, and ABS light is all visible on the Dominar’s console.
Compared to the Apache’s 312cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled and fuel-injected motor, the Dominar’s 373.3cc engine has more displacement, power, and torque. Still, the latter is quicker than the former.
The TVS Apache RTR 310 will cost around Rs 2.60 lakhs, whereas the Dominor 400 costs Rs.1.9 to 2.1 lakhs.
Both motorcycles are fully faired and have a sporty appearance. The TVS Apache RTR 310 stands out because of its substantially larger fairing.
The RC 390 appears just as spectacular as the Apache because of its painted wheels and trellis frame, which are orange. The Apache 310 is anything from quirky, whereas the RC 390 appears to have a whimsical design. Thanks to its big windshield and slightly raised handlebars, the Apache is a true sports tourer.
In terms of characteristics, performance, and looks, the RC 390 narrowly defeats the Apache RR 310. Both bikes incorporate upside-down front forks, mono shocks at the back, twin projector headlights (the Apache has LEDs), LED DRLs, a digital instrument display, LED taillights, and turn indicators.
The Apache 310 does not have a slipper clutch, ride-by-wire, adjustable clutch or brake levers, but the KTM has. While the tyres on both motorcycles are the same size, that of KTM gives superior traction, and the 310’s Michelins will last longer.
The RC 390 is a true supersport hooligan, in contrast to the Apache 310, a true sports tourer. The Apache is a bike that is simpler to live with because of its pleasant riding posture. It would be interesting to see if TVS can compete with KTM, which presently has the most stores for luxury motorcycle brands in India, in terms of after-sales service and part availability.
The Apache RTR 310 is propelled by a robust TVS 312 cc, 4-stroke, 1-cylinder, reverse inclined technology engine. The motorcycle’s 6-speed gearbox is mated to its engine. The maximum torque for the engine is 27.3 Nm at 7700 rpm, and the maximum power is 33.5 BHP at 9700 rpm.
The RC 390 gets modified to provide a smoother, more concentrated power output and increased torque figures. The maximum power is 43 PS, and the maximum torque is 37 Nm. It gets coupled to a 6-speed transmission. The powertrain incorporates features including a slipper pedal, a quick shifter, and superior conditioning with increased ventilation.
The Apache RTR 310 costs Rs 2.60 lakhs, whereas the KTM RC 390 costs Rs 2.1 lakhs.
The TVS Apache RTR 310 has significantly more cutting-edge technology than the BMWs. It’s not something we ever imagined saying, but it turns out to be the reality.
Along with the standard features, the RTR 310 also has a lap-timer, a lean angle sensor, an average speed sensor, a G-force sensor, TVS’s SmartXConnect (Bluetooth connectivity) capabilities and more. Additionally, GTT (Glide Through Technology) simplifies driving in traffic.
Although the G 310 R is a feature-rich motorcycle that falls short of TVS expectations and doesn’t have such a sophisticated electronics package, the TVS lacks adjustable levers. In contrast, the G 310 R has one.
Stylish and sporty, the TVS Apache RTR 310 is a motorbike. The RTR 310 looks like a college student among high school students thanks to its bi-LED dual projector headlights, bulky fairings, stylish windshield, and sharp tailpiece.
The BMW G 310 also have alloy wheels, and it looks great. Except for the fairings, which clearly distinguish the BMW, it has a rather identical appearance. It also has a robust, pleasant appearance thanks to its golden front forks, full-LED headlight, alloys, and attractive colour choices.
The Apache RTR 310 is propelled by a robust TVS 312 cc, 4-stroke, 1-cylinder, reverse inclined technology engine. The motorcycle’s 6-speed gearbox is mated to its engine producing a maximum torque of 27.3 Nm at 7700 rpm, and power of 33.5 BHP at 9700 rpm.
The 313cc single-cylinder water-cooled engine that powers the BMW G 310 R is still in use and is now BS6 certified. Along with a six-speed transmission, the engine continues to provide the same 34 horsepower at 9750 rpm and 28 Nm of torque at 7000 rpm.
The Apache RTR 310 will cost around Rs 2.60 lakhs, whereas the BMW G 310 R costs between Rs 2.6 to Rs. 2.9 lakhs.