Apache 310: Contrary to Reports Both Red & Black Colours Being Delivered

From 2.05 Lakh, Apache 310 prices now start at a reduced 1.99 Lakh in Kerala. This is an official confirmation from TVS… Though late but deliveries have commenced!

At the launch of Apache RR 310 on 6th December, TVS was very unclear about the pricing of the motorcycle. Upon being asked they announced the price and just said that it will start from 2.05 Lakh ex-showroom without mentioning the city/state precisely and they added “…it will vary from state to state“. In fact one journalist specifically asked “is it ex-showroom Delhi?” to which Mr KN Radhakrishnan, President and CEO, TVS Motor, said that “we will come back with statewise prices soon“.

After more than a week, they released Apache 310 prices across all the states it is being shipped to in the first phase. And out of the 20 odd states (including union territories), only four states carried the same announced 2.05 Lakh ex-showroom price tag. Rest all the 16 states had a higher price tag of Rs 2.15 Lakh ex-showroom! However…

Apache 310 Price Reduced: Reason

Recently, we noticed that Apache 310’s website showed a reduced Rs 1,99,999 ex-showroom price for Kerala’s Cochin and Calicut. We connected with TVS for a clarification and they confirmed the development and said…

“The ex-showroom price of TVS Apache RR310 is Rs 1.99 lakh in Kerala. The pricing in Kerala has been decided considering the nature of the market, state’s tax structure, customer preferences etc.”

One of our reader Joel Thomas has commented that it is because of the tax structure in Kerala. Here is it in his own words…

Hi I’m Joel from Kerala, The Road Tax here in Kerala is 20% for Motorcycles above 2 lakhs, 10% for bikes below 2 lakhs. 
So if the ex showroom price is 2.05 then on road price will be 2.46 lakhs
If price is 1.99 lakhs the on road price will be 2.19 lakhs.

All other cities continue with the older prices of 2.05 lakh and 2.15 lakhs.

Here is a look at the updated Apache 310 Prices across all states…

Apache 310 Prices

Andhra Pradesh 2.05 Lakh
Assam 2.15 Lakh
Chandigarh 2.15 Lakh
Chattisgarh 2.15 Lakh
Delhi 2.15 Lakh
Goa 2.15 Lakh
Gujarat 2.15 Lakh
Jharkhand 2.15 Lakh
Karnataka 2.15 Lakh
Kerala 1.99 Lakh
Maharashtra 2.05 Lakh
Odisa 2.15 Lakh
Pondicherry 2.15 Lakh
Punjab 2.15 Lakh
Rajasthan 2.15 Lakh
Tamil Nadu 2.05 Lakh
Telangana 2.15 Lakh
Uttar Pradesh 2.15 Lakh
Uttaranchal 2.15 Lakh
West Bengal 2.15 Lakh

*all prices ex-showroom in respective states…

Apache 310 Deliveries Commence

TVS promised that deliveries of the motorcycle will commence from 25th December 2017. They were delayed but it appears that certain dealerships have commenced delivering brand new Apaches to eagerly waiting motorcyclists.

Contrary to reports, what gets cleared is that TVS is shipping both the red and black colours for deliveries as can be ascertained by the following pics (taken from social media). Some earlier reports claimed that only black colour will be delivered for now and the red coloured Apache 310 will only be available from March!

Source: Guruvayoor Temple

Source: Cochin TVS

Source: Jwalak Pradeep

There is much higher preference for the red colour and people are opting it over the matte black! Moreover, check the following pic..

In the production models there is a Pulsar 200-like tyre hugger which does not look good. There was no such thing on the motorcycles we tested earlier.

Apache 310 Prices (On Road)

Bangalore Rs 2.66 Lakh
Chennai Rs 2.30 Lakh
Delhi Rs 2.38 Lakh
Noida Rs 2.45 Lakh

The above mentioned on road prices are collected from dealers or as mentioned by readers. They are indicative and may include other charges apart from road tax and insurance. Bookings can be made at a pre-payment of Rs 10,000 and waiting period varies from 1 month to 3 months in most of the cities. Some dealers are also offering small distance test rides to prospect customers.

TVS informs that they have started shipping the motorcycle to most of the first phase cities and gradually they will reach this list of dealerships.

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Check out Apache RR 310’s launch story here and its exhaust note video here.