TVS Apache RR 310 vs Honda CBR250R

TVS Apache RR 310 vs Honda CBR250R

TVS Apache RR 310 vs Honda CBR250R - Honda CBR250R was reintroduced in India at Auto Expo 2018. It is priced at INR 1.64 lakh (non-ABS ex-showroom Delhi) and INR 1.94 lakh (ABS ex-showroom Delhi). This made it a real rival to the Apache RR 310 in India. While fans were expecting a 300cc CBR for India, getting back their reliable quarter liter machine also brought the same sort of joy in most fans. Rivalry is still fresh between both these bikes as they are good for every possible riding style on Indian roads. Here are some differences that can help you select one out of both these machines. [caption id="attachment_196936" align="aligncenter" width="528"] 2018 Honda CBR250R[/caption] [caption id="attachment_165156" align="aligncenter" width="519"]BMW G310R vs TVS Apache RR 310 TVS Apache RR 310[/caption]

TVS Apache RR 310 vs Honda CBR250R

# Design - Speaking of design, TVS Apache RR 310 simply feels astonishing in front of CBR250R. The new LED light patterns of CBR look good but still, beating the dual projector face is not as easy as Honda thought. VFR inspired design language of CBR250R is evergreen but still, buyers considering almost same amount of money will definitely give Apache a deep look. It simply looks like a perfect track racer. Honda has used well laid paint schemes to make CBR250R as impressive as prospective buyers could imagine in India. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="509"]Honda CBR250R vs TVS Apache RR 310 Honda CBR250R (2018)[/caption] [caption id="attachment_165579" align="aligncenter" width="520"]Honda CBR300R vs TVS Apache RR 310 TVS Apache RR 310[/caption] # Console - Instrument console on TVS Apache RR 310 is actually decades ahead of the unit that CBR250R uses in 2018. Apache offers gear indicator, lap timer, digital clock and engine temperature indicator as standard. [caption id="attachment_189619" align="aligncenter" width="539"] Honda CBR250R Instrument Console[/caption] [caption id="attachment_165257" align="aligncenter" width="541"]Honda CBR300R vs TVS Apache RR 310 TVS Apache RR 310 Instrument Console[/caption]

Honda CBR250R vs TVS Apache RR 310

Quick Technical Specification Comparison
Honda CBR250R uses a refined 249.6cc, single cylinder engine producing 26.5 HP at 8500 rpm and 22.9 Nm at 7000 rpm. The engine comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox. Apache RR 310 is more powerful as it produces 34 HP and 27.2 Nm of torque from its 312.2cc engine. Power to weight ratio will not even cover this huge gap of performance between both these bikes.

Engine & Performance Specs

Honda CBR250R Apache RR 310
Displacement 249.6 cc 312.2 cc
Transmission 6-Speed 6-Speed
No. of Cylinders 1-Cylinder 1-Cylinder
Max. Power 26.5 HP @ 8500 rpm 34 HP @ 9700 rpm
Max. Torque 22.9 Nm @ 7000 rpm 27.2 NM @ 7700 rpm
Fuel Supply Fuel Injection Fuel Injection
Engine Cooling Liquid-Cooled Liquid-Cooled
Engine Setup 4-Stroke 4-Valve DOHC 4-Stroke 4-Valve DOHC
0-100 kmph 8.90 Seconds 7.17 Seconds
Top Speed 135 kmph (Claimed) 160 kmph (Claimed)
Mileage 35-40 kmpl (Claimed) 25-30 kmpl (Approx.)

Dimensions & Weight

TVS Apache RR 310 vs Honda CBR250R
Honda CBR250R measures 2030 mm in length, 720 mm in width and 1127 mm in height. Seat height stays 784 mm while wheelbase measures 1369 mm for CBR250R. Apache RR 310 is more race spec with 2001 mm of length, 786 mm of width and 1120 mm in height. Rider with longer than usual height will find it easy to ride RR 310 than CBR250R. For those with moderate built, CBR250R will be a better option.
Honda CBR250R Apache RR 310
Length 2030 mm 2001 mm
Width 720 mm 786 mm
Height 1127 mm 1135 mm
Wheelbase 1369 mm 1365 mm
Ground Clearance 145 mm 180 mm
Seat Height 784 mm 810 mm
Kerb Weight 167 kg (ABS) 169.5 kg
Fuel Tank 13 litres 11 litres

Brakes & Suspension

Honda CBR250R Apache RR 310
Brakes (F) 296 mm Disc 300 mm Disc
Brakes (R) 220 mm Disc 240 mm Disc
Suspension (F) Conventional Forks Upside Down Forks
Suspension (R) Adjustable Monoshock Adjustable Monoshock
ABS 2-Channel ABS 2-Channel ABS
# Features - Honda CBR250R comes with dual channel ABS, LED lights, exotic shades and ultra reliable built quality. TVS Apache RR 310 gets dual LED projectors, 2-channel ABS, higher ground clearance and sharp rear LED light. Apache is more rider specific while CBR250R is more pillion friendly with its design.

Frame & Tyres

TVS Apache RR 310 vs Honda CBR250R
Honda CBR250R Apache RR 310
Frame Twin Spar Type Trellis Frame, Split Chassis
Front Tyre 110/70 R17 110/70 R17
Rear Tyre 140/70 R17 150/60 R17
Front Wheel 2.75 x 17" 3.00 x 17"
Rear Wheel 4.00 x 17" 4.00 x 17"

Ex-showroom Price & Value for Money

Pricing the ABS equipped model at INR 1.94 lakh gave Honda a clear benefit of INR 29,000 over Apache RR 310. Also, those who are not looking for ABS can go for CBR250R base variant at INR 1.64 lakh. Shocking fact of the day is that most manufacturers offer ABS for INR 14,000 while Honda asks INR 30,000 for this feature. It seems they are in the mood to sell non-ABS models for next few months.

Honda CBR250R

  • STD Variant: INR 1.64 Lakh
  • ABS Variant: INR 1.94 Lakh

TVS Apache RR 310

  • ABS Variant: INR 2.23 Lakh
*Above mentioned prices are ex-showroom Delhi.

Honda CBR250R is Available in 4 Colors

TVS Apache RR 310 is Available in 2 Colors