Trickster: A stunt-inspired TVS Apache RTR 310 by Smoked Storage


With new bikes getting larger every year—and, by extension, progressively costlier—it would simply be as much as small-capacity bikes to save lots of the business. However whereas Western producers like Triumph and Harley-Davidson have solely simply began dipping their toes into these waters, firms within the East have made small bikes their bread and butter.

TVS Motor Firm doesn’t produce a single bike over 312 cc. However they’re India’s third-largest motorbike producer, promote round three million items yearly, and personal Norton. In addition they helped develop the BMW 310 R and 310 GS—after which put that very same motor within the TVS Apache RTR 310.

Custom TVS Apache RTR 310 by Smoked Garage
A sibling to the fully-faired RR 310 sportbike, the TVS Apache RTR 310 is a unadorned roadster with frenetic streetfighter styling. Its 312 cc single-cylinder mill makes 35 hp and 27.8 Nm, and it includes a six-speed transmission, a slipper clutch, ABS, a number of rider modes, and a 5” TFT show. Optionally available extras embrace every little thing from totally adjustable suspension and tire strain screens to a full array of IMU-controlled digital rider aids.

Aesthetically, the TVS Apache RTR 310 is pitched squarely on the younger road tradition crowd. So when Smoked Storage was commissioned to customise an RTR 310, they leaned into that idea, closely.

Custom TVS Apache RTR 310 by Smoked Garage
Taking inspiration from stunt bikes, the Indonesian {custom} store redesigned the RTR with an insectoid look that might make KTM’s designers blush, and nicknamed it the ‘Trickster.’

Step one was to strip the donor bike all the way down to its bones—exposing its trellis predominant body and sculpted aluminum subframe. Smoked used modeling clay to work out the RTR’s all-new bodywork, earlier than hand-shaping the ultimate elements out of aluminum.

Custom TVS Apache RTR 310 by Smoked Garage
A brand new six-liter [1.6-gallon] gasoline tank types the centerpiece of the construct, with a ‘hole’ rear part that provides visible and bodily lightness. Two sculpted facet panels flank the entrance of the tank, creating simply the correct quantity of ahead bulk to juxtapose the scooped knee indents. Up high, the fuel cap sits in a recessed part of the tank, with the bike’s TFT show relocated to simply in entrance of it, leaving the cockpit barely much less cluttered.

A sequence of facet panels and radiator shrouds information the attention downwards, the place a custom-made spoiler abbreviates the underside part of the RTR. Every half enhances the subsequent, giving the entire association a Transformer-esque vibe.

Custom TVS Apache RTR 310 by Smoked Garage
The rear half of the bike is so effectively put collectively that it appears like an OEM design. A blank-off plate underneath the tank’s open part wraps neatly across the entrance fringe of the manufacturing facility subframe, whereas the again fringe of the subframe tucks into the handmade tailpiece. A thin, three-piece saddle sits up high.

The tail is capped off with a rear crash bar and a pair of foot pegs, for standing wheelies and different shenanigans. A pair of LED tail lights is embedded out again, tucked up towards the bike’s custom-made under-seat muffler.

Custom TVS Apache RTR 310 by Smoked Garage
Shifting to the entrance, Smoked fabricated a one-piece fork guard and brace. Increased up, an LED headlight sits behind a mesh-lined nacelle. New risers and bars end off the cockpit, matched to the RTR’s inventory controls.

Eager eyes will even spot a further brake lever on the left facet of the bars. It controls a second rear brake caliper, making it attainable to regulate wheelies when your toes aren’t on the pegs. Smoked additionally upgraded the entrance wheel with a second disc brake, utilizing Tokico calipers throughout.

Custom TVS Apache RTR 310 by Smoked Garage
The Trickster’s yellow and silver livery takes cues from one of many inventory bike’s colorways and extends to elements just like the trellis body and brake calipers. Identical to the RTR’s new bodywork, it’s a daring alternative—however one that may doubtless repay, given the bike’s target market.

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Custom TVS Apache RTR 310 by Smoked Garage



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