Top Five Bluetooth-Enabled Two-Wheelers in India
Until recently, Bluetooth connectivity was a tech that featured only on large-capacity and expensive 2-wheelers. Now bike makers are stepping up and offering it on most of their popular and affordable offerings. Connecting your device to your 2-wheeler allows for a host of functions, including mobile notifications, navigation and ride statistics, depending on the vehicle. The most recent motorcycle to get Bluetooth connectivity is the TVS Jupiter Grande Edition. There are quite a few Bluetooth-equipped two-wheelers you can buy today for under Rs 1 lakh and here’s a list of the 5 most affordable Bluetooth-enabled two-wheelers in our market:
Hero Xtreme 200S, Xpulse 200, Xpulse 200T
The three 200 cc bikes offered by Hero Motocorp –Xtreme 200S, Xpulse 200 and Xpulse 200T – come with an LCD display offering Bluetooth connectivity. Bike riders can pair their smartphone with the bike via the Hero RideGuide app. The connection enables the rider to see call status and turn-by-turn navigation, apart from regular info like gear position and trip details.
The Hero Xtreme 200S is priced at Rs 1,20,000, while the Xpulse 200T and Xpulse 200 are priced at Rs 1,16,000 and Rs 1,18,000, respectively.
TVS Apache RTR 200 4V
The Apache RTR 200 4V is one of the most feature-packed bikes in the segment. The bike’s Bluetooth-pairable instrument cluster displays a plethora of information including lap times, top speed, incoming caller ID, and more. TVS is also offering a phone application with the bike that allows riders to track their ride telemetry and maximum lean angle achieved. However, the latter is recorded by using the phone’s gyro sensors and requires the device to be rigidly mounted to the vehicle in a vertical position. Prices for the TVS Ntorq 125 range between Rs 70,555 and Rs 79,535.
Suzuki Access 125, Burgman Street
Featuring a Bluetooth connectivity option, the Suzuki Access 125’s display offers call and SMS alerts, Whatsapp alerts, Expected travel time, incoming caller ID, overspeeding alert as well as the battery level of the mobile. The feature however is available only for Android users. The Bluetooth-enabled Suzuki Access 125 is priced at Rs 78,200 (drum brake) and Rs 80,200 (disc brake), while the Burgman Street is priced at Rs 86,200. The scooters are also available without Bluetooth for about Rs 4,000 less price.
TVS Ntorq 125
The TVS Ntorq 125 was one of the first scooters in our market to offer a Bluetooth connectivity feature. Even now, it offers the most technologically advanced instrument console on a combustion engine-powered scooter. TVS Ntorq features a five-inch LCD displaying engine temperature, service reminder, and average speed. The company’s ‘Smart Xonnect’ system enables the rider to access this data on his/ her smartphone via Bluetooth connectivity. The app also enables the rider to see mobile notifications, a trip report and also displays navigation arrows on the console.
Yamaha recently updated its popular FZS-FI model with a Bluetooth-enabled instrument cluster. The Yamaha Motorcycle Connect X App can be downloaded from iOS App Store and Google Play Store and once connected, it offers information about battery voltage, location of the vehicle as well as average speed. The mechanism also offers a hazard mode, turning on all four indicators of the motorcycle when your vehicle is parked at the side of the road.
The system misses out on turn-by-turn navigation and a call and SMS alerts function. Prices for the Yamaha FZS-FI bike start at Rs 1,08,000. The device can be also fitted as an accessory on the rest of the BS6 FZ-FI and FZS-FI models.