TVS Apache RTR 200 4V With Bluetooth Connectivity Launched
Addition of Bluetooth connectivity has bumped the price up by Rs 2,500
- The instrument cluster shows turn-by-turn navigation, call and SMS notifications.
- It also gets a lean angle sensor, tour mode, crash alert and more!
- This system uses the phone’s gyroscopic sensor to measure the data.
Last month, we had reported that TVS was planning to add a Bluetooth-enabled SmartXonnect system to the Apache RTR 200 4V. Well, the Hosur-based bike maker has officially launched that feature on the carb variant of the Apache RTR 200 4V. At Rs 1.14 lakh, the new variant is Rs 2,500 more expensive than the standard variant.
With the addition of Bluetooth connectivity, the Apache RTR 200 4V has become more feature-rich than its competitors. Heck, apart from the KTM 390 Duke, there aren’t many Indian motorcycles which come with this feature.
The RTR 200 4V’s SmartXonnect system it is similar to what we have seen on the NTorq 125. Some of the features such as turn-by-turn navigation, call and SMS notifications are the same as the NTorq 125. However, this iteration gets additional features like a lean angle mode, tour mode, race telemetry and crash alert, all of which can be monitored on TVS’ official app available on Google Play. Data such as lean angle and telemetry are calculated via the phone’s gyroscopic sensor as there is no IMU on the bike.
Here’s the official press release from the company for more details
TVS Motor Company launches Bluetooth-enabled
TVS Apache RTR 200 4V with SmartXonnect* technology
The motorcycle comes equipped with a connected cluster, an information control switch, and other updates including a gold-finished racing chain
TVS exclusive SmartXonnect* technology available on a mobile application will host features such as Lean Angle Mode, Tour Mode, Navigation, Race Telemetry and Crash Alert
TVS Motor Company, a reputed manufacturer of two-wheelers and three-wheelers in the world, today announced the new TVS Apache RTR 200 4V with Bluetooth-enabled SmartXonnect* mobile application technology. The motorcycle will be equipped with a connected cluster and a gold finish racing chain.
TVS SmartXonnect* Features
o Bluetooth Connectivity (Android/iOS)
o TVS Connect Mobile App
o Dedicated information control switch
o Turn-by-turn Navigation
o Call & SMS notification
o Lean Angle Mode
o Crash Alert
o Race Telemetry
o Tour Mode
o Low Fuel Alert with Assist
o Unified Mobile Application for all vehicles
The Bluetooth-enabled TVS SmartXonnect* technology of TVS Apache RTR 200 4V is paired with the TVS Connect App, which is available on Google Play Store and iOS App store. The application hosts multiple features including Navigation, Race Telemetry, Tour Mode, Lean Angle Mode, Crash Alert and Call / SMS notification.
The TVS SmartXonnect* has key unique features like – Lean Angle Mode, Race Telemetry and Crash Alert. While the Lean Angle Mode uses the gyroscopic sensor on the phone to record the rider’s lean angle through the corners while displaying it on the cluster, the Race Telemetry records and summarises essential data at the end of every race or ride. Crash Alert System is a key safety feature which is triggered when the bike senses a fall. The system enters crash alert mode and within 180 seconds notifies the rider’s emergency contacts with the location of the fall.
TVS Apache RTR 200 4V is powered by a 197.75cc single-cylinder motor which is mated to a 5-speed gearbox. The engine churns 20.5 PS (Carb) of power at 8500 RPM and 18.1 Nm of torque at 7000 RPM with a dynamic racing-inspired decals along with a stylish fly screen.
Priced at Rs. 1,14,345 (Ex-showroom Delhi), the motorcycle (carburetor with Dual Channel ABS) will be available in colour selection of black and white across the country beginning October 2019.