The flagship RTR gets Bluetooth connectivity which was already seen on the NTorq 125
TVS has launched a Bluetooth-enabled variant of the Apache RTR 200 4V allowing for a bunch of connectivity features including call alerts and lean angle display. It can be controlled via the TVS Connect smartphone app which is available for both Android and iOS. The new variant also gets a golden-finished racing chain.
The connected bike technology - SmartXonnect- as TVS likes to call it shows call alerts, service indication, geo-tagging, navigation and the new Lean Angle Mode. It uses the smartphone’s gyroscopic sensor to calculate the lean angle of the rider and displays it on the digital information cluster. There's something knows as Race Telemetry even which records and saves crucial data after a race or ride if you choose to do so.
Crash Alert System is a safety feature which is triggered when the bike senses a fall. The system enters crash alert mode and within 3 minutes notifies the rider’s preset emergency contacts with the location of the fall.
The rest of the bike is mechanically the same with a 198cc single-cylinder motor, making 20bhp of power at 8500 RPM and 18.1 Nm of torque at 7000 RPM, mated to a 5-speed gearbox.
The SmartXonnect enabled TVS Apache RTR 200 V4 will be available in black and white colour options with a price tag of Rs 1.14 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).