What is the SmartXonnect function?
The SmartXonnect is TVS’s Bluetooth feature that is also available on the Ntorq 125. The function allows riders to pair their smartphones, which can either be Android or iOS, to the motorcycle. This can be done via the ‘TVS Connect’ app which also provides updates on the move. On the Apache RTR 200 4V, the feature is displayed on the white backlit instrument console.
The Bluetooth-enabled Apache RTR 200 4V displays a host of features. To begin with, it shows turn-by-turn navigation along with call and text notifications. The system can also be pre-programmed to re-route to the nearest petrol pump when the fuel-level hits reserve. It also has unique features like a Lean Angle Mode, Race Telemetry and Crash Alert. The Lean Angle Mode uses a gyroscopic sensor on the rider’s smartphone to record the lean angle on corners and display it on the instrument cluster.
Meanwhile the Race Telemetry records and summarises data like top-speed, 0-60kmph timing, and average speed. The Crash Alert System is triggered when the bike senses a fall. It then notifies the rider’s emergency contacts with the exact location of the incident. All of this can be toggled between using the dedicated button on the bike’s switchgear.
For all these added functions, TVS has priced the Apache RTR 200 4V with Bluetooth at Rs 1.14 lakh(ex-showroom); a premium of Rs 2,500 over the carburetted, dual-channel ABS version
Any other changes?
The only other change apart from the Bluetooth connectivity on the Apache RTR 200 4V is the inclusion of a gold-finished racing chain. Apart from this, the bike remains the same mechanically and cosmetically. It continues to be powered by a 197cc, single-cylinder engine that produces 20.4bhp and 18.1Nm of torque and comes mated to a five-speed gearbox.