- Royal Enfield to offer Bluetooth, navigation feature
- Likely to become new norm for its future motorcycles
- Meteor expected to be the first one
Royal Enfield is planning to get into the world of connected two-wheelers. According to our sources, the company is likely to introduce Bluetooth connectivity systems along with a navigation system.
These new connected features are likely to make its way to at least two to three future motorcycles. There are a few motorcycle companies like TVS and Hero MotoCorp that have already made their presence felt in this segment. The Chennai-based company plans to take the smartphone as well as integrated Bluetooth connectivity approach.
For a few motorcycles, the rider will be able to fetch the ride data through the smartphone which can be connected to the instrument cluster. The other bikes, apart from smartphone connectivity, it will also get a LED display that will show turn-by-turn navigation. Royal Enfield decided to offer these features after it received a lot of market feedback. Also, the company believes that it will be able to justify the price increase by including such features.
The upcoming Meteor could get the connected system as it will be one of the first bikes spawning Royal Enfield’s new platform. The launch of this Royal Enfield has been postponed due to the current COVID-19 situation.