It is no secret that every bike manufacturer in India will eventually end up offering Bluetooth connectivity in their two-wheelers. Mainstream makers like TVS, Hero and Suzuki have started offering it in their scooters and bikes. Yamaha too has joined the brigade now. The Yamaha Bluetooth connectivity can be accessed through the Connect X application on iOS or Android. As of now, the company has added it to their new line of BS6 FZS-Fi bike. Even on this bike, only the Dark Knight variant gets it. Yamaha has also increased the price of this variant and it now retails for Rs 1.07 lakh. The said price is Rs 2,500 more than before. Yamaha says eventually all its bikes and scooters in India will get this functionality. What’s more, existing BS6 owners of the FZ series can get this retrofitted from an authorised workshop.
What does one get with the Yamaha Bluetooth connectivity?
With the Yamaha Bluetooth connectivity and the Yamaha Motorcycle Connect X app, one can access bike information in one go. For example, upon successful pairing with the app and instrument console, an answer back feature is enabled. This helps when one wants to locate the bike. The turn indicators start blinking while the horn beeps as well. Through your phone, the FZ can be locked as well by the E-lock feature. In a parking lock, one click will start all four indicators thereby helping one to find their parked bike.
If someone tries to steal the bike, the indicators will continue to blink till they aren’t switched off from the app. On the app, one can also see where is the last parked location, navigate towards it and also see how efficiently they have been riding. It also tells if the battery voltage is normal or if the battery has to be topped up.
Unfortunately, there is no embedded navigation like in Hero bikes. This will have enhanced the value-for-money proposition. Right now, the FZ is the least powered 150cc bike and costs more than 160cc motorcycles.
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