Soon Honda two-wheelers could come fitted with Bluetooth connectivity in India.
The trend of offering Bluetooth connectivity on mass market two-wheelers began with TVS NTorq 125 about three years ago and now most rival companies such as TVS, Hero MotoCorp, Suzuki and even Royal Enfield are offering basic, easy-to-use Bluetooth connectivity which have basic features like turn-by-turn navigation, call alert, SMS alert et al. Honda RoadSync may offer similar features especially on two-wheelers which have a digital display, such as Grazia 125, Hornet 2.0, X-Blade and so on. Of course, the same can also be introduced on Honda’s premium two-wheeler sold through its BigWing dealerships. Although top-end models like the CRF1100L Africa Twin already get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Of course, there are a bunch of benefits that come with Bluetooth or smartphone connectivity. The biggest of them is that one stays connected even on the move. Turn-by-turn navigation is a helpful feature to have as well and HMSI can also look at offering other features such as vehicle diagnostics, geo-fencing, music and so on. Plus, Honda can offer the feature as either standard or make it an optional fitment, for a small premium. Having smartphone connectivity on a mass market two-wheeler not only adds to the appeal but also increases the value for money quotient.