It’s been a couple of weeks now Suzuki Motorcycle India announced that it is set to reveal a ‘new way to ride’ on 7th October and speculations have run amok since as the day gets closer. Some say it’ll be the upcoming Intruder 250, some say it’s the BS6 version of the V-Strom 650 XT or the SV650, some say it is a new scooter. Suzuki have remained tight-lipped about the unveil but did drop a little teaser recently that says that a new technology platform will be introduced that ‘lets you stay in charge’. We will bring you details live from Suzuki’s virtual event tomorrow, do consider joining us.
It is most likely not going to be any of the new motorcycles or scooters mentioned above. The first announcement teaser of the event shows an instrument cluster shaped much like the one on the Suzuki Burgman Street scooter, with two buttons on the left.
While it is all still in a state of speculation, if we were to connect the dots, Suzuki is likely to roll out a new connected tech platform for its two-wheelers to allow Bluetooth connectivity for calls, messages, navigation, music, etc.
What used to be a big bike perk, connected features such as these have now become quite the norm in mass-market two-wheelers as well. TVS Motor Company introduced the connected tech convenience first with the NTorq 125 and now several of its products feature its SmartXonnect platform, including its flagship motorcycle Apache RR310. Hero MotoCorp also introduced smartphone connectivity with the XPulse 200 range for turn-by-turn navigation.
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