I'm sure you've all seen the impressive Scrambler 1200 TFT screen and heard about all the connectivity that is now built in. Well that functionality is not only being rolled out to all new TFT screen models, but it will also be available as an upgrade for any existing models with TFT screens. Read on for details.
The new TFT Connectivity System is going to be rolled out from late Spring 2019. It will be available on all new TFT Screen Triumphs (that is those with the multi-colour screens), but will also be able to be fitted to any existing Triumph with a TFT Screen by your local Triumph dealer.
The system features the first Integrated GoPro control system on a motorcycle. GoPro has been going through a bit of a lull in sales recently so this partnership may help a bit with camera sales, but I'm not sure how useful it will be in general riding. There are other cameras that are cheaper and better of course, but they won't be able to be controlled by the TFT Screen.
Another feature is turn-by-turn navigation powered by Google. This is the first time Google have partnered with a premium motorcycle manufacturer. The navigation will need you to have the new (free) MyTriumph app installed on your phone - which will be available for Android™ and iOS™.
The new system will also allow you to control music and phone operation so you can answer your phone handsfree whilst on the motorway. This is achieved over Bluetooth much like all the modern cars do. If you have a handsfree kit in your helmet then it will be a lot easier to answer the phone or change music tracks.
All these features will be accessed directly on the TFT Screen. The MyTriumph app isn't available yet, but we'll let you know when it is.
If you have a TFT Triumph and want to upgrade then you will need to visit your dealer to have the Bluetooth module fitted and the Software update applied.
The qualifying models for the upgrade are the Street Triple R & RS, Speed Triple S & RS, Tiger 800 XCx/XCa/XRx/XRt, Tiger 1200 XRx/XRt/XCx/XCa, and Scrambler 1200 XC & XE (if it hasn't been applied already).