November 28, 2016 – Honda had launched the ‘Fun to Ride’ crossover – Honda Navi – at the Delhi Auto Expo in February 2016. The crossover reminds of Hero Puch moped, which was popular among first time two-wheeler buyers in India. The Navi is positioned somewhere between the scooter and the bike, and targets young buyers. This crossover has achieved impressive sales in a short span of time. In a bid to meet the rising demand, Hero Motorcycle and Scooter India is planning to ramp-up its production to around 1 lakh units soon.
The company is also offering several customisation kits for the Honda Navi, which allow customer to make more changes to the overall styling of the crossover. The select accessories on the Navi include headlight protector and visor, passenger grab rail, dual-tone seat cover, etc. Also Read: More Powerful Honda Navi Go 125cc Coming This Year
The new Honda Navi cross is priced at Rs 39,648 ex-showroom, New Delhi. One can book this motorcycle by paying a token amount of Rs 1,000 via an android application called ‘NAVI’. Called ‘India’s first two-wheeler crossover’, it is claimed to offer agility of a bike and comfort of a scooter. NAVI stands for ‘New Additional Value for India’. Honda Two Wheeler says that the Navi creates a “new segment in fun riding” – an entry-level off-roader. In its standard form, it’s ‘Fun to See’ (Fun-tastic design concept) and pure ‘Fun to Ride’ (powered by a peppy 110cc Honda HET with automatic transmission). The new vehicle claims to have Honda’s Fun DNA with new features and specifications that distinguish it from other 110cc scooters and motorcycles. You May Also Like: Honda CB Shine SP | Honda CB Hornet 160R
If you are planning to buy Honda Navi, we tell you everything about it in 10 quick points –
1. Honda Navi Price in India (City Wise)
|New Delhi||Rs 39,648|
The new Honda Navi prices start from Rs 39,648 (ex-showroom, New Delhi). At this price, one can buy the stock/standard model, and then he/she can buy different accessories to customise the model as per the personal taste.
2. Honda Navi Specifications
|Engine||109.19cc, 4-stroke, air-cooled SI with Honda Eco Technology|
|Maximum Power||7.8bhp @ 7,000rpm|
|Maximum Torque||9Nm @ 5,500rpm|
3. Honda Navi Mileage
The Navi’s 110cc, single-cylinder engine returns a claimed mileage of over 60kmpl.
4. Honda Navi Colors
The Navi comes in a choice of 5 colour options – Patriot Red, Shasta White, Hooper Green, Black and Sparky Orange
5. Honda Navi Dimensions
|Fuel Tank Capacity||3.8-litres|
As far as dimensions go, the Navi measures 1,805mm in length, 748mm in width and 1,039mm in height with a wheelbase of 765mm. It has a seat height of 765mm. The vehicle stands at a ground clearance of 156mm, which is decent for city commute.
6. Honda Navi India Pros & Cons
Fun to ride (as claimed by Honda)
Small fuel tank
7. Honda Navi Rivals
Since Honda bike Navi caters an all-new segment, it doesn’t have any direct rival in India. Though, it goes up against the 110cc scooters and motorcycles.
Honda Navi is based on an all-new design philosophy and looks a lot different than regular scooters and entry-level bikes.
8. Honda Navi Bike – Design & Styling
Designed for the Indian market, the Navi is Honda’s first product developed entirely in India by its in-house two-wheeler R&D division, right from the concept stage to the production. Featuring an all-new design, the new Honda Navi crossover looks apart from regular automatic scooters and entry-level bikes. The moped has been developed in a way that offers multiple customization opportunities to buyers. Dimensionally, the Navi is relatively shorter and more compact than other 110cc scooters and bikes.
The Honda Navi is powered by a 7.8bhp, 109.19cc, air-cooled SI engine that is boasted with Honda Eco Technology.
The Navi’s compact and light-weight body built not only enhances its handling and ride quality but helps achieve high fuel efficiency as well. Wrapped in black, the bike’s fuel tank and side panels get contrasting shades. The front gets large headlamps that gives it a visual appeal. Featuring 156mm of ground clearance, the bike also ensures a comfortable ride on almost all sorts of terrains. This entry-level off-roader is assembled with 90/90-12 front and 90/100-10 rear tubeless tyres. It offers a comfortable riding posture, thanks to its design.
The vehicle carries a kerb weight of 101kgs. It offers a fuel tank capacity of 3.8-litres, which is less than other 110cc scooters and bikes. This mini bike from Honda Two-wheelers sits on an underbone chassis and offers a spacious storage bay.
9. Honda Navi – Engine & Transmission
The new Honda Navi bike / scooter derives its power from a 109.19cc, 4-stroke, air-cooled SI engine that is benefited with Honda Eco Technology (HET). This powertrain is capable of pushing out a maximum power of 7.8bhp at 7,000rpm, while producing a peak torque of 9Nm at 5,500rpm. Transmission duties are taken care of by V-Matic gearbox. The Honda Navi is capable to attain a top speed of 81kmph.
10. Everything Else
Front – Telescopic
Rear – Spring loaded hydraulic type
Front – Drum 130mm
Rear – Drum 130mm
Front – 90/90-12
Rear – 90/100-10