When it was first unveiled at the 2016 Auto Expo, it generated a lot of hype. It’s a cross between a motorcycle and a scooter and has been inspired by the Grom. As far the design is concerned, the little scooter manages to get a lot of attention. It has also often been mistaken for being an electric scooter, but that, it certainly is not. It has the underpinnings of a scooter. It also comes across as a very easy scooter to ride, and given its size, it’ll fit into just about any traffic jam or parking lot.
Packed neatly within the frame is a 109.19cc, single-cylinder engine that produces 8bhp and 8.94Nm of torque. The motor is air-cooled and comes paired to a CVT transmission. The Honda Navi is BSIV-compliant.
The Navi leaves one rather confused to think if it is cute or slightly awkward to look at. At the front, it features a square headlamp and orange indicators. The handlebar is small and the overall dimensions are similar to that of the Activa. There’s an empty space under the tank which can be used to store some luggage. Its Y-shaped body frame looks radical. At the rear, you will find a tail light also seen on the CB Stunner motorcycle. The Navi gets scooter-sized wheels. The instrument cluster is from a scooter; it is rather simple with only an odometer, speedometer and a fuel reserve switch. And the switchgear is just about decent in terms of quality. In terms of dimensions, the Navi is 1805mm in length, 748mm in width and 1039mm in height. It’s the same engine from the Activa. The engine is silky smooth and typically Honda refined. The Navi is much more peppier than the Activa, thanks to its lighter weight. After 60kph however, the engine does tend to vibrate a bit. It is best used in the city and it can manage a top speed of around 80kph. At 99kgs, the scooter feels light and nimble. The ground clearance, on the other hand, is 156mm, while the bike has a wheelbase of 1286mm and a seat height of 765mm.
The Honda Navi has a fuel tank capacity of 3.8 litres. In terms of mileage, the Honda Navi is capable of returning 52kmpl by ARAI, in BSIV guise.
The riding posture is unlike anything else you have experienced. You sit nice and high on the seat, the handlebar is within perfect reach, and the full-piece saddle is very comfortable. The Navi is a hoot to ride, because it is so light and full of life. It handles more like a motorcycle and you can get a good grip of the tank around corners. You get a pair of foot pegs that are setup at the front, while the pillion’s foot pegs too can be used. Ride quality is not bad at all, and the light handlebar is a boon to use. The brakes work well and the little scooter is quite sure-footed at high speeds. At the front, the scooter rides on telescopic suspension, while the rear gets spring-loaded hydraulic suspension. As far as the chassis is concerned, it is built around an underbone-type frame. The Navi runs on 90/90-12 tyres at the front and 90/100-10 tyres at the rear. Retardation duties are taken care of by drum brakes at the front and at the rear.
The bike comes loaded with a slew of features like a pass light switch, electric start, an analogue speedometer, CBS with equalizer, passenger footrest, low fuel warning lamp and trip meter.
The Honda Navi is available in a variety of shades like Patriot Red, Black, Ranger Green, Shasta White, Ladakh Brown and Sparky Orange. Ranger Green is certainly a colour that is bound to be a favourite among young riders.
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Prices and Variants
The Honda Navi is available in one variant: Navi CBS for ₹ 46,077 (ex-showroom, Delhi). For further details and the on-road price of the scooter, you can head to autox.com.
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