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IN Science & Technology ON 14 Aug, 2016
Two wheels move the soul. Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a "Honda Navi" ride.
Honda Navi turned out to be the big surprise at the 2016 Auto Expo and after waiting patiently, this funky Navi has been finally launched in all the major cities across the country. With the power of a bike and the comfort of a scooter, this revolutionary bike is the boldest creation ever made by the Honda 2Wheelers India. This quirky bike tries to combine the best of both scooters and motorcycles in a two-wheeler.
Honda's long-awaited mystery two-wheeler - Honda Navi which is Made-for-India and made-in-India, the Honda Navi is designed and developed in India. You can ride it proudly, and spread the message of equality. This bike combines men's masculinity with women's feminism. All humans can ride it. Human, I mean it seriously!
Obviously, the eccentric design has played a significant role in building up the image. The wheels, forks, engine, and exhaust, have been finished in black. It's fascinating how different parts of the Honda Navi comes together in such a creative way that makes this bike a unique sensation in the market.
Have a ride of Honda's Navi with us.
The Honda Navi is India's first motor-scooter, with its unique design, accomplish bare needs of young generation bikers. The unconventional design is the main reason beyond its popularity.
The hexagonal headlamp, a cluster is all-new. But the taillight has been taken from the Honda Stunner 125. Just like the black and textured plastic part running through the center of the tank and faux carbon fiber on either side.
Well, this mini-bike doesn't have many unique features. But, some of its features are excellent from telescopic forks in front to allow wheels. Also common is the side mounted mono-shock rear suspension and a 12-inch wheel borrowed from the Activa 125. The fuel filler cap positioned at the right place and is not under the seat and comes with a beautiful plastic lid. The Honda Navi gets 130mm drum brakes at the front and rears with MRF Nylogrip tires offer appreciable grip and aid in providing the perfect stopping power.
The tank perfectly fits between the legs and provides sufficient grip. The tall handlebar and seat make it more comfortable while you drive. It has thick footpegs like a motorcycle, but there is no need of shifting gears in Honda Navi as it doesn't have a manual transmission.
The Honda Navi is a mini-bike which is powered by a peppy 110cc single cylinder, 4-stroke air-cooled petrol engine. Navi produces slightly more power than the traditional Honda Activa scooter. Power delivery is instant and linear; it is lighter in weight when compared to other bikes. Navi is using HET (Honda Eco Technology) the engine runs smoothlybetween 40-50kmph. Beyond 60kmph some vibration can be noticed, but it can run close up to 85kmph.
The Honda Navi is priced at Rs 42,824 ex-showroom Mumbai. But due to some taxes, registration, insurance, and the remaining essential accessories, it leaps up to Rs 49,500 on-road. This mini bike seems to be perfect for the commuters because of its light weight engine. It can offer a fuel efficiency of close to 50kmpl under normal city riding conditions. You have to compromise with your fuel tank as it is having a maximum capacity of 3.8 liters whereas most scooters offer close to 5.5-litre.
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