After keeping everybody guessing about it for sometime, Honda today unveiled and launched their new offering, Navi along with announcement of bookings. Aiming to create a new segment for urban commuting mixed with a bit of fun factor, the Navi carries a starting price tag of Rs 39,500 (ex-showroom, Delhi). Bookings for the bike have commenced via a dedicated Android application while deliveries of the same will begin only in the month of April. Being the company’s first model to be developed and engineered in India, Honda has high hopes from the Navi.
While the design form has been kept pretty interesting, Navi could be called a ‘mini’-motorcycle part scooter. It gets the tried and tested 109.19 cc single cylinder, air cooled HET engine.
Navi – Key Specs:
- The engine produces 8 bhp of maximum power at 7,000 rpm and 8.96 Nm of peak torque at 5,500 rpm
- Transmission duties are overseen by an automatic gearbox
- Navi gets a wheelbase of 1,286 mm with a length of 1,805 mm, width of 748 mm and 1,039 mm of overall height
- The bike gets 130 mm drum brakes at the front as well as rear
- The front wheel radius is registered at 12 inches while the rear gets 10 inchers.
Honda says that 70 per cent of the two-wheelers sold in India have an engine displacement of up to 110 cc. What compelled them to make the Navi is the monotonousness present in this bunch. Almost every product in the range has similar specifications and features. Navi has the looks to stay clear from the herd.
Honda says that they have designed Navi in such a way that the customer can customize it as per his needs via a plethora of options.
The colour options include:
- Patriot Red
- Hopper Green
- Shasta White
- Spanky Orange
With five different colours to choose from, Navi tries hard to be an eye catcher but beauty in this case is actually subjective. They have kept on display three concepts based on Navi – Navi Street, Navi Adventure and Navi off-road.
With the Navi Honda seems to have made a daring yet interesting attempt to offer something new which is different. With a fresh design which has love it or hate it looks, Navi does come at an attractive price tag. We are keen to understand how will sales turn out in the coming few months…