Honda Navi launched at the Auto Expo last month by Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI), has started dispatching the vehicle from its Tapukara, Rajasthan, facility. The model has received over 1,000 bookings over a period of one month and the Navi Booking App has crossed 20,000 downloads.
The company says the Navi—which gets a 109.2cc engine—offers the convenience of a scooter with a CVT automatic gearbox, and the capabilities of a motorcycle. The weird-looking Navi’s name is short for “New Additional Value for India”.
Priced at INR 39,500 (ex-showroom, Delhi) the Honda Navi can be ordered in one of five colours including Patriot Red, Hopper Green, Shasta White, Sparky Orange and Black. The Navi is developed from the ground up by Honda R&D India from conceptualisation to commercial production. It is marketed as a revolutionary ‘new kind of ride’ and the name of the vehicle is an acronym for “New Additional Value for India”.
The moto-scooter uses the same underpinnings as the highly popular Activa, while also retaining its 109cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine churning out 7.83hp of power at 7000rpm and 8.96Nm of torque at 5500rpm. Like the Activa, the NAVI also comes with an automatic transmission for hassle free commutes.
Other mechanical bits on the Honda NAVI include telescopic front forks at the front and hydraulic shock absorbers at the rear, while braking performance comes courtesy of 130mm drum brakes at the front and rear.
The dispatches of the NAVI has already commenced and the model is already available in Mumbai from March 16, while rest of the country is expected to get deliveries starting next month. The dealerships also promise to provide a more fun oriented experience for customers looking to purchase the NAVI and will also offer a host of customisation parts inside the showroom.
Honda Navi dispatches start in India