Notwithstanding being the niche product that combines the attributes of a scooter and a motorcycle, Honda Navi's sales are on top gear. The hybrid two-wheeler garnered over 15,000 bookings, NDTV Auto reported. International Business Times India, on June 1, had reported the sales of the vehicle had crossed 10,000 marks despite it being sold in just 10 cities in the country.
The report also says Honda plans to offer the Navi in top 35 cities by July-end. Priced at Rs. 39,500 (ex-showroom Delhi), the Navi is the first product to be conceived, designed, developed and validated in India by Honda's R&D. The Navi is built on a new chassis and it looks like a bike with the convenience of a scooter.
Reports say nearly 50 percent of total bookings of Navi are with customisation. It is offered in three variants â€” Street, Adventure and Off-road â€” and comes in five colour options â€” red, green, white, orange and black. The Navi is powered by a 109cc four-stroke SI engine that also does duty in the Activa. The motor can churn out 7.83bhp of power at 7,000rpm and 8.96Nm of peak torque at 5,500Nm.
Honda Navi measures 1,805mm in length, 748mm in width, 1,039mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 1,286mm. It has a kerb weight of 101kg and gets a fuel tank of 3.8 litres. It also features telescopic suspension in the front and hydraulic suspension in the rear.