It looks like Honda Navi, the new kind of two-wheeler, is getting it all right. Honda Motorcycle and Scooters India (HMSI) has reportedly increased the production of the Navi, the hybrid two-wheeler, at its Tapukara plant in Rajasthan.
A report of IndianAutos Blog said that the increasing demand prompted Honda to ramp up the production of the vehicle. Honda is said to have got over 15,000 bookings for the Navi in India. The company is also expected to expand the reach of the Navi in India to 35 cities in the country by the end of July. Currently, the Navi is being sold in 10 cities.
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 is designed to look like a bike with the convenience of a scooter.
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 101 kgs and a fuel tank of 3.8 litres. It also features telescopic suspension in the front and hydraulic suspension in the rear.
Offered in three variants — Street, Adventure and Off-road — the Navi comes in five colour options — 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.
There have also been rumours that Honda might consider 125cc engine avatar of the Navi in future.