Honda Motorcycles and Scooters India (HMSI) launched the Navi, a new-generation two-wheeler styled like a motorcycle with the underpinnings of scooter, at the Auto Expo 2016. The deliveries commenced in April and a reliable source close to the company has informed International Business Times, India, that the sales of the Navi crossed 10,000 units in the country.
The Navi is currently sold in Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Gurgaon, Mumbai and Pune. Reports indicate HMSI plans to increase the reach of Navi to nearly 35 cities soon. Priced at Rs. 39,500 (ex-showroom Delhi), the Navi is reportedly the first product to be conceived, designed, developed and validated in India by Honda's R&D. The hybrid two-wheeler is built on a new chassis and it looks like a bike with the convenience of a scooter.
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. It is offered in three variants — Street, Adventure and Off-road — and comes in five colour options — red, green, white, orange and black.
The 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.