You can decide to call it a bike, maybe a scooter, or better still, a crossover two-wheeler, but one thing is clear: Honda Navi was definitely a head-turner at the recently concluded Auto Expo 2016 in Delhi.
The Navi, which the company calls a "new kind of two-wheeler", is being lauded for its novel but odd look. Its birth is the outcome of a fairly liberating thought of an affordable bike with the convenience of a scooter. Not surprisingly, we, too, found it hard to place: It is not a scooter, and not a bike either.
While the success of the new Navi in the Indian market is still a question mark, with the new offering Honda hopes to lure young buyers in the market. As the Navi gears up for its race in the highly competitive two-wheeler segment in India, here is the list of things you should know about the new Navi.
- Interestingly, Honda Navi is the first product to be conceived, designed, developed and validated in India by Honda's R&D.
- Honda Navi draws power from a 109cc 4-stroke, SI engine, which can churn out 7.83bhp of power @ 7,000rpm and 8.96Nm of peak torque at 5,500Nm.
- The Navi measures 1,805mm in length, 748mm in width, 1,039mmin 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.
- The Navi will come in five colour options: Red, green, white, orange and black.
- The two-wheeler crossover from Honda will be offered in three variants: Street, Adventure and Off-road.
- The new Navi can be booked via the "Navi" mobile booking application, which can be downloaded from Google Play store.
- Honda will begin the delivery of the new Navi from April 2016.
- The Navi comes with a price tag of Rs 39,500 (ex-showroom Delhi).