Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt Ltd (HMSI) has launched 2018 edition of its hybrid two-wheeler Navi. Honda has priced the latest avatar of the funky two-wheeler at Rs 44,775 (ex-showroom Delhi) and it comes with an array of new additions.
HMSI has added a fuel gauge and metal muffler protector for the Navi in its new form. The Japanese motorcycle maker has also stylised the Navi with body coloured grab rail, headlight cover and rear view mirrors. The black coloured rear suspension spring is now finished in sporty red colour. 2018 Honda Navi is offered in two new colour options, Ranger Green and Ladhakh Brown, in addition to the existing four colours- Patriot Red, Shasta White, Sparky Orange, Black.
2018 Honda Navi continues to draw power from a 109cc four-stroke SI engine that also does duty in the Activa 110. The mill churns out 7.83bhp of power at 7,000rpm and 8.96Nm of peak torque at 5,500Nm. The Navi gets an upside-down telescopic fork and a hydraulic monoshock. It runs on a 12-inch front wheel and a 10-inch rear wheel. The Navi measures 1,805mm in length, 748mm in width, 1,039mm in height and it has a kerb weight of 101kg. This makes the Navi one of the most compact two-wheeler in the market.
"In the diverse Indian two-wheeler market, NAVi stands out firmly with its unique fun proposition. The trendy NAVi is a style statement for the youth and the new 2018 upgrades take it notch higher. Along with the convenience value addition like stylish fuel gauge and muffler protector, new vibrant colors offer an extra zing for those who have an appetite for uniqueness. We will continue to surprise our customers and add more fun for the riders," said Yadvinder Singh Guleria - Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, HMSI.
Navi is the first product to be conceived, designed, developed and validated in India by Honda's R&D. Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India introduced Navi way back in February 2016 at Rs 39,500 (ex-showroom, Delhi).
The latest update for the Navi comes at a time when the sales see the downfall. The Navi had a dream start finding over 60,000 takers surpassing the yearly target of 50,000. However, the sales fizzled out after a year and the average monthly sales for the Navi in the recent month were below 1000 units. Will the new additions attract more buyers?