As the deliveries of the Navi from the house of Honda Motorcycle and Scooters India (HMSI) is expected to kick-off in the country in April, the latest buzz on the web is that the new kind of two-wheeler is going to cost around Rs 50,000.
The Navi, the first product to be conceived, designed, developed and validated in India by Honda's R&D, was launched at Rs 39,500 (ex-showroom Delhi) at the Auto Expo 2016 in February. But if the emerging reports are anything to go by, the two-wheeler, which is expected to create ripples in the market with its novelty and attractive price tag, may make you dig deeper into your pocket than expected.
A report of IndianAutos Blog indicates that Honda is likely to charge an additional Rs. 5,000 for the basic accessories like number plates, a side stand and a leg-guard of the Navi. In addition to this, the road tax, insurance and registration cost is expected to be around Rs. 7,000, taking the total on-road price of Honda's new offering to Rs. 50,000. What would determine the fate of the Navi in the domestic market is whether it's worth Rs. 50,000 or not.
Honda Navi, which is styled to look like a bike with the convenience of a scooter, is the company's attempts to create a new segment in the two-wheeler market. Built on a new chassis, the Navi is powered by a 109cc 4-stroke, SI engine that does duty in Activa. The motor can churn out 7.83bhp of power at 7,000rpm and 8.96Nm of peak torque at 5,500Nm. The Navi gets telescopic suspension in the front and hydraulic at the rear.
Offered in three variants (Street, Adventure and Off-road), Honda Navi comes in five colour options. The bookings for the Navi are open in the country and the two-wheeler received more than 900 bookings via the Navi app and dealers till early March.