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The Honda Navi blends the convenience of a gearless scooter and the handling of a motorcycle in a package that gets you more attention than what you can handle. It’s based on the Activa’s mechanicals so it’s reliable and refined. Telescopic forks at the front, a larger tyre and an attractive price make is a fantastic deal
Honda Navi is a mix of a motorcycle and a scooter and tries to offer the best of both worlds. Ideally made for people who love the convenience of automatic scooters, Navi also offers a stance an...
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Honda Navi is a mix of a motorcycle and a scooter and tries to offer the best of both worlds. Ideally made for people who love the convenience of automatic scooters, Navi also offers a stance and handling characteristics of a motorcycle.
Motorcycles have always fascinated people for their sheer design and visual appeal however automatic scooters are convenient. If you're someone who wants an easy-to-ride 2-wheeler but doesn't want a scooter, Navi is your thing.
Such a motorcycle-scooter-cross concept isn’t new, even in India. Bajaj had made a similar attempt with the m80 that had scooter-like three gears on the left handlebar. Its big wheels and well-balanced body helped it lean hard in the corners unlike a scooter.
With changing market trends, consumers have accepted gearless two-wheelers with arms-wide-open. It therefore makes a lot of sense to make a gearless scooter-motorcycle hybrid, and Honda did just that with the Navi.
Polarised opinions about Navi’s appearance can end friendships and ruin relationships. It’s a love-it-or-hate-it design. Does it look good? Perhaps! Does it stand out? Hell, yeah! Nothing else under the Rs 1.0 lakh price point can gather as much attention as the Navi does.
The Navi shares its mechanicals with the Activa and therefore, the engine-transmission combo sits close to the ground towards the back. That leaves a gaping hole right around the spot where you’d expect a motorcycle to have its powertrain. You can cover it up with a luggage box which is available as an official accessory and can be quite practical in the long run.
A lower headlight positioning and lack of visual mass makes the Navi appear smaller than a typical scooter. The saddle and the handlebars are just as high as the Activa though. On the scale, it measures 1805mm long, 748mm wide and 1039mm high. The wheelbase is 1286mm long, the ground clearance is a lowly 156mm and the seat is 765mm high.
Despite being a mini-bike, the Navi ensures that you sit comfortably. In fact, the seat is comfortable for pillion as well for short rides. Placement of the footpegs (front to rear) could have been better as pillion's feet may tough rider's when moving slow.
Colour options on the Navi include Sparky Orange, Hopper Green, Shasta White, Patriot Red and Black.
Engine and Transmission
Honda Navi is powered by the same 110cc engine that does duty on the Activa. The engine is a tried and tested unit and it will be safe to say that Honda has chosen the perfect set of mechanicals for the Navi. The engine makes 8PS of max power at 7000rpm and 9Nm of max torque at 5500rpm. Since Navi is very light, the acceleration is brisk. Even if the engine runs on poorer fuel, the cylinder’s compression ratio of 9.5:1 maintains a fair balance between performance, efficiency and longevity. That makes it perfect for a market as diverse as India. V-Matic Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) further ensures that Navi is a breeze to ride around in the city.
You can bring the engine to life with the push of a button or use the kick-starter if the battery is low on juice. The choke comes in handy to get the motor cranking during cold winter mornings.
Mechanically, the Navi is sound. Engine oil change is pretty much the only maintenance it needs to keep ticking past the six-digit mark.
Mileage & Performance
At 50kmpl, the fuel efficiency figures of Navi are in the Activa's range. Since Navi is lighter (101kg) than the Activa, it returns better FE figures in the real world. Official records state that it can reach a top speed of 81kmph and the weight savings should help it here.
As far as the red-light GPs are concerned, the Navi keeps up with other 110cc scooters. Hauling two people is also not a difficult task for the engine which has proven it in the past as well on other Honda scooters.
Brakes & Wheels
Navi's wheels are perhaps the only thing I’d want to change to enhance its looks. The front tyre is a 12-incher but the rear one measures only 10 inches. 12-inch alloys on both ends with a disc at the front would go a long way in widening its appeal. Currently, it runs on 90/90 – 12” tyre at the front and 90/100 – 10” tyre at the back. 130mm drums on both ends are responsible for bringing it back to a stop and they do it effectively. Both the tyres are tubeless, which should help you cover a good distance even after having a puncture.
Chassis & Suspension
Honda Navi looks like the Grom, which is a compact, 125cc motorcycle but other than the design, there’s nothing in common. The underbone chassis is shared with the Activa and so is the spring-loaded, hydraulic rear suspension. On a positive note, the front suspension is a telescopic unit. There’s a larger 12-inch front tyre, which, along with telescopic forks up front, helps the Navi tackle rough patches without unsettling the front of the bike.
Comfort from the rear suspension isn’t as good though and the Navi is only suited for short, city rides.
On the features front, it’s pretty bare bones with only the basics. There’s a 35W headlamp, a basic speedometer and a mechanical odometer. There’s no fuel gauge, which is a concern given its small, 3.8-litre fuel tank.
The Navi’s biggest competition is Honda’s own Activa and the Dio. In addition, motorcycle buyers who’re not to concerned with Navi’s lower fuel efficiency can also consider it for the convenience it offers being an automatic.
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