One look at the Honda Navi would probably make one think — ‘what the funk!’ Honda, on their own website say that, the Navi is ‘Fundu' two-wheeler and it is targeted towards the young buyers..
The Honda Navi is in one word, ‘Different’ and does stand out of the crowd. The Honda Navi is funky, stylish in some ways and attractive in others. The design is very subtle but playful at the same time, with its small square headlamp, surrounded with plastic fairing and high-set headlamp.
It is of course an unconventional design and has dimensions which at first glance from afar seems to replicate a children's motorcycle, but in reality is actually larger than it looks. The Navi’s design on the whole makes it very attractive.
A tiny air-cooled, 109.2cc, air-cooled, single cylinder engine with a maximum power output of 8bhp at7,000rpm and maximum torque output of 8.94Nm at 5,500rpm powers the Navi. Yes, it is the same engine in the Honda Activa and Dio.
Acceleration till an indicated 60 km/h is brisk, but it loses steam after 65 km/h and cuts off at 82 km/h.This, combined with a short wheelbase and an almost supercross bike-like riding position makes it extremely fun to ride around, in traffic and even in corners.
The claimed fuel efficiency figure for the Navi stands at 60 kilometres per litre, however, in the real world, the Navi returned 38 kilometres to the litre while being flogged around town at full throttle.
However, If one is a little more relaxed on the throttle, achieving 45 kmpl in the city and 55 kmpl on the highway should be easy.
One of the best features of the Honda Navi is, its customisability. The space under the tank and between the rider’s legs can be used to mount a luggage box, or for utility. Honda is offering a range of accessories to customise the way the Navi looks.
The Honda Navi also features Honda Eco Technology (HET), stylish instrument cluster, front telescopic suspension, single shock absorber at the rear and tubeless tyres.
Honda was considered to be the manufacturer which always made no-nonsense, reliable machines, which one knew would always work, no matter what the situation. The Honda Navi is a funky little moped that Honda thought would change this very perception about the company in the Indian market. No one would have ever imagined that Honda could come up something as out of the box as the Navi, in the Indian market. But they did, and the Navi has been pretty successful so far. The Navi then, is something that one would find difficult to explain, but would have way too much fun being astride on.
Both the scooters are from the same family, but made for completely different purposes. While the Cliq is for utilitarian purposes and focused on the rural market, the Navi is focused on the urban market and is for those who want a dash of style and fun in their lives.
Yes, the Honda Navi is a comfortable moped for tall riders and it does not feel cramped while riding.
|Front Brake Size||130 mm|
|Front Brake Type||Drum|
|Front Tyre Size||90/90-12 54J|
|Front Wheel Size||12 inch|
|Rear Brake Size||130 mm|
|Rear Brake Type||Drum|
|Rear Suspension||Spring Loaded Hydraulic|
|Rear Tyre Size||90/100-10 53J|
|Rear Wheel Size||10 inch|
|Ground Clearance||156 mm|
|Kerb Weight||99 kg|
|Overall Height||1,039 mm|
|Overall Length||1,805 mm|
|Overall Width||748 mm|
|Seat Height||765 mm|
|Cooling System||Air Cooled|
|Fuel Delivery System||Carburetor|
|Ignition||CDI (capacitor discharge ignition)|
|Max Power||8 bhp @ 7,000 rpm|
|Maximum Torque||8.94 Nm @ 5,500 rpm|
|No. of Gears||--|
|Spark Plugs||1 Per Cylinder|
|Valves Per Cylinder||2|
|0 to 60 kmph||--|
|60 to 0 kmph||--|
|Fuel Efficiency Range||--|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||3.5 litres|
|Mileage - ARAI||--|
|Reserve Fuel Capacity||1 litres|
|Top Speed||81 Kmph|
|Antilock Braking System||No|
|Battery||12 V, 3 A-h (MF)|
|Brake/Tail Light||12V 35/35W|
|Digital Fuel Guage||No|
|Electric System||12V DC|
|Headlight Bulb Type||35 W|
|Headlight Type||Bulb and Reflector|
|Low Battery Indicator||No|
|Low Fuel Indicator||No|
|Low Oil Indicator||No|
|No. of Tripmeters||--|
|Start Type||Electric Start|