Innovation through experimentation has always been a specialty of the Japanese innovators, and Honda is no different. In motorized vehicles and machineries manufacturing process, Honda has shown exceptional capability and perfection over years. Now that the business has been spread across different regions on earth, people are being able to enjoy the exciting new technologies that Honda innovated every year. Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) is an active subdivision of Honda in India. They manufacture two wheelers – especially motorcycles and scooters for the mass market in India. Although HSIM isn’t the first Honda endeavor in India, it is in fact the forth. The previous three Honda automotive endeavors were – Kinetic Honda Motor Limited, Honda Siel Cars India and Hero Honda.
Since making fun products is something Honda is really good at – the two wheeler enthusiasts got to see a model like the Honda Navi. It’s a motorbike targeted solely for the youth market in India and the regions around. This bike looks different, feels different in riding and there’s difference in active powertrain as well, yet the Honda Navi sells a lot. If you happen to live in a Honda market-owned region in India, apparently the Navi had caught your eyes even for once.
At the first glance, people would mistake the Honda Navi for a moped. Upon closer inspection, it’s clear that the Honda Navi is basically a motorcycle but the dimensions mostly resemble a scooter. The design and dimensions are totally on the opposite proportions – reason why the targeted consumer base, the youths have fallen in love with the Navi so much.
Although the size is different, yet the storage in Honda Navi is in fact as big as regular scooters in the market. Interesting, isn’t it?
Specifications, Features and Accessories
The Honda Navi engine is derived from the popular Honda scooter engines in the Indian market. It has a displacement of 109.19 cc. Maximum power the Honda Navi engine is capable of pulling off is 7.72 bhp at 7,000 rpm and the maximum torque offering would revolve around 8.96 Nm at 5,500 rpm. The engine has single cylinder which is air cooled. Equipped with an automatic transmission box, the youngsters will not really have to spend a lot of time learning how to ride a motorbike with manual gear shifting. Honda had thought everything through and came up with this youth friendly two-wheeler.
However, the fuel tank on the Navi is really small and not suitable for a long ride over longer distance. The 3.80 liters capacity on a motorbike really restricts it to shorter distances of continuous travel, and at the same time the rider will have to take more frequent trips to the fuel stations. Maybe it doesn’t matter for the targeted consumer base, but having a large tank wouldn’t have hurt either.
The front wheels is 12 inches while the rear one is 10 inches only – another miracle.
|Best Rated Features|
|Maximum Power||7.72bhp @ 7,000rpm|
|Maximum Torque||8.96 Nm @ 5,500rpm|
|Top Speed||81 kmph|
|Wheel Size||12 and 10 inches|
- Due to its unique dimensions, maneuvering is a lot easier.
- Motorbike, yet comes with automatic transmission.
- For the price, it’s a great motorbike.
- Honda’s service network in India is widespread.
- A very crucial downside – there’s no fuel gauge in this motorbike.
- The fuel tank doesn’t have a bigger capacity either.
- No front disk brake.
- This model won’t suite everyone.
|New Delhi||INR 43,037|