HONDA NAVI

INTRODUCTION

Honda Navi is introduced in the market as a motorcycle from a different section which is neither a scooter nor a motorcycle. The design cues are also very unconventional which makes it unique. But what about uniqueness in other sections like performance, handling, ergonomics etc ?. Time to find out.

Ratings

  • 95%

    Performance

  • 75%

    Features

  • 90%

    Handling

  • 80%

    Comfort

  • 85%

    Build Quality

  • 90%

    Styling

  • 85%

    Value for Money

  • 85%

    Total

Price

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GALLERY

KEY SPECIFICATIONS

DISPLACEMENT

110cc

MILEAGE

67-72km/l

POWER

7.9PS @ 7,000rpm

TORQUE

8.94N.m @ 5,500rpm

FUEL SYSTEM

CARBURETOR

TANK CAPACITY

3.5 liters

REAR SUSPENSION

UNDER BONE

KERB WEIGHT

99Kg

SPECIAL FEATURES

1

STYLISH SPEEDOMETER

2

TUBELESS TYRES

3

RIDING COMFORT

4

TELESCOPIC SUSPENSION(F)

5

HET ENGINE

6

110cc ENGINE

7

SINGLE CYLINDER

8

AUTO-TRANSMISSION

9

5 VARIANTS

10

DRUM 130mm(F) BRAKE

11

SPARK IGNITION

12

SELF/KICK START

Full Specifications

City 61-66km/l
Highway 67-72km/l
Speedometer Analogue
Tachometer No
Tripmeter No
Fuel Guage Yes
Low Fuel Indicator Yes
Low Battery Indicator No
Low Oil Indicator No
Start Type Electric / Kick Start
Kill Switch No
Clock No
Pass Light No
ABS No
Stand Alarm No
Type Under bone
Front Suspension Telescopic
Rear Suspension Spring loaded
Wheelbase 1286mm
Ground Clearance 156mm
Length x Width x Height 1805mm x 748mm x 1039mm
Kerb Weight 104Kg (with 90% Fuel & Oil)
Fuel Capacity 3.5l
Electrical System 12 volt - DC
Battery 12V 3Ah (MF)
Head Lamp LED
Engine Type Single Cylinder, 4 Stroke
Displacement 110cc
Power 7.9PS @ 7,000rpm
Torque 8.94Nm @ 5,500rpm
Air Filter Type Viscous Paper Filter
Bore x Stroke 50mm x 55.6mm
Compression Ratio 9.5:1
Fuel Supply Carburetor
Tyres (F) 90/90-12 54J (Tubeless)
Tyres (R) 90/100-10 53J (Tubeless)
Brakes (F) Drum 130mm
Brakes (R) Drum 130mm

HONDA NAVI Videos

HONDA NAVI TEST RIDE & REVIEW

STRICTLY UNCONVENTIONAL DESIGN

The is a scooter which has unconventional motorcycle design from all angles. Telescopic forks, chromed upright handlebars, a nice sculpted tank, a long and narrow saddle and side panels all contribute to its motorcycle-like character. The front section of the Navi has a large hexagonal headlamp, attractive crash guard and body-coloured mirrors.

The dual tone colour scheme of the scooter along with side profile edges and bends gives it a distinctive appeal. Engine section is really like that of a closed briefcase with Navi emblem engraved on it. The rear end has design cues taken from that of discontinued CB Stunner, especially for the small tail lamp. Build quality of fibre, switchgear and paint are decent and above the mark. There are 6 colours options available in this model to opt from.

FAN COOLED POWER MILL

Honda Navi 110 shares the same 109cc, fan cooled, four stroke mill found on Honda Activa and Dio which produces peak power of 8.1PS @ 7,000rpm and a peak torque of 8.94Nm @ 5,500rpm. Honda Eco Technology (HET) is now present in all Honda motorcycles and scooters as this technology reduces fuel consumption, lowers friction and the weight of engine components. Power delivery at low revs is linear in nature and responds quick enough according to the throttle inputs.


The engine is coupled to V Matic (Variomatic) or Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) which does gear changing matters. Now in refinement section engine is almost refined and silent. It returns about 55-60km/l in city conditions and around extra 5kms in highways. In order to wakeup the engine self and kick start options are available. Power to weight ratio is precisely 81.81PS/ton which for scooters is considered to be fair.

STIFF SUSPENSION SYSTEM

The front suspension features telescopic forks while the rear section features spring loaded hydraulic type with underbone chassis. Telescopic forks is a boon for suspension setup as it brings in extra comfort and control to the handling. As a result, Honda Navi is settled in even worst road conditions and overall suspension setup is stiff in nature. So road shocks are directly transmitted straight up to your back.


Ergonomics for the rider is having upright nature while for the pillion there is enough space behind. Feedback from a set of 130mm drum brakes is not convincing but also the absence of CBS (Combined Braking System) is also a setback. Tubeless tyres do handle all sorts of roads and relieve you from puncture issues as a scooter can be ridden even after puncture for some time.

LIMITED FEATURES

Tubeless tyres, telescopic front forks, HET engine and stylish speedometer are the only limited features available with this Honda Navi.

HONDA NAVI VERDICT

Being the entry model from Honda and also an experimental one in terms of unconventional design this one disappoints. The reason is due to a very limited set of features. It has positives like telescopic forks, HET engine, tubeless tyres etc but Honda Navi as a whole does not satisfy the hard-working commuter.

PROS

  • Telescopic forks
  • Refined & performing HET engine
  • Unique design
  • Tubeless tyres

CONS

  • Poor braking
  • Limited features