Honda has just re-launched the NAVi, an Activa-based moped that’s probably the funkiest thing on Indian roads currently. The 2018 Honda NAVi gets a flurry of changes that are aimed at making it a lot more appealing to future customers. The NAVi gets a new fuel gauge, metal muffler protector, body coloured grab rail, headlight cover and rear-view mirrors, and a red paint scheme for the rear shock absorber. The NAVi is based on the Honda Activa automatic scooter with which it shares the 110cc four stroke engine, the frame and various other cycle parts. In essence, the NAVi is a Honda Activa in the form of a funky moped.
The 2018 Honda NAVi is priced at Rs. 44,775 (ex-showroom, Delhi), and is available in 6 colour options: Patriot Red, Shasta White, Sparky Orange, Black, Ranger Green (new), Ladakh Brown (new). Mr. Yadvinder Singh Guleria – Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. said,
In the diverse Indian two-wheeler market, NAVi stands out firmly with its unique fun proposition. The trendy NAVi is a style statement for the youth and the new 2018 upgrades take it a notch higher. Along with the convenience value addition like stylish fuel gauge and muffler protector, new vibrant colors offer an extra zing for those who have an appetite for uniqueness. We will continue to surprise our customers and add more fun for the riders.
The Honda NAVi is powered by a 110cc, four stroke engine that produces a peak power of 8 PS and a peak torque of 8 Nm. A CVT automatic gearbox is standard. The NAVi rides on 12 inch steel wheels with tubeless tyres. There are drum brakes at the front and rear. While an electric starter is standard, there’s also a kick-start on offer. The moped gets a range of accessories – from a luggage box to knuckle guards. Honda has positioned the NAVi as an affordable, fun city commuter meant to attract the younger lot of buyers. The NAVi was developed entirely in India, by Honda’s in-house research and development outfit.