Apart from the fuel gauge, the 2018 Navi also features a metal muffler protector, new body-coloured parts and two new colour options
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Honda India has launched the 2018 Navi in the country at Rs 44,775 (ex-showroom Delhi). For 2018, the Navi comes with a much-needed analogue fuel gauge for its tiny 3.5-litre fuel tank. Other additions include a metal exhaust heat shield, new body-coloured grab rail, headlight cover and rear view mirrors. The 2018 model also features a red finish on the rear springs. Two new colours, Ranger Green and Ladakh Brown, add to the already existing Patriot Red, Shasta White, Sparky Orange, and Black.
Power comes from a BS-IV-compliant 109.19cc single-cylinder air-cooled motor that’s good for 8.03PS at 7000rpm and 8.94Nm at 5500rpm. The powerplant works in conjunction with a V-matic unit, and the claimed top speed stands at 81kmph. Interestingly, the 2018 model weighs 2kg less than the earlier model, at 99kg, kerb. Mechanical underpinnings are unchanged, with upside down front forks and a single rear spring setup. Brakes include 130mm drums at both ends. Being a uniquely designed product, the Navi never really had any direct competitors. You can read the detailed review of this sprightly little monkey bike here. The official word from Honda regarding the launch is as follows:
Honda launches 2018 edition NAVi
Two vibrant new colours introduced - Ranger Green and Ladakh Brown
New Delhi, July 20, 2018: Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt Ltd (HMSI) today launched the new 2018 edition of NAVi with new stylish fuel gauge and metal muffler protector which provide for extra convenience. Complementing existing utility package, all new body coloured elements- grab rail, headlight cover, rear view mirrors and sporty red colour cushion spring add to its FUNtastic looks. The 2018 NAVi will also be available in two new vibrant colours - Ranger Green and Ladakh Brown.
Since its launch in Auto Expo 2016, the revolutionary fun offering drew high attention among the youth and witnessed encouraging response from not just domestic but international markets like Latin America as well. The ‘most talked about’ two-wheeler launch of 2016 is now ready to make a strong mark in 2018.
Apart from the unique look, NAVi is a design statement in its standard form and is FUN TO SEE, absolute pure FUN TO RIDE and FUN TO CREATE with customization options.
Speaking on the occasion 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 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.”
Disrupting the monotony and bringing FUN to 100-110cc segment, NAVi is the first 100% developed model by Honda R&D India i.e. from the concept development to commercial production. Taking forward Honda’s fun DNA, NAVi promises a world of unlimited possibilities.
Honda NAVi is powered by 109cc engine which makes 8PS at 7,000 rpm and delivers a peak torque of 8.96Nm at 5,500rpm gets tubeless tyres. It gets upside-down telescopic forks at the front and a hydraulic monoshock at the rear. The NAVi available at an attractive price of Rs. 44,775 (ex-showroom Delhi).
The standard NAVi is available in 6 colour options: Patriot Red, Shasta White, Sparky Orange, Black, New Ranger Green, New Ladakh Brown.