Honda Navi review, road test
13th May 2016 10:30 am
Honda has taken a bold step forward with the Navi. Does this little tyke live up to all the hype?
Honda's newest fledgling comes in the form of a motorcycle-scooter crossover that derives inspiration from the Grom – the larger, 125cc sibling of the Navi. Now, never mind all the swanky sports bikes dawdling awkwardly around the city. This little motorcycle-scooter crossover attracts a serious amount of attention wherever it goes. People seem to be drawn instantly by its outlandish appearance. It is a polarising design, and people either profess the desire to own one or to dismiss it as an abomination entirely. It’s quite fascinating to watch the expressions on people’s faces as they try to decipher why there’s a gaping hole where the engine should be. Most speculations lean toward the Navi being an electric motorcycle. The Navi, however, has all the underpinnings of a scooter. It’s easy to ride; offers excellent manoeuvrability and its sense of smallness will have you squeezing through the tightest of gaps. Nonetheless, should you pick one, especially over its more established sibling?
Keep in mind that this crossover won’t have the range of a proper motorcycle. Its 3.8litre fuel tank is small even by scooter standards. We managed to get a mileage figure of 57.8kpl while maintaining an average speed of 60kph. So, on the whole, you can expect a range of 140-200km, depending on your riding style.