After the success of 110cc Navi in India, Honda is planning for a more powerful version as Honda Navi Go. Launched at the Auto Expo 2016, the Navi received tremendous response among show-goers and so far more than 5,000 units have been pre-ordered.
Looking to leverage the popularity of the model that sparks a new segment with its fun-to-ride scooter characteristics while carrying the looks of a motorcycle, Honda is mulling over a likely 125cc version that is to be dubbed as Navi Go as the trademark rights have been applied in India. The market reveal of the Navi Go is expected at the closing months of 2016 and as its forefather the 125cc scooter will be targeting at younger audiences.
The Navi Go could be priced close to Rs. 60,000 as the leader of scooter division, Honda, will be pumping more money in to exploit the advantage it already has with the standard Navi. The Japanese two-wheeler maker claims the current Navi range with Street, Adventure and Off-road variants has a ‘new kind of ride’ and gets powered by a 110 cc single-cylinder engine with the HET (Honda Eco Technology). It is tuned to generate 7.83 hp of maximum power output at 7,000 rpm and 8.96 Nm of peak torque at 5,500 rpm and comes coupled with a V-matic automatic transmission helping it to achieve a rated top speed of 81 kmpl.
The improved Navi Go will have a slightly powerful single-cylinder 125cc engine found in the Activa and can develop 9 bhp and as many Nm of peak torque, coupled with a CVT automatic gearbox. As the Navi Go will be significantly lighter than the Activa, expect a funky ride and handling agility. The new model will measure about 1,805 mm in length, 748 mm in width, 1,039 mm in height and has 1,286 mm wheelbase – as similar to the standard Navi. It will have a credible ground clearance of 156 mm with the seat standing 765 mm tall.
The standard Navi is offered in five colour options namely Patriot Red, Shasta White, Hooper Green, Black and Sparky Orange and it’s more likely to be retained for the new 125cc Go. Honda will allow for easy customisation of the new scooter as well through the web application found in popular platforms.