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Honda Navi miniMOTO goes to America, axed in India

Written by Akhil Dalvi

In April 2020, Honda 2Wheelers discontinued its Navi and Cliq scooters for the Indian market before switching to BS6 emission norms. Instead, the Navi is now sold under the miniMOTO range for the US market by Honda. Honda USA has aimed the 2022 Navi towards a wide range of customers, especially towards the ones learning to ride.

The company will display the 2022 Navi on the weekend at the IMS Outdoors motorcycle show in Costa Mesa, California. The two-wheeler will feature at the Motorcycle Industry Council’s ‘Ride With Us Moto Intro’ experience alongside other included models. The event will provide an opportunity for new riders to try their hand at motorcycling.

2022 Honda Navi – Design and Price

The Navi features a sporty yet funky design that resembles a mix between the renowned Honda Ruckus and the Grom. The scooter features a combination of motorcycle styling with the convenience offered by a traditional scooter. At the front, the Navi sports a surround body-coloured panel that houses the single projector headlamp with turn indicators.

The sides include body-coloured elements mixed with black plastic cladding on the integrated storage area, exhaust, and mudguards. The Navi’s flat yet long seat allows space for the rider and pillion and ends with a rear grab rail. Finishing the look are the mirrors mounted on the handlebar and a single rear taillight. Priced at USD 1,807 MSRP the Navi sports four colour options – Red, Grasshopper Green, Ranger Green, and Nut Brown.

2022 Honda Navi – Technical Specifications

Powering the Navi is 109cc, air-cooled, single-cylinder motor paired to an automatic CVT transmission with no manual clutch, maximising fuel efficiency. At the front, the Navi sports a 26.8mm inverted telescopic fork with 88.9mm of travel. Honda has implemented a sturdy underbody steel frame for maximum rigidity and handling for riders.

At the rear, the two-wheeler sports a monoshock suspension with 70.1mm of wheel travel. Additionally, the Navi features drum brakes on both wheels, which are 12-inches at the front and 10-inches at the rear. Along with a seat height of 765mm, the Navi sports an EPA-rated fuel economy figure of 46.76 kmpl.

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