Honda Navi CBS has been launched in India for Rs 47,110 (ex-showroom). The prices have been increased by nearly Rs 1500 over the non-CBS variant.
Honda Motorcycles and Scooters India has updated its most affordable offering, Navi scooter with Combined Braking System (CBS). The prices have been increased by Rs 1500.
Honda Navi is a fusion of motorbikes and scooters, adapting a small motorcycle type body with an engine of a scooter. It was launched back in 2016, aimed at young riders.
The safety regulations for two-wheelers are scheduled to kick in from April 2019. Bikes and scooters below 125cc will be equipped with CBS and above 125cc with ABS.
Meanwhile, reports say that Navi might be discontinued from next year, as the engine regulation norms kick in. Owing to its poor sales over the past many months, they might not be equipped with BS-6 engines.
Honda is planning to use fuel injection in all of its model to comply with the emission norms. This process will certainly increase the prices of every two-wheeler, by a considerable margin.
Honda Navi has remained unsold for the past 2-3 months. If any model is not generating revenue, then what’s the point of updating it and increasing the prices further?
Navi uses a 109cc HET engine, that is capable of producing 8 BHP and 8.94 Nm of torque. The same engine is used in Honda Activa 5G, Aviator, Activa-i and Dio scooters.
The scooter is equipped with features such as a funky speedometer, fuel indicator, tubeless tires and front telescopic suspension.
Honda offers Navi with a variety of paint jobs and customization packs to choose from. Some include Ranger Green, Ladakh Brown and Red colours with contrasting graphics.
Despite Honda Navi being cheaper than Activa 5G by nearly Rs 8000-10000, it still fails to attract the targeted crowd.