Honda NAVI is a scooter-bike crossover developed in India
The Honda NAVI mystery two wheeler is being teased at regular intervals ahead of its world premiere at the Auto Expo on February 3. Economic Times reports that, according to the people in the know, the NAVI (New Additional Value for India) is a crossover between a conventional scooter and a motorcycle.
The segment-creating two wheeler is the first project to be undertaken by Honda’s new Indian two wheeler R&D division. Right from conceptualization to the final product, the NAVI has been developed in-house. Internally codenamed as K74, the two wheeler crossover will attempt to offer the positive attributes of both scooter and motorcycle.
Targeting young trendsetters of India, the Honda NAVI would be aiming to borrow a leaf from the four-wheeler market and capitalize of the term crossover to lure customers. The product’s styling and pricing would be vital to disrupt the market which is slowly but steadily tilting towards automatic scooters.
The technical details of the product are still scarce but ET reports that power will come from the same 110 cc air-cooled four-stroke engine that also powers the popular Activa. The engine is likely to be mated to a variomatic transmission.
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The Honda NAVI would be made at the company’s Manesar plant and would be ready to hit the showrooms towards the middle of this year.