Honda Motorcycles and Scooters India (HMSI) are seeming likely to discontinue the Navi altogether from the Indian range. This comes in the wake of poor sales numbers registered by the Scooter in the past few months. In fact, the Honda Navi saw no takers arriving for it in March 2018, with the product selling a shocking ‘zero’ units during that period.
These sales are a far cry from the initial momentum it created. Honda launched the Navi at the 2016 Auto Expo, and the product was known for its quirky looks. The company expected sales figures of 50,000, units during its first year.
To everyone ‘s surprise the Navi sold about 60,000 units during that period. Now it seems that these are far gone. According to the 2018 sales reports of the Navi, Honda were able to sell only 1003 and 620 units in January and February respectively.
During its short time in India, the Navi was also launched with the chrome and adventure additions. These were in an attempt to boost its sales numbers, which were at that time seeing a decline. Now, Honda has not yet planned a replacement for the Navi and are not even likely to make it.
The Navi is powered by a 110cc, four-stroke engine also seen on the Activa. This engine Is capable of delivering 8 bhp of power and 9 Nm of torque. Honda gives the Navi a 3.8 litre fuel tank, with the product giving a mileage of 60 kmpl.
The Navi is available in three variants: Street, Adventure and Off-road. Colour options are in the form of Red, Green, White, Orange and Black. Let us all hope that the product does gain some sales momentum in the coming months, since Benelli is planning on launching a competitor for the Navi, likely to be called the TNT135.
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