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on: November 21, 2021, 01:49:53 pm
Honda has just announced a new 110cc motorcycle/scooter model that has an MSRP of only $1,807 called the Navi, which they will introduce to the U.S. market in 2022. It is expected to reach California next February. It sounds to me like they are going back to the 1960's with something similar to the original Super Cub, only a lot more refined. Here is the story: https://www.revzilla.com/common-tread/2022-honda-navi-mini-moto-first-look

That is as cheap as a set of BMW hard luggage.  ::)

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Reply #1 on: November 21, 2021, 03:40:38 pm
That should appeal to fans of the Grom, which are legion, and with a US list price of only $1,807 (and quite possibly a bit less elsewhere in the world) and a seat height of just 30.1 inches (about 76.5 cm), I foresee a grand success of that model with your stylish yet practical working urban gal, certainly in developing lands. The fact that its overall styling cues are a bit "Woke-Electrico," and hence modern, likely won't hurt its sales any. Though it's somehow gratifying to a geezer set in his old ways like me that it's actually carburetted...probably not the worst option for those locales with fuel sold roadside and dispensed from old Coca-Cola bottles, where scrubbing out the cruds from one's fuel system must be as routine as checking one tire pressure hereabouts.
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Reply #2 on: November 21, 2021, 05:39:49 pm
There WILL be a touring contingent, just to prove you can do it. 110 MPG, shaft drive, factory storage compartment for a cheap rain suit & a hoagie, what's not to like?  ;D ;D ;D

2022 HONDA NAVI
Price (MSRP)   $1,807
Engine   109.2 cc, air-and-fan-cooled, overhead-cam, two-valve single
Transmission,
final drive   CVT and automatic centrifugal dry clutch, belt
Claimed horsepower   N/A
Claimed torque   N/A
Frame   Steel-tube
Front suspension   26.8 mm inverted fork; 3.9 inches of travel
Rear suspension   Single shock; 2.8 inches of travel
Front brake   Single mechanical 130 mm drum
Rear brake   Single mechanical 130 mm drum
Rake, trail   27.5 degrees, 3.2 inches
Wheelbase   50.6 inches
Seat height   30.1 inches
Fuel capacity   0.9 gallons
Tires   90/90-12 front, 90/100-10 rear
Claimed weight   236 pounds
Available   January 2022
Warranty   12 months
More info   hondapowersports.com

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/auto/honda-navi-8-things-you-need-to-know/slideshow/52828493.cms
" Fuel and speed - The Navi has a fuel tank capacity of 3.8 litres and can average a fuel mileage of 60 km/l. It is also capable of a top speed of 81 km/h. "
{81 KPH is nominally 50 MPH, so likely 40-45 sustained "cruise", given windless flat ground conditions}

Check out the hollow section 8 seconds in.
2018 Honda Navi Review!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBw-sMk6IpI




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Reply #3 on: November 21, 2021, 09:19:10 pm
It does remind me of the original 50cc Super Cub, including the two valves and carburetor and even the top speed. The price might very well be comparable, taking inflation into consideration. I think the original Cub sold for $245 and you could get the electric start version for something like $50 more - if my memory is correct.
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Reply #4 on: November 22, 2021, 12:13:03 pm
There WILL be a touring contingent, just to prove you can do it. 110 MPG, shaft drive, factory storage compartment for a cheap rain suit & a hoagie, what's not to like?  ;D ;D ;D

2022 HONDA NAVI
Price (MSRP)   $1,807
Engine   109.2 cc, air-and-fan-cooled, overhead-cam, two-valve single

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/auto/honda-navi-8-things-you-need-to-know/slideshow/52828493.cms
" Fuel and speed - The Navi has a fuel tank capacity of 3.8 litres and can average a fuel mileage of 60 km/l. It is also capable of a top speed of 81 km/h. "
{81 KPH is nominally 50 MPH, so likely 40-45 sustained "cruise", given windless flat ground conditions}

Check out the hollow section 8 seconds in.
2018 Honda Navi Review!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBw-sMk6IpI

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Reply #5 on: November 22, 2021, 02:37:34 pm
I will take the larger wheels anyday. That Navi reminds me of something designed to carry a golf bag.
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Reply #6 on: November 22, 2021, 02:40:20 pm
I found this review of the 2022 Honda Navi from the U.S. press introduction of the bike interesting. It makes some good observations about marketing the model in the U.S. and even mentions that it has a kick starter should the battery fail.  :)  I wonder what the owner's manual says about using the kick starter and how many legal warnings it contains regarding its use.  ;)

BTW, as the owner of a Bullet, I appreciate the design of the Navi's rear fender/mud guard, when compared with the rear fenders and possum scrapers that you see on most other current motorcycle models.   :)
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Reply #7 on: November 22, 2021, 02:41:00 pm
I will take the larger wheels anyday. That Navi reminds me of something designed to carry a golf bag.

Or to put into a golf bag.   ;D
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Reply #8 on: November 22, 2021, 05:10:39 pm
BTW, as the owner of a Bullet, I appreciate the design of the Navi's rear fender/mud guard, when compared with the rear fenders and possum scrapers that you see on most other current motorcycle models.   :)

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Reply #9 on: November 22, 2021, 08:02:14 pm
@ #5: A 2021 Honda Super Cub C125 ABS seems to retail for nearly $4K, about double the Navi. A bit more cash & you are riding a new Meteor or a near infinite selection of great used equipment.
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Reply #10 on: November 23, 2021, 01:36:24 pm
@ #5: A 2021 Honda Super Cub C125 ABS seems to retail for nearly $4K, about double the Navi. A bit more cash & you are riding a new Meteor or a near infinite selection of great used equipment.
Ya, , Ya, It's a bad deal. Thats why its the most produced motor vehicle in the world.  ;)
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Reply #11 on: November 23, 2021, 06:24:05 pm
So, do you own one?
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Reply #12 on: November 24, 2021, 01:12:37 pm
So, do you own one?
Had one in 1969. I was 14. It was a 1960 50cc. It was indestructible . After me it survived 2 other teenage owners. 100 million and counting are some amazing stats. That engine/trans/auto clutch combination is truly stone axe reliable. Even when mine was on its 3rd owner and smoking like Dean Martin, it still did the job.
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Reply #13 on: November 24, 2021, 02:25:24 pm
Had one in 1969. I was 14. It was a 1960 50cc. It was indestructible . After me it survived 2 other teenage owners. 100 million and counting are some amazing stats. That engine/trans/auto clutch combination is truly stone axe reliable. Even when mine was on its 3rd owner and smoking like Dean Martin, it still did the job.

If you have time on your hands, here is a YouTube video that you might like to watch. It compares the old CT90 with the new CT125 during a trip across Alaska: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Geb_QFxp_hs
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Reply #14 on: November 24, 2021, 03:44:39 pm
If you have time on your hands, here is a YouTube video that you might like to watch. It compares the old CT90 with the new CT125 during a trip across Alaska: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Geb_QFxp_hs
Will do. Wasn't there a Top Gear that they gave one the "Hilux Pickup treatment"? I seem to remember them dropping one 5 stories and riding it away.
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