If you’re in the market for a new motorcycle, you may want to consider the 2022 Honda Navi. This bike has been designed to offer riders the perfect combination of style, performance, and practicality.
In this first ride review, we’ll take a closer look at the 2022 Honda Navi and see what makes it stand out from the competition.
Design and Style
The 2022 Honda Navi has a unique and eye-catching design. It’s a small bike that’s perfect for navigating through busy city streets.
The bike has a sporty look with a sleek front headlight and a stylish fuel tank. The seat is comfortable and the footrests are positioned in such a way that riders can enjoy a relaxed and comfortable ride.
The bike is available in four different colors – red, white, black, and green. All of the colors look great and add to the overall appeal of the bike.
The bike is also available with a range of accessories, including a windshield and a rear carrier, which can be useful for carrying luggage or other items.
Base Price: $1,807
Engine Type: Fan-cooled Single, SOHC w/ 2 valves
Bore x Stroke: 55.0mm x 55.6mm
Horsepower: 7.8 hp @ 9,500 rpm
Torque: 6.6 lb-ft @ 5,500 rpm
Transmission: Automatic CVT
Final Drive: Chain
Wheelbase: 50.6 in.
Rake/Trail: 27.5 degrees/3.2 in.
Seat Height: 30.1 in.
Wet Weight: 236 lbs.
Fuel Capacity: 0.9 gals.
Engine and Performance
The 2022 Honda Navi is powered by a 109cc, air-cooled engine that delivers a maximum power output of 8 horsepower and a maximum torque of 8.94 Nm.
The engine is mated to a four-speed gearbox that offers smooth and precise gear changes.
The bike has a top speed of around 81 km/h, which is more than enough for city riding. The bike also has a fuel tank capacity of 3.6 liters, which is enough to provide a decent range of around 100 kilometers on a full tank.
Handling and Comfort
One of the standout features of the 2022 Honda Navi is its handling. The bike is incredibly nimble and easy to maneuver, making it perfect for navigating through busy city streets.
The bike has a low center of gravity, which makes it feel stable and planted even at high speeds.
The bike also offers a comfortable ride, thanks to its well-padded seat and well-positioned footrests. The bike’s suspension system is also well-tuned, which helps to absorb bumps and provide a smooth ride.
The 2022 Honda Navicomes with a range of safety features that help to keep riders safe on the road. The bike has a front disc brake and a rear drum brake, which provide excellent stopping power.
The bike also has a combined braking system (CBS), which helps to distribute braking force between the front and rear wheels for more effective braking.
The bike also has an engine kill switch, which can be useful in emergency situations. The switch is located on the right-hand side of the handlebar and can be easily accessed by the rider.
Like any great team, Honda’s miniMOTO lineup has something for everyone. Grom favors a sporty look while Monkey opts for a classic look.
The Super Cub adds an urban touch to the mix, and the Trail 125 meets the demands of continuous use. With each member filling a niche, the Red Team miniMOTO family feels complete. However, the new Honda Navi 2022 is by far the most affordable and user-friendly model in the lineup. Honda Navi 2022 borrows 109cc engine from Activa 6G scooter.
Bending the line between torsion scooters and stepper motorcycles, the latest mini borrows the fan-cooled Single 109cc engine from the Activa 6G and Grom’s ubiquitous design language.
Honda hopes the combination of practicality and performance will create a new segment in the miniMOTO lineup, for students, commuters and scooter converts. T
o demonstrate Navi’s motorcycling prowess, Honda invited us to Costa Mesa, California to test drive the brand new mini.
Before taking the saddle, longtime Honda collaborators, Stable Garage and MNNTHBX (man in the box), showed off their custom Navi creations to the crowd. From a Tron-inspired cyberpunk dragster to a stereo-equipped street race car, both versions showcase Navi’s customization potential. Honda wants Navi owners to follow in those footsteps, offering TrueTimber and Icon Motorsports graphics accessories from the start.
Even in short supply, the colors Navi’s Red, Grasshopper Green (pictured), Nut Brown and Ranger Green give customers more options to express themselves. All four livers were present when we passed Navi.
As expected, the seat height of 30.1 inches is instantly pleasing. Very few riders will struggle with perch height, especially considering the Navi’s 236-pound weight.
After releasing the left emergency brake and squeezing the front brake lever, you will hear a small buzz. The CVT gearbox automatically returns to zero when stopping, so the emergency brake helps Navi to stay in place when parked. When activated once, the user only needs to turn to move. CVT frees the driver from friction points or the need to shift gears. While the automatic powertrain offers the accessibility of a scooter, it also offers comparable acceleration.
Honda Navi’s 109cc single is attached to the rear handlebar.
Navi comes out of a stop with ease and peak torque is quick at 6.6 lb-ft at 5,500 rpm. It takes longer to reach 7.8hp peak power at 9,500rpm (no gauges on the dashboard). At leisurely speeds, the Navi obeys all posted speed limits, but conversely, riders can surf the miniMOTO at up to 50 mph.
At top speed, with throttle and tailwind, the Navi even reaches a top speed of 55 mph. Of course, you can’t take yourself too seriously on a 109cc motorcycle and the smooth power steering ensures that those antics remain harmless fun.
With front and rear drum brakes, Honda Navi limits braking force.
Drum brakes help with those efforts and are predictably smooth. Light in initial bite and overall stopping force, the braking system requires heavy manual action and longer mileage to perform.
The linked system keeps the Navi steady, but only creates a vague feel in the lever and pedals when used in tandem. On the plus side (especially for beginners), the drum set lacks locking capabilities.
Even though I pressed the brake pedal hard, the rear wheel didn’t brake. Navi’s “old-fashioned” ABS drum brakes match its micro-factory, and the MSRP is $1,807.
Reverse travel fork and rear single shock absorber are responsible for damping and giving a good driving feeling.
Why retail price? Why not $1,799 or even $1,800? A Honda representative told us that this price point is exceptional, not only because of the low price – most e-bikes cost more – but also because it makes people think.
Unlike the brakes, the base suspension exceeds expectations. The 26.8mm upside down fork offers just 3.5 inches of travel and the rear shock reduces that distance to just 2.8 inches, but the supple suspension helps navigate most uneven roads.
Only the strongest shocks disturb the chassis. Fortunately, these cases are very rare. With CARDS
Overall, the 2022 Honda Navi is an excellent bike that offers a perfect combination of style, performance, and practicality.
The bike’s unique design and eye-catching colors make it stand out from the competition, while its nimble handling and comfortable ride make it perfect for navigating through busy city streets.
The bike’s safety features also help to ensure that riders stay safe on the road, while its fuel-efficient engine ensures that riders can enjoy a decent range on a full tank. If you’re in the market for a new motorcycle, the 2022 Honda Navi is definitely worth considering.