‹ Go back

Honda Navi Buying Guide

Rating: 4 · Review by Autotrader
Honda Navi Green

Table of Contents

Honda Navi History and Overview

First introduced to the U.S. in 2022 the Honda Navi, like the Honda Grom, is part of Honda’s MiniMoto motorcycle lineup. This is the same motorcycle which debuted in India in 2016 and shares a lot of components from Honda’s Activa scooter. The Navi didn’t sell well in India since buyers had more options in the same price bracket, with many preferring to buy the Activa, one of the highest selling 2-wheel scooters in India.

Manufactured in Mexico, what sets the Navi apart from the other mini motorcycles in Honda’s lineup is it’s no-shift, automatic transmission and the shockingly low price point. How inexpensive is the Navi? It is cheaper than some electric bicycles. Honda touts the Navi as very easy to learn how to ride and extremely affordable. When you combine those traits along with Honda’s proven reliability, you have a “can’t miss” formula. Honda markets the Navi not as scooter or at least the powers at Honda don’t consider it to be one despite it sharing some scooter-like qualities, mainly a continuous variable transmission (CVT) and a “twist and go” throttle. Sound familiar? That is exactly what the Honda Ruckus has. Should we call the Navi something new? Is the label “scootercycle” appropriate or are we reaching?

The analog instrument gauge simple, clear, and compact and in typical Honda fashion, we expect the build quality to be excellent. We expect lots of Navi owners will add lots of customization and after-market accessories for this mini-motorcycle. Detractors of the Navi will cite the lack of ABS brakes, the questionable design and styling and the fact that many scooters have more features than the Navi. But you can’t get around that budget price point and we have a feeling that younger, first-time motorcycle riders, especially high schoolers and college students, will highly consider buying the Navi since it appears to be a great option as an entry-level motorcycle. We think experienced motorcycle riders will find the Navi to be a fun riding experience as a novelty bike.

What’s new for 2022? Everything. The Honda Navi is a brand-new model to the U.S. market and is available in four color choices. Primarily because of its entry-level price point, we expect the Navi to be in high demand especially with first time motorcycle and scooter owners. In fact, our site traffic data shows the Navi has become one of the most searched motorcycles through the first part of 2022. Let’s dive into some of the Navi’s details below.

Honda Navi for Sale

Honda Navi Features

  • Reliable, air-cooled fuel-injected engine
  • One-speed, automatic continuous variable transmission (CVT)
  • No neutral or park
  • Integrated, lockable storage compartment
  • Electric starter
  • Steel frame
  • Single rear shock
  • Handlebar lock
  • 30.1-inch low seat height allows rider to be flat footed when stopped
  • Drum brakes, front and rear
  • Helmet holders under seat
  • Built-in handlebar steering lock
  • Analog instrument panel
  • Two passenger seating
  • Telefork front suspension
  • Manual kick start
  • Available only in one trim
Source: Honda official site

Honda Navi Specifications

  • Model ID: NVA110B
  • Model years: 2022 – Present
  • Engine: 109cc air-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke
  • Bore and Stroke: 55mm x 55.6mm
  • Compression Ratio: 9.5:1
  • Induction: Carburetor
  • Ignition: Full transistorized
  • Valve train: OHC; two valves
  • Drive train: Automatic CVT
  • Front suspension: 26.8mm inverted telescopic fork; 3.5 inches of travel
  • Rear suspension: Single shock; 2.76 inches of travel
  • Length: 71.1 inches
  • Brakes: Front, Drum; Rear, Drum
  • Tires: Front, 90/90-12; Rear, 90/100-10
  • Wheelbase: 50.6 inches
  • Seat height: 30.1 inches
  • Rake: 27.5
  • Trail: 3.2 inches
  • Curb weight: 236 pounds (with a full tank)
  • Maximum weight capacity: 344 lbs
Source: Honda Navi manual

Honda Navi MPG, Fuel Economy and Tank Size

Honda Navi fuel efficiency:

Honda states the Nav can reach 110 mpg although owners have reported around 80-90 miles per gallon under real-world conditions. The Navi has a 0.9-gallon fuel tank capacity and there is a reserve. If you flip the reserve switch, remember to switch it back when you fill up next. Honda recommends unleaded 86 octane gas or higher.

Honda Navi Maintenance Schedule

Honda recommended service intervals for the Navi: First oil change and valve inspection at 600 miles, oil change, valve inspection and fuel strainer cleaned every 2,500 or six months. Honda recommends SAE 10W-30 oil. Refer to the owner’s manual for the full maintenance schedule.

Honda Navi Price

Honda Navi New Price:

The base MSRP of a 2022 Honda Navi is $1,807. MSRP excludes a destination charge of $200 and freight surcharge of $100. For the initial model year of 2022, we’ve heard reports of dealer’s charging over MSRP for this in-demand entry-level scooter-cycle.

Used Honda Navi Price:

Since 2022 is the first model year for the Navi, we anticipate used pricing to be equal to the price of a new model. We also expect the Navi to retain their value for several years so if you buy a new one you should be able to sell it for almost, if not what, you paid for it as a new bike.

Honda Navi Top Speed

The top speed of a stock Honda Navi is between 50 and 53 mph. Your actual top speed will vary depending on the driver’s weight and road conditions.

Honda Navi Colors

There are four color combinations available for the 2022 Honda Navi. There is no price difference between the different color choices.


Honda Navi Red

Grasshopper Green

Honda Navi Grasshopper Green

Nut Brown

Honda Navi Nut Brown

Ranger Green

Honda Navi Ranger Green

Honda Navi Warranty

A new Honda Navi includes a 1-year transferable, unlimited-mileage limited warranty.

Optional Extended HondaCare Protection Plan® Pricing and Cost
Up to 250cc engines 12 months 24 months 36 months 48 months 60 months
Without Roadside Assistance $320 $370 $440 $530 $670
With 24/7 Roadside Assistance $370 $440 $530 $630 $790
Source: Honda Protection Plan

Reported Problems and Issues

Since the Navi is brand new for 2022 there haven’t been enough time to discover wide-spread, systemic issues with the this model. However, some new users – particularly those not used to a bike with carburetor – have reported these issues.

  • At high altitudes (above 6,500ft), a rich air-fuel mixture can cause drivability problems, reduce engine performance and increase fuel consumption. Honda addresses this in the Navi’s owner’s manual. The solution is an easy fix; adjust the carburetor for high altitude riding.
  • New owners have reported starting problems: when the choke lever is set all the way down and if not enough gas is given with the brake engaged, the Navi will stall out. Owners have reported this issue going away after their Navi reaches the 200 mile mark.
  • Low idle issues have been reported. Adjusting the carburetor’s air-fuel mixture should address this. Navi owners have found the bike prefers to be warmed up.

Pros and Cons

  • Low price point
  • Lockable storage compartment
  • Easy to learn how to ride
  • Drum brakes
  • Suspension isn’t great
  • You get what you pay for

Honda Navi vs. Honda Grom vs. Honda Ruckus

You can’t compare the Navi to the Grom. The Grom has a regular, five-speed gearbox transmission, a clutch, the Grom’s engine - at 124cc - is much larger than the Navi, and at $3,399 base MSRP the Grom is nearly $1,600 more expensive than the Navi.

The Ruckus scooter on the other hand does have a “twist and go” throttle so there are no gears or clutch in its automatic transmission. The Ruckus engine, at only 49cc, is half of what the Navi’s engine has in power. Although the Ruckus is comparable in length to the Navi, it is 30lbs less than the Navi. When you compare the new price of a 2023 Ruckus MSRP vs. a 2022 Honda Navi, the Ruckus will cost buyers $1,092 more.

Other Competitors

If you want a bike with more power than the Navi you may want to consider a 150cc scooter such as the Vespa Primavera 150, Honda PCX 150, Vespa GTS 300, and the Yamaha Zuma 125. Alternatively, those owners who don’t want to deal with getting a motorcycle license may choose to buy a 50cc scooter, like the Honda Metropolitan, over the Navi. Other Honda motorcycles which could be an option to buy include the Trail 125 and the Monkey. But all of these can’t compete with the Navi’s budget friendly pricing so if your stretched for cash, the Navi may be for you.

Honda Navi Accessories

Here are some of the popular and useful Navi accessories from Honda and other suppliers that you might want to consider as well. Some owners also invest in security accessories given how light the Navi is, which makes it more susceptible to being stolen. Since the Navi is so new there aren’t many accessories available outside the official OEM options.

  • Luggage rack
  • Wind Screen
  • Rear rack
  • Mobile Phone Holder Kit
  • GPS tracking system
  • Cover
2022 Honda Navi

Can the Honda Navi be a Daily Driver?

This YouTuber breaks down the Honda Navi, including what modifications and accessories are possible. If you’re considering buying a Navi, we’d encourage you to watch this video.

Published Jun 15th, 2022

Honda Navi Frequently Asked Questions

  • How much is a Honda Navi?

    The 2022 Honda Navi is priced at a $1,807 which does not include the $200 destination charge and $100 freight surcharge. Some buyers have reported dealers charging over MSRP due to limited inventory availability and high demand combined with supply chain issues.
  • Why is the Honda Navi so cheap?

    Honda can keep the cost of the Navi down because it shares a lot of its components with the Honda Activa scooter, a popular vehicle in India. Simply put, Honda can buy or produce in large, mass scale so it gains a competitive pricing edge.
  • What is a Honda Navi?

    We think the Navi is a scooter, but Honda has classified the Navi as a mini motorcycle. All the mechanical and operational features of the Navi have more in common with a scooter than a motorcycle. Most scooters use a continuous variable transmission (CVT) and a “twist and go” throttle, and since the Navi has those as well, it has more in common with a scooter than a motorcycle.
  • How does the Honda Navi compare vs. the Grom?

    You can’t compare the Navi to the Grom. The Grom has a regular, five-speed gearbox transmission, a clutch, the Grom’s engine, at 124cc, is much larger than the Navi, and the Grom’s engine is mounted closer to the front of the bike and the Grom is more expensive than the Navi. Bottom line: the Navi is no where close to the Grom.
  • What kind of brakes does the Honda Navi have?

    Honda opted for drum brakes instead of ABS brakes for the Navi. New riders should remember that some new brakes can take up to 100-300 miles to achieve full stopping power and drum brakes can take longer. Pro tip: If you think your Navi has weak brakes, it is most likely because the brakes have not been fully broken in yet.

    Also, the Navi’s cable brake setup will engage both the front and rear brakes at the same time regardless if you just pull on either just the front brake or just the back brake.
  • How much does a Honda Navi weigh?

    The curb weight of a Honda Navi is 236 lbs with a full tank of gas.
  • How fast is Honda Navi?

    The top speed of a stock Honda Navi is between 50 and 53 mph. Your actual top speed will vary depending on the driver’s weight and road conditions.
  • Do you need a motorcycle license for a Honda Navi?

    Yes, in most states, you need a motorcycle license to operate a Navi since the engine size is larger than 50cc. Check with your local state DMV for applicable rules just to be safe.
  • How many CC is the Honda Navi engine?

    The 2022 Honda Navi has a 109cc air-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke engine.
  • Where is the Honda Navi made?

    The Navi is manufactured in Mexico.
  • Is the Honda Navi street legal?

    Yes. While the Navi is street legal it may not be allowed on some state highways where the posted speed limit is 65 or 70mph. Check with your state’s DMV for local rules and regulations.
  • Can you finance a Honda Navi?

    Yes, you can finance a Honda Navi using your own bank or credit union. Your local Honda motorcycle dealer can also offer financing.
  • How much weight can a Honda Navi hold?

    The maximum weight capacity of a Navi is 344 lbs.
  • Does the Honda Navi have a clutch?

    No, the Honda Navi does not have a clutch to control the engine’s continuous automatic variable transmission.
  • What oil does a Honda Navi take?

    Honda recommends SAE 10W-30 oil for the 2022 Navi model.
  • How many miles will a Honda Navi last?

    This is too early to tell given that the Navi first became available in Honda dealerships in April 2022. If the Navi is like other Honda mini motor models though, it should last up to 90,000 to 130,000 miles if well taken care of.
  • How much does it cost to insure a Honda Navi?

    Assuming you’re a younger rider (16 – 25), to insure a Navi could range from $150 to $500 annually or $13 - $41 per month. Of course, this depends on your collision, comprehensive, liability and deductible coverages and other factors like your driver history, age, passing a safety course and even your GPA. It is recommended to get at least 3 to 5 quotes either directly from an insurance company or by using an insurance broker. Remember, each state has insurance minimums which you are legally required to have. Not having insurance on your Navi could put you in violation of your state’s laws.
  • How much would a financed Honda Navi cost per month?

    Assuming a $2,400 out the door price (including all dealer fees), a 6% state and local sales tax, a 3-6% interest rate for 3 years with $300 down, your financed payment will be around $64 per month. You would end up pay approximately $200 in interest over the life of the 36 month loan. Your finance rate will vary depending on your credit score and your bank’s terms while tax depends on where you live. If you want to change these factors, you can use our loan payment calculator.

More Related Motorcycles

Related Articles

2017 Zero DSR Electric Motorcycle Review

Zero's latest electric dual sport motorcycle makes its case for space in the garage.

2018 Honda Gold Wing: Honda Redesigns Its Iconic Bike From the Ground Up

Honda redesigns its Gold Wing from the ground up for 2018

Related Motorcycles


More Related Motorcycles

We use cookies and browser activity to improve your experience, personalize content and ads, and analyze how our sites are used. For more information on how we collect and use this information, please review our Privacy Policy. California consumers may exercise their CCPA rights here.