Honda Navi basic accessories will cost Rs 5000
The Navi is a crossover between an automatic scooter and a commuter motorcycle. It’s the first ever product to be developed by Honda’s Indian R&D...
The Navi is a crossover between an automatic scooter and a commuter motorcycle. It’s the first ever product to be developed by Honda’s Indian R&D division.The Honda Navi may invite polarized opinions but it is an interesting and innovative proposition all the same. Marrying the positive traits of an automatic scooter and a motorcycle in a chic urban package could just be what the Indian youth is looking for. Add to it an attractive starting price of INR 39,500 (ex-showroom, Delhi), the Navi emerges as an irresistible package. Well at least until you get a call from the dealership saying that essential items like side stand, number plates and engine guards are considered as ‘accessories’ and hence are not included in the ex-showroom pricing (they are not a part of the standard kit).
If you are one of those early birds who have booked the Navi already and eagerly waiting for the delivery, be prepared to pay an additional INR 5,000 for the three items mentioned above. Yes, that’s quite steep a price for these three accessories.
According to Bikewale, the on-road price of the entry level Navi comes out to be around INR 51,300 (on-road Virar) with number plates, side stand and leg guard included. Without these accessories, the cost works out to be at INR 46,600 but you can’t choose to give them a miss, can you?
It’s now apparent that the Navi is not actually as affordable as Honda portrayed it to be. On-road prices of the special edition Navi Street, Navi Adventure and Navi Off-Road are most likely to cross INR 60,000 since they have several accessories on board.
HMSI’s first ever homegrown product is no doubt a funky vehicle but luring people with a tempting price tag and then charging extra for essential items is not expected to go well with the customers, especially the ones who have already booked the crossover.
This article has first appeared in Rushlane.com