Sahyadri Moto, a Mumbai-based modification shop has added touring friendly mods to the Honda Navi.
The custom house did the mod for Mr. Arunabh Majumdar for his 7,000 km road trip across India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal to raise awareness for farmers in Tamil Nadu. Called the Honda Navi-Gator, the scooter comes with a 32-litre Hepco Becker top case. The Navi is known to have a limited range because of its puny 3.8-litre fuel tank. As a workaround, Sahyadri has fitted saddle stays on both sides, with extended supports to accommodate jerry cans. There’s also an exoskeletal crash guard with a number of bungee hooks. The custom house has designed it in a way to help secure luggage in the space under the fuel tank.
There are two 10W LED auxiliary lamps on the sides of the headlamp. The company says that is the maximum load the 12V, 3Ah maintenance-free battery can take. Other than these changes, the Navi is stock. There are no changes to the engine either. The 109.19cc single cylinder mill churns out 7.94 PS at 7,000 rpm and 8.96 Nm at 5,500 rpm. The engine pairs with a variomatic transmission and the claimed top speed stands at 81 kmph.
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The Navi employs a telescopic fork at the front and a single shock absorber at the rear. The 12-inch front and 10-inch rear steel wheels are shod with 90-section tyres. Brakes include 130 mm drum on both wheels.