Guess where Dealernews was on the eve of the final IMS tour stop? Getting a ride on Honda’s new Navi miniMOTO! Creative director Gus Stewart cruised the UC Irvine campus and took the ferry to Balboa Island on the 2022 model… and now he wants one for Christmas! Priced for less than $2K and fully street legal, there are plenty of young… and young at heart kids.
“From the original Cub to the Grom, Honda has a proud legacy of producing miniMOTO models that open doors to new riders, and the Navi is set to extend that trend even further,” said Brandon Wilson, Sports & Experiential Manager at American Honda. “This miniMOTO checks all the boxes for new riders, like simple operation, a fun design, low operating costs and Honda reliability – all for well under $2,000. We’re pleased to make motorcycling possible for more riders by offering the Navi in the U.S.”
A fuel-efficient, user-friendly 110cc engine and an automatic transmission – so no shift lever or clutch lever. The look is sporty and fun, and the seat has a low, 30.1-inch height, so most riders can touch the ground with both feet. The combination is a bike that’s nimble for navigating city traffic, easy to carry on an RV bumper rack and lightweight to simplify maneuvering into tight parking spots. There’s even a storage bin for stowing a jacket, snack or textbooks.
To be unveiled to consumers at IMS OUTDOORS event in SoCal this weekend, Honda dealers will begin getting theirs in January 2022 (February for California dealers).