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The 2023 Honda Navi is part motorcycle, part scooter. Looks are very Grom-like, but engine location and usability is very much like a scooter. In fact, the powerplant comes from the Honda Activa, a scooter that is popular in Asia.
The 2023 Honda Navi is part motorcycle, part scooter. Looks are very Grom-like, but engine location and usability is very much like a scooter. In fact, the powerplant comes from the Honda Activa, a scooter that is popular in Asia. (Honda/)

Rummage between the couch cushions or dip into the piggy bank for some spare change, Honda’s low-cost Navi joins the collection of miniMOTOs for another year. Part scooter, part motorcycle, the Navi is made for budget-minded riders seeking easy and affordable transportation.

Related: 2022 Honda Navi Scooter MC Commute Review

The idea with the Navi is that it’s designed to make motorcycling available to everyone, as such, a simple-to-use engine is par for the course. The carbureted, fan-cooled 109cc single-cylinder does not require shifting thanks to the V-matic automatic transmission. There’s no clutch lever, shift lever, or even neutral, which makes it as easy to operate as a twist-and-go scooter. In scooter fashion, the engine is mounted toward the rear, which makes room for a lockable storage compartment in front.

Grasshopper Green is one of four color options for the Navi.
Grasshopper Green is one of four color options for the Navi. (Honda/)

Not only is the Navi economical in price ($1,807), but it is also fuel efficient with a claimed 110 mpg. Many trips to and from campus, the store, or a friend’s house can be made before refilling the 0.9-gallon tank with petrol.

Lockable storage space in front of the Navi’s engine can hold textbooks, laptop, or a jacket.
Lockable storage space in front of the Navi’s engine can hold textbooks, laptop, or a jacket. (Honda/)

It won’t require much to slow down the light 234-pound moto-scooter, so a pair of 130mm drum brakes manage (plus, these help keep MSRP low). On the left of the handlebar is a parking brake lever to help keep the bike from rolling when parked. A 30-inch seat height inspires confidence when it’s time to put feet down.

With its light curb weight, tiny 12- and 10-inch wheels, and short 50.6-inch wheelbase the Navi will maneuver around town and in packed parking lots with ease. It uses a 26.8mm telescopic fork and left-side-mounted shock to keep the ride composed.

The Navi welcomes customization. Its solid colors are a blank canvas for graphics kits (sold separately) that were made in collaboration with gear manufacturer Icon or hunting-apparel manufacturer TrueTimber.
The Navi welcomes customization. Its solid colors are a blank canvas for graphics kits (sold separately) that were made in collaboration with gear manufacturer Icon or hunting-apparel manufacturer TrueTimber. (Honda/)

MSRP and color choices are the same as when it first launched in 2022, a measly $1,807 for the bike in Red, Grasshopper Green, Nut Brown, or Ranger Green.

2023 Honda Navi Technical Specifications and Price

PRICE:$1,807ENGINE:109cc, SOHC, fan-cooled single-cylinder; 2 valves/cyl.BORE x STROKE:55.0 x 55.6mmCOMPRESSION RATIO:9.5:1FUEL DELIVERY:Carburetor w/ 16mm boreCLUTCH:Automatic centrifugal dryTRANSMISSION/FINAL DRIVE:V-matic CVT/chainFRAME:SteelFRONT SUSPENSION:26.8mm telescopic fork; 3.9 in. travelREAR SUSPENSION:Single shock; 2.8 in. travelFRONT BRAKE:Mechanical 130mm drumREAR BRAKE:Mechanical 130mm drumWHEELS, FRONT/REAR:Steel, 12 in./10 in.TIRES, FRONT/REAR:90/90-12 / 90/100-10RAKE/TRAIL:27.5°/3.1 in.WHEELBASE:50.6 in.SEAT HEIGHT:30.0 in.FUEL CAPACITY:0.9 gal.CLAIMED WET WEIGHT:234 lb.WARRANTY:1 yearAVAILABLE:MarchCONTACT:powersports.honda.com

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By: Serena McKnight
Title: 2023 Honda Navi First Look Preview
Sourced From: www.motorcyclistonline.com/news/honda-navi-first-look-preview-2023/
Published Date: Wed, 08 Mar 2023 11:00:05 +0000

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Going Once, Going Twice: The best bikes from the Bonhams February sale

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Ex-Hans-Otto Butenuth BMW RS 500 at the Bonhams February sale
The Bonhams February sale is about to wrap up, so we’re taking a break from our regular scheduled programming to pick our favorite motorcycles from the auction. From an Ariel Square Four and a 1989 Kawasaki ZX-10, to Hans-Otto Butenuth’s BMW 500 Rennsport [above], here are seven classic motorcycles that we’d love to park in the Bike EXIF garage.

1907 Quadrant at the Bonhams February auction
1907 Quadrant In the early 1880s, two blokes by the names of Walter and William Lloyd patented a pedal tricycle steering mechanism, which they (very confusingly) called the ‘Quadrant.’ Anyway, Quadrant went on to make bicycles, tricycles, and motorcycles, and, by 1901, had emerged as one of Britain’s earliest motorcycle manufacturers.

This 453 cc Quadrant was originally built in Coventry and was meticulously restored by a previous owner. It showcases its history through hand-written notes, technical drawings, old registrations, marque-related literature, and an SMCC Pioneer Certificate.

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By: Ben Pilatti
Title: Going Once, Going Twice: The best bikes from the Bonhams February sale
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/bonhams-february-sale-2024
Published Date: Sun, 25 Feb 2024 17:36:07 +0000

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SPEEDVETTE: Raw Power Comes Alive with GM’s LS3 Engine

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SPEEDVETTE: Raw Power Comes Alive with GM’s LS3 Engine
2024 SCOTTSDALE AUCTION – 1973 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE “SPEEDVETTE” – NO RESERVE

Celebrating the best of performance and style at the upcoming 2024 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction, where it is selling with No Reserve, is the “Speedvette,” a 1973 Chevrolet Corvette that marries classic aesthetics with modern muscle.

This custom beauty underwent a no-expense-spared rotisserie restoration completed in March 2023, and comes alive under the hood with a robust GM Performance 6.2-liter LS3 engine, generating 525 horsepower. Paired with a 4L70E 4-speed automatic transmission, it is sure to deliver a straightforward American muscle experience.

This Speedvette rolls on Schott Turbine wheels wrapped in Diamond Back Classic red line tires and boasts a Pro-Touring treatment. Its Coffman Corvette custom chassis incorporates C6/C7 components, RideTech coilovers and a power rack & pinion steering system. Stopping power is delivered by C7 calipers gripping slotted rotors, assisted by an E-Stopp electric brake.

The exterior’s subtle modifications include 2-inch rear fender flares and a smoothed decklid with a waterfall effect. The Torch Red exterior and black Haartz Stayfast convertible top add a classic touch. Inside is a handcrafted bespoke cabin with black leather and red stitching.

Register to bid today for the opportunity to take this Speedvette home with you and join us January 20-28 at WestWorld for the 2024 Scottsdale Auction.

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: SPEEDVETTE: Raw Power Comes Alive with GM’s LS3 Engine
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/speedvette-raw-power-comes-alive-with-gms-ls3-engine-no-reserve-2024-scottsdale/
Published Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2023 21:10:11 +0000

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Road tested: TFX Suspension Xtreme adjustable rear shocks

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TFX Suspension review
I got lucky when I bought my 2012-model Triumph Bonneville SE last year. A single-owner bike with less than 1,500 miles on the dial, it had spent most of its life trickle-charging in a garage. What’s more, the previous owner had thrown a handful of tasteful factory accessories at it (and a few that were less well-judged).

There was one key ingredient missing though; good suspension. Most modern classics roll out of the factory with suspension components that are adequate at best, but the older air-cooled Bonneville’s setup is downright poor. Small LED turn signals and a fancy sprocket cover might make your bike look prettier, but new shocks—like the fully adjustable TFX Suspension Xtreme units now gracing the tail end of my Triumph—will make it ride better.

TFX Suspension Xtreme rear shocks review

Based in The Netherlands, TFX Suspension is run by a small and passionate team, led by founders Hans-Dieter Fischer and Alex Meijs. The two of them formed TFX fourteen years ago when the suspension company that they were working for folded. Now they produce components on their terms, with the sort of hands-on approach that’s often missing from larger companies.

Their catalog includes various mono- and twin-shock items, suitable for a wide range of on- and off-road applications, plus a handful of front suspension upgrades. (We’ve seen their parts on custom bikes from Bottpower, Powerbrick, CNCPT Moto, and more.) They sent me a set of their Xtreme shocks to test out on my Triumph Bonneville; fully-adjustable units that retail for €1,399 [$1516].

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Road tested: TFX Suspension Xtreme adjustable rear shocks
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/tfx-suspension-review
Published Date: Sat, 24 Feb 2024 18:45:19 +0000

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