Given the fact that the Navi uses the same monoshock as the one used in the Activa, the ride quality of the Navi is fairly well sorted. Rough patches are not much of a problem but the particularly high bump or a particularly deep pothole will catch it out. That said, it’s not the kind of ride quality that will leave you jarred.
Braking duties on the Navi are handled by a pair of 130-mm drums. Strangely enough, the Navi has to make do without Honda’s signature Combi-brake system, which ensures greater stability (and therefore safety) when under braking. Nonetheless, the brakes on the Navi are decently sharp and there is just about enough feel. For the most part, braking is a stress-free affair on the Navi. Although Honda are not providing it even as an option for now, we hope the company recognises the constant need for greater safety and provides the option of a front disc sometime in the near future. We would also think that the Navi merits the Combi-brake system.