Honda Forza 350 Highlights
Honda has launched the Forza 350 overseas. It gets an all-new larger and more powerful Euro 5 compliant motor. Check out more details about the new maxi-scooter here. The Honda Forza 350 is likely to make it to India via the CKD route initially. Honda says it's considering localising some of its premium products, and we believe this may include the Forza 350 as well. Expect the maxi-scooter to be priced around Rs 2.5 lakh to Rs 2.8 lakh (ex-showroom). It features an LED lighting setup, semi-digital instrument cluster, and an electronically adjustable windscreen. Thanks to its touring orientation, you get oodles of underseat storage that can hold up to two full-face helmets. A 12-volt socket and underseat USB charger means you can charge your phone on the go. The Honda Forza 350 draws power from a 279cc, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected motor that offers 25PS of power and 27.2Nm of peak torque. The motor features VVT (Variable Valve Timing) which offers better low, mid and top-end performance just like the R15 V3. It also gets Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) that works on the lines of a traction control system, monitoring the wheel speed and slip ratio and accordingly controlling engine torque to regain rear wheel traction. In terms of hardware, the Forza 300 uses a 33mm telescopic fork and twin rear shock absorbers with 7-stage preload adjustability. Anchoring the maxi-scooter is a single 256mm disc brake up front and 240mm rear disc brake with dual-channel ABS. Its 15-inch front and 14-inch rear wheels come wrapped in 120/70-section front and a fat 140/70-section rear tyre. The upcoming Japanese scooter will go up against the 22Kymco 300i.