Honda Forza 300 India Launch Confirmed. When Can You Buy It?
It will be brought to our shores via the CKD route
- The Forza 300 will be sold through Honda’s BigWing dealerships.
- It’s powered by a 279cc liquid-cooled engine.
- Honda has equipped it with dual-channel ABS and traction control.
Japanese bike maker Honda will bring the Forza 300 in India by this year. The manufacturer has already delivered the first four BS4-compliant units in the country and is planning to introduce the scooter in its BS6 guise soon. The premium maxi-scooter is likely to be brought to our shores via the CKD (Complete Knocked Down) route. There’s no word on the prices yet, but we expect it to be around Rs 2.5 lakh to Rs 2.8 lakh (ex-showroom).
As you can see from the image above, the Forza 300 is a maxi-scooter. An enormous one at that. The Forza 300 is 2,140mm long, 755mm wide, and tips the scale at 182kg! It gets an 11.5-litre fuel tank and if you combine that with its 31kmpl mileage, you get a scooter that can do well over 350km in a full tank of gas.
To move this much heft you need a lot of power and Honda’s got your back on that front. The Forza 300 is powered by a 279cc liquid-cooled, fuel-injected motor, which belts out around 25PS and 27Nm. These figures are of the BS4-compliant motor. Expect the BS6-compliant engine to have slightly different power and torque output.
It gets premium underpinnings as well. For instance, suspension hardware consists of a 33mm telescopic front fork and twin rear shock absorbers with 7-stage spring preload adjustability at the rear. Anchorage is provided by a single 256mm disc brake at the front and a 240mm rear disc brake. Additionally, it gets dual-channel ABS and Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC), making it the first Honda scooter in the country to come with this set of features.
Being a premium scooter, the Forza 300 gets special treatment when it comes to features. So, it gets an electronically adjustable windscreen, an all-LED light setup, a semi-digital instrument console, and a 12V socket.
The upcoming maxi-scooter will be sold via Honda’s BigWing dealerships, which handles the brand’s premium two-wheelers. It will go up against the only 300cc maxi-scooter in India, the 22Kymco 300i. But there’s a teeny tiny problem. You see, 22Kymco was supposed to launch the 300i last year and if you haven’t noticed, it’s already February 2020 and there’s no sign of the 22Kymco.