Honda’s All-new Forza 750 Debuts Overseas
Published On Oct 15, 2020 10:13 AM By Gaurav Sadanand
Gets a powerful 745cc parallel twin-cylinder motor with ride-by-wire, 3 riding modes and a multistage traction control system
- Comes with a Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) as standard.
- Features list includes LED lights, 5-inch TFT display with smartphone connectivity and a USB charger.
- The ignition, seat opening and locking is all controlled via a smart key.
- Makes 58.6PS and 69Nm.
Honda’s scooter portfolio both in the domestic and international market is on point. It reigns supreme here in India with the Activa range, and has an extensive international lineup that consists of luxury and off-road scooters. With the introduction of the all-new Forza 750, Honda intends to take the fight to Yamaha’s TMAX which has been dominating the segment until now. The Forza 750 packs a larger, more powerful motor, a Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) and a truckload of features. Not to mention, it’s one of the best maxi scooters we’ve set our eyes on so far.
It’s been styled to look like a proper grand tourer with a tall windscreen, a comfortable riding posture and road presence. It may be large in terms of proportions, but it looks sharp and sleek. You have LED lights all around with the front turn indicators integrated into the body panels for a clean look. Additional features include a smartphone compatible 5-inch full-colour TFT display, Honda’s Voice Control, and a smart key that controls the ignition, seat opening and locking. The 22-litre underseat storage comes with a USB charger and is spacious enough to accommodate a full face helmet.
Powering the maxi-scooter is a counter-balanced Euro 5-compliant 745cc parallel twin-cylinder motor. It’s tuned to deliver 58.6PS at 6,750rpm with a maximum torque of 69Nm at 4,750rpm. Honda claims the engine is frugal enough to offer 27.8kmpl, which when paired with a 13.2-litre fuel tank translates to a range of about 370km under ideal riding conditions. To add to this, you have multiple riding modes to choose from -- Standard, Sport, Rain and User, along with three levels of traction control or Honda Selectable Torque Control.
But the icing on the cake has to be Honda’s Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) which delivers consistent, seamless gear changes. The system offers two different riding methods – the automatic mode shifts gears according to a pre-programmed shift pattern taking into consideration the vehicle speed, gear selected and engine rpm. As for the manual transmission, it allows the rider to shift gears using the paddle-shift style triggers on the left handlebar.
The Forza 750 uses a tubular steel diamond frame with a 41mm USD fork and a Pro-Link monoshock. Twin 310mm discs mated to radially mounted calipers up front and a single 240mm rear disc help anchor the scooter. Dual-channel ABS comes as standard. It gets 17/15-inch cast aluminium front and rear wheels wrapped around 120/70-section and 160/60-section tyres. The Forza 750 weighs in at 235kg kerb.
You could also equip the scooter with a bunch of genuine Honda accessories like heated grips, leg wind deflectors upper/lower, footrest cover and a rear carrier with a 50/38-litre top box. If you fancy touring, you could slap on a pair of pannier stays with a 26-litre (right) and a 33-litre (left) aluminium/colour matched panniers.