of Japan recently announced the launch of a special ‘Limited Edition’ of its
flagship scooter -Forza 300. It may be recalled that recently a few Horza 300
scooters were delivered to select customers via the CBU unit. Dealer sources in
New Delhi had maintained that the scooter costs around Rs 6.4 lakh ex showroom
delivering the Forza 300 scooters earlier, Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Senior Vice
President - Sales and Marketing, Honda Motorcycle &Scooter India Pvt. Ltd.
said, that the Forza 300 scooter was displayed at Honda BigWing, Gurugram where
it was booked by a few enthusiasts. Subsequently, Honda decided to introduce it
in India. He informed that the company has delivered the first lot of four
units to the customers. “Moving forward, we will announce the Euro 5 compliant
version in FY 2021,” he had mentioned.
2020 special ‘Limited Edition’ now joins the range of Forza 300 scooters. ,
complete with striking new grey and gloss black colour scheme, heightened
premium feel from red stitching around the leather seat and matching wheel rim
tape, colour matched Smart Key top box and a new distinctive Forza 300 logo.
new Forza 300 design lines flow back from its electric screen, controlled by a
switch on the left handlebar, which adjusts smoothly through 140mm. It is
designed to provide wind protection (with airflow directed around and over the
rider’s head) and reduce wind noise. Two full face helmets can be stored under
the seat, and it’s also possible to partition the storage area to house a
helmet and/or rain gear and A4 sized bags. The front left inner fairing pocket
is lockable, and its internal space can be arranged for the rider’s convenience,
to hold a phone and water bottle, for instance. It also houses a 12V charging socket.
All lighting is LED.
Forza 300’s Smart Key – as well as controlling the main ignition switch knob
and compartment locking – also manages the optional 45L removable top box. With
the Smart Key in the rider’s pocket, the box automatically locks when the rider
walks away. It can also be locked from the key. The top box switch is on its
bottom surface, and to maintain the internal volume of the box the actuator
mechanism is located in the rear body of the machine.
present analogue speedometer and rev counter dials flanking a digital display that
can switch between 3 modes (controlled by a switch on the left handlebar):
odometer, range remaining and current mpg; trip meter, average mpg and timer;
or ambient temperature thermometer and battery sensor.
for both style and aerodynamic efficiency, the Forza 300’s look mirrors that of
the popular Forza 125. Silver accents around the nose, front and side cowls
lend a further touch of elegance in keeping with the overall premium feel.
THE HISTORY OF FORZA 300
Forza name has long been a powerful force in Honda’s two wheeled lineup. Its history
as a premium midsize scooter goes back to the year 2000: the first model set
the template, delivering a lively ride, plenty of storage room and an
innovative combined braking system. It was well received throughout Europe,
where owners found its multirole capability useful in every aspect of daily
life. While retaining its trademark mix of sporty and GT character, the Forza
300 has constantly evolved.
2004 it gained Honda’s S MATIC electronically controlled CVT (Continuously Variable
Transmission), a theft deterring Smart key, highly efficient PGMFI fuel
injection for the engine and space for two full face
under the seat.
saw the addition of ABS brakes and in 2008, luxurious touches like an audio
package and speakers plus upgraded S MATIC (with phased auto shift mode) and
Combined ABS brakes were added. In 2016 it moved on again, as the Forza 300
with a new ‘sitin’ design large enough to carry two people in total comfort,
even at highways speeds.
marked the unveiling of a radically revised Forza 300 – lighter, smaller,
smarter and sportier following in the hugely successful wheel tracks of its
little brother, the Forza 125, while retaining all the best attributes of its
2018 update saw the wheelbase lengthened and its width reduced, but with the
addition of a higher seat height for improved visibility. A revised chassis,
redesigned frame and larger diameter rear wheel boosted acceleration, top speed
and fuel efficiency. Smoothly adjustable, the electric screen provides maximum
wind protection at speed or ultimate freedom around town. Honda Selectable
Torque Control (HSTC) can be switched on and off from the left handlebar.
instruments serve up extra information digitally, in support of the analogue
dials and all lighting is LED. The Smart Key offers control of the optional
45litre top box