Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India revealed today that they have delivered the first ever Forza 300 scooter in the country. Owner is based in Delhi.
Honda BigWing’s portfolio in India is now a wee bit bigger. The brand brings focus to its premium mid-size scooter segment in India with Forza 300. With the introduction of Forza 300, the brand takes premium ‘scooterisation’ to the next level, and helps the company cater to customers seeking luxury along with joy of riding.
Forza 300 has been on display at Honda BigWing, Gurugram. The pre-booked vehicles in turn helped generate even more interest, and Honda has gone onto introduce the scooter in India. Currently, 4 of these scooters have been delivered to customers. At this point, India is smack in the middle of BS6 transition that’s mandated from April 1, 2020. The scooters in question were best sold now.
The brand has decided to announce the Euro 5 compliant version in FY 2021. Honda Forza 300 gets power from a 279cc, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected SOHC four-valve engine that returns 24.8 bhp @ 7000rpm. It’s tuned to deliver a great ride across low, mid and high rpm. Features include roller type rocker arm, plain journal crank bearings and sealed crankcases for long-term reliability. Oil capacity of 1.7-litres and a 5mm offset cylinder ensures lower internal friction.
The scooter relies on an automatic centrifugal clutch that works V-Matic Transmission (with ratios set for fast low speed reaction and smart acceleration) with a belt final drive. Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) helps regain rear wheel traction by detecting front and rear wheel speed diff, calculates slip ratio, and controls engine torque via the fuel injection. HSTC is switchable. A ‘T’ indicator is seen when the system is working to manage grip.
Chassis foundation is of tubular steel frame. Wheelbase is short at of 1510mm. Radiator and battery are located between the fuel tank and under seat storage area. It’s compact size aids manuring it in congested street traffic. Forza 300 features cast aluminium 15-inch front wheel and 14-inch rear tyre for max traction and ride comfort. It features a single 256mm disc brake in the front, and a 240mm rear disc brake with dual-channel ABS. 33mm telescopic forks are matched by 7-step adjustable twin rear shock absorbers which work through a single piece aluminium swing arm.
The new front screen is designed for wind protection and wind noise reduction. Storage under the seat is big enough for two full-face helmets. The storage area can also be partitioned. There’s a 12V charging socket, and a ‘Smart Key’ to control the main ignition switch knob, operate the fuel lid, and access under seat storage.