Honda is one of the leading two wheeler manufacturers in the world. They sell some of the most advanced two wheelers on the planet. Unfortunately, in India, the brand has majorly focused in the entry level commuter segment till date.
Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India is the 2nd largest two wheeler maker in the country. Most of their sales in India are thanks to the Activa automatic scooter, which retails at about Rs 60,000. This has upset many Honda fans who are willing to spend more on two wheelers, but do not have the option.
It seems that Honda is probably listening to these customers. Recently, Honda launched the new CB300R in India as well as the CBR650R. Now, as per a Zigwheels report, Honda is planning to launch Forza 300 sports scooter in India by Dec 2019.
Currently retailed in ASEAN countries and in Japan, the Forza 300 boasts of an aerodynamic design. It gets large LED headlamp, a massive front apron and large and comfortable seat. The rear boasts of sharp looking tail lamps with integrated indicators. The maxi scooter also gets an electronically adjustable windscreen and two analogue dials for speedo and tacho.
The LCD panel gives information on other statistics while underseat storage is large enough for upto 2 helmets. A 12V charging socket comes in as standard. Other on-board features include a Smart Key System to also unlock the seat while the Honda Forza 300 sits on 15” front and 14” rear wheels rapped in 120/70 section front and 140/70 section rear tyres.
Honda Forza 300 is powered by a 279 cc, 4 valve, SOHC, liquid cooled, single cylinder engine. This engine offers 25 PS power and 27.2 Nm torque and offers fuel efficiency to the extent of 31 kmpl. Suspension is via telescopic fork in the front and twin springs at the rear and braking is via 259mm disc brakes in the front and 240mm disc brakes at the rear. Dual channel ABS is offered as standard.
The Honda Forza 300 engine also receives VVT – Variable Valve Timing offering better low, mid and top end performance along with Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) for better traction control and control of engine torque for rear wheel traction.
Honda Forza 300 could come in as a Completely Built Unit (CBU) in India. It will be positioned in the tourer centric automatic sports scooter segment. Expected price range is Rs 7 lakhs.