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Here Are 5 Things To Know About Honda’s Upcoming Maxi-scooter


Here’s why this could be a gamechanger for Honda as a premium two-wheeler player in the Indian context

Honda has been testing the waters with the possibility of introducing a maxi-scooter in India, which has yielded positive results. No wonder then that the brand sold off the four units of the Forza 300 that it brought for customer feedback and will be looking to sell the Euro 5/BS6-compliant version of the maxi-scooter soon. So, why should you be excited for Honda’s maxi-scooter?

Maximum Impact
The Forza 300 looks properly big. It is so big that it makes the Honda Activa 125 BS6 seem like the Honda Cliq. Given its mahoosive size, it is also 35kg heavier than the Honda CB300R naked! We are sure, it will grab a lot of eyeballs.

Maximum Power
Powered by a 279cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine that churns out 25.1PS and 27.2Nm, the Forza 300 would become the most powerful scooter to go on sale in India. In fact, the only other maxi-scooter that should be roaming our streets soon is the 22Kymco X-Town 300i, which sadly falls short.

Maximum Features
With rider aids such as Variable Valve Timing (VVT) and Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC, Honda lingo for traction control), the Forza 300 is a feature rich scooter. It also features all-LED lighting and a semi-digital instrument console that displays the odometer, tripmeter, estimated range, real-time as well as average fuel efficiency, clock, and ambient temperature. Even the windscreen can be adjusted electronically.

Also read: Honda Forza 300 vs 22Kymco X-Town 300i: Spec Comparison

Maximum Reach
Compared to its rival, the X-Town 300i, Honda has a larger dealership network. This maxi-scooter will arrive in India via the CKD route and will be sold only via Honda’s premium BigWing stores, which will be present in 75 cities by the end of the year. Hence, serviceability and maintenance would not be a major issue even if you decide to tour on your maxi-scooter.

Maximum Kharcha
As it will arrive in India via the CKD route, the Forza 300 will play in the premium end of the spectrum. We expect Honda to slap on a price tag of Rs 2.5 lakh to Rs 2.8 lakh (ex-showroom) for the Forza 300. Currently, the most expensive scooter on sale in India, the Vespa VXL 150 Elegante, costs half of that.

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