Honda Steps Up Its Scooter Game With The Forza 350
- by Benjamin Gracias
- Jul 14, 2020
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Honda had plans to launch the Forza 300 in India. Could we get the new maxi-scooter instead?
- Prices start at 1,73,500 TBH (Rs 4.16 lakh).
- Gets an all-new 330cc liquid-cooled motor.
- Honda had planned to get the Forza 300 to India.
Honda has launched the all-new Forza 350 in Thailand. The all-new maxi-scooter gets a larger, more powerful motor and a host of other cosmetic and feature upgrades. It is now available in Thailand in two variants. The standard variant costs THB 1,73,500 (Rs 4.15 lakh) while the Touring edition that gets a top box as standard is priced at THB 1,82,900 (Rs 4.38 lakh).
The new Forza 350 is designed similar to the Forza 300. It gets features such as all-LED lighting, mirror-mounted LED turn indicators and an emergency stop system that has the tail lamp rapidly blink if you brake hard for an emergency. It also gets an electrically adjustable windscreen that can be raised upto 150mm. Other features include a UBS charging port in the front cubby hole and keyless ignition. The semi-digital instrument console gets two large analogue pods with a large digital screen in the middle. It shows the fuel level, odometer, trip meter, distance to empty and average fuel consumption. The scooter has enough underseat storage to store two helmets and there are enclosed cubby holes in the front apron as well.
The new scooter’s biggest highlight is the all-new motor. Instead of the previous 279cc motor, you get a larger 329.6cc liquid-cooled and fuel-injected 4-valve single cylinder motor. While Honda is yet to reveal the Forza 350’s power and torque, the bikemaker says it will be more powerful than the 300. For reference, the Forza 300 delivers 25PS and 27Nm. Like the Forza 300, it gets traction control.
The Honda Forza 350 gets the same underpinnings as the Forza 300. Suspension setup includes telescopic forks and dual shock absorbers. It sits on 15-inch front and 14-inch rear alloy wheels with 120/70-15 and 140/70-14 tubeless tyres. Braking is via disc brakes at both ends with dual-channel ABS. Seat height is 780mm. The Forza 350’s 185kg kerb weight is 2kg higher but it also get s slightly larger 11.7-litre fuel tank. Even the 147mm ground clearance is 3mm taller.
Honda had said that it would be bringing the Forza to India earlier this year and it was expected to reach our shores by the end of this year. In fact, the bikemaker even delivered 4 units of the Forza 300 in India. However, those were BS4 models. It is highly unlikely that Honda will launch the Forza here as it would require heavy localisation to bring the price down to a reasonable level.
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