2018 Honda Forza 300 scooter unveiled

Revised styling, narrower bodywork, a redesigned tubular steel frame and a larger 14” rear wheel are the key traits of Honda’s latest Forza 300.

Other new features include Honda Selectable Torque Control (a traction control system), an electrically-adjustable windscreen, better instruments and full LED lighting. Decent practicality is promised too, because a lockable fairing pocket contains a 12V charging socket, the under-seat storage compartment accommodates two full-face helmets and Smart Key functionality can (for the first time) be used on an optional top box.

Honda Forza 300 (2018) Front Side 1

Some shorter riders might be unhappy about the increase in saddle height from 718 mm (28.3”) to 780 mm (30.7”), though. However, wet weight has fallen by 12 kg (26 lbs) to 182 kg (401 lbs), which should make the scooter a bit easier to manage.

Power is provided by a 279 cc, four-stroke, four-valve, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine that’s mated to a V-Matic continuously-variable transmission. With output and torque rated at 24.8 bhp (18.5 kW / 25.1 PS) and 27.2 Nm (20.0 lb/ft) respectively, top speed is 80 mph (129 km/h) and the World Motorcycle Test Cycle fuel economy figure becomes 87.5 mpg (3.3 l/100km).

Forza 300 customers will have a choice of Pearl Nightstar Black, Crescent Blue Metallic, Matt Cynos Grey Metallic or Matt Pearl Cool White paintwork. UK pricing hasn’t been announced yet.

Honda Forza 300 (2018) InstrumentsHonda Forza 300 (2018) Side 1

Honda Forza 300 (2018) Side 2Honda Forza 300 (2018) Rear Side

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