ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Battle scooters
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-05-2013, 09:57 AM   #1
DOUBLE-O G OP
Smooth Operator
 
DOUBLE-O G's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2004
Location: San Antonio, TX
Oddometer: 2,482
Honda Forza 300

Interesting article here:

http://blog.motorcycle.com/2012/11/1...ed-for-europe/

And lots of pics too.

__________________
2013 Honda Super Cub
DOUBLE-O G is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2013, 10:00 AM   #2
DOUBLE-O G OP
Smooth Operator
 
DOUBLE-O G's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2004
Location: San Antonio, TX
Oddometer: 2,482
That official video from Honda...

__________________
2013 Honda Super Cub
DOUBLE-O G is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2013, 10:01 AM   #3
DOUBLE-O G OP
Smooth Operator
 
DOUBLE-O G's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2004
Location: San Antonio, TX
Oddometer: 2,482
Link to Honda Canada with spec sheet:

http://motorcycle.honda.ca/scooter/forza
__________________
2013 Honda Super Cub
DOUBLE-O G is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2013, 10:03 AM   #4
DOUBLE-O G OP
Smooth Operator
 
DOUBLE-O G's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2004
Location: San Antonio, TX
Oddometer: 2,482
An overview (in French) from the Milan Show with spec sheet at the end:

__________________
2013 Honda Super Cub
DOUBLE-O G is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2013, 10:05 AM   #5
DOUBLE-O G OP
Smooth Operator
 
DOUBLE-O G's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2004
Location: San Antonio, TX
Oddometer: 2,482
C'mon Honda! You're bringing us some pretty cool bikes this year. How about a couple of scooters too?
__________________
2013 Honda Super Cub
DOUBLE-O G is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2013, 10:12 AM   #6
DOUBLE-O G OP
Smooth Operator
 
DOUBLE-O G's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2004
Location: San Antonio, TX
Oddometer: 2,482
http://www.bikescatalog.com/honda-fo...t-premium.html
__________________
2013 Honda Super Cub
DOUBLE-O G is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2013, 10:11 AM   #7
cdwise
Studly Adventurer
 
cdwise's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2010
Location: Houston, TX/Breckenridge, CO
Oddometer: 912
I'll pass since I'm not a fan of maxi-scoots but it would still be nice if they'd bring it to the US since the more scooters available the better.
cdwise is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2013, 10:44 AM   #8
hexnut
just cruising
 
hexnut's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2011
Location: middle Tennessee
Oddometer: 1,467
What does it do that a Kymco Downtown 300 won't do?
__________________
2014 Harley Sportster 883 Superlow

hexnuts...a curse put on your balls by a mean gypsy
3/5 Cav, C Troop, BlackKnights, Vietnam 1969
hexnut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2013, 03:30 PM   #9
wannabe1
Studly Adventurer
 
Joined: Oct 2006
Oddometer: 555
Quote:
Originally Posted by hexnut View Post
What does it do that a Kymco Downtown 300 won't do?
Hopefully fit people that are larger than 5' 5". When my 5'10" frame sits on the Downtown 300 the seat design really confined me to feel really cramped and restricted. Hopefully the seat hump on the Forza is adjustable or at least farther back for full sized people. I had no such issues with the Kymco GTi 300.
wannabe1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2013, 06:45 PM   #10
GREY.HOUND
Gnarly Adventurer
 
GREY.HOUND's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2012
Location: central valley, california
Oddometer: 332
Looks really nice, again though, not for us here in The States. bummer. I really like the PCX, a lot. So much so that I was going to buy it but the 150 engine kept me away. Now, if this sucker was around it would have been perfect (probably). It really would be nice have more choices in the 300-500 range.
GREY.HOUND is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2013, 08:12 PM   #11
Dabears
--------------------
 
Joined: Mar 2007
Oddometer: 549
A lot of us thought it was an obvious move by Honda to bring the SH300i to the US. Never happened.

The Forza could provide some good competition in that 250-350cc sweet spot if they opted to bring it here.

The ABS would be tempting, but alas, it seems to keep the pricing points down scooters seem to come here without it.

I'm not a fan of the styling, but in fairness I'd have to try the seating position before I would dismiss it.

As CDWISE said it's just nice that there's another scooter that could someday make it's way here.
Dabears is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2013, 09:17 PM   #12
brianwheelies
Iron toocus
 
brianwheelies's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2005
Oddometer: 3,536
I think is looks good(except for the handlebar). Kind of like a scaled down DN01.

A little more windshield and a nice highway cruiser you would have.

Any idea what the rocker switches next to ignition are?
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by JohninVT View Post
Adding a turbo or supercharger doesn't automatically turn an engine into a Palestinian alarm clock.
brianwheelies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2013, 08:49 PM   #13
bandito2
Gnarly Adventurer
 
bandito2's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2011
Location: SE Michigan
Oddometer: 211
Quote:
Originally Posted by brianwheelies View Post
Any idea what the rocker switches next to ignition are?
For security, the switches work only when the key is in the ignition. The rocker switch on the left unlocks & opens the glove box on the left. The glove box on the right is always unlocked. The right rocker switch is to unlock & open the fuel door and for unlocking and opening the seat.
__________________
Rochester Hills Michigan Dark Side Rider
Back to 4 Honda Reflex scooters and a FSC600A Silverwing too
Originator of the
"Darkside" Honda Reflex. "Yeah dude, that IS a car tire there on the back of my scooter."
bandito2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2013, 06:21 AM   #14
tastroman
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: May 2009
Location: Collinsville Va
Oddometer: 1,602
Looks like it would lack upper body weather protection which is one of the primary reasons I choose a scooter over a motorcycle for commuting. I'm not a fan of the looks either but then again my Daelim looks like dog crap and I bought it.
__________________
------------------------------------------------------
The world would be a better place if there were fewer people who felt like they needed to teach other people a lesson.
2007 Daelim S-2 250
2009 Buell Ulysses XB12XT
tastroman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2013, 11:08 AM   #15
wannabe1
Studly Adventurer
 
Joined: Oct 2006
Oddometer: 555
Quote:
Originally Posted by tastroman View Post
Looks like it would lack upper body weather protection which is one of the primary reasons I choose a scooter over a motorcycle for commuting. I'm not a fan of the looks either but then again my Daelim looks like dog crap and I bought it.
Givi amongst others, will remedy that quickly. Very few bikes/scooters leave the showroom with adequate setups.
wannabe1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 03:58 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014