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Old 01-05-2013, 08:57 AM   #1
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Honda Forza 300

Interesting article here:

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

And lots of pics too.

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Old 01-05-2013, 09:00 AM   #2
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That official video from Honda...

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Old 01-05-2013, 09:01 AM   #3
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Link to Honda Canada with spec sheet:

http://motorcycle.honda.ca/scooter/forza
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:03 AM   #4
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An overview (in French) from the Milan Show with spec sheet at the end:

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C'mon Honda! You're bringing us some pretty cool bikes this year. How about a couple of scooters too?
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:11 AM   #7
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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.
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Old 06-16-2013, 01:29 AM   #8
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I'm not so sure or perhaps I should rephrase and say "I guess that depends on what route your commute takes". I've found that 250cc is about the minimum engine displacement required to keep me feeling relatively 'secure' in traffic (on my commute). A DR200 won't do it nor would my ex-'86 Honda Reflex (TLR200). My 2004 Reflex will do it (250cc) although, I'm willing to bet an XT225 would work.

Perhaps the new Burgman 200 will be capable. I think the Grom/MST125 would be a riot provided it could keep up with traffic flow. I passed on a Sachs MadAss because I don't think 125cc is up to the task. I'm not sure the Grom will be any different.
I've came to the same conclusion with our previous symba. Grom would be a good campbike or neighborhood runner to the beach/pool/ice cream but not viable for mixing it up with actual traffic.
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Old 06-16-2013, 07:06 AM   #9
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Honda's site shows the Forza's price to be $5599. It doesn't say whether the $310 "destination fee will be added, but it is on all other Honda models. That would increase the price to $5909. Add $600 in AZ sales tax brings it to $6509, then add on title and registration, and all the Honda dealer fees, and your probably looking at about $7300 OTD. Sounds like a lot for a $5600 scooter.

You could probably get a Kymco 300 for enough below MSRP, and without a lot of the fees, making it a lot cheaper.
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Honda's site shows the Forza's price to be $5599. It doesn't say whether the $310 "destination fee will be added, but it is on all other Honda models. That would increase the price to $5909. Add $600 in AZ sales tax brings it to $6509, then add on title and registration, and all the Honda dealer fees, and your probably looking at about $7300 OTD. Sounds like a lot for a $5600 scooter.

You could probably get a Kymco 300 for enough below MSRP, and without a lot of the fees, making it a lot cheaper.
There is usually room to bargain so I'm sure that most people will be able to get the Forza for less than that.

However, I think I could get either the DT300 or 300GT for under 5k OTD
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Old 09-30-2013, 10:39 AM   #11
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too heavy for a 279cc scoot

besides, Honda dealers in my area are crap.
I wouldn`t trade goats with them.
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Old 10-10-2013, 06:50 AM   #12
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over weight, over priced, under powered

and Honda dealers in my area are crap.

The SH300 is much nicer.
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Old 10-12-2013, 06:30 PM   #13
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Austin likes to call itself a running and bicycle friendly town. I do quite a bit of both. I rode a bicycle to work everyday for 10 years before starting a new job and buying a new house. You can definitely ride 12 months of the year here.

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Old 03-01-2014, 06:09 AM   #14
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real purdy but

over priced, over weight, and underpowered.
On top of that, Honda dealers in my area are crap.
They are so bad I absolutely will not do business with them, period!.

If you like the Forza, have a good dealer in your area, go for it.

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Old 03-01-2014, 07:08 AM   #15
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over priced, over weight, and underpowered.
On top of that, Honda dealers in my area are crap.
Sounds like some good research you have there.

Over priced? Compared to what?

VESPA 946 $9946
VESPA GTS300 $6199
2012 VESPA GTS300 $5999
2010 VESPA GTS250 $5999
2013 TMAX $10499
2014 SILVERWING $9270
2013 BURGMAN 400 $7899
2013 BURGMAN 200 $4999
2013 KYMCO 300 $5599
2014 BMW C650 GT $9990

2014 HONDA FORZA $5599

If all you have is a 200cc budget, you shouldn't be looking at it.

Underpowered? In what respect, and based on what? A stupid spec sheet? A 500cc? A 750cc? A 900cc? Compared to a sh300i? It was designed for a different purpose, and I prefer the comfort of the Forza. If acceleration is the only thing that matters, buy a Ducati or a Hayabusa, or pay the extra $5000 for the TMax. I'm sure they're not overpriced.

Over weight? Compared to what? Frankly it could use a few pounds over 70mph on the slab- which it does effortlessly. This comment is made by people that have never ridden one. The moment the throttle cracks 5mph, the weight disappears, and it certainly doesn't reappear in twisties- it likes to go anywhere you look.

Honda dealers in your area are crap? This is a comment I have heard often, and would agree. They don't seem to know scooters at all, so I will give you that.

Problem is, I keep hearing all kinds of baseless remarks about the bikes performance based on opinion, which is not deserving of space in a thread trying to disseminate information. If the bike doesn't look good to you, OK. If it isn't a good fit physically, OK. It wasn't designed for tall riders. Get over it and move on to one that does.

And bring your wallet.

If anyone can honestly say that they rode one and explored the bike, like Fizzy did, I will be the first one to agree with the comments- his review was honest, and he bought the Burgman 200 over the Forza. And he made the right choice. I bought the Forza, and for me, it was the right choice. I don't need to put down other's rides because they are too big for me, that's just plain retarded.
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