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Old 08-14-2013, 09:37 AM   #316
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Forza 300

They should be available here in a couple weeks.
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Old 08-15-2013, 08:42 AM   #317
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No word from my dealer on availability yet. Not sure why.
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Old 08-15-2013, 10:23 AM   #318
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Amish buggies don't have tubes, ECU's, fuel pumps, freight, setup fees, and don't have to be purchased from a dealer. Perhaps that's your calling.
yeah, but the power plant on those buggies is kinda high maintenance.
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Old 08-16-2013, 07:25 AM   #319
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For anyone here, EU, or even in Thailand who's seen one: what're the dimensions on the underseat storage? "Two full-face helmets" is nice but that doesn't tell me how it'll handle gym bags, laptop cases, or groceries.
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Old 08-16-2013, 08:48 PM   #320
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Saw new Forza at dealership

Howdy,

I saw the new Forza at my local Honda dealer today. The dash was impressive-the first thing I noticed. I paid special attention to the knee room issue. My knees had about 1.5 inches of clearance, and I'm 6'0, fwiw.
Let one of these babies come up used in 7 months or so and who knows?
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Old 08-16-2013, 08:54 PM   #321
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Howdy,

I saw the new Forza at my local Honda dealer today. The dash was impressive-the first thing I noticed. I paid special attention to the knee room issue. My knees had about 1.5 inches of clearance, and I'm 6'0, fwiw.
Let one of these babies come up used in 7 months or so and who knows?
First report of one actually being on the dealer floor!

My local guy told me he expected one in October!
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Old 08-17-2013, 06:18 PM   #322
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Well, one thing's for sure...

This thing ain't your granddaddy's Cushman!


(Recommended: go to wide screen and turn up the volume!)





Realize that this guy is going CONTINUOUSLY uphill through the whole video...

makes my hands itch!
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Old 08-17-2013, 06:24 PM   #323
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Aand another one

Doing a little suspension testing at a road course in Thailand?

One lap to get the feel of it, and then he's gone!




Anybody still think it's underpowered and fat? Hmm?
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Old 08-18-2013, 11:39 AM   #324
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They should be available here in a couple weeks.

Anyone know if the ABS Forza models are showing up along with the first batch or are the ABS following a month behind the non-ABS?

Seems like often the ABS optioned models from Honda don't show up right away and turn up a month later or so.

I know you've been waiting on the Forza OldHippie, are you getting lined up with ABS or NON-ABS?

I know ABS is not too popular with some but speaking as a person with several bikes and options, when there is a good chance of running into rain I usually leave the bikes in the garage and head out on the scooter.

Do any of you with bikes and scooters feel a scoot seems more manageable in inclement weather? For some reason I do.

Maybe I grab the scoot because with all the plastics it's a lot easier to clean up after getting caught out in the wet which is affecting my decision a bit too.
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Old 08-18-2013, 05:03 PM   #325
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Got to sit on one at the Honda tent at Indy yesterday. Gotta scratch it off my list. I'm 6' tall with a 32" inseam, and felt a little cramped on it. Pretty much seemed like there was just enough room on the floorboards to have my feet forward or down, with no wiggle room. If I was just a little bit shorter, it probably would have been just fine. Sat on a Silverwing while I was there, and it had a little bit more room. I suspect a custom seat that puts me an inch or so higher and back would do the trick, too.

Strangely enough, despite how tiny it was, I the Grom seemed like it would be alright.
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Old 08-18-2013, 06:14 PM   #326
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Got to sit on one at the Honda tent at Indy yesterday. Gotta scratch it off my list. I'm 6' tall with a 32" inseam, and felt a little cramped on it. Pretty much seemed like there was just enough room on the floorboards to have my feet forward or down, with no wiggle room. If I was just a little bit shorter, it probably would have been just fine. Sat on a Silverwing while I was there, and it had a little bit more room. I suspect a custom seat that puts me an inch or so higher and back would do the trick, too.

Strangely enough, despite how tiny it was, I the Grom seemed like it would be alright.
I am as tall as you are and I have sat on the Grom as well. It fits me pretty well despite its size. I haven't had the chance to sit on Forza but given your report, it looks like it wouldn't fit me too well.
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Old 08-19-2013, 11:44 AM   #327
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Checked Cycle Trader yesterday and 73 are on there nationwide and 7 in Calif., so I went over to the dealer closest to me at Huntington Beach Honda (a stand alone Honda dealer) and they had one of the non ABS models and one of the ABS models so they are starting to arrive at dealerships now.
I liked everything about it and the quality is almost BMW and is excellent. I'll pick one up this week, still want to check around with different dealers as the "fees" amount to $725.00 plus T&L. The annoying thing is they don't want to talk about the OTD price unless your willing to go in and sit down and start the negotiations. That fact keeps me out of the buying mood.
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Old 08-19-2013, 11:55 AM   #328
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I am as tall as you are and I have sat on the Grom as well. It fits me pretty well despite its size. I haven't had the chance to sit on Forza but given your report, it looks like it wouldn't fit me too well.
You might still want to take a look at them if you are interested. I think what bothered me most is my upper legs were at a slight upward tilt when my feet were on the floorboards, which I'm not overly fond of. I can let that slide when I can fidget some with my foot location, but there just wasn't enough room. On my Buddy 125, I can sit a bit further back on the seat, and tuck my feet a bit further back near the passenger foot location, and it feels alright. On my Elite 250, there's a long enough distance from the floorboard to the seat its not an issue. A slightly different seat configuration on the Forza, and everything would probably just fine.
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Old 08-24-2013, 07:35 PM   #329
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Got to sit on one at the Honda tent at Indy yesterday. Gotta scratch it off my list. I'm 6' tall with a 32" inseam, and felt a little cramped on it. Pretty much seemed like there was just enough room on the floorboards to have my feet forward or down, with no wiggle room. If I was just a little bit shorter, it probably would have been just fine. Sat on a Silverwing while I was there, and it had a little bit more room. I suspect a custom seat that puts me an inch or so higher and back would do the trick, too.

Strangely enough, despite how tiny it was, I the Grom seemed like it would be alright.
Same thing Made for me . I feel it someone 5 foot 3 to 5 8. far to low. Even worse then pcx 150 for room . The seat as it is is far to low and the handle bars the same thing. Don't know what honda is doing Nice look but still doesn't match up to the old helix . Really I wonder if all these scooter are the results of dumb ass focus groups ? Sadily I ve got more leg room on my old honda 80 cc elite then this . LOL
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Old 08-24-2013, 09:50 PM   #330
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I just saw the Forza in the flesh at a dealer on Long Island NY.

First impressions:

Bike is slick, streamlined, and beautifully put together. It is relatively light and easy to straighten off the side stand. My measure of the lightness is measured against the Burg 650 and 400. The Forza is more compact and much less intimidating than either Burgman. I'm 5' 11" with a 32" inseam and their was plenty of knee room and with my feet in a forward position, my legs were bent but comfortable. The most comfortable postion for me in the showroom was with my heels on the flat portion of the foot rest and my toes canted up resting on the angled portion of the footrest. The screen is small, but a larger one and a top box are listed as accessories on the dealer's computer. The seat is heavily sculpted with a built in backrest which allows limited front to back movement of ones rear end. The whole bike is black and red. Most of the black is an eye pleasing matte black except for the handlebars, mounting hardware, and plastic surrounding the bars which are shiny & tacky. The scoot is so slick and smooth, it might be too much for some. As you can see I am nit-picking here. I think that this bike fills a niche for the smallest scoot useful for mixed urban/highway use.

Oh....Forgot to mention that the brake levers are not adjustable.
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