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Old 01-05-2013, 02:30 PM   #16
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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.
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Old 01-05-2013, 03:04 PM   #17
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What does it do that a Kymco Downtown 300 won't do?
Holds its value better when the time comes to sell it on to the next user?
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Old 01-05-2013, 04:59 PM   #18
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What does it do that a Kymco Downtown 300 won't do?
Has a dealer network I can actually find??
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Old 01-05-2013, 05:33 PM   #19
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What does it do that a Kymco Downtown 300 won't do?
Everything better?...

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Old 01-05-2013, 05:45 PM   #20
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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.
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Old 01-05-2013, 05:49 PM   #21
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Everything better?...

I doubt it......
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Old 01-05-2013, 06:08 PM   #22
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I doubt it......
I guess I will have to compare specs but Honda usually makes pretty good machinery. I don't think the Honda will be much more expensive than the Kymco either. To each his own but it's always good to have choices - even if the different choices simply mean that. I've never owned a Kymco but as a whole, they do not appeal to me.
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Old 01-05-2013, 07:12 PM   #23
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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.
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Old 01-05-2013, 08:17 PM   #24
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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?
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Old 01-06-2013, 05:21 AM   #25
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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.
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:08 AM   #26
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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.
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Old 01-06-2013, 07:50 PM   #27
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I agree with Gore-TX regarding the handlebars. I like that they are not covered...makes it easier to mount GPS and other ancillary items on the bike...
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Old 01-06-2013, 09:59 PM   #28
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I agree with Gore-TX regarding the handlebars. I like that they are not covered...makes it easier to mount GPS and other ancillary items on the bike...
There is the utilitarian aspect of naked bars but they starkly contrast the big body execution of the bike. Thankfully they are not chrome!
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There is the utilitarian aspect of naked bars but they starkly contrast the big body execution of the bike. Thankfully they are not chrome!
I take you're not a big fan of the Reflex Sport then?
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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.
The seat can be modified at 10 places in the middle of nowhere Croatia
just in the city where I live so..

And it fits me just fine at 5'11".

+1 for the People 300, it's a lot roomier (then everything else in it's class too).

I like this new Honda.. but other then holding the value better then a Kymco,
I also doubt it'll do anything much better.

The DT could use more "comfort" and a bit smoother clutch, so there's
something to improve on.
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