Honda have recently taken the covers of what will be their upcoming offerings for various markets across Europe. It will be the Forza range of maxi-scooters, with the Forza 125 and Forza 350 being ready for the 2021 model year. Both these models will follow the updated version of the Forza 750, which was unveiled only a few days ago.
While Honda have not yet spoken on potentially bringing its Forza range of scooters to India, we can expect talks regarding the same to happen soon. It is being said that both the Forza 125 and Forza 350 could be launched in India soon. As per reports, they could be on their way to our shores by 2022.
At present, the Forza range of scooters happen to be one of the most well known maxi-scooters around the globe. The Forza 350 was first unveiled during the Bangkok International Motor Show held in July. It will be replacing the Forza 300 from Honda’s international stable by the time it gets launched there.
The Forza 350 comes powered by a 330cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled motor. This engine is capable of making 28.8 BHP of power along with 31.5 Nm of torque. It will be coming mated to a 5-speed gearbox.
Given that the high-displacement maxi-scooter space is one which is not yet in place, Honda could try pioneering one with the launch of the Forza 350. Honda have earlier mentioned their plans of bringing more higher-displacement models in the near future, the Forza 350 could be a good addition to the line-up. The model that could follow it will be the Forza 125, which in turn will compete in a relatively crowded commuter scooter segment here.
The Forza 125 will employ a 124.9cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled motor. This motor produces 14.5 BHP of power and 12.2 Nm of torque. It will also come mated to a 5-speed gearbox.
Honda will be positioning the Forza 125 above the Grazia 125 in its India line-up. This is because of the latter having lesser amount of power and torque, along with carrying a different motor in comparison to the former. Thus, the Forza 125 could be taking on the Aprilia Storm 125 and the TVS Ntorq 125 in its segment.
In terms of features, the Forza 125 offered with goodies such as an electric screen, full LED lighting, an Idling Stop system, a Smart Key Ignition feature and a new USB port instead of a 12V charging point. The Forza 350 comes with almost all the features mentioned above along with a few additional ones. That includes the Honda Smartphone Voice Control coming as an option.
There is also the option of a Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC), which was introduced in the CB350. If Honda do eventually plan to launch them here, we can expect their development and testing to happen very soon. Meanwhile, Honda have just launched the H’ness 350 Cruiser in India and are planning to update quite a few models from its range here, meaning there is quite a lot of work going inside the company in India.
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