Honda Forza 300 adds flair to the ride. First Hybrid premium 2 wheeler delivered in India
Honda Forza 300 is a hybrid between a sports bike and a scooter and it is simply mouthwateringly desirable. Two wheeler manufacturers are coming up with new concepts and consumers are beginning to accept two wheelers as a utility, swag (I want a time machine to go back in time and erase this word form existence) and to some extent ‘class’ statement.
The first Honda Forza 300 has been delivered in India and is getting traction and everyone exited. A machine like this would cost anywhere between 4.5 lakh to 5 lakh. The question remains how niche the consumer will be of this 300 cc two wheeler hybrid. It will be tradeoff for the consumer between a mid-sized motorcycle and the Honda Forza 300. This new breed of two wheeler which will add flair along with comfort, style and mileage to the ride.
Honda Forza 125 would catch the pulse of the consumer more than the Honda Forza 300 variant.
Unless, Honda is only targeting those who are willing to pay a premium price for a new kind of product, they will have to launch Forza 125 as well. The 125 is power packed with features and reasonable power with 14.8 BHP. If this comes to India, the lower price of the Forza 125 will surely gain Honda more and more mass customers.
In international markets, Honda Forza 300 is offered in four different color options.
- Blue (metallic)
- Grey (metallic)
- Red (metallic)
- Perl white
The specifications of the Honda Forza 300 are quite impressive
|Honda Forza 300||Specifications|
|Engine Displacement (cc)||279 cc|
|Engine Type||4 stroke, 4 valve, liquid cooled|
|Max Power Output||24.8 bhp @7000 RPM|
|Maximum Torque||27.2 Nm @ 5750 rpm|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||11.5 litre|
|Mileage (kmpl)||31 kmpl|
|Control||Switchable Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) for rear wheel grip|
|Ground Clearance (mm)||135 (mm)|
|Suspension Front||33 mm telescopic fork|
|Suspension Rear||7 step adjustable twin shock absorbers|
|Brakes Front||256 mm disc with dual channel ABS|
|Brakes Rear||240 mm disc with dual channel ABS|
|Tyre Size Front||120/70 R15|
|Tyre Size Rear||140/70 R14|
|Dimension (LxWxH) (mm)||2140 x 755 x 1470|
|Kerb Weight (kg)||182 (kg)|
|Wiser||140 mm electronically adjustable|
|Storage||two full faced helmets|
|Socket||12V charging socket|
Mr. Minoru Kato, President, CEO and MD, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd.â€œHonda has a global legacy of fun model line-up. With the introduction of Forza 300 we are proud to take the wave of scooterization to next level. It will not only establish Honda as the pioneer in the mid-size scooter segment but will also help us cater to a new dimension of customers, who seek luxury and the joy of riding.