The 2014 Honda Forza is a brand-new 300cc-class offering that discusses a family resemblance to its PCX150 and Silver Wing stablemates. The swooping bodywork is round yet angular at the same time and provides further credence to my theory that all motorbike developers are fans of Akira Manga. It’s an excellent looking flight, specifically in red.
2014 Honda Forza Scooter review
Powering the 2014 Honda Forza is a liquid-cooled four-stroke 279cc Single that is stashed properly under the bodywork left wing side of the aluminum double-sided swingarm. Honda’s Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) delivers the juice via solitary overhead camera four-valve browse through the oversquare mill. The 72mm by 62.6 mm bore and stroke is offset to the exhaust side of the cases by 5mm for even more performance and less rubbing. Additionally, roller rocker arms additionally decrease mechanical losses. Energy is put to the rear wheel via V-Matic transmission that makes use of a V-belt and variable dimension sheaves together with a torque-sensing cam mechanism for ideal gearing.
The Forza’s body is a double tubular steel backbone frame that is suspended by a 35mm conventional fork at the front and double pre-load changeable shocks at the rear. Trip is a humble 3.7 inches for the front 14-inch wheel and 3.9 inches for 13-inch back hoop. A dual-axis reduced floating back web link manages the engine activity in two directions for minimized tons transfer to the main frame. The system takes in vibration in both the vertical and horizontal airplane for a smoother flight and decreased engine vibration. A 60.9-inch wheelbase provides the Forza ability for 2 folks.
Braking responsibilities are taken care of by a Combined Braking System (CBS) that connects the 256mm front disc squeezed by a three-piston caliper and the rear single piston system clamping a 240mm disc. For an added $500 over the $5999 base price, scooter fans can select the optional integrated ABS stoppers.
Bikers getting on the Forza locate an unsurprisingly reduced seat height of 28.2 inches, which feels also lesser due to the thinner form at the seat front. The scope to the ground shouldn’t be a problem for most cyclists, short or high. Behind the biker is a big action to the passenger seat that secures the aviator in to area. The seating position really felt cramped for my 5’10” framework with the bars in near to my torso. Putting my feet level on the floorboards further increased the claustrophobic feel, and raising my boots to the front areas had not been far more comfy. For as huge as the Forza exists could have been more space set aside for taller riders.
The small feel does, however, develop a light and nimble flight when cutting through the cityscape. The smallest input from your body is consulted a direction modification. Darting around the town, the Honda really hits its stride with a personality that isn’t really too twitchy like smaller sized motorbikes while not being oafish or cumbersome either. Out on the open backroads the Forza can create a mean edge, if the pavement is smooth. Which is a huge if. The fairly low-tech suspension can be bewildered with moderate sized imperfections. Truly tough roads will certainly not be an enjoyable encounter on the bright red Honda.
While the handling and cockpit of the Forza are less than outstanding, the engine performance is damn great. Off the line the plucky scoot will break onward with authority when the screws are transformed. You will certainly never ever need to stress over being overrun by impatient cagers with heavy right feet. Velocity to 50 miles per hour is brisk with much less drive getting up to a comfortable 60 to 65 mph motorway cruising speed.
For California highways this is merely sufficient when the flow is without obstructions and quality traffic. Speeds of 80 miles per hour are possible however there is not much a lot more on tap, as well as the chassis obtains additional anxious as the needle sweeps previous 70. So while freeway use isn’t really totally enjoyable it is feasible, making the Forza a lot more eye-catching for scooter commuters living in suburban sprawl.
Equally as outstanding as the engine is the stopping. Both the front and rear brakes haul the Forza to a stop with authority not gotten out of a scooter. The lever feel is excellent for both the front and back. I really did not also mind the integrated braking, which is an initial for me. Our system was not equipped with the optional ABS, however I would certainly recommend it for those that are less proficient with panic stopping as it is feasible to secure the rear brake with a great squeeze of the left lever.
The dash behind the low-ish windscreen is helpful, yet a lot more analog compared to digital. An analog speedo, tach, fuel gauge and temp gauge are huge and simple to check out. A center-mounted LCD readout communicates the time, trip range and mpg numbers. During our time on the Forza we consistently saw 61-63 mpg on the dashboard matching our hands-on estimations of gas economic climate. This is a little bit lower than Honda’s approximated 68 mpg, however we do not use in the most affordable style.