Honda recently unveiled the Forza 350 in Thailand with a price tag of THB 1,73,500 (approx. Rs 4.16 lakh). The maxi-scooter is a replacement for the Forza 300 which is likely to be launched in India next year. Here, we list out everything there is to know about the new Honda Forza 350.
The Forza 350 sports the same styling as the Forza 300 although with slight tweaks to its bodywork to give it a distinctive appeal. The brushed silver finished components are now replaced with grey parts. It also gets angular rear view-mounted turn indicators and black bits on the front fairing that make the Forza 350 look sharper. Honda also equipped the 350 with a shorter windscreen and is offering the scooter in four colour options- Black, Red/Black, Blue/Black, and White/Blue.
The Honda Forza 350 is 109mm shorter than the Forza 300 but has 3mm more ground clearance. Moreover, the new maxi-scooter is also 2kg heavier than the outgoing model at 185kg and features a larger 11.7 litre fuel tank.
A new 329cc, liquid-cooled, and fuel-injected motor does duty in the Forza 350. The engine which is 50cc more than the one in the Forza 300 also has a larger bore and stroke. While Honda hasn’t revealed the specs yet, the new engine will surely churn out more power than the Forza 300’s 25bhp and 27Nm.
Honda has equipped the Forza 350 with an electronically adjustable windscreen that can be raised by 150mm; 40mm more than the Forza 300. It also gets a USB charger that replaces the mobile charging socket and an emergency stop signal (ESS) for the LED tail light that flashes under hard braking. The rest of the features which include keyless ignition, semi-digital instrument cluster remain the same.
Unchanged cycle parts
The Forza 350 rides on a 15-inch front wheel and 14-inch rear alloy wheel with telescopic forks upfront and twin shocks at the rear. Meanwhile, braking is done via disc brakes at both ends with dual-channel ABS as standard. India launch
Honda announced that is likely to launch the Forza 300 in India in 2021 after selling four units of the BS4 compliant scooter in India. However, with the company requiring to update the motor to comply with BS6 norms and the need for heavy localization to keeps costs low, it is uncertain whether the Forza 350 will make its way to India. Even if it does arrive, the maxi-scooter will demand a considerable premium while creating a niche of its own in the country.