Scooters have brought in a major chunk of revenues for Honda, courtesy Activa,Dio, Aviator. Honda is bringing in a new family member soon. The new scooter would be called ‘Forza’. Honda has filed a patent for the design of the Forza 125 in India.
Powering the Honda Forza 125 is a 125cc, 4-stroke, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled petrol motor producing 14.08 BHP of power & 12 Nm of torque matched to a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) automatic gearbox. The Forza 125 measures 2,134mm in length, 748mm in width & 1,452mm in height.
This is huge considering that other scooters with same engine capacity produce around 8-10BHP. Those looking for a performance scooter, hold on to your cash for some more time.
The Forza 125 looks strikingly different than anything available in the Indian market. This might remind some people of the 170cc Kinetic Blaze that was discontinued a few years back. It was a good scooter-gas guzzler who gave bikes a run for their money, in what was an immature scooter market then. But enough water has flown under the bridge and this might be the best opportunity to bring in something different to a demanding market. The wise part on Honda’s end is that they haven’t gone overboard with engine displacement which would contribute to returning a fairly respectable economy.
- LED DRL eyebrows
- Twin-pot headlamp
- LED tail lamp
- XL sized front windscreen
- Bi-spoke alloy wheels
- ORVM with turn indicators, mounted on the front apron & not on the handlebar
- Twin-pot instrument cluster
- Digital display (MID)
- Long contoured, split seats
- Forged levers
- Funky looking handlebar
In markets abroad, the Forza 125 delivers 43.5 kmpl of mileage.
This list of unique features will certainly cost you more than an average scooter. But then just like India woke up to biking with the erstwhile HeroHonda Karizma, this might be the time for ‘scootering’ .
Honda, you have an ace up your sleeve, is what i say.