Honda’s premium sports/GT Forza 125 scooter maintains its place in the spotlight with cosmetic updates adding both to the premium appeal and to improved aerodynamics. The electric screen has an extra 40mm travel, and a USB charger built in to the glovebox adds convenience. Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) is now a feature of the eSP engine, as is EURO5 compliance.
Honda’s Forza 125 was designed specifically for discerning European customers who demand the very most out of their scooter in every respect. And right from its introduction in 2015 it has met and exceeded all expectations, evolving year on year in response to owner feedback, and selling over 60,000 units to date.
Straight out of the crate the Forza 125 hit the ground rolling, proving an instant sales hit thanks to its comprehensive mix of sporty and ‘GT’ elements wrapped up in a distinctive design package. A lively new four valve version of Honda’s eSP (‘enhanced Smart Power’) engine, compact dimensions, sports-oriented attitude and handling ability provided traffic-busting agility around town, while its sit-in comfort, wind protection and strong top end power made easy work of longer-range highway commuting. Add in plenty of storage, premium features front to back, a new sharp-edged design aesthetic and Honda build quality, and the reasons for its immediate popularity are clear.
Fittingly, it’s never stood still, either. In 2018 – maintaining a steep development curve – the Forza 125 received a complete, sporty re-style and rider-focused upgrades that included full LED lighting and electric screen.
For 2021, another Forza uptick rolls off the blocks and onto European streets, with enhanced desirability and practical functionality.
Cosmetic updates applied to the front and side fairings, mirrors, rear side panels and engine cover refresh the Forza 125’s styling, creating a sleeker overall look, and improving aerodynamics. The re-shaped electric screen adjusts with an extra 40mm travel to maximise wind protection. And a USB socket replaces the ACC charger.
The chassis is unchanged, but the four-valve water-cooled SOHC engine receives Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) to maintain rear tyre grip. It also gains EURO5 compliance.
|Engine Type||4 stroke-4 valve liquid-cooled|
|Max Power Output||11.0 kW @ 8,750 r/min|
|Max Torque||12.2 Nm @ 6,500r/min|
|Bore x Stroke (mm)||53.5mm x 55.5mm|
|Front Brake||256mm, single disc|
|Rear Brake||240mm, single disc|
|Front Suspension||33mm Telescopic|
|Rear Suspension||Twin shock|
|Front Wheel||Cast aluminium (120/70-15 56P)|
|Rear Wheel||Cast aluminium (140/70-14 68P)|
|Dimensions||2,140mm x 755mm x 1,500mm|
|Frame Type||Under bone type, steel|
|Clutch||Automatic Centrifugal Clutch Dry Type|