For 20 years Honda’s Forza range of scooters have been a powerful force in Europe, with brand-within-brand levels of recognition. The success is down to a compelling combination of ingredients: the classic Grand Touring (GT) elements of strong road presence and genuine comfort for two have always been mixed in the Forza recipe with sporty, agile handling and lusty engine performance that makes every ride a blast.
Furthermore, every Forza model has always been known as a supremely smart, stylish and premium product, loaded with useful features that make life on the move that much easier, with a build quality and styling that exudes class. Now, for 2021 the Forza 125 and new Forza 350 are joined by a large capacity sibling, the Forza 750.
The ultimate Forza is here. Fast, agile and luxurious, it’s packed with technology, and ready to make its aspirational presence felt in a hotly-contested segment of the market. As equipped for the daily commute, in and out of town, as it is for a weekend tour, the Forza 750 is the epitome of quality and practicality. A rational choice, yes, but true to its Forza pedigree, it’s also something else - a whole load of stylish fun.
The Forza 750’s svelte yet curvaceous bodywork offers ample high-speed wind protection, plenty of rider leg room and low seat height without excess bulk. The underseat storage space will take a full-face helmet and is equipped with a USB charging point; there’s also a handy glovebox. A TFT instrument display offers Honda Smartphone Voice Control System linking the rider to their smartphone. Ignition, locking and seat opening is via Smart Key.
Powered by a torquey, fuel-efficient 745cc twin-cylinder engine, Throttle By Wire (TBW) allows adjustable engine character through 3 default rider modes: RAIN, STANDARD and SPORT, plus a customisable USER mode. Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) offers a fine level of intervention over 3 levels, while the standard-fit Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) features Automatic shifting schedules that link with the riding modes.
A tubular steel frame, aluminium swingarm, 41mm USD forks, radial-mount four-piston brake calipers, Pro-Link rear suspension and 15-inch/17-inch front/rear wheel combination comprise the well-equipped chassis, and deliver sports motorcycle levels of handling in scooter form.