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OFFICIAL: Honda Forza 125 and 350 gain updates for 2021

The Honda Forza 125 and 350 have both been given a 2021 makeover today, here’s the full specs, details, and features for both bikes

THE addition of the Honda Forza 750 to the range isn’t the only change from Honda this morning. The smaller cousins of the DCT-equipped machine have also been given a refresh for 2021.

True enough, most of the changes are visual tweaks and small updates to bring the now three bike range inline with each other. Although there are some other updates beneath the skin too.

Here’s everything we know about the Honda Forza 125 and Forza 350.

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Honda Forza 125 - updates

The styling of the bike has been given a tweak for this year, with the front fairing, side panels, mirrors, rear quarter panels, and engine cover all being tweaked for 2021. The new shape is claimed to improve the bike’s aerodynamics as well as creating a sleeker overall shape.

Beneath the skin, the chassis of the bike remains unchanged, although the engine is now Euro5 compliant and features Honda Selectable Torque Control (traction control) for next year. The motor also gains idling stop and Honda’s eSP tech that maximises the combustion and minimizing friction.

The electric screen on the bike has also been altered and can now be adjusted through 180mm – 40mm more than before. The screen has also been reshaped to improve the comfort of both rider and passenger.

Honda Forza 125 range and efficiency

Honda is claiming the new Forza 125 has a fuel efficiency of 42.7km/l (100mpg). Given that the bike has an 11.5l fuel tank that could equate to a total range of around 300 miles. The thinking is that the average Forza owner should only have to fill up the tank once a week. Obviously, this will be measured on steady town and inner-city riding, but still, 300 miles of motoring for around £12 seems surprisingly good value to me.

Honda Forza 350 updates

The big news for the middle sibling in the Forza family is the increase in capacity from 297 to 330cc. Thanks to this, power has increased from 25bhp to 27.8bhp with peak torque of 20lb-ft at 5,750rpm. The real-world effect is that the top speed of the bike has increased to 85mph.

Like the smaller Forza, the new 350 has also been fitted with an updated screen that is now more sculptured and adjusts through 180mm – 40mm more than before.

The Forza 350 also has the Honda Smartphone Voice Control System available as an option from new. The tech links the rider to their smartphone while on the move through to the TFT dash, allowing voice management of phone calls and music. A helmet-mounted headset is needed and the smartphone connects via Bluetooth; management of Honda Smartphone Voice Control System is from the left switchgear and dash.

Honda Forza 125 specs

ENGINE

Type

4 stroke-4 valve liquid-cooled

Displacement

125cc

Bore x Stroke

53.5mm x 55.5mm

Compression Ratio

11.5:1

Max. Power Output

11.0 kW @ 8,750 r/min

Max. Torque

12.2 Nm @ 6,500r/min

Oil Capacity

0.9 litres

FUEL SYSTEM

Carburation

PGM-FI electronic fuel injection

Fuel Tank Capacity

11.5L

Fuel Consumption

42.7km/L

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Starter

Electric

Battery

12V-7A

DRIVETRAIN

Clutch Type

Automatic Centrifugal Clutch Dry Type

Transmission Type

V-Matic

FRAME

Type

Under bone type, steel

CHASSIS

Dimensions (LxWxH)

2,140mm x 755mm x 1,500mm

Wheelbase

1,505mm

Caster Angle

26.5°

Trail

89mm

Seat Height

780mm

Ground Clearance

145mm

Turning radius

2.3m

Kerb Weight

161kg

SUSPENSION

Type Front

33mm Telescopic

Type Rear

Twin shock

WHEELS

Type Front

Cast aluminium  

Type Rear

Cast aluminium  

Tyres Front

120/70-15 56P

Tyres Rear

140/70-14 68P

BRAKES

Type Front

256mm, single disc

Type Rear

240mm, single disc

LIGHTING

Headlight

LED

Taillight

LED

Honda Forza 350 specs

ENGINE

Type

4 stroke, 4 valve liquid-cooled

Engine Displacement  

330cc

Bore and Stroke  

77mm x 70.7mm

Compression Ratio

10.5:1

Max. Power Output

20.8kW @ 7,000rpm

Max. Torque

27.2Nm @ 5,750rpm

Oil Capacity

1.7L

FUEL SYSTEM

Carburation

PGM-FI

Fuel Tank Capacity

11.7L

Fuel consumption

30km/l

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Starter

Electric

Battery Capacity

12V-8.6 AH

ACG Output

340W

DRIVETRAIN

Clutch Type

Automatic centrifugal clutch; dry type

Transmission Type

CVT

Final Drive

V-Belt

FRAME

Type

Underbone type; steel

CHASSIS

Dimensions (LxWxH)

2140mm x 755mm x 1470mm

Wheelbase

1510mm

Caster Angle

26.5°

Trail

89mm

Seat Height

780mm

Ground Clearance

135mm

Kerb Weight

182kg

Turning radius

2.4m

SUSPENSION

Type Front

φ33 Telescopic

Type Rear

Twin Shock

WHEELS

Rim Size Front

15 inch

Rim Size Rear

14 inch

Tyres Front

120/70R15

Tyres Rear

140/70R14

BRAKES

ABS System Type

2 Channel

Front

φ256mm, single disc

Rear

φ240mm, single disc

Comments

SUDUT DESA's picture

happy to hear this news, so curious what kind of change will the HONDA FORZA 125 AND 350 look like? https://www.sudutdesa.club

you are going to launch new model of honda 125 kindly tell us what will the changes in new model ?
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