Honda NSS300 Forza (2013 - present)

It plugs a gap in Honda's line-up - that of a stylish mid-sized scooter, slotting in neatly between the rather dumpy-looking SH300i and the bigger, slicker Silver Wing 400 and 600
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Price
£4499
Available from
2013
Good motor, 14-inch wheels make for a comfortable ride
Not a lot. Although at 200kg it's not exactly light
It's just a big PCX125

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After a year on what I must say was a pleasure to ride 2010 Bandit 650S I decided I needed something new. Having ridden both bikes and scooters over the years a chance encounter online with a Honda Forza with a tall screen caught my attention. My goodness I was not disappointed. My last scooter was a 125 S-Wing which was a great bike but was found wanting for power on steep hills. The Forza is a whole different animal. Smooth, powerful, well put together and boy is she pretty. Surprising light it is a pleasure to ride. Easy to live with. Quality product. Buy one, you won't be disappointed....

Strengths

Very smooth, very quiet, good acceleration. With taller screen it is stunning.

Weaknesses

Expensive...... but you get what you pay for

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Submitted by Philip James on Mon, 25/04/2016 - 00:48

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I moved from Honda NC750X to the Forza 300 a year ago, and thought, did I do the right thing? Well I've had the scoot for a year now and I am pleased with the overall machine. For a commuter, yep! you won't be disappointed. It nips around town, pulls away from the traffic lights with absolute ease and gets you to speed as quickly as you need. Coupled with the low centre of gravity, "Combined ABS" it becomes very nimble with fabulous stability. Fuel consumption has levelled out at 81 mpg. Instrumentation is in your face; big analogue dials are bright and clear indicator and warning lights grabs your attention. I had the high windscreen fitted which I think is a must for UK weather, and if you can afford it the get a 45 ltr Topbox from the Honda accessory list. With pre-load rear shock set to the lowest setting (no pillion), ensure the tyre pressures are exact then sit back on the wide seat and put your feet up to the furthest point on the boards and open the throttle. NICE!!! Dunlop fitted tyres as standard well suited for this model allowing good grip in all situations. In fact the 14 inch wheels have never let me down at all. The scooter cruises well at 60-65 mph and has sufficient power to accelerate faster up to 85, but for a down tuned 279cc engine you are then wringing its neck. Steep hills are challenging to the CVT gearbox but hey! enjoy the view. Braking is excellent, allowing confidence to pull up sharply and safely. Honda should sell bucket loads of these.

Strengths

Comfortable ride, very responsive, economical, great on motorways

Weaknesses

400cc version would be nice!

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