Honda Motor Europe today announces a brand-new high-performance 125cc scooter for 2015. The Forza 125 is designed to offer more than any other scooter in its class – more all-round, class-leading performance from its four-valve engine and lightweight chassis designed for the perfect balance of highway performance and around-town agility; more visual appeal from its cutting edge style and premium full LED lights; and more practicality, with comfort for two, adjustable screen and massive storage capacity.
In designing the Forza 125. Honda’s aim was to create the ultimate 125cc scooter, offering today’s demanding consumer the best of both worlds: the highway ability and comfort of larger capacity ‘GT’ style scooters and the traffic-beating, sporty acceleration and easy-to-park utility of smaller, lighter machines.
Brand new from front to back, the Forza 125’s slim exterior exudes an aggressive, sporting attitude and a dynamic, modern design and layout. Inviting ergonomics offer a perfect fit for both rider and pillion while the windshield is height adjustable to suit both highway and city riding. There’s 48 litres of storage room (enough for two full-face helmets) beneath the seat plus a 12V power socket in the glove box and – underlining its premium credentials – LED head and tail light.
The new 125cc liquid-cooled engine is a four-valve unit with an intake and exhaust system designed for strong mid-range and top end power. It offers swift pick-up from standstill, class-leading rolling acceleration from 55mph and strong high-speed performance. A host of low-friction technologies mean that this is combined with impressive fuel economy of approximately 123mpg (WMTC mode).
To manage city streets and cruise open highways, the steel frame – with carefully optimised wheelbase and steering geometry – employs supple 33mm telescopic forks and twin rear shock absorbers. A 15-inch front wheel provides stability and confidence, backed up by the 14-inch rear. Large diameter single disc brakes front and rear come with ABS as standard.
A range of purpose-built accessories is ready to tailor the Forza 125 perfectly to its owner’s lifestyle and includes heated grips, rear carrier and 35L colour-matched top box.
The Forza 125 will be available in the UK from early Summer 2015 in three colour options:
Matt Pearl Cool White with Matt Pacific Blue
Pearl Nightstar Black with Castagna Brown
Moondust Silver with Matt Cynos Grey