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2015 Honda Forza 125 Review

Luxurious comfort and utility. It’s the 2015 Honda Forza 125! This bike brought some exclusivity for the 125cc scooter segment!

Conforto luxuoso e utilidade. É a Honda Forza 125 de 2015! Esta moto trouxe um pouco de exclusividade ao segmento das scooter 125cc!

(Versão Portuguesa na pág. 2)

I’ve been riding some great machines lately but somehow I managed to ride a scooter and still feel good with it! Thanks to Mototur, I tested the new Honda Forza 125. This is the first time Test On Tour is having a review to a scooter, and I think this is the right start!

This is the non-ABS version and it is decorated in mat pearl cool white and black.

As usual, I’ll start talking about the design of this bike specially because it looks really good! First of all it doesn’t look like a regular tiny scooter, as it has some nice volume through all the composition.

At the rear end, we can see that it has a sporty design – it’s wide, pointy and the passenger pegs look nice. Also, the braking disc on the rear make it look more serious.

On the front, the Honda Forza 125 headlight design jumps right to your eyes. The LED day lights look fantastic and the LED medium beams just proper illuminate the road ahead. It also makes the bike more visible to the cars. The mirrors are pretty and have a very good visibility actually, and the incorporated indicators give it one more nice touch. It is possible to easily regulate the windshield by hand, at any time, just by grabbing it and push it down or pull it up as you need. This makes the bike really enjoyable on the highway, providing a very good aerodynamic protection! It looks very aggressive.

The Honda Forza 125 is very comfortable to ride. The riding position is very good, and the seat is awesome for both rider and passenger. The suspension is a bit hard, as usual on scooters, but comfortable enough to ride it everywhere in the city. The only consequence is that the front plastics, and of course the mobile windshield, make a little noise on rough roads. 

Even the fuel cap is a nice detail. You push a button and an outer cap opens exposing the fuel cap itself. It has an immense under-seat compartment, capable of fitting 2 helmets and there still is some room left.

The dashboard on this bike is beautiful and gives much information, such as: clock, fuel level, temperature level, 2 fuel averages, instantaneous fuel consumption, 2 trip measurements, speedometer and rev counter.

I was riding it normally, without thinking about fuel economy, and I was surprised about how low on fuel consumption this bike goes. If you are travelling on the highway at about 100-110 km/h, it is burning less than 3 L / 100 km! To me, this is rather good! Also, the bike is equipped with idle stop function which make it even more economical riding in the city. I got 2.9L/100km of average consumption and by the time I dropped the bike, it was getting even lower.

Taking a look at that fuel data, you might get the wrong idea about the performance of this bike. Yes, it is really smooth at start at lower regimes but from the middle regime the bike is quite fast for a 4 stroke 125cc bike. The Honda Forza 125 is equipped with a 125cc engine developing 14hp at 8.750rpm and 26,5NM at 6.000rpm. It only weights 158kg for this version and the gravity center is quite low, making this bike very easy to handle and maneuver.

The braking capacity is good enough, although I think that for an everyday usage the ABS is a good feature that worth the extra money (200€). It also comes with both kick and central stands, which is good of you want to start the bike and let it warm up a little before riding off.

The price for the 2015 Honda Forza 125 is 4.590,00€ RRP so this is not a cheap 125cc but, this is definitely an exclusive bike, with some nice and luxurious touches for those who want a beautiful, stylish, comfortable, economical, practical and exclusive bike! And it is a 125cc!

Huge thanks to Mototur for letting us test this city weapon!

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2015 Honda Forza 125 | MyBike.TV

A brand new high performance 125cc scooter designed to offer more than the others: more all-round, class-leading performance from its 4-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. Plus a low friction engine with Idling Stop for fuel efficiency, 500km tank range and optional ABS.

The new Forza 125 is designed for those European customers who demand more from a 125cc scooter: more performance, more agility and more usability. They are motivated by style, quality and performance; they expect a lot out of life and aim to extract the most from every experience.

The machine they ride has to offer the very maximum a 125cc scooter can give, and look good while it does it. And it has to combine the best of two worlds: the highway ability and comfort of larger capacity ‘GT’ style (Grand Touring) scooters and the traffic-beating, sporty acceleration and easy-to-park utility of smaller, lighter machines.

For 2015, Honda’s new Forza 125 does just that, creating a new choice for those that want the very best that a 125cc scooter can offer.

Mr. T. Suda, Large Project Leader Forza 125:

“The team’s aim with the Forza 125 was to make the ultimate 125cc scooter, with the very best of everything. It offers both great highway performance for a fun, easy commute, and class-leading acceleration for the city. All with classy, premium styling, and a very strong focus on practicality and comfort.”

Model Overview

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 plenty of storage room (48 litres – enough for two full-face helmets) beneath the seat plus a 12V power socket in the glove box and – underlining its premium credentials – LED headlight, position lights, taillight and license plate 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 90km/h and strong high speed performance. A host of low-friction technologies mean that this is combined with impressive fuel economy of 43.5km/l (WMTC mode).

To deftly 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 discs front and rear come with the option of ABS.

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.

Styling & Equipment

Easy mobility underpins the Forza 125’s look and functionality – it’s a contemporary design enabling life in and out of the city. The exterior’s trapezoidal proportions highlight the original ‘forward mass balance and performance strength’ concept of the styling team, and give the rider protection from wind while presenting a light and sporty appearance.

The sit-in riding position cups the rider securely and the screen easily adjusts through six positions and a total of 120mm for use at higher speeds and city traffic, to suit all types of riders. There is plenty of room for two adults on the carefully profiled seat, which opens to reveal storage space to match: two full-face helmets fit beneath it. The glove box up front contains a 12V socket for charging electrical accessories on the go and also easily holds a plastic water bottle. Seat height is a comfortable 780mm.

Premium LED technology has been adopted; underscoring the dual LED headlights are LED position lights that lend a crisp edge and unique identity to the Forza 125 ‘s frontal signature. Indicators are mounted high in the mirror bodies and stereoscopic LED taillights are matched by LED number plate illumination.

The stereoscopic theme extends to the instruments. Mounted high for ease of viewing and lit with a reverse LCD display and deep colour tone, the speedo and rev-counter are defined by elegantly flowing curves. A central LCD block features a clock (with large display), fuel gauge, average fuel economy meter, section fuel economy meter, A & B trip meters, odometer and coolant temperature.

The Forza 125 will be available in five colour options:

  • Matt Cynos Grey Metallic
  • Matt Pearl Cool White with Black
  • Moondust Silver Metallic with Matt Cynos Grey Metallic
  • Matt Pearl Cool White with Matt Pearl Pacific Blue
  • Pearl Nightstar Black with Castagna Brown

Chassis

The steel frame that’s the focus of the Forza 125’s chassis provides the necessary rigidity and strength for the mix of riding conditions it will face. Sturdy 33mm telescopic forks are matched by twin rear shock absorbers – adjustable through 7-stage spring preload – working through a 1-piece aluminium swingarm.

The light weight of 158kg (159kg for ABS version) not only aids performance but also makes the Forza 125 easy to manage at walking speeds, and easy to park. The dynamics of the chassis ensure composure on the highway and agility in traffic. A wheelbase of 1,490mm provides stability; the steering geometry – 26.5° rake and 89mm trail – delivers nimble steering.

The cast aluminium 15-inch front wheel is fitted with a 120/70-15 tyre while the 14-inch rear uses a 140/70-14, offering maximum traction and ride comfort. A large 256mm single disc performs stopping duties up front, mated to a 240mm rear – both have the benefit of optional ABS for extra braking control on slippery surfaces.

Engine

The Forza 125’s new four-valve water-cooled SOHC powerplant delivers [email protected] 8,750rpm, with peak torque of 12.5Nm @ 8,250rpm. Bore and stroke is set at 52.4 x 57.9mm; compression ratio is 11.5:1. From a standing start it accelerates rapidly, while sharper mid-range makes for reactive roll-on performance in the typical 40-60km/h around-town speed range. At speeds over 90km/h its top-end strength delivers class-leading acceleration.

The engine is packed with Honda’s eSP low-friction technologies; clever packaging of items like the oil pump (which is built in to the crankcase) help to further ensure efficiency. A compact combustion chamber and PGM-FI fuel injection – fed by a redesigned 4.7-litre airbox and 28mm diameter inlet duct – optimise burning velocity and cooling performance. A new triple chamber exhaust muffler contains a 400-cell catalyser to clean up exhaust gases.

An offset cylinder reduces friction caused by contact between piston and bore, efficiently transmitting combustion energy to the crankshaft. A ‘spiny’ cast-iron sleeve – with tiny surface extensions – keeps in check any distortion of the inner bore diameter. This design lowers tension in the piston ring, reducing friction.

A compact high-efficiency radiator – integrated into the exterior of the right-side crankcase – employs a small, light fan reducing frictional losses and lowering drag. Rolling resistance within the transmission unit is reduced by the use of three low-friction main bearings, all designed to deal with the loads they individually receive. The drive pulley features a fin design that lowers air resistance and the follower pulley reduces pressure on the drive belt, cutting transmission losses.

The electronically controlled brushless ACG starter is an integrated component mounted directly on the end of the crankshaft, serving as starter motor and alternator. It spins the engine directly, eliminating any noise from gear engagement or meshing.

Idling Stop automatically stops the engine running after three seconds at idle when the scooter is stationary and the brakes applied, and re-starts it instantly the throttle grip is twisted. It’s seamless in use thanks to ACG and the swing-back system that returns the crank to its position before air intake, and a decompression mechanism that negates cranking resistance from compression. It has the functionality to ‘read’ the battery charge and turns itself off to avoid excessive drain. The battery is a long-life YTZ8V unit.

One of the aims of the development team working on the Forza 125 is that the trip to the fuel station should happen just once a week for the average user; accordingly, a 500km tank range has been achieved thanks to the engine’s fuel efficiency of approximately 43.5km/l (WMTC mode) and 11.5 litre tank.

Accessories

The following genuine Honda accessories will be available for the Forza 125:

  • Rear carrier
  • 35L colour-matched top box
  • Heated grip kit
  • Colour-matched cosmetic adornments
  • Inner bag
  • Alarm kit
  • Outdoor cove
  • U-lock

Technical Specifications

ENGINE

Type

Liquid-cooled 4-stroke 4-Valve SOHC single

Displacement

124.9 cm3

Bore ´ Stroke

52.4mm & 57.9mm

Compression Ratio

11:5 : 1

Max. Power Output

11kW @ 8,750rpm

Max. Torque

12.5Nm @ 8,250rpm

Oil Capacity

0.9L

FUEL SYSTEM

Carburation

PGM-FI electronic fuel injection

Fuel Tank Capacity

11.5L

Fuel Consumption

43.5 km/l (WMTC)

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Starter

ACG Self-starter

Battery Capacity

12V-7AH

ACG Output

232W

DRIVETRAIN

Clutch Type

Dry, internal expanding, deadweight

Transmission Type

CVT

Final Drive

V-belt

FRAME

Type

Tubular steel underbone

CHASSIS

Dimensions (L´W´H)

2135mm x 750mm x 1455mm

Wheelbase

1490mm

Caster Angle

26°5

Trail

89mm

Seat Height

780mm

Ground Clearance

150mm

Kerb Weight

158kg (159kg ABS)

SUSPENSION

Type Front

Telescopic

Type Rear

Twin

WHEELS

Type Front

Aluminium casting

Type Rear

Aluminium casting

Rim Size Front

15M/CXMT3.50

Rim Size Rear

14M/CXMT4.00

Tyres Front

120/70-15

Tyres Rear

140/70-14

BRAKES

ABS System Type

ABS as option (2-channel)

Type Front

256mm disk

Type Rear

240mm disk

INSTRUMENTS & ELECTRICS

Instruments

Fuel meter, Water temperature gauge, Odometer, Trip A and B, Average fuel consumption, Section fuel consumption, Digital clock, Oil change indicator

Headlight

Transverse, LED 3-light (Hi: 2, Lo: 4)

Taillight

Combined type, LED (ST: 4, TL: 4)

All specifications are provisional and subject to change without notice.

** Please note that the figures provided are results obtained by Honda under standardised testing conditions prescribed by WMTC. Tests are conducted on a rolling road using a standard version of the vehicle with only one rider and no additional optional equipment. Actual fuel consumption may vary depending on how you ride, how you maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tire pressure, installation of accessories, cargo, rider and passenger weight, and other factors.

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2017 HONDA Forza 125

Model updates: A range of updates for the high performance 125cc scooter designed to offer more than the others: more all-round, class-leading performance from its 4-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. Plus a low friction engine with Idling Stop for fuel efficiency and 500km tank range. The EURO4-compliant 2017 model receives Honda Smart Key technology, revised rear suspension, new Michelin tyres and 3 new colours.

Contents:

1 Introduction

2 Model overview

3 Key features

4 Accessories

5 Technical specifications

 

1. Introduction

The Forza 125 is designed for those European customers who demand more from a 125cc scooter: more performance, more agility and more usability. They are motivated by style, quality and performance; they expect a lot out of life and aim to extract the most from every experience.

The machine they ride has to offer the very maximum a 125cc scooter can give, and look good while it does it. And it has to combine the best of two worlds: the highway ability and comfort of larger capacity ‘GT’ style (Grand Touring) scooters and the traffic-beating, sporty acceleration and easy-to-park utility of smaller, lighter machines.

Honda’s Forza 125 does just that, creating a compelling proposition for those that want the very best that a 125cc scooter can offer.

Mr. T. Suda, Large Project Leader Forza 125:

“The team’s aim with the Forza 125 was to make the ultimate 125cc scooter, with the very best of everything. It offers both great highway performance for a fun, easy commute, and class-leading acceleration for the city. All with classy, premium styling, and a very strong focus on practicality and comfort.”

 

2. Model Overview

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 plenty of storage room (48 litres - enough for two full-face helmets) beneath the seat plus a 12V power socket in the glove box and – underlining its premium credentials – LED headlight, position lights, taillight and license plate light.

The 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 90km/h and strong high speed performance. A host of low-friction technologies mean that this is combined with impressive fuel economy of 43.5km/l (WMTC mode). For 2017, the engine also now meets the stringent EURO4 emission regulations. The allowable limits for exhaust tailpipe pollutants such as carbon monoxide, hyrdrocarbons and nitrous oxide specified by EURO4 are approximately half of those for EURO3.

To deftly 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 discs front and rear come with the option of ABS.

The Forza 125 is the best-selling premium 125 scooter in Europe in 2016. For the 2017 model, the formula has been even further enhanced with the addition of Honda Smart Key technology, revised rear suspension, new Michelin tyres and 3 new colours.

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.

 

3. Key Features

3.1 Styling & Equipment

Easy mobility underpins the Forza 125’s look and functionality – it’s a contemporary design enabling life in and out of the city. The exterior’s trapezoidal proportions highlight the original ‘forward mass balance and performance strength’ concept of the styling team, and give the rider protection from wind while presenting a light and sporty appearance.

The sit-in riding position cups the rider securely and the screen easily adjusts through six positions and a total of 120mm for use at higher speeds and city traffic, to suit all types of riders. There is plenty of room for two adults on the carefully profiled seat, which opens to reveal storage space to match: two full-face helmets fit beneath it. The glove box up front contains a 12V socket for charging electrical accessories on the go and also easily holds a plastic water bottle. Seat height is a comfortable 780mm.

Premium LED technology has been adopted; underscoring the dual LED headlights are LED position lights that lend a crisp edge and unique identity to the Forza 125 ‘s frontal signature. Indicators are mounted high in the mirror bodies - which have been repositioned for 2017 for improved visibility - and stereoscopic LED taillights are matched by LED number plate illumination.

The stereoscopic theme extends to the instruments. Mounted high for ease of viewing and lit with a reverse LCD display and deep colour tone, the speedo and rev-counter are defined by elegantly flowing curves. A central LCD block features a clock (with large display), fuel gauge, average fuel economy meter, section fuel economy meter, A & B trip meters, odometer and coolant temperature.

For 2017, the Forza 125 is fitted with the Honda Smart Key system. The ‘key’ itself resides in the rider’s pocket and does away with the need to constantly insert and withdraw a key for ignition, fuel cap and seat. It has two switches: the smart function on/off and ‘answer back’, which flickers the indicators for identification from a distance.

With the Smart Key present one push of the machine-mounted main switch powers it up and makes it possible to turn, giving the rider control of the ignition and steering lock, and, via two rocker switches, the fuel cap and seat. It also illuminates when pushed – or from the answer back function of the Smart Key – with a blue light.

 

The Forza 125 will be available in five colour options for 2017, three of which are new:

Matt Cynos Grey Metallic/Black

Matt Pearl Cool White with Matt Pearl Pacific Blue

Black Matt Ruthenium/Silver Metallic (new colour)

Matt Cynos Gray Metallic/Matt Pearl Havana Brown (new colour)

Lucent Silver Metallic/Matt Pearl Pacific Blue (new colour)

 

3.2 Chassis

The steel frame that’s the focus of the Forza 125’s chassis provides the necessary rigidity and strength for the mix of riding conditions it will face. Sturdy 33mm telescopic forks are matched by twin rear shock absorbers – adjustable through 7-stage spring preload – working through a 1-piece aluminium swingarm. For 2017, the rear suspension has been further improved, with a more progressive damping feel.

The light weight of 158kg (159kg for ABS version) not only aids performance but also makes the Forza 125 easy to manage at walking speeds, and easy to park. The dynamics of the chassis ensure composure on the highway and agility in traffic. A wheelbase of 1,490mm provides stability; the steering geometry – 26.5° rake and 89mm trail – delivers nimble steering.

The cast aluminium 15-inch front wheel is fitted with a 120/70-15 tyre while the 14-inch rear uses a 140/70-14, offering maximum traction and ride comfort. For 2017, the popular Michelin City Grip tyres offer outstanding grip and feel in any weather conditions. A large 256mm single disc performs stopping duties up front, mated to a 240mm rear – both have the benefit of optional ABS for extra braking control on slippery surfaces.

 

3.3 Engine

The Forza 125’s new four-valve water-cooled SOHC powerplant delivers [email protected] 8,750rpm, with peak torque of 12.5Nm @ 8,250rpm. Bore and stroke is set at 52.4 x 57.9mm; compression ratio is 11.5:1. From a standing start it accelerates rapidly, while sharper mid-range makes for reactive roll-on performance in the typical 40-60km/h around-town speed range. At speeds over 90km/h its top-end strength delivers class-leading acceleration, and for 2017, a higher gearing ratio gives the Forza 125 even more highway performance.

The engine is packed with Honda’s eSP low-friction technologies; clever packaging of items like the oil pump (which is built in to the crankcase) help to further ensure efficiency. A compact combustion chamber and PGM-FI fuel injection – fed by a redesigned 4.7-litre airbox and 28mm diameter inlet duct – optimise burning velocity and cooling performance. A new triple chamber exhaust muffler contains a 400-cell catalyser to clean up exhaust gases.

An offset cylinder reduces friction caused by contact between piston and bore, efficiently transmitting combustion energy to the crankshaft. A ‘spiny’ cast-iron sleeve – with tiny surface extensions – keeps in check any distortion of the inner bore diameter. This design lowers tension in the piston ring, reducing friction.

A compact high-efficiency radiator – integrated into the exterior of the right-side crankcase – employs a small, light fan reducing frictional losses and lowering drag. Rolling resistance within the transmission unit is reduced by the use of three low-friction main bearings, all designed to deal with the loads they individually receive. The drive pulley features a fin design that lowers air resistance and the follower pulley reduces pressure on the drive belt, cutting transmission losses.

The electronically controlled brushless ACG starter is an integrated component mounted directly on the end of the crankshaft, serving as starter motor and alternator. It spins the engine directly, eliminating any noise from gear engagement or meshing.

Idling Stop automatically stops the engine running after three seconds at idle when the scooter is stationary and the brakes applied, and re-starts it instantly the throttle grip is twisted. It’s seamless in use thanks to ACG and the swing-back system that returns the crank to its position before air intake, and a decompression mechanism that negates cranking resistance from compression. It has the functionality to ‘read’ the battery charge and turns itself off to avoid excessive drain. The battery is a long-life YTZ8V unit.

One of the aims of the development team working on the Forza 125 is that the trip to the fuel station should happen just once a week for the average user; accordingly, a 500km tank range has been achieved thanks to the 11.5 litre tank the engine’s fuel efficiency of approximately 43.5km/l (WMTC mode), which remains the same for 2017 even with EURO4 compliance.

 

4. Accessories

The following genuine Honda accessories will be available for the Forza 125:

  • Rear carrier
  • 35L colour-matched top box
  • Heated grip kit
  • Colour-matched cosmetic adornments
  • Inner bag
  • Alarm kit
  • Outdoor cove
  • U-lock

 

5. Technical Specifications

ENGINE

 

Type

Liquid-cooled 4-stroke 4-Valve SOHC single

Displacement

124.9 cm3

Bore ´ Stroke

52.4mm & 57.9mm

Compression Ratio

11:5 : 1

Max. Power Output

11kW @ 8,750rpm

Max. Torque

12.5Nm @ 8,250rpm

Oil Capacity

0.9L

FUEL SYSTEM

 

Carburation

PGM-FI electronic fuel injection

Fuel Tank Capacity

11.5L

Fuel Consumption

43.5 km/l (WMTC)

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

 

Starter

ACG Self-starter

Battery Capacity

12V-7AH

ACG Output

232W

DRIVETRAIN

 

Clutch Type

Dry, internal expanding, deadweight

Transmission Type

CVT

Final Drive

V-belt

FRAME

 

Type

Tubular steel underbone

CHASSIS

 

Dimensions (L´W´H)

2135mm x 750mm x 1455mm

Wheelbase

1490mm

Caster Angle

26°5

Trail

89mm

Seat Height

780mm

Ground Clearance

150mm

Kerb Weight

158kg (159kg ABS)

SUSPENSION

 

Type Front

Telescopic

Type Rear

Twin

WHEELS

 

Type Front

Aluminium casting

Type Rear

Aluminium casting

Rim Size Front

15M/CXMT3.50

Rim Size Rear

14M/CXMT4.00

Tyres Front

120/70-15

Tyres Rear

140/70-14

BRAKES

 

ABS System Type

ABS as option (2-channel)

Type Front

256mm disk

Type Rear

240mm disk

INSTRUMENTS & ELECTRICS

 

Instruments

Fuel meter, Water temperature gauge, Odometer, Trip A and B, Average fuel consumption, Section fuel consumption, Digital clock, Oil change indicator

Headlight

Transverse, LED 3-light (Hi: 2, Lo: 4)

Taillight

Combined type, LED (ST: 4, TL: 4)

 

All specifications are provisional and subject to change without notice.

** Please note that the figures provided are results obtained by Honda under standardised testing conditions prescribed by WMTC. Tests are conducted on a rolling road using a standard version of the vehicle with only one rider and no additional optional equipment. Actual fuel consumption may vary depending on how you ride, how you maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tire pressure, installation of accessories, cargo, rider and passenger weight, and other factors.

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Основная информацияМодель:Honda Forza 125 Год:2015Тип:СкутерРейтинг:67.2 out of 100. Show full rating and compare with other bikesДвигатель и приводРабочий объем:124.90 см3 (7.62 дюймов3)Тип двигателя:Одноцилиндровый, четырехтактныйМощность:14.08 л.с. (10.3 кВт)) @ 8750 об/минКрутящий момент:12.00 Нм (1.2 kgf-m or 8.9 ft.lbs) @ 8250 об/минКомпрессия:11.5:1Диаметр х Ход поршня:52.4 x 57.9 мм (2.1 x 2.3 дюймов)Топливная система:Впрыск. PGM-FI electronic fuel injectionКонтроль топлива:Single Overhead Cams (SOHC)Охлаждение:ЖидкоеКоробка передач:АвтоматТип трансмиссии,привод:РеменьСцепление:Dry, internal expandingТрансмиссия:V-beltРасход топлива:1.91 л./100 km (52.4 km/l or 123.15 mpg)Выхлопные газы:44.3 CO2 g/km. (CO2 - Carbon dioxide emission) Шасси, подвеска, тормоза и колесаТип рамы:Tubular сталь underboneУгол наклона вилки:27.0Трейл:89 мм (3.5 дюймов)Передний амортизатор:TelescopicЗадняя подвеска:TwinПередняя покрышка:120/70-15 Задняя шина:140/70-14 Передний тормоз:Один диск. ABS. Передний тормоз диаметр:256 мм (10.1 дюймов)Задний тормоз:Один диск. ABS. Задний тормоз диаметр:240 мм (9.4 дюймов)Seat:Two-person seatРазмерыВес, включая масло, газ и т.п.:162.0 кг (357.1 фунтов)Высота по седлу:780 мм (30.7 дюймов) If adjustable, lowest setting.Высота:1,452 мм (57.2 дюймов)Длина:2,134 мм (84.0 дюймов)Ширина:748 мм (29.4 дюймов)Клиренс:148 мм (5.8 дюймов)Колесная база:1,490 мм (58.7 дюймов)Вместимость топливного бака:11.50 л. (3.04 галлонов)Прочие характеристикиЦветовые варианты:Silver/grey, white/blue, черный/brownСтартер:ЭлектрическийГрузоподъемность:Under-seat storage compartmentДополнительная информацияInsurance costsGet estimated US insurance cost with a quote from Allstate Motorcycle Insurance.Parts finder Motorcycle Superstore provides an easy-to-use parts finder. Ships to the US, Canada, UK and Australia. CMSNL ships low cost OEM motorcycle parts to Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Canada, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Montenegro, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, The United States and more. Also check out our overview of motorcycle webshops at Bikez.info.Loans, tests, etcSearch the web for dealers, loan costs, tests, customizing, etc.Задавать вопросыJoin the 15 Honda Forza 125 discussion group.Похожие моделиСписок связанных моделей для сравнения спецификации.

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Обзор Honda Forza 2015

Идеал скутера по версии Honda.

«Всего понемногу» — вот как компания Honda представляет публике свой новый скутер Forza. Он создан для тех, кому не нужна мощность и вес Silver Wing, но кто хотел бы что-то порезвее PCX150. Со своим одноцилиндровым 279-кубовым двигателем с жидкостной системой охлаждения и вместительным багажным отделением Forza — идеальная машина для поездок по городу. Для кого-то эта новинка даже сможет стать единственным средством передвижения. Давайте разберёмся, из чего сделан Forza.

Садясь за руль Forza, первым делом замечаешь, что нужно поднимать и перекидывать ногу через центральную часть. Да, это не совсем привычная конструкция для скутера, напоминающая скорее мотоцикл, однако 716-миллиметровая высота по седлу подойдёт практически всем. За рулём Forza водитель сидит низко и растянувшись, почти как на круизере. Углубления для ног вытянуты и подняты кверху около переднего колеса, так что водитель может сидеть прямо или вытянуться, как на удобном кресле.

По фотографии этого не оценить, но дополнительное место для ног, созданное большими углублениями для ног — это настоящий подарок. Обратите внимание на рычаг стояночного тормоза наверху углубления для ноги — удобная вещь для парковки на склоне.

Однако ради такой шикарной водительской посадки производителю пришлось пойти на компромисс — на Forza нет вездесущего крючка для сумки с продуктами. Вместо этого у вас в распоряжении есть два небольших перчаточных ящика под рукоятками руля: левый довольно большой и запирается, а ещё в нём расположена удобная 12-вольтовая розетка для зарядки какого-нибудь девайса. Размера же правого отделения хватит, чтобы положить бумажник и связку ключей.

Потяните рычаг заднего тормоза (это тот, что слева), нажмите на стартер большим пальцем, и инжекторный одноцилиндровый двигатель скутера тут же оживёт. Мотор «урчит» тихо и ровно, почти не издавая ощутимой вибрации. Forza собран как типичная качественная машина Honda.

Вид с водительского места. Приборная панель включает в себя аналоговый спидометр, тахометр, индикатор температуры и уровня топлива. Учтите, что на Forza есть только индикатор уровня топлива, и нет дополнительной лампочки, сигнализирующей о его низком уровне. Среди цифровых приборов есть два счётчика ежедневного пробега, одометр, а также индикаторы среднего и текущего расхода бензина.

На дороге Forza может дать фору большинству автомобилей. Но «быстрый» или «мощный» — не лучшие эпитеты для описания Forza. Заправленный и готовый к езде скутер весит около 190 килограммов, так что этот малыш довольно тяжёлый, и 279-кубовый одноцилиндровый мотор старается изо всех сил, двигая его вперёд. Бесступенчатая трансмиссия успешно работает в тандеме с двигателем, но по правде говоря, рычаг газа довольно часто оказывается выжат до упора. Однако подача мощности организована хорошо, и связь между дросселем и задним колесом чувствуется без проблем.

Катаясь по городу, Forza чувствует себя как дома. Скутер кажется довольно широким, но за рулём этого не чувствуешь. Маневрировать в потоке машин легко, а верхний край маленького ветрового стекла не загораживает вид на дорогу впереди. Передняя 35-миллиметровая вилка «ходит» вертикально на 94 миллиметра, в то время как два задних амортизатора имеют 96 миллиметров хода. Подвеска рассчитана на повседневную езду по городу, то есть она прекрасно справляется с неровностями дороги вроде крышки люка. Однако частые кочки и последующие постоянные удары — не самая сильная сторона подвески, так как она быстро проседает и начинает передавать удары на водителя.

Forza — отличный помощник в поездках по городу, демонстрирующий фирменное качество продукции Honda.

Если потребуется выехать на автостраду, Forza не подведёт, хотя имейте в виду, что этот Honda неохотно набирает скорость быстрее 65 километров в час. Однако на ровной дороге скутер всё-таки может разогнаться до 120-130 километров в час, когда его мотор наберёт около 8000 оборотов в минуту (предельная частота оборотов — 9000 в минуту). На таких скоростях Forza превращается в немного иного зверя.

На 120 километрах в час ухабы и неровности дороги могут вымотать слабенькую подвеску, которая снова не сможет спасти водителя от ударов. Кроме того, шины (120/70-14 спереди, 140/70-13 сзади) словно магнитом притягиваются к выемкам и трещинам на асфальте, если только не двинуть руль посильнее. Однако в то же время Forza норовит вилять в своём ряду из-за бокового ветра. Наконец, Honda Forza оснащён соединёнными тормозами, которые немного перебарщивают с торможением спереди, когда используешь только задний тормоз. Также нельзя не отметить, что двигатель приятно удивил плавной работой, так как даже на таких оборотах вибрация не ощущалась ни на руле, ни на подножках.

Места под сиденьем довольно много для такого скутера. Если бы не странная форма вентиляции на шлеме, сиденье могло бы закрыться. С другой стороны может поместиться второй шлем, если он не фуллфейс.

Расход топлива тоже довольно впечатляющий. Разъезжая на Forza по свободным городским улицам, можно особо не отпускать рычаг газа. И несмотря на это, расход топлива получался около 3.8-4 литра на 100 километров (объём бензобака — 11.3 литра). Это чуть больше заявленного производителем расхода (3.5 литра на 100 километров), но всё равно очень хорошо.

Разумеется, обзор скутера не может обойтись без разговора о багажном отделении под сиденьем. Здесь оно очень даже объёмное и может вместить два шлема, хотя конструкции фуллфейс может быть только один из них (а ещё без вентиляционных отверстий странной формы). Между крышками шлемов можно будет уместить ещё немного всякой всячины.

На городских улочках Honda Forza чувствует себя как рыба в воде.

В общем и целом, Honda Forza — отличный экономичный скутер для города. Удобная водительская посадка, вместительное багажное отделение, хороший расход топлива и качественная сборка Honda — всё это делает его очень привлекательным выбором. Хотя не помешал бы мотор помощнее и ветровое стекло повыше. В любом случае, рынок скутеров и так насыщен, так что у Kymco Downtown 300i, SYM Citycom 300i, Piaggio BV350 и Vespa GTS 300 появился ещё один достойный конкурент.

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2017 HONDA Forza 125

Model updates: A range of updates for the high performance 125cc scooter designed to offer more than the others: more all-round, class-leading performance from its 4-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. Plus a low friction engine with Idling Stop for fuel efficiency and 500km tank range. The EURO4-compliant 2017 model receives Honda Smart Key technology, revised rear suspension, new Michelin tyres and 3 new colours.

Contents:

1 Introduction

2 Model overview

3 Key features

4 Accessories

5 Technical specifications

 

1. Introduction

The Forza 125 is designed for those European customers who demand more from a 125cc scooter: more performance, more agility and more usability. They are motivated by style, quality and performance; they expect a lot out of life and aim to extract the most from every experience.

The machine they ride has to offer the very maximum a 125cc scooter can give, and look good while it does it. And it has to combine the best of two worlds: the highway ability and comfort of larger capacity ‘GT’ style (Grand Touring) scooters and the traffic-beating, sporty acceleration and easy-to-park utility of smaller, lighter machines.

Honda’s Forza 125 does just that, creating a compelling proposition for those that want the very best that a 125cc scooter can offer.

Mr. T. Suda, Large Project Leader Forza 125:

“The team’s aim with the Forza 125 was to make the ultimate 125cc scooter, with the very best of everything. It offers both great highway performance for a fun, easy commute, and class-leading acceleration for the city. All with classy, premium styling, and a very strong focus on practicality and comfort.”

 

2. Model Overview

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 plenty of storage room (48 litres - enough for two full-face helmets) beneath the seat plus a 12V power socket in the glove box and – underlining its premium credentials – LED headlight, position lights, taillight and license plate light.

The 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 90km/h and strong high speed performance. A host of low-friction technologies mean that this is combined with impressive fuel economy of 43.5km/l (WMTC mode). For 2017, the engine also now meets the stringent EURO4 emission regulations. The allowable limits for exhaust tailpipe pollutants such as carbon monoxide, hyrdrocarbons and nitrous oxide specified by EURO4 are approximately half of those for EURO3.

To deftly 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 discs front and rear come with the option of ABS.

The Forza 125 is the best-selling premium 125 scooter in Europe in 2016. For the 2017 model, the formula has been even further enhanced with the addition of Honda Smart Key technology, revised rear suspension, new Michelin tyres and 3 new colours.

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.

 

3. Key Features

3.1 Styling & Equipment

Easy mobility underpins the Forza 125’s look and functionality – it’s a contemporary design enabling life in and out of the city. The exterior’s trapezoidal proportions highlight the original ‘forward mass balance and performance strength’ concept of the styling team, and give the rider protection from wind while presenting a light and sporty appearance.

The sit-in riding position cups the rider securely and the screen easily adjusts through six positions and a total of 120mm for use at higher speeds and city traffic, to suit all types of riders. There is plenty of room for two adults on the carefully profiled seat, which opens to reveal storage space to match: two full-face helmets fit beneath it. The glove box up front contains a 12V socket for charging electrical accessories on the go and also easily holds a plastic water bottle. Seat height is a comfortable 780mm.

Premium LED technology has been adopted; underscoring the dual LED headlights are LED position lights that lend a crisp edge and unique identity to the Forza 125 ‘s frontal signature. Indicators are mounted high in the mirror bodies - which have been repositioned for 2017 for improved visibility - and stereoscopic LED taillights are matched by LED number plate illumination.

The stereoscopic theme extends to the instruments. Mounted high for ease of viewing and lit with a reverse LCD display and deep colour tone, the speedo and rev-counter are defined by elegantly flowing curves. A central LCD block features a clock (with large display), fuel gauge, average fuel economy meter, section fuel economy meter, A & B trip meters, odometer and coolant temperature.

For 2017, the Forza 125 is fitted with the Honda Smart Key system. The ‘key’ itself resides in the rider’s pocket and does away with the need to constantly insert and withdraw a key for ignition, fuel cap and seat. It has two switches: the smart function on/off and ‘answer back’, which flickers the indicators for identification from a distance.

With the Smart Key present one push of the machine-mounted main switch powers it up and makes it possible to turn, giving the rider control of the ignition and steering lock, and, via two rocker switches, the fuel cap and seat. It also illuminates when pushed – or from the answer back function of the Smart Key – with a blue light.

 

The Forza 125 will be available in five colour options for 2017, three of which are new:

Matt Cynos Grey Metallic/Black

Matt Pearl Cool White with Matt Pearl Pacific Blue

Black Matt Ruthenium/Silver Metallic (new colour)

Matt Cynos Gray Metallic/Matt Pearl Havana Brown (new colour)

Lucent Silver Metallic/Matt Pearl Pacific Blue (new colour)

 

3.2 Chassis

The steel frame that’s the focus of the Forza 125’s chassis provides the necessary rigidity and strength for the mix of riding conditions it will face. Sturdy 33mm telescopic forks are matched by twin rear shock absorbers – adjustable through 7-stage spring preload – working through a 1-piece aluminium swingarm. For 2017, the rear suspension has been further improved, with a more progressive damping feel.

The light weight of 158kg (159kg for ABS version) not only aids performance but also makes the Forza 125 easy to manage at walking speeds, and easy to park. The dynamics of the chassis ensure composure on the highway and agility in traffic. A wheelbase of 1,490mm provides stability; the steering geometry – 26.5° rake and 89mm trail – delivers nimble steering.

The cast aluminium 15-inch front wheel is fitted with a 120/70-15 tyre while the 14-inch rear uses a 140/70-14, offering maximum traction and ride comfort. For 2017, the popular Michelin City Grip tyres offer outstanding grip and feel in any weather conditions. A large 256mm single disc performs stopping duties up front, mated to a 240mm rear – both have the benefit of optional ABS for extra braking control on slippery surfaces.

 

3.3 Engine

The Forza 125’s new four-valve water-cooled SOHC powerplant delivers [email protected] 8,750rpm, with peak torque of 12.5Nm @ 8,250rpm. Bore and stroke is set at 52.4 x 57.9mm; compression ratio is 11.5:1. From a standing start it accelerates rapidly, while sharper mid-range makes for reactive roll-on performance in the typical 40-60km/h around-town speed range. At speeds over 90km/h its top-end strength delivers class-leading acceleration, and for 2017, a higher gearing ratio gives the Forza 125 even more highway performance.

The engine is packed with Honda’s eSP low-friction technologies; clever packaging of items like the oil pump (which is built in to the crankcase) help to further ensure efficiency. A compact combustion chamber and PGM-FI fuel injection – fed by a redesigned 4.7-litre airbox and 28mm diameter inlet duct – optimise burning velocity and cooling performance. A new triple chamber exhaust muffler contains a 400-cell catalyser to clean up exhaust gases.

An offset cylinder reduces friction caused by contact between piston and bore, efficiently transmitting combustion energy to the crankshaft. A ‘spiny’ cast-iron sleeve – with tiny surface extensions – keeps in check any distortion of the inner bore diameter. This design lowers tension in the piston ring, reducing friction.

A compact high-efficiency radiator – integrated into the exterior of the right-side crankcase – employs a small, light fan reducing frictional losses and lowering drag. Rolling resistance within the transmission unit is reduced by the use of three low-friction main bearings, all designed to deal with the loads they individually receive. The drive pulley features a fin design that lowers air resistance and the follower pulley reduces pressure on the drive belt, cutting transmission losses.

The electronically controlled brushless ACG starter is an integrated component mounted directly on the end of the crankshaft, serving as starter motor and alternator. It spins the engine directly, eliminating any noise from gear engagement or meshing.

Idling Stop automatically stops the engine running after three seconds at idle when the scooter is stationary and the brakes applied, and re-starts it instantly the throttle grip is twisted. It’s seamless in use thanks to ACG and the swing-back system that returns the crank to its position before air intake, and a decompression mechanism that negates cranking resistance from compression. It has the functionality to ‘read’ the battery charge and turns itself off to avoid excessive drain. The battery is a long-life YTZ8V unit.

One of the aims of the development team working on the Forza 125 is that the trip to the fuel station should happen just once a week for the average user; accordingly, a 500km tank range has been achieved thanks to the 11.5 litre tank the engine’s fuel efficiency of approximately 43.5km/l (WMTC mode), which remains the same for 2017 even with EURO4 compliance.

 

4. Accessories

The following genuine Honda accessories will be available for the Forza 125:

  • Rear carrier
  • 35L colour-matched top box
  • Heated grip kit
  • Colour-matched cosmetic adornments
  • Inner bag
  • Alarm kit
  • Outdoor cove
  • U-lock

 

5. Technical Specifications

ENGINE

 

Type

Liquid-cooled 4-stroke 4-Valve SOHC single

Displacement

124.9 cm3

Bore ´ Stroke

52.4mm & 57.9mm

Compression Ratio

11:5 : 1

Max. Power Output

11kW @ 8,750rpm

Max. Torque

12.5Nm @ 8,250rpm

Oil Capacity

0.9L

FUEL SYSTEM

 

Carburation

PGM-FI electronic fuel injection

Fuel Tank Capacity

11.5L

Fuel Consumption

43.5 km/l (WMTC)

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

 

Starter

ACG Self-starter

Battery Capacity

12V-7AH

ACG Output

232W

DRIVETRAIN

 

Clutch Type

Dry, internal expanding, deadweight

Transmission Type

CVT

Final Drive

V-belt

FRAME

 

Type

Tubular steel underbone

CHASSIS

 

Dimensions (L´W´H)

2135mm x 750mm x 1455mm

Wheelbase

1490mm

Caster Angle

26°5

Trail

89mm

Seat Height

780mm

Ground Clearance

150mm

Kerb Weight

158kg (159kg ABS)

SUSPENSION

 

Type Front

Telescopic

Type Rear

Twin

WHEELS

 

Type Front

Aluminium casting

Type Rear

Aluminium casting

Rim Size Front

15M/CXMT3.50

Rim Size Rear

14M/CXMT4.00

Tyres Front

120/70-15

Tyres Rear

140/70-14

BRAKES

 

ABS System Type

ABS as option (2-channel)

Type Front

256mm disk

Type Rear

240mm disk

INSTRUMENTS & ELECTRICS

 

Instruments

Fuel meter, Water temperature gauge, Odometer, Trip A and B, Average fuel consumption, Section fuel consumption, Digital clock, Oil change indicator

Headlight

Transverse, LED 3-light (Hi: 2, Lo: 4)

Taillight

Combined type, LED (ST: 4, TL: 4)

 

All specifications are provisional and subject to change without notice.

** Please note that the figures provided are results obtained by Honda under standardised testing conditions prescribed by WMTC. Tests are conducted on a rolling road using a standard version of the vehicle with only one rider and no additional optional equipment. Actual fuel consumption may vary depending on how you ride, how you maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tire pressure, installation of accessories, cargo, rider and passenger weight, and other factors.

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Honda Forza 125 | 2015 new motorcycles

UPDATE: For full review click here.

Honda has just released details of a brand-new high-performance 125cc scooter for 2015. The Forza 125 is said to offer more than any other scooter in its class: more all-round, class-leading performance; more visual appeal; and more practicality.

The scooter is designed for the highway ability and comfort of larger capacity maxi scooters, with 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 is claimed to offer a perfect fit for both rider and pillion, while the windshield is height adjustable to suit 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 LED head and tail lights.

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’s said to offer 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 a claimed fuel economy of 123mpg (WMTC mode).

To manage city streets and cruise open highways, the steel frame carries 33mm telescopic forks and twin rear shock absorbers, with a 15-inch front wheel and 14-inch rear. Large diameter single disc brakes front and rear come with ABS as standard.

Here’s the full press release from Honda…

The new Forza 125 is designed for those European customers who demand more from a 125cc scooter: more performance, more agility and more usability. They are motivated by style, quality and performance; they expect a lot out of life and aim to extract the most from every experience.

The machine they ride has to offer the very maximum a 125cc scooter can give, and look good while it does it. And it has to combine the best of two worlds: the highway ability and comfort of larger capacity ‘GT’ style (Grand Touring) scooters and the traffic-beating, sporty acceleration and easy-to-park utility of smaller, lighter machines.

For 2015, Honda’s new Forza 125 does just that, creating a new choice for those that want the very best that a 125cc scooter can offer.

Mr. Nagura, Large Project Leader Forza 125:

“The team’s aim with the Forza 125 was to make the ultimate 125cc scooter, with the very best of everything. It offers both great highway performance for a fun, easy commute, and class-leading acceleration for the city. All with classy, premium styling, and a very strong focus on practicality and comfort.”

Model Overview

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 plenty of storage room (48 litres – 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 taillight.

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 deftly 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 discs 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.

 

Styling & Equipment

Easy mobility underpins the Forza 125’s look and functionality – it’s a contemporary design enabling life in and out of the city. The exterior design highlights the original ‘forward mass balance and performance strength’ concept of the styling team, and give the rider protection from wind while presenting a light and sporty appearance.

The sit-in riding position cups the rider securely and the screen easily adjusts through six positions and a total of 120mm for use at higher speeds and city traffic, to suit all types of riders. There is plenty of room for two adults on the carefully profiled seat, which opens to reveal storage space to match: two full-face helmets fit beneath it. The glove box up front contains a 12V socket for charging electrical accessories on the go and also easily holds a plastic water bottle. Seat height is a comfortable 780mm.

Premium LED technology has been adopted; underscoring the dual LED headlights are LED position lights that lend a crisp edge and unique identity to the Forza 125 ‘s frontal signature. Indicators are mounted high in the mirror bodies and stereoscopic LED taillights are matched by LED number plate illumination.

The stereoscopic theme extends to the instruments. Mounted high for ease of viewing and lit with a reverse LCD display and deep colour tone, the speedo and rev-counter are defined by elegantly flowing curves. A central LCD block features a clock (with large display), fuel gauge, average fuel economy meter, section fuel economy meter, A & B trip meters, odometer and coolant temperature.

The Forza 125 will be available in three colour options:

Matt Pearl Cool White with Matt Pacific Blue; Pearl Nightstar Black with Castagna Brown; Moondust Silver with Matt Cynos Grey

Chassis

The steel frame that’s the focus of the Forza 125’s chassis provides the necessary rigidity and strength for the mix of riding conditions it will face. Sturdy 33mm telescopic forks are matched by twin rear shock absorbers – adjustable through 7-stage spring preload – working through a one-piece aluminium swingarm.

The light weight of 162kg (with ABS) not only aids performance but also makes the Forza 125 easy to manage at walking speeds, and easy to park. The dynamics of the chassis ensure composure on the highway and agility in traffic. A wheelbase of 1,490mm provides stability; the steering geometry – 26.5° rake and 89mm trail – delivers nimble steering.

The cast aluminium 15-inch front wheel is fitted with a 120/70-15 tyre while the 14-inch rear uses a 140/70-14, offering maximum traction and ride comfort. A large 256mm single disc performs stopping duties up front, mated to a 240mm rear – both have the benefit of ABS as standard for extra braking control on slippery surfaces.

 

Engine

The Forza 125’s new four-valve SOHC powerplant delivers 14 bhp @ 8,750rpm, with peak torque of 12Nm @ 8,250rpm. Bore and stroke is set at 52.4 x 57.9mm; compression ratio is 11.5:1. From a standing start it accelerates rapidly, while sharper mid-range makes for reactive roll-on performance in the typical 25-40mph around-town speed range. At speeds over 55mph its top-end strength delivers class-leading acceleration.

The engine is packed with Honda’s eSP low-friction technologies; and clever packaging of items like the fuel pump (which is built in to the crankcase) help to further ensure efficiency. A compact combustion chamber and PGM-FI fuel injection – fed by a redesigned 4.7-litre airbox and 28mm diameter inlet duct – optimise burning velocity and cooling performance. A new triple chamber exhaust muffler contains a 400-cell catalyser to clean up exhaust gases.

An offset cylinder reduces friction caused by contact between piston and bore, efficiently transmitting combustion energy to the crankshaft. A ‘spiny’ cast-iron sleeve – with tiny surface extensions – keeps in check any distortion of the inner bore diameter. This design lowers tension in the piston ring, reducing friction.

A compact high-efficiency radiator – integrated into the exterior of the right-side crankcase – employs a small, light fan reducing frictional losses and lowering drag. Rolling resistance within the transmission unit is reduced by the use of three low-friction main bearings, all designed to deal with the loads they individually receive. The drive pulley features a fin design that lowers air resistance and the follower pulley reduces pressure on the drive belt, cutting transmission losses.

The electronically controlled brushless ACG starter is an integrated component mounted directly on the end of the crankshaft, serving as starter motor and alternator. It spins the engine directly, eliminating any noise from gear engagement or meshing.

Idling Stop automatically stops the engine running after three seconds at idle when the scooter is stationary and the brakes applied, and re-starts it instantly the throttle grip is twisted. It’s seamless in use thanks to ACG and the swing-back system that returns the crank to its position before air intake, and a decompression mechanism that negates cranking resistance from compression. It has the functionality to ‘read’ the battery charge and turns itself off to avoid excessive drain. The battery is a long-life YTZ8V unit.

One of the aims of the development team working on the Forza 125 is that the trip to the fuel station should happen just once a week for the average user; achieved thanks to the engine’s fuel efficiency of approximately 123mpg (WMTC mode) and 11.5 litre tank.

 

Accessories

The following genuine Honda accessories will be available for the Forza 125:

  • Rear carrier
  • 35L colour-matched top box
  • Heated grip kit
  • Colour-matched cosmetic adornments
  • Inner bag
  • Alarm kit
  • Outdoor cover
  • U-lock

 

Technical Specifications

ENGINE
Type Liquid-cooled 4-stroke 4-Valve SOHC single
Displacement 124.9 cm3
Bore ´ Stroke 52.4mm & 57.9mm
Compression Ratio 11:5 : 1
Max. Power Output 14bhp @ 8,750rpm
Max. Torque 12Nm @ 8,250rpm
Oil Capacity 0.9L
FUEL SYSTEM
Carburation PGM-FI electronic fuel injection
Fuel Tank Capacity 11.5L
Fuel Consumption ~123mpg (WMTC)
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Starter ACG Self-starter
Battery Capacity 12V-7AH
ACG Output 290W
DRIVETRAIN
Clutch Type Dry, internal expanding, deadweight
Transmission Type CVT
Final Drive V-belt
FRAME
Type Tubular steel underbone
CHASSIS
Dimensions (L´W´H) 2134mm x 748mm x 1452mm
Wheelbase 1490mm
Caster Angle 26°5
Trail 89mm
Seat Height 780mm
Ground Clearance 148mm
Kerb Weight 161kg / 162kg (ABS)
SUSPENSION
Type Front Telescopic
Type Rear Twin
WHEELS
Type Front Aluminium casting
Type Rear Aluminium casting
Rim Size Front 15M/CXMT3.50
Rim Size Rear 14M/CXMT4.00
Tyres Front 120/70-15
Tyres Rear 140/70-14
BRAKES
ABS System Type ABS as option (2-channel)
Type Front 256mm disk
Type Rear 240mm disk
INSTRUMENTS & ELECTRICS
Instruments Fuel meter, Water temperature gauge, Odometer, Trip A and B, Average fuel consumption, Section fuel consumption
Headlight Transverse, LED 3-light (Hi: 2, Lo: 4)
Taillight Combined type, LED (ST: 4, TL: 4)

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