Honda is going to take a leap in the scooter segment, as it is reported to bring the big Forza 300 Maxi scooter to India by the end of this year.
Maxi-scooters are still not famous in India, as they are in the global markets. These type of scooters are good for long rides and most of them come with bigger engine capacities, of up to 750cc.
Honda is planning to enter this market in India, by the end of this year. Honda Forza 300 is planned for India and will go as its most expensive scooter. Currently, there is only one 300cc maxi-scooter in India, the 22 Kymco 300i.
Honda Forza could be priced as high as Rs 8 Lakhs, questioning its recognition in the Indian market. Would you buy a 300cc maxi-scooter or pay a marginal premium and go for the Triumph Street Twin or the Kawasaki Ninja 650?
Forza 300 uses a 279cc liquid-cooled fuel-injected engine, that produces 25 BHP and 27.2 Nm of peak torque. It also gets Variable Valve Timing and Selectable Torque Control, for performance aids to the scooter.
Suspension is handled by 33mm telescopic forks at the front and twin rear shock absorbers at the back, with 7-step pre-load adjustability. Disc brakes at both the ends with a dual-channel ABS come as standard fitment. For additional safety, it also gets the traction control system.
Features onboard include an electrically adjustable windscreen, large boot for two helmets, USB charging slot, LED headlamps, LED taillights, a twin-pod instrument console with a large MID in between, a single step up seat, dedicated floorboard and much more.
Honda Forza 300 will be sold in India through the CBU route first and that’s why, the higher prices. Seeing a better demand could result in scooter being assembled in India, thus lowering the prices.
But for a price of nearly Rs 8-9 Lakhs will make it much out of budget for a regular buyer. Meanwhile, Suzuki and Yamaha are also planning to bring maxi-scooters soon, that will be for the masses. Burgman-Street is a semi-maxi scooter and is likely to get an elder brother soon.