The Forza 300 maintains its crisp, sporty look and tight, sharp dimensions. Its 2020 update saw the wheelbase lengthened and its width reduced, but with the addition of a higher seat height for improved visibility. A revised chassis, redesigned frame and larger diameter rear wheel boosted acceleration, top speed and fuel efficiency.
Smoothly adjustable, the electric screen provides maximum wind protection at speed or ultimate freedom around town. Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) can be switched on and off from the left handlebar.
Sharp instruments serve up extra information digitally, in support of the analogue dials and all lighting is LED. The Smart Key offers control of the optional 45-litre top box.
3.1 Equipment & Styling
The Forza 300’s design lines flow back from its electric screen, controlled by a switch on the left handlebar, which adjusts smoothly through 140mm. It is designed to provide wind protection (with airflow directed around and over the rider’s head) and reduce wind noise. Stability and comfort at higher speeds – and for long distances – can be instantly exchanged for a greater sense of freedom with the screen in its lower position by simply pushing a switch on the left of the screen to move it to any point in the 140mm range.
Two full-face helmets can be stored under the seat, and it’s also possible to partition the storage area to house a helmet and/or rain gear and A4 sized bags. The front left inner fairing pocket is lockable, and its internal space can be arranged for the rider’s convenience, to hold a phone and water bottle, for instance. It also houses a 12V charging socket. All lighting is LED.
The Forza 300’s Smart Key – as well as controlling the main ignition switch knob and compartment locking – also manages the optional 45L removable top box. With the Smart Key in the rider’s pocket, the box automatically locks when the rider walks away. It can also be locked from the key. The top box switch is on its bottom surface, and to maintain the internal volume of the box the actuator mechanism is located in the rear body of the machine.
Instruments present analogue speedometer and rev-counter dials flanking a digital display that can switch between 3 modes (controlled by a switch on the left handlebar): odometer, range remaining and current mpg; trip meter, average mpg and timer; or ambient temperature thermometer and battery sensor.