Honda announce Forza 750 in new teaser video
Following an initial teaser trailer on Monday, 7 September, Honda look set to introduce a new Forza 750 maxi scooter next month; revealing fresh snippets of the finished bike in a second short film this morning.
Lasting 15 seconds, the brief clip appears to confirm the bike name as 'Forza 750', as well as showing the ignition button, front and rear lighting, a TFT dash and front silhouette.
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Sitting alongside the CBT-compliant Forza 125 and A2-licence compatible Forza 300, it is highly likely that this new 750 will replace the existing Euro4 Integra as Honda’s A-licence scooting option for the Euro5 market, complete with the firm’s Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) system, rather than a conventional twist-and-go unit.
Although the final details remain unavailable, the clip appears to show a premium, practical machine, complete with full LED lighting, plus advanced riding modes and settings. This is indicated further by the TFT dash, which appears to display icons for optional power modes, traction control settings, engine braking and more.
Also shown on the colourful unit is your revs, speed, trips, fuel gauge, live MPG, clock and ambient temperature. A small icon in the top left corner also appears to show mobile phone connectivity, via Bluetooth.
When displaying the front lights at eight seconds, we also get a glimpse of the bike’s front profile, which stands solid and tall like a maxi scooter should. Unlike a traditional scooter though, it’s possible that rider leg room and underseat storage could be reduced, in order to house the large engine and complex gearbox – further indicated by the first video.
Expect the final reveal of the bike to take place on Wednesday, October 14 and check back here soon for an in-depth report on the finished machine.
Honda aiming for maxi scooter glory with new Forza
First published on 07 September, 2020 by Dan Sutherland
Honda have revealed a new 15 second teaser trailer for an incoming Forza scooter model, which could replace the Integra as a DCT transmission direct rival to the Yamaha TMAX 560.
Uploaded to the firm’s YouTube and social media channels early this morning (above), the clip titled: 'FORZA. 14.10.2020' shows a few silhouetted details, including an engine casing and the front fairing, as well as the line 'The Forza family is getting bigger.'
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Looking set to arrive next month, the new model should sit alongside the existing Forza 300 and 125. With the 125 catering for A1 licence and CBT certificate holders and the 300 rideable on an A2 restriction, it seems logical that the new machine will be bigger – cashing in on motorcyclists possessing a full A category licence. What’s more, the Japanese firm also claim that this machine will be 'all new' – further suggesting this will not be an update of an existing model.
Honda’s current large-capacity scooter, the Integra, is powered by the same 745cc parallel-twin engine as the NC750X and S, complete with a six speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT). Earlier this year, we recieved a tip off from a source in Japan that it was due an upgrade late in 2020 and, being still only Euro4, it could well be that Honda will drop the model altogether – creating a new larger Euro5-friendly DCT scoot under the Forza name instead.
This point is further supported by the casing shown within the video, which holds a strong resemblance to the one already used on the Integra. What’s more, in that same shot (at around four seconds) and located above the footboard, there appears to be a protruding surround between the rider’s legs – rather than the conventional step-through layout.
Something that again already features on the Integra, it’s likely that this could be to help house a similar mid-capacity engine and complex gearbox. Although potentially helping to achieve a more familiar motorcycle-like riding experience, it removes some of the effortless practicality enjoyed by some smaller twist-and-go machinery.
At around eight seconds, the bike’s front cowling is also revealed for the first time, showing a variety of aggressive cuts and lines, complete with what will likely be full LED lighting. Being a premium large capacity scoot, we would expect it to come furnished with must-have commuting gadgets like heated grips and cruise control.
With the Integra currently priced at £8899, we would expect to see this new machine come in between £9000 and £9500. As always, we will bring you more information as it becomes available and keep an eye out for the full review coming soon.