Limited Edition version of Honda Forza 300 added to 2020 line-up

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A special Honda Forza 300 Limited Edition model has been added for 2020; retaining the same engine, geometry and styling package revealed in 2018 and pairing them with new colours, stitching, top box and more. 

First revealed in 2000, Honda’s mid-capacity maxi scooter has received a number of updates throughout its life and 2020 is no exception; retaining four colour schemes for the standard bike and a new Limited Edition model featuring a grey and gloss black livery, red-stitched leather seat, rim tape, colour-matched 45-litre top box and altered Forza 300 logo. Around 100 of these machines will be allocated to the UK market.

Away from the special edition, standard 300 models can also be purchased in; Crescent Blue Metallic, Pearl Nightstar Black, Matt Cynos Grey Metallic and Matt Pearl Cool White.

Underneath the changed exterior, the Forza remains the same as it has done since 2018 – featuring the familiar SOHC four-valve 279cc engine producing around 25bhp at 7000rpm, steel underbone frame, sleek bodywork and electronic gizmos.

This includes switchable Honda Selectable Torque Control (or traction control to you and me) which monitors the front and rear wheel speed in order to calculate any unwanted rear wheel slip. Once detected, the system limits engine torque via the fuel injection to get the bike back under control.

Honda Forza 300 with top box

On top of this, there are also more practical measures, too, including space for two full-face helmets under the seat, which can be partitioned to store items separately, an electronically operated screen, and a lockable front left inner fairing pocket - housing a 12V charging socket.

This is secured via the bike’s Smart Key, which also controls the main ignition switch and optional 45-litre removable top box. Much like many modern cars, the box will lock automatically as you walk away, or at the touch of a button if you want some extra assurance.

The bikes are set to arrive in dealers in late March 2020 and although pricing is currently unavailable, the 2019 OTR price was £5099 (or £85 a month across three years on PCP with an initial deposit of £410.43), so expect a similar fee for the standard machine and slightly more for the Limited Edition.

Just how many units the premium model will be limited to remains unclear, however MCN will bring you more information as it becomes available.

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Dan Sutherland

By Dan Sutherland

Senior Writer (motorcycling), sportsbike nut, currently riding a FireBlade