Honda is adding a new 745cc member to its Forza maxi-scooter lineup in Europe, alongside an updated 125 model and a new 350 model. The new 2021 Honda Forza 750 is essentially an urban GT version of the more adventuresque X-ADV, but also somewhat of a replacement for the NC series Integra. Like its two forebears, unfortunately, we don’t expect Honda to bring the Forza 750 to the U.S.
Visually, the Forza 750 adapts a more traditional maxi-scooter look, like the rest of the Forza lineup. The Forza does share a lot of components with the X-ADV, including the tubular steel frame, aluminum swingarm and front fender. The Forza does lose the X-ADV’s longer-travel suspension, but that also means a more manageable seat height of 31.1 inches compared to the X-ADV’s 32.2 inches. Like the X-ADV, the Forza 750 runs on a 17-inch front wheel and a 15-inch rear wheel.
The Forza 750 is also fairly distinct from the Integra, which was last offered in the 2018 model year. The Forza’s styling is not as aggressive, plus the Integra ran on a larger 17-inch rear wheel:
The Forza 750 is powered by a 745cc SOHC eight-valve parallel-Twin with a dual clutch transmission derived from the engine that powered the Integra and the NC750X. Honda revised the engine to meet Euro 5 standards, and it now claims an output of 57.8 hp at 6750 rpm and 50.9 lb-ft. at 4750 rpm, compared to the previous claims of 54.0 hp at 6250 rpm and 50.2 lb-ft. at 4750 rpm. The engine remains a frugal gas sipper, with Honda claiming 65.4 mpg for the Forza; Honda claims a range of 230 miles on a full 3.5-gallon tank. We expect the X-ADV to receive a similar update to comply with Euro 5.
The throttle-by-wire system offers three preset modes: Rain, Standard and Sport, plus a user customizable mode. The Forza also comes with the Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC, a.k.a. traction control) offering three levels of intervention.
The Forza is equipped with a 41mm inverted fork and a preload-adjustable Pro-Link rear suspension. Like the X-ADV, the Forza is equipped with dual radial-mount four-piston front brakes, but Honda gave it larger 310mm discs. ABS is standard.
Honda claims the under-seat storage area is large enough to fit a full-face helmet. It also houses a USB port for charging smartphones. The Forza also comes with a 5-inch color TFT display and a new Honda Smartphone Voice Control system that allows users to manage calls, music and navigation using helmet-mounted headsets.
Other highlights include a smart key system, LED headlight, LED tailight, and a claimed curb weight of 518 pounds. The 2021 Honda Forza 750 will be offered in four color options: Jeans Blue Metallic, Candy Chromosphere Red, Matt Beta Silver Metallic, and Graphite Black.
Elsewhere in the line, Honda updated the Forza 125 for Euro 5 compliance, while also updating its aerodynamics and adding a USB charger and electrically-adjustable windscreen. For 2021, the mid-sized Forza gets a displacement bump from 279cc to 330cc, now making it the Forza 350. The Forza 350 also receives a cosmetic update, electrically-adjustable windscreen, USB charger and the Honda Smartphone Voice Control system.