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Honda Forza 350 scooter introduced in Thailand, Not For India

Written by Nizam Shaikh

Honda has launched the new Honda Forza 350 in the Thailand market in two variants – Standard and Touring priced at THB 1,73,500 and THB 1,82,900 respectively. The Honda Forza 350 is offered in four colour variants – Black, Red-Black, Blue-Black and White-Blue. The Honda Forza 350 is underpinned but the Forza 300 and draws its design inspiration from its predecessor featuring an unmistakable maxi-scooter design and styling with a broad and upright front fascia.

The Forza 350 features highlights such as a tall windscreen electrically adjustable upwards to 40mm reducing wind impact from the front, stepped seat design with generous footboards, ergonomically designed, scooped rider’s seat, pillion grab rails, upright & covered handlebars, a cockpit-style twin pot instruments console with a digital multi-information display in between, Honda SMART Key / Honda SMART Controller – smart remote engine start function, large console storage with an in-console USB charger, bottle holder and a large under-seat luggage box that can hold up to two helmets.

The Honda Forza 350 is powered by a 329.6cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke 4-valve overhead cam engine with programmed fuel injection, eSP (enhanced Smart Power) and Honda Selectable Torque Control (Traction Control) system matched to an Automatic centrifugal dry clutch. The brand has not yet revealed the power and torque figures on the Forza 350 but to put things into perspective, its predecessor which was powered by a 279cc engine produced 21.1 Hp of power and 27.2 Nm of torque. 

In mechanical terms, the Honda Forza 350 comes with an underbone chassis that rides on a telescopic front suspension, twin shocks on the rear, front and rear disc brakes with dual-channel ABS and 15-inch front & 14-inch rear alloy wheels shod in wide rubber tubeless tyres.

While Honda has not yet revealed if the Forza 350 will make it to the Indian market the brand has in the recent past sold 4 units of the Forza 300 in India through the brands Big Wing dealership to gauge customer response and if the brand plans to bring the Honda Forza it is likely to arrive via the CBU channel and is likely to be priced at a premium opening a new segment in the Indian market.