HONDA FORZA (NSS300) - OWNER REVIEWS



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2014 HONDA FORZA 300
Milage: 0 - 1000 Miles
Likes: Quiet, comfort, gas milage
Dislikes: Insufficient damping on rear shocks

Review:
”The first thing you notice is how quiet and smooth it is. It's a little lumpy at idle, but once underway, the engine is glass smooth and very quiet.

The brakes are really really good. I think part of this is due to the Combi-Braking Honda copied from BMW motorcycles. Two fingers on the brake lever is all that is required for hard braking.

The acceleration is very good and again very smooth. The tach jumps to 5000 RPM and it jumps up to 100 kph in a very short time. I haven't timed it yet, I'll need to take my iPad on in with an app that measures 0-100 kph with the accelerometer and GPS receiver. The engine braking is better than I expected with a CVT.

The rear shocks are a bit bouncy. They really need a bit more damping, especially with two-up riding. Perhaps I'll look into getting Ohlins for it later on. But only if they have adjustable damping.

Gas consumption is great. I'm getting 30Km/liter which is about 70 mpg. The riding position is good and comfortable. I appreciate the backrest a lot. I have only had it up to 120 kph so far, and it is rock solid. The tach reads 6500 RPM at 120, and there is a lot left to go. I think 140 is attainable easily.”



2014 HONDA FORZA 300
Milage: 0 - 1000 Miles
Likes: Smooth, steady acceleration; Styling; Trunk Size; Quiet operation; Fuel injection;
Dislikes: Legroom; Windscreen

Review:
Purchased 4 days ago...have put on 200 miles, city/highway mixed. Traded in my 2005 Reflex with 6000 miles. Purchase prce of 5,600.00 very palatable considering Kymco Downtown 300i is priced the same and this is a Honda.

Forza looks great...updated styling. Sport bike'ish looking. Turning heads. Great in the back road twisties as well as weaving through city traffic. Nice comfort items such as locking ignition and 12 volt outlet. Excellent acceleration through all speeds. Fuel-injected, smooth power up to 75 MPH. (Have not taken it past that yet.)

Legroom seems a little shorter and the seat is a little lower than the Reflex...having trouble finding a comfortable seating position. I am 5'10". Have ordered Honda's taller windshield (7.5"), hopefully will reduce wind against my chest at speed. No aftermarket touring windshield available yet that I can locate. Mileage on first tank was 74.6 mpg. So far, extremely pleased with the purchase. More observations to come!


2014 HONDA FORZA 300
Milage: 0 - 1000 Miles
Likes: Love the smooth ride, acceleration, good mileage. This replaced my 04 Aprilia Atlantic200 which I owned for 10 years and loved!! Very similar but more powerful
Dislikes: Do not like the low windscreen and cannot wait to find a taller one like my Atlantic had.

Review:
I have owned my Forza for 3 weeks and have put 250 miles on it and so far. I love it. No issues, I love the red backlit gauges at night and it really gets noticed. Never thought I'd own a Honda as I had never like any of their other styles but I immediately fell in love with this machine as soon as I saw it. I bought the first one the local dealer delivered.


2014 HONDA FORZA 300
Milage: 0 - 1000 Miles
Likes: Comfort & fuel milage good, Power for cruising two lane roads in PA and up & down hills, Controls & gauges excellent
Dislikes: High center hard to put feet through must get on like a cruiser.

Review:
I traded in a Zuma 125 for the Forza 300. I got 66mpg on first tank of fuel. It is smooth and easy to ride better than the HD Sportster which nets me 55mpg and the ride is very harsh. I am 62 and I buy stuff and putz around now. The under seat storage is good for the go get the little things like, wheat bread, cheese, hoagie, medium pizza, half gallon milk and a can of ice tea. It can cruise at 55 60 70 without difficulty and the Zuma had trouble at 50. The Harley crushes stuff, saddle bags. It corners well and is very quiet. Stealth in red. I like the handle bars you can put the controls where you like, on most scooters you are stuck where they are and can't change them. I like the floor boards you can put your foot where it is ok and your knee doesn't hurt slide forward or back or up on the slant no set spot like pegs. It is an automatic with hand control for braking. It weights less than the Harley Sportster 420 to 560 and the weight is lower.


2014 HONDA FORZA 300
Milage: 0 - 1000 Miles
Likes: Storage, looks, handling, mpg, riding position
Dislikes: Horn position, dash light brightness at night

Review:
2 Days and 200 miles into my Forza experience, I have ZERO buyers remorse. This is my 4th scooter and all have been a bit disappointing in different ways in actual use until the Forza, it beats all my expectations. It was a bit hard to swallow the price bump from the pcx 150 I had initially wanted but it was well spent, it’s not nearly twice the price but its way more than twice the bike.

The ergonomics are about perfect aside from a big horn button that is easy to mistake for turn signals and I wish there was a dimmer for the dash as I ride some pitch black roads where the glare from the dash is not good. Headlights are a cut above most motorcycles and WAY better than your average small scooter. All the hatches, storage etc are perfectly laid out, nothing impedes anything else. You can have the seat up, storage boxes open and the steering locked with nothing rubbing. Seat comfort, leg position and bar reach are perfect for me. For shorter riders wanting a bigger scoot this bike can not be beaten, I think those over about 5'8" or 5'9" are not going to like the legroom but if you are 5'2" to 5'7" its juuuuust right. The laid back, feet up in front riding position lets me eat up miles with ease, feels like you are sitting inside the bike. Windshield could be taller but that is user preference, and can be swapped. I like the look of it so much I might just put up with a bit more wind.

Handling is excellent as is the braking, the linked rear brake handle has quite a different feel to it from the front is about the only observation I can make on that. It’s transparent in operation and works well. My first ride was very harsh over bumps, checked the tire pressure set by the dealer and it was way off, 32 Front 35 rear...at the right set up of 25 29 the ride smoothed out greatly. Throttle settings on the EFI are spot on, no lurches at take off and the engine is quite smooth at running speed, its just a bit buzzy and lumpy under 15mph.

It’s hard to come up with balanced cons for this bike so I don't sound like a gushing shill but the bottom line is that I LOVE my Forza.


2014 HONDA FORZA 300
Milage: 0 - 1000 Miles
Likes: Comfortable riding position, Mirrors well placed, Instrumentation, Headlights very bright, Good rear visibility with bright taillights, Large capacity fuel tank for a scooter
Dislikes: Low windshield (but already replaced with taller Honda one), Rear fender shaking as cycle is idling

Review:
I have ridden scooters (as well as big cycles) for 39 yrs. and have had a variety of sizes and brands (Helix, Reflex, Burgman 400 and 650, Yamaha Morphous, Honda 50, Yamaha 125, and Honda PCX 150). The Forza ranks in the top 3 that I have owned and ridden many miles. Just scheduled my 600 mile service. The most I have ridden is 100 miles in a day and it was very comfortable as the seat configuration really helps support the lower back. There seems to be plenty of legroom even though I am 6’1”.

My favorite type of scooter riding is on country roads where I don't have to continually shift gears on winding roads. Acceleration is very adequate for hills and passing. The bright red color makes the bike visible from a distance for harvest weary farmers.

Only one fill-up has registered under 70mpg with most being about 71-72 mpg. What a great machine for running errands or just riding for relaxation and fun.


2014 HONDA FORZA 300
Milage: 0 - 1000 Miles
Likes: Good visibility, comfort, acceleration, mpg, tall windscreen availability, looks, HONDA reliability
Dislikes: Lack of color choices, rear suspension options

Review:
”I have ridden bikes for over 50 years, this is my first scooter. It rocks. From the moment I took off, I have loved nearly every aspect of the bike. The only technical complaints are that 1) at almost exactly 25mph, the CVT is a little noisy as the transmission tries to balance the pulley ratio, but that goes away very quickly; and 2) very sharp bumps do translate up to the drivers seat. Regardless, the overall performance is just excellent for a 300cc class machine. I will buy another as soon as this one wears out, or until my wife gets on it, and discovers how fun it is to ride.

I am keeping her away from it right now... :D”


2014 HONDA FORZA 300
Milage: 0 - 1000 Miles
Likes: Acceleration, balance, handling, fuel efficiency
Dislikes: Short wind screen

Review:
”At 56 this is my first bike. Adjusting to the bike has been so easy. The other reviews have detailed the many positive points about this bike. I just wanted to add on that the bike is easy to adjust to, even for a novice.”


2014 HONDA FORZA 300
Milage: 0 - 1000 Miles
Likes: Quiet engine, light, mpg, great brakes, Honda reliability
Dislikes: Not quite enough cc's,stupid factory windscreen

Review:
”I chopped my Piaggio X10 in for the Forza. I had a test ride & it was so much better than the Piaggio. I had to do a deal. I have no regrets. It’s a great scoot, plus Honda after-sales service is excellent. I have done 860 miles so far. I can't wait for better weather so i can go farther afield. I’m averaging 72mpg so far. Most of the mileage is short journeys so i expect it to improve.”


2014 HONDA FORZA NSS300
Milage: 1000 - 5000 Miles
Likes: Speed, comfort, styling, handling
Dislikes: Seat hump, small windshield (replaced with larger), small wheels

Review:
”Bought 2 months ago. Have over 2000 miles. Have owned 25 bikes (6 scooters). There is a small vibration over 60. Most people don't notice it. It is normal but some freak out about it. The seat hump is too far forward. Seat is otherwise comfortable. I have ridden up to 400 miles in one day. Very nimble handling. Most scooter owners like the small wheels. I prefer larger wheels because I travel long distances often. My preference. Long intervals between service is great. A little bumpy with stock shocks. Stock horn is crap. Easy to work on for adding your own accessories if you are a do it yourselfer. Not as much get up and go as the Burgman 650 or Silverwing 600, but for 300cc, it does a great job.

After 17 fuel ups and approx 1/2 the time on freeways at 60+ I've averaged 65mpg. The speedo is the first bike I've had with accurate speed. Odo was off almost 1 mile after 185 miles. Dash display is pleasant. Easy to do simple maintenance such as oil change or adding your own top case. Plain handle bars makes it easy to add GPS, cup holder, or your smart phone. Power plug in left pocket that is rated at 2 amp. Will have to cut a small notch in bottom of door/seal to run power cord out for handle bar mounted accessories. Larger windshield will reduce your mileage about 2 mpg but is worth it to most. 40-50 mph will get you 68+ mpg, but faster, hills, and freeways will drop it.

Right pocket is large enough for a wallet, but left hold my air compressor, GPS plug, Lemon Pledge, and tire puncture kit. Left pocket has a removable tray that I guess is for your smart phone. Hand rails on rear are closed. Storage under the seat has a hump midway that reduces storage. I can still fit 2 full face helmets, but only if turned like they show in the promo videos. 1/2 the fuses are under the storage box and the other 1/2 are behind the right pocket, all only accessible by removing tupperware with the included screwdriver.”


2014 HONDA NSS300 ABS FORZA
Milage: 0 - 1000 Miles
Likes: Brakes with ABS, Sits solid on road even in cross winds, Great acceleration/smooth/quiet and fast, Comfortable
Dislikes: Stock screen, Seat lifting is wobbly and clumsy/keep bumping my head when putting things in, Storage space not as good as my previous bike (Honda 125cc SWing)

Review:
”Back to having a scooter/bike for some fun 4 years ago after retiring at 64. I bought a Honda SWing 125 cc (European bike) which has to be the best 125cc bike ever designed. I just loved it so I was wary of changing but wanted bigger engine. Considered loads of options but decided not to move from Honda.

Travelled all over UK and Ireland on the SWing and it never blinked and really comfortable. Got my Forza a week ago from the dealer and I just think it is marvellous. Improvements from the SWIng I notice are increased acceleration (obviously) and it just sits on the road with no trouble. The lighter SWing was more affected by cross winds. I am 5ft 10ins and find it good for position and comfortable for me but if slightly taller I could see an issue. Too early for accurate mileage but seems to be delivering near to what is claimed.

Great Seal Silver colour (seems like only red is available in the States but we don't get the red one which from the pics looks good). Our version comes with ABS as standard and that is a big improvement from my SWing braking. Feels so much safer and with the larger tyres that helps as well. From first impressions, and from being wary of changing, I am just delighted I got the Forza.”


2014 HONDA NSS300 ABS FORZA
Milage: 1000 - 5000 Miles
Likes: Comfort on highway, Quick power, Bullet proof durability.
Dislikes: Rear shocks, Short windscreen

Review:
”I’ve been riding 47 years, never owned a scooter, and I’m glad I chose this Forza. I bought it 6-29-14, and have already put 3626 miles on it. I ride 100 miles a day to work and back and its all on the highway at 60-65 mph, and i know it will do a lot more. (I just don’t see the need). When I started riding it, I could get 68 mpg, but now that it’s broke in, I get a steady 65 mpg in all kinds of wind. I should mention that I’m 6ft.3in and weigh 200 lbs, so after I ride 100 miles I’m ready to get off. I just did my 3rd oil change and I put it on full synthetic 10w30 oil. This thing is rock solid, and bullet proof, and I’m gonna ride it until there’s nothing left of it.Then maybe I will get a larger one. I have owned probably all the major brands, but i have never been able to destroy a HONDA!”


2014 HONDA FORZA ABS w/ TALL WINDSHIELD AND REAR TRUNK
Milage: 0 - 1000 Miles
Likes: Feel, handling, controls, comfort, weight, storages, profiles, ire of my biking friends, being the envy of all.
Dislikes: Smaller wheels, slightly bumpy ride

Review:
I'm an athletic 61 year old with some riding experience. Previously owned a 2007 Aprilia Scarabeo 250 for over 2 years. Loved the Scarabeo but wanted to move to more modern and shopped around. Compared the Forza with the Burgman 200 which disappointed me in all categories in one ride.

Just had my 600 mile checkup and have loved every mile. Easy, predictable handling + excellent visibility for me and of me - especially in traffic. I ordered the ABS model due to my age and the tall windshield due my experience and glad I did both. Instrumentation is simple and intuitive.

Crazy amount of storage. I added the rack without the trunk box for future flexibility and it's solid and works very well. I'm 5'9" and all riding positions are very comfortable. At first it was so quiet someone thought it was electric but now is has a nice, throaty sound. Ample power for climbing Idaho mountain roads and controlled downhills. My Forza ABS has become a valuable and trusted element in my Wellness Toolbox (WRAP). I look forward to many years of therapeutic riding.

Still waiting for
colorite.com to get the red touch-up paint. Did pick up and highly recommend www.GenuineCoolAss.com in XL seat cover. It's the best.


2014 HONDA FORZA 300
Milage: 0 - 1000 Miles
Likes: Comfort, Economy, Aesthetics
Dislikes: Lack of online resources such as workshop manuals or even accurate specifications

Review:
I got my Forza 300 from a Yamaha dealer, who were partnered with a Honda dealer in a different city. The salesmen didn't know much about it, but I had already done my research in terms of reviews etc.

The NSS300 Forza doesn't disappoint. There's the usual fractional lag from a standing start when you pin the throttle which nearly all CVT transmission scooters have, then it accelerates well for its size. I did expect it to be a little lacking in power based on some reviews, but I guess unless you're doing a side by side comparison with something else like a Kawasaki J300 or Vespa GTS300, it doesn't feel to me like it ought to be going faster than it is. I've just sold up my BMW R1150RT for something cheaper to run and easier to manage on urban commutes through London, so I do know what real grunt feels like. This scooter is perfectly adequate for its intended purpose.

It does take a full face helmet under the seat at the front of the compartment (I know there was some debate about that as some reviewers couldn't figure it out) and it'll take a small helmet at the back of the same underseat compartment. The build quality is excellent of course, no surprises there from Honda. The damping all round is a little hard, which makes it bang over bumps in the road - the super-plush seat absorbs that for the rider, but everything else on the scooter rattles and shakes, reminding you that it is mostly plastic, after all. Not ideal, but not a show stopper. I would consider buying better after-market suspension parts as a luxury item, rather than a necessity.

One item that IS a necessity though is the higher windscreen. I got this specifically to be able to urban AND motorway travel, rather than have 2 vehicles designed exclusively for each of those two purposes (the BMW and a Vespa PX). While it can do both with ease, it's like riding a naked bike without the higher screen - the wind hits you square in the chest. At least on a naked bike, you can lean into it, but with the laid back seating position and feet forward (even with the back support), that gets pretty tiresome after an hour or so. Also, just for weather protection in the UK you'll want one. I've fitted a GIVI topbox with brake light kit on the back. After riding unlit country roads in winter, I was a little dismayed at the strength of the headlights, even though there are 2 of them! The poxy HS1 bulbs are almost exclusively used in small bikes or scooters.. ie. they're not very powerful. I'm looking into getting HID upgrades, but there aren't many HS1 fit HID upgrades on the market and the issue of the headlight assembly and lens being all plastic could be a show stopper on that if the HID upgrades run hotter than the OEM bulbs. I'm actually surprised nobody else has mentioned this in any of the other user or professional reviews. The lights need to be more powerful.

Overall I'm very pleased. I like to do my own upgrades/work if I can, but alas, the model is so new there's not a great deal of info about how to strip them down. There's a
Forza 300 section in the Honda PCX owners forum which is the best you'll get. It's pretty good, but not much else. You really do need to have that info too, because there's so much plastic bodywork, it's all tabs and pop studs, and very few actual screws or bolts holding it all together. So just by looking at it, you can't see where to approach it to take off the fairing panels.

I had my first (600 mile) service a couple of weeks ago, and they did a recall item under warranty (fuel pumps causing problems in some parts of the world), so Honda are replacing them all on the Forza 300 it seems. I feel very positive about the purchase though. I would recommend one to anyone who wants a frugal and reliable maxi-scooter. You can't really go wrong with a Honda, despite the fuel pump recall. I've had one other Honda before and it was the most reliable bike I've ever owned to date.”


2014 HONDA FORZA 300
Milage: 1000 - 5000 Miles
Likes: Comfort on highway, Quick power, Bullet proof durability.
Dislikes: Rear shocks, Short windscreen

Review:
An excellent scooter”


2014 HONDA FORZA 300
Milage: 0 - 1000 Miles
Likes: Reliability, storage space, looks
Dislikes: Seat position

Review:
I’ve done just over 1,000 miles in my brand new Forza and have enjoyed almost every moment. The bike is very smooth running, very well equipped with storage, secure and attractive to look at. It cruises willingly at 70mph on the motorway and has enough poke to surge to 85 if needed. I love the fact that I can store my full biking regalia in the under-seat compartment and an added top-box. I have commuted 50 miles a day for nearly four weeks in the cold, rain and strong winds between Portsmouth and Southampton with no problems at all. The big lights mean good visibility to others. The smooth CVT aids nipping between lines of traffic. Very pleased. My only gripe is that, at 5'10" with long legs, the back rest is slightly too far forward for comfort.”


2014 HONDA FORZA 300
Milage: 1000 - 5000 Miles
Likes: Good looking, good power, nice trunk, nimble and handles well, nice dash
Dislikes: Mechanical problems, buzz vibration in rear bodywork, only one color available

Review:
Purchased in August 2013, oil light started coming on at idle soon after purchase. The light went off when you opened the throttle to pull out, but back on at stoplights etc. The Honda dealer repaired it after calling the Honda Service Hotline and learned they were aware of this problem in other Forza’s. After that my scooter was factory recalled to install a new fuel pump due to defects causing a safety problem. While prying apart the bodywork the dealer broke the rear bodywork. I don't expect this to improve the bodywork vibration when they pull it apart again to put the new body part on.

Oh well, so much for the Honda reliability story. I had less mechanical problems in 10 years with my Harley Superglide than I have had with my Forza in 18 months. Fun to ride, handles great, great gas mileage, nimble in town, but I have lost confidence in Honda. It is a little light and twitchy at four-lane speeds out on the open freeway. A better ride around the city and two lane country roads. Honda and/or the dealer have paid for all the repairs, but I'm getting tired of the trips to the repair shop. A brand new machine, well cared for, garage kept, should not have these issues.”


2014 HONDA FORZA 300
Milage: 0 - 1000 Miles
Likes: Honda Fit and Finish; Smooth Engine; Excellent Fuel Economy; Good Brakes (ABS).
Dislikes: Low Windshield (replaced already); Poor Access to Underseat Storage - Seat Does Not Lift High Enough; Cramped Riding Position.

Review:
I have had many scooters and the Forza ranks easily as the smoothest one I have owned. It would be nice if they bumped the engine size up to a 400cc size. The acceleration is quite good for the size of the 300cc motor. It is very agile and light and the brakes are strong and progressive.

I replaced the short windshield which is just stupid. I bought the Honda accessory windshield which is the size they should come out with. The fuel economy is excellent and getting better as the engine breaks in.

Honda really needs to re-think the entrance to the underseat storage. The seat does not lift nearly high enough and it is a pain to access it. Full face helmets just fit and must be placed exactly as stipulated in the owners manual.”


2014 HONDA FORZA 300
Milage: 1000 - 5000 Miles
Likes: Gas milage, power, usefulness
Dislikes: Shocks, how it rides with two, windshield

Review:
Have owned my Forza for over a year and love it have 2000 miles on it great around town and even on little adventures. Perfect for beginners like me or commuters. Need larger windshield order soon. Have held at 75 mph on freeway gotten up to just over 82MPH. No issues just wind and slightly ruff ride on Arizona’s small town roads.”


2014 HONDA FORZA 300
Milage: 20,000 - 30,000 Miles
Likes: ABS, fuel consumption
Dislikes: Small rear wheel

Review:
I have owned my Forza for almost 2 years now and I am still very happy with it. Riding on the average of 120 kms per day, 5 times a week though city streets and highways I could say that this machine works great.

If you are thinking of buying one then opt for the ABS. This saved my life not once, but twice on the highway. The first time was while doing 130 kph, a car from the opposite lane jumped the barrier and landed just a few meters in front of me. I was able to brake and turn from that speed and miss the car by a mere hair's width. The bike next to me was not so lucky. His bike was torn in half. The second time was when a car swerved in front of me while trying not to miss his turn. I was doing 120 kph then. This time I did not turn, just braked really really hard. I really felt the ABS working at that time. On both occasions I never felt out of control. The bike obeyed his master quite exceptionally. After that I treated my bike to an oil change, CVT belt change, roller change, trans oil change and spark plug even if it is not yet due for one.

For a scooter designed to bring your groceries safely from the store, it will surely surprise you how many 250ish sport bikes you'll leave in the dust even with a stock engine and trans. Even the Honda CBR250 (unmodified of course) can't catch up on a straight away. Considering that the Forza is a heavier and bulkier machine with very small rear tires, you might think that this bike will fall behind in long stretches against a bike with close-to engine displacement with better tires and aerodynamics. Wrong.

I love the storage space under the seat thought the middle part ruins the party. I am using my Forza now instead of my car to buy some groceries. So I guess it saves me money as well.

All these things I have mentioned about the Honda Forza...coming from a Yamaha lover for 35 solid years! But hey this Forza works for me.(I still have Yamaha bikes!)

Ride safe everyone. Keep a cool head on the road!”


2014 HONDA FORZA 300
Milage: 1000 - 5000 Miles
Likes: Smooth, nice looking, good power, good pilot comfort, good gas mileage, quiet
Dislikes: Difficulty in adding top case, fuel pump recall, some mechanical issues, only 1 color available, few accessories, poor passenger seating

Review:
Bought new and with less than 50 miles the oil light stayed on. The Honda dealer said oil pressure was ok and they would repair 1st oil change. At 600 miles they repaired. It was an oil pressure sensor sticking. Shortly after went back to the Honda dealer for the fuel pump factory recall. The dealer broke the tailpiece working on the fuel pump recall and ordered a new piece. Back to the dealer a fourth time (two for the oil pressure, one fuel pump and one for tailpiece) to get that fixed. Now a small oil leak has developed at the oil pressure sensor attachment. This will be the fifth trip to the dealer in the scooters 2,100 mile life. Seems like a lot of hassle and problems for the so called legendary Honda reliability? It is fun to ride, handles well, good power, looks good. Just a lot of little problems so far. If I had it to do over I would buy a Suzuki Burgman and I may still trade for one at some point. Adding a top case is a little complicated and you have to drill holes in your scooter to attach the base. I wish the designers had built in the ability to easily add a top case or passenger backrest. My wife hates riding behind me on the Forza as the seating for a passenger is a bit like clinging on to the back of a sport bike. I have been riding various bikes for 50 years. This is my third scooter. I presently have my old Harley Superglide and this Forza. Love the Forza for hot days and around town, but I am getting tired of the little nagging problems that keep popping up.”


2015 HONDA FORZA 300
Milage: 0 - 1000 Miles
Likes: Comfortable seat, nice riding position, serious good looks, storage, ease of maintenance, ABS brakes, and the price!!
Dislikes: Stiff suspension but see my commentary below. I would like the seat to open higher.

Review:
You can always count on Honda to give you your moneys worth. It's a lot of scooter for the money. I decided on ABS brakes and on my first ride used them. I had a pickup pull out from a side street in front of me and I stopped and waved him on. I feel really safe on my Honda Forza 300 and I really mean that. I am having so much fun scootin' I can't imagine myself on anything else.

There are some pretty bumpy roads in my rural area and I took a couple of hits that made me say a swear word out loud. A softer ride is easily made by adjusting the rear springs. I bought the tool and dialed it from the #3 factory setting to #2 for a softer ride. What a noticeable difference that made. It's now equal with the front shock. I do appreciate Honda allowing us to adjust the softness of our ride.

I changed the oil today right at 600 miles on the dot and it was a piece of cake. The oil pan bolt was torqued at the factory but they used a nice aluminum washer that allowed me to easily loosen the bolt. The filter is on tight in close quarters so you will need an oil filter wrench.

It has some serious good looks. Motorists have given me a thumbs up and all the Harley guys will share their two-finger wave with you. At a roadside restaurant stop, a Harley guy told me his next bike will be a Honda scooter. What is not to like about twist and go!!

I felt I read enough online and saw enough videos on You Tube to decide on the Honda Forza 300 without taking a test ride. A 53 minute motorcycle safety film on You Tube made it even more fun. Just Google - Street Smarts Motorcycle Safety film.

The Forza was no doubt designed in a wind tunnel because it cuts through the wind so well. I wear a 3/4 face helmet with a full clear shield down to my chin so wind does not bother me nor do bugs. The wind screen is plenty high enough for me.

If Honda would have allowed our seat to open higher we would have easier access to the storage under the seat. Storage space is more than adequate.

The owners manual says we have just under one gallon of fuel left when the gas Gage needle reaches the red warning mark. I gassed up today just as the needle touched the red and it took 1.904 gallons. The bike holds 3 gallons so the owners manual is correct. I'm getting 70 miles to the gallon.

The motor quickly revs to 5,000 rpm making maximum torque available at all speeds. I do like that feature. In addition, you let off on the gas and the engine will slow you down enough that little braking is needed before leaning over into the turn.

Last but not least the seat is easy on the tush.

I am happy with my choice!!

Dan Clemons
Grants Pass, OR



2015 HONDA FORZA 300
Milage: 0 - 1000 Miles
Likes: Like everything about it
Dislikes: None, Honda perfection

Review:
Heard review about helmets not able to fit under the seat before.getting the scooter l went to the dealership to make sure. Lifted the seat the wife helmet (small)went in the front facing forward .... My helmet (large) went side facing at the back. Seat came down and locked perfect. Our helmets are Caberg j flip ups, full face.”
From Alan and Mo


2015 HONDA FORZA NSS300
Milage: 0 - 1000 Miles
Likes: Everything
Dislikes: -

Review:
My husband purchased this for me on my birthday in May. He also bought one for himself. We are new riders and absolutely love the Forza. In Maine we have 3 seasons to ride them. I take mine to work regularly and store everything I need under my seat. I could not be happier and highly recommend this to anyone who wants a simple enjoyable ride.”

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