By Dennis Chung
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 …read more