News Release 2002
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MotorcycleJapanMarch 29 , 2002
Honda Announces Minor Changes for the Sporty FORZA Scooter Series

Tokyo, March 29, 2002 --- Honda Motor Co., Ltd. has upgraded its sporty, stylish FORZA scooter series, giving it improved functionality and a quality feel. The new scooter will go on sale throughout Japan Saturday, March 30.

The 250cc FORZA large-size scooter, designed around the keywords "New, Stylish, Sporty", was first introduced in March 2000, and has earned a loyal following, especially among males in their thirties.

The new version features a larger 5.5L under-seat trunk space, large enough to accommodate a B4-size soft attaché case. The trunk is equipped with an interior light complete with ON/OFF switch. The locking gasoline cap and a seat upholstered in dimple-sheet material for a quality feel show the attention to detail in the new model.

Other improvements to the FORZA series:

White instrument number plates for a sportier look
Ticket box to the left of the instrument panel equipped with a detachable divider for greater ease of use


FORZA
FORZA


About the FORZA T and FORZA ST
A custom-designed, body-color top box complements the FORZA's stylish body form --- standard equipment on these models. (28L capacity, according to Honda measurement formula.) This top box provides convenient storage space for touring, and can be equipped with a backrest to provide back support for the passenger.

About the FORZA and FORZA S Color Order Plan
Four special colors are available in addition to the standard ones, for a full range of color variations to respond to customers' varied needs.

Color variations in the FORZA series
  Standard Colors Color Order Plan
  Force Silver Metallic Pearl Milky White Pure Black Chrome Orange Clipper Yellow Vice Blue Lapis Blue Metallic
FORZA Available Available Available Available Available Available Available
FORZA S Available Available Available Available Available Available Available
FORZA T Available Available Available        
FORZA ST Available Available Available        

Features inherited from the original FORZA series
Stylish form reminiscent of a super sports model
A water-cooled, 4-stroke engine that combines high output with solid environmental performance
Shutter-equipped main switch for effective anti-theft protection
Equipped with a "combi brake" front-rear brake-force distribution system for a secure braking feel
FORZA S and FORZA ST equipped with an advanced idle stop system and ABS (antilock braking system)

* The "T" of the top box-equipped FORZA T stands for "Touring". The "ST" of the FORZA ST stands for "Sports Touring".
   
* There are no changes to vehicle specifications.


Specifications

Model Name FORZA <FORZA S> FORZA T <FORZA ST>
Model Type Honda BA -- MF06
L x W x H (m) 2.210 x 0.760 x 1.360 2.325 x 0.760 x 1.360
Wheelbase (m) 1.545
Ground Clearance (m) 0.130
Seat Height (m) 0.720
Vehicle Weight (kg) 172 <177> 176 <181>
Dry Weight (kg) 159 <164> 163 <168>
Number of Riders 2
Fuel Consumption (km/l) 41.0 (60km/h constant speed, low altitude)
Turning Radius (m) 2.5
Engine Type MF04E
(water-cooled, 4-stroke OHC mono-cylinder)
Displacement (cm3) 249
Bore x Stroke (mm) 72.7 x 60.0
Compression Ratio 10.5:1
Maximum Power (kW[PS]/rpm) 16 [22] /7,000
Maximum Torque (N·m[kg·m]/rpm) 24 [2.4] /5,500
Starter Self-starting
Carburetor Type VE3B
Ignition Fully transistorized, battery powered
Fuel Tank Capacity (l) 12
Lubrication Force-fed and splash
Clutch Dry-type, multi-plate shoe
Gearbox Continuously variable (V-Matic)
Gear Ratio 1 gear 2.250 to 0.830
Caster Angle (degrees) / Trail(mm) 27°30' / 95
Tire Size Front 110/90-13M/C 55P
Rear 130/70-12 56L
Braking System Front Hydraulic disc
Rear Hydraulic disc
Suspension Front Telescopic
Rear Unit swing arm
Frame Backbone
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