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March 29, 2002

Honda Announces Minor Changes for the Sporty FORZA Scooter Series

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 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 attach 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



Annual domestic sales target(series total):
6,000 units
●Manufacturer’s suggested retail price  (consumption tax not included)  
FORZA    ¥549,000    FORZA S    ¥599,000
FORZA T    ¥569,000    FORZA ST    ¥619,000

*Add ¥20,000 for the FORZA and FORZA S Color Order Plan.}
(Example of regionally adjusted manufacturer’s suggested retail price: Okinawa +8,000 yen. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price is for reference only. Similar adjustments may be made in other regions.)

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 T        
FORZA ST        

 =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.


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
Max· Power (kW[PS]/rpm) 16 [22] /7,000
Max· 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 ~ 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