Forza 125

£4,689

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Honda’s segment-leading sports/GT Forza 125 scooter maintains its rapid upward trajectory, receiving a thorough-going restyle, plus electrically adjustable screen, LED indicators, new instrumentation, two all-new colour options, increased underseat storage space and an optional 45-litre Smart Key-linked top box that improve still further its all-round premium appeal.

 

Honda’s Forza 125 was designed specifically for discerning European scooter customers who demand the maximum out of their ride in every respect – style, presence, performance and specification. And right from its introduction in 2015 it has met and exceeded all expectations, evolving year on year with owner feedback and selling over 30,000 units to date.

 

Straight out of the crate the Forza 125 hit the ground rolling, deftly mixing traffic-busting agility – thanks to its compact dimensions – with ample ability for longer-range highway commute thanks to its engine performance, wind protection and comfort. It combines the comfort of a ‘GT’ (Grand Touring) scooter with a sports-oriented attitude and handling ability, while offering plenty of storage, a host of premium details plus Honda’s engineering innovation and high build quality.

 

Classy and agile, and expanding on its obvious success, the Forza 125 is not standing still: for 2018, maintaining a steep development curve, it has been redrawn with fresh new lines and several significant rider-focused upgrades.

 

The main ingredients in the successful Forza 125 recipe remain unchanged for 2018: a 4-valve engine that combines class-leading performance with 490km-tank range fuel efficiency and Idling Stop; a lightweight chassis that balances high speed stability with around-town manoeuvrability; and a rich specification that includes LED lights, Smart Key, two helmet storage capacity, and riding comfort for two. The production facility is also unchanged - Honda’s ultramodern factory in Atessa, Italy.

 

But there are significant new additions to the mix. The specification and equipment rises yet another level: a new electric screen adjusts seamlessly and provides full wind protection or a stripped-down view ahead while revised instruments serve up extra information digitally, in support of the analogue dials. Both front and rear indicators are now LED, underseat storage space increases by 5.5 litres, while the Smart Key now also offers control of the optional 45-litre top box.

 

And then there’s a new level of sophistication to the Forza’s unique aesthetic appeal. Originally designed by the same stylist responsible for the head-turning NM4 Vultus, the lines remain bold and eye-catching, but now offer an even more modern, slightly smoother, more mature appeal.

 

          Adjustable electric screen controlled from the left handlebar

  • Revised dash offers a mix of analogue and digital information
  • LED indicators complement the LED headlight and taillight
  • The Smart Key also now operates an optional 45-litre top box
  • Refreshed design lines further enhance the premium feel

 

The Forza 125’s fully-refreshed look flows back from the new electric screen, which adjusts smoothly through 140mm and is designed to provide wind protection (with airflow directed around and over the rider’s head) and reduce wind noise. Stability and comfort at higher speeds – and for long distances – can be instantly exchanged for a greater sense of freedom with the screen in its lower position by simply pushing a switch on the left handlebar to move it to any point in the 140mm range.

 

Handlebar width remains 754mm as does mirror height of 1125mm, the perfect dimensions for slipping through streets clogged with cars – one of the Forza 125’s incremental development steps already in place from 2017 was to raise its own mirror height to avoid issues with car mirrors. Seat height is unchanged at 780mm; there’s plenty of room for two and the sit-in riding position cups the rider securely. The front and rear indicators are now LED, matching the headlight and taillight.

 

Two full-face helmets can be stored under the seat, which now offers increased storage space of 53.5 litres, up from 48 litres. It’s also possible to partition the storage area to house a helmet and/or rain gear and A4 sized bags. The front left inner fairing pocket is lockable, and its internal space can be arranged for the rider’s convenience, to hold a phone and water bottle, for instance. It also houses a 12V-1A charging socket.

 

The Forza 125’s Smart Key – as well as controlling the main ignition switch knob and compartment locking – also now manages the optional 45L removable top box, a first on a Honda scooter. With the Smart Key in the rider’s pocket the box automatically locks when the rider walks away. It can also be locked from the key. The top box switch is on its bottom surface, and to maintain the internal volume of the box the actuator mechanism is located in the rear body of the machine.

 

Revised instruments present analogue speedometer and rev-counter dials flanking a digital display that can switch between 3 modes (controlled by a switch on the left handlebar); odometer, range remaining and current fuel consumption; trip meter, average fuel consumption and timer; or ambient temperature thermometer and battery sensor.

 

The Forza’s sharp design lines and distinctive contemporary presence have played a big part in its success since launch in 2015. Now for the 2018 model, the design has been substantially re-worked. While the bold design lines remain instantly recognizable as a Forza 125, every panel has been revised to give the machine a slightly smoother, more mature appearance, with a more rounded, ‘stubby’ feel to the front end and slightly softer design lines throughout. Further heightening the new look, black signature points around the nose, front and side cowls give an added sense of sportiness.

 

The Forza 125 will be available in the following paint options:

 

Matt Carnelian Red Metallic/Pearl Nightstar Black - **all-new for 2018** 

Matt Pearl Cool White/Matt Cynos Grey Metallic - **all-new for 2018**

Matt Lucent Silver Metallic/Matt Pearl Pacific Blue

Matt Cynos Grey Metallic/Matt Carbonium Grey Metallic

Black/Matt Cynos Grey Metallic

  

  • Four valve engine features Honda’s eSP technologies plus Idling Stop
  • Powerful and efficient, with strong performance throughout the rev range
  • 42.7km/l gives range of nearly 500km between fill ups

 

The Forza 125’s four-valve water-cooled SOHC powerplant delivers 11kW@ 8,500rpm, with peak torque of 12.5Nm @ 8,250rpm. Bore and stroke is set at 52.4 x 57.9mm; compression ratio is 11.5:1.

 

From a standing start the Forza 125 accelerates rapidly (0-200m is covered in just 13.4s) while sharp mid-range makes for responsive roll-on performance in the typical 40-60km/h around-town speed range. It will cruise happily around 90km/h and V-max is 108km/h.

 

The engine is packed with Honda’s eSP low-friction technologies; clever packaging of items like the oil pump (which is built in to the crankcase) help maximize the efficiency. A compact combustion chamber and PGM-FI fuel injection – fed by a 4.7-litre airbox and 28mm diameter inlet duct – optimize combustion and cooling performance.

 

An offset cylinder reduces friction caused by contact between piston and bore, efficiently transmitting combustion energy to the crankshaft. A ‘spiny’ cast-iron sleeve – with tiny surface extensions – keeps in check any distortion of the inner bore diameter. This design lowers tension in the piston ring, reducing friction.

 

A compact high-efficiency radiator – integrated into the exterior of the right-side crankcase – employs a small, light fan reducing frictional losses and lowering drag. Rolling resistance within the transmission unit is reduced by the use of three low-friction main bearings, all designed to deal with the loads they individually receive. The drive pulley features a fin design that lowers air resistance and the follower pulley reduces pressure on the drive belt, cutting transmission losses.

 

The electronically controlled brushless ACG starter is an integrated component mounted directly on the end of the crankshaft, serving as starter motor and alternator. It spins the engine directly, eliminating any noise from gear engagement or meshing.

 

Idling Stop automatically stops the engine running after three seconds at idle when the scooter is stationary and the brakes applied, and instantly re-starts when the throttle grip is twisted. It’s seamless in use thanks to ACG and the swing-back system that returns the crank to its ‘top dead centre’ position before air intake, and a decompression mechanism that negates cranking resistance from compression. It also has the functionality to ‘read’ the battery charge and turns itself off to avoid excessive drain. The battery is a long-life YTZ8V unit.

 

One of the original aims of the Forza 125 is that the trip to the fuel station should happen just once a week for the average user, and a near 500km tank range is possible thanks to the engine’s fuel efficiency of approximately 42.7km/l (WMTC mode) and 11.5-litre tank.

 

 

  • Steel frame, 33mm telescopic forks and preload adjustable twin shocks
  • Wet weight of just 162kg aids agility and ease of use
  • Cast aluminium wheels, front and rear disc brakes with ABS

 

The tubular steel frame that underpins the Forza 125’s chassis provides the necessary rigidity and strength for the broad variety of riding conditions it will face. Sturdy 33mm telescopic forks are matched by twin rear shock absorbers – adjustable through5-stage spring preload – working through a 1-piece aluminium swingarm.

 

The Forza 125’s light weight, just 162kg, makes it easy to manage at walking speeds, and easy to park. A wheelbase of 1,490mm provides stability; the geometry – 26.5° rake and 89mm trail – delivers nimble steering.

 

The cast aluminium 15-inch front wheel is fitted with a 120/70-15 56P tyre while the 14-inch rear wears a 140/70-14 68P tyre, offering maximum traction and ride comfort. A large 256mm single disc performs stopping duties up front, mated to a 240mm rear, with the benefit of two channel ABS for extra braking control on slippery surfaces.

 

A range of Genuine Honda Accessories are available for the Forza 125. They include:

 

45-litre Smart top box

Rear carrier rack (direct fitment)

Inner bags

Heated grips

Alarm

 

Payment options

Personal Contract Purchase (PCP)

Your repayments will be less than traditional finance. You put down a deposit on a bike, and we calculate its Guaranteed Minimum Future Value (GMFV). We deduct this from the price of the bike and your monthly payments are based on what’s left. You can then choose to pay the GMFV and keep your Honda, return it or part-exchange it for a new bike.

Personal Loan (VPL)

This works like a simple loan. You decide on the model and put down a deposit. We calculate for you how much you want your fixed monthly payment to be, and the term. That means you know up front how much your Honda will cost each month until it’s paid off and you own the bike.

Talk to your Honda dealer about the right option for you.

FINANCE OFFERS

NSS125 FORZA 18YM (PCP) - Representative Example
OTR Price £4,689.00
Deposit £493.88
Deposit % 11%
Amount of Credit £4,195.12
36 Monthly Payments £89.00
Duration 37 months
Final Payment £1,586.98
Final Payment inc Option Fee £1,596.98
Total Amount Payable £5,294.86
Representative APR 6.9%
Option to Purchase Fee £10.00
Annual Contracted Mileage 4,000
Excess Mileage Charge £0.02
Interest Rate per annum fixed 6.60%

 

NSS125 Forza 18YM (VPL) - Representative Example
OTR Price £4,689.00
Deposit £491.98
Amount of Credit £4,197.02
36 Monthly Payments £129.00
Duration 36 months
Total Amount Payable £5,135.98
Representative APR 6.9%
Interest Rate per annum fixed 6.69%

 

Terms and conditions

PCP Terms and Conditions: New retail NSS125 Forza 18YM orders from 01 October 2018 to 03 January 2019 and registered by 03 January 2019 Subject to model and colour availability. Offers applicable at participating dealers and are at the promoter's absolute discretion (excluding Channel Islands). Representative example based on 3 years 6.9% PCP. Excess mileage rate applies. Final payment includes £10 option to purchase fee. You do not have to pay the Final Payment if you return the bike at the end of the agreement and you have paid all other amounts due, the bike is in good condition and has been serviced in accordance with the Honda service book and the maximum annual mileage of 4,000 has not been exceeded. Excess mileage rate applies should this be exceeded. Indemnities may be required in certain circumstances. Finance is only available to persons aged 18 or over, subject to status. All figures are correct at time of publication but may be subject to change. Honda Franchise Dealers are credit brokers, not lenders. Credit provided by Honda Finance Europe Plc. Cain Road, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 1HL. Honda Financial Services is a trading name of Honda Finance Europe Plc. a company registered at Companies House No 03289418. Honda Finance Europe plc is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, Financial Services Register number 312541.

PCP Terms and Conditions: New retail NSS125A FORZA 17YM orders from 01 October 2018 to 03 January 2019 and registered by 03 January 2019 Subject to model and colour availability. Offers applicable at participating dealers and are at the promoter's absolute discretion (excluding Channel Islands). Representative example based on 3 years 6.9% PCP. Excess mileage rate applies. Final payment includes £10 option to purchase fee. You do not have to pay the Final Payment if you return the bike at the end of the agreement and you have paid all other amounts due, the bike is in good condition and has been serviced in accordance with the Honda service book and the maximum annual mileage of 4,000 has not been exceeded. Excess mileage rate applies should this be exceeded. Indemnities may be required in certain circumstances. Finance is only available to persons aged 18 or over, subject to status. All figures are correct at time of publication but may be subject to change. Honda Franchise Dealers are credit brokers, not lenders. Credit provided by Honda Finance Europe Plc. Cain Road, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 1HL. Honda Financial Services is a trading name of Honda Finance Europe Plc. a company registered at Companies House No 03289418. Honda Finance Europe plc is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, Financial Services Register number 312541.

VPL Terms and Conditions: New retail NSS125 Forza orders from 01 October 2018 to 03 January 2019 and registered by 03 January 2019. Subject to model and colour availability. Representative Example based on 3 years 6.9% VPL; Offers applicable at participating dealers and are at the promoter's absolute discretion (excluding Channel Islands). Indemnities may be required in certain circumstances. Finance is only available to persons aged 18 or over, subject to status. All figures are correct at time of publication but may be subject to change. Honda Franchise Dealers are credit brokers, not lenders. Credit provided by Honda Finance Europe Plc. Cain Road, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 1HL.  Honda Financial Services is a trading name of Honda Finance Europe Plc. a company registered at Companies House No 03289418. Honda Finance Europe Plc. is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, Financial Services Register number 312541.

If you have a complaint about your finance agreement, please write to us at:

Customer Services
Honda Finance Europe Plc
Cain Road
Bracknell
RG12 1HL

Alternatively, please telephone us on 0345 128 8908 quoting your agreement number, if possible.

We will endeavour to resolve your complaint quickly and, in any event, we will issue you with a final response within eight weeks of its receipt. If you are dissatisfied with our final response, you may refer your complaint to the Financial Ombudsman Service. Details of how to do this can be found at:

www.financial-ombudsman.org.uk 

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