The Honda Forza 250 gelled with me instantlyâ€¦ once I learnt to ignore howâ€¦ wellâ€¦ slow it was that is. I liked it straight away. I think it was because it had personality. You see the truth is I have a fetishâ€¦ a dirty secret you might say. Donâ€™t worry it has nothing to do with goats, gerbils or any kind of undersea invertebrate. The thing isâ€¦ I like cars, please donâ€™t be upset I donâ€™t just like any cars, I like old carsâ€¦ the rustier and more unreliable the better. Stop hitting the escape key!
I have a good reason for liking these â€œold piles of junkâ€ as those not afflicted call them. You see they have character, charmâ€¦ in shortâ€¦ Personality
The Forza is a modern, even futuristic machineâ€¦ with no rust to be seenâ€¦ the press bike tested was nearly 4 years old and holding up just fine. No, the only thing the Honda had in common with a car I might try and rescue from a scrap yard is personality. This is something I would never have expected from any of Hondaâ€™s products. You see, Honda scooters donâ€™t really have personalityâ€¦ they tend to be so well put together that they have all personality engineered out of them. This is not to say the Forza isnâ€™t well built, far from it, however it did have personalityâ€¦ and gadgetsâ€¦