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Written by Del Fuego    Friday, 01 August 2008 15:36     E-mail
Honda Forza 250 Review - Page 4
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The instruments are varied and easy to read… they include a fuel gauge and trip meter along with a rev gauge and “selected gear” display for manual mode. Then up the top of the dash is a most amusing fuel consumption readout, which while I rode varied from about 13 km/L to 68 km/L… I wouldn’t rely on it too much but an entertaining feature no less. The twin headlights are powerful and functional… they also make this bike look pretty cool… like a miniature spaceship… or something… well… something futuristic.

In short the Forza 250 is a conundrum, it isn’t powerful enough for useful touring, but it is too big for tight traffic. It is exceptionally comfortable… as long as you aren’t more than about 6 feet tall. It is big and heavy but corners like a lightweight… inspiring confidence during hard cornering and traffic work. All in all it has a certain charm… despite its foibles everyone who rode it wanted to keep it. Take one for a ride if you need a “B Road” commuter… or if you want to wear silver leathers, install pulsing lights in your helmet and cruise around town looking like an invader from another solar system. It’s good… I’m just not sure why.

PriceAUD $8,990,
0-50km/h4.8 seconds
0-100km/h18.6 seconds
50-80km/h7.9 seconds
Lap Time38.0 seconds
Fuel Economy 4.2L/100kms - 56MPG
Speedo Accuracy

50kph displayed = 48kph actual - 100kph displayed = 98 actual


Handles well, Low centre of gravity, Loads of storage, High tech

Cons:Slow, low top speed, heavy,

Fuel Consumption
Value for money
Ease of use
Build quality

Overall Score


Manufacturer Specifications

Max power at shaft 14.3 Kw (19 HP) @ 7500 rpm
Max torque21.1 Nm (15.5) @ 5,500 rpm
Engine Type90 Degree V-Twin, 4 stroke
Cylinder Capacity249cc
Seat height710mm
Dry weight 173kg
Kerb weight 187 kg
Fuel tank capacity12 litres
Transmission“Twist and Go” Automatic Transmission (Vmatic)
Storage volume62litre underseat 5litre front drawer
CoolingWater cooled
Bore X stroke72.7 x 60.0 mm
Compression ratio10.0:1
Front suspension33mm telescopic fork, 100mm axle travel
Rear suspensionDual damper unit swingarm, 95mm axle travel
Front brake240x4mm hydraulic disc with 3piston caliper
Rear brake240x5mm hydraulic disc with single piston caliper
Front wheel/tyre110/90 - 13"
Rear wheel/tyre130/70 - 12"
Max speed (km/hr) ---
Type approval---
Consumption (ECE applicable text cycle)---
Consumption @km/h - km/l---
Audible Indicatorno
Full helmet storageyes
Glove boxyes x2
Fuel Guageyes
Trip Meteryes
Seat release (via remote control)no
Seat release (remote, ignition/switch) yes
Alarmno (anti theft system inc)
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written by mark , September 23, 2009
haha thats funny lenhardt
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written by Lenhardt , November 24, 2008
Here's my experience. My Honda dealer gave me this machine for the time my CBR 600 was in service. I rode it for 2 days and I promised myself I will never ever get on this thing again. It has nothing to do with scootering as I know it from my old beloved Vespa nor is it in any way comparable to any real motorcycle. If there would be a Goldwing version for wheelchairs, I guess that's how it feels. Pure fatigue in the city and plain boring in the country. Maybe at age 70+ this thing starts to make sense. Of course if you're just in for low gas and have no interest in what a feeling a real motorbike OR scooter brings about, then yes, here is a total unemotional low gas substitute for your car. Just bring your rain jacket and you won't feel the difference. But beware, it is so unspectacular, you might even forget to pul your leg out at the next light.
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