Maxi-scooters have been growing in popularity in recent years. Their ease of use and plentiful amenities enable riders to cover a lot of distance in comfort and style. In addition, their bodywork often comes with fairings and adjustable windscreens further adding to the stability of the ride. In the Philippines, scooters like the Yamaha NMAX and Honda PCX 150 serve as popular entry level maxi-scooters.
But what if you wanted to upgrade from the entry level market, and move into something slightly more powerful, but not as overbearing as the likes of the Yamaha TMAX? Honda may have the perfect solution to this in the form of the Forza 250. Launched in Europe and other parts of Asia, this maxi-scooter looks so much bigger than it actually is. Designed to provide maximum comfort to the rider, the Forza 250 features bodywork created to duct wind blast away from the rider. It even comes with a 180mm adjustable windscreen, which can be toggled electronically by the flip of a switch.
Powering the 2021 Honda Forza 250 is a liquid-cooled, 250cc, single-cylinder engine. It features Honda’s Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-Fi) system, and comes with a standard continuously variable transmission (CVT). Producing 21.7 horsepower, the Forza 250 makes for a confidence-inspiring ride on twisty roads and long rural highways. To top it all off, its 11.7-liter fuel tank provides adequate mileage.
The Honda Forza 250’s underpinnings consist of standard telescopic front forks, and a conventional unit swing setup at the rear. Hydraulic front and rear disc brakes with dual-channel ABS come standard, as well. At the moment, Honda doesn’t have a contender in the 200cc to 300cc class of maxi-scooters in the Philippine market. Dominated by the likes of the Yamaha XMAX and Kymco X-Town 300i, Honda stands the chance to offer more variety in the premium maxi-scooter segment with the Forza 250.