Honda Forza 350 Review (2021)

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Honda Forza 350

The Forza 350 is the perfect every day bike for running around on and can hold its own on the main roads at speed.
- Rating: 10 / 10

What Is It?

The Honda Forza 350 is an A2 licence friendly premium maxi scooter and is powered by a Euro 5 compliant liquid cooled 330 cc single cylinder engine, producing 28.8 bhp / 22 kW at 7,500 rpm and maximum torque at 5,250 rpm.

Specs

  • Seat Height: Low (780 mm / 30.7 inches)
  • Weight: Average (184 kg / 406 lbs)
  • Economy: Very good (80 mpg / 3.5 l/100km / 28.3 km/l)
  • Range: High (210 miles / 338 km)
  • Power to Weight: Low (0.158 bhp/kg / 0.118 kW/kg)
  • Top Speed: High (105 mph / 169 km/h)

Pros

  • Plenty of smooth real world power
  • Holds its own on the main roads
  • Super practical
  • Electric screen
  • Looks great
  • Equipment
  • Comfort
  • Storage

Cons

  • Range could be better
  • Rear suspension
  • High seat
  • Brakes

What Is It Like?

Honda Forza 350

Tell us a bit about you

I'm a 50 year old male male, 5'8" and I've been riding bikes all my life.

Why did you choose it?

I wanted something for work which had good road speed, weather protection, good storage, that was also good on fuel and easy to ride all day with good comfort. The Forza 350 ticked all the boxes.

What is good about it?

I love everything about it. It’s just so easy to ride and I love the storage room under the seat. It’s also good with a passenger and pulls really well, in fact I was surprised how good it was.

What could be improved?

The only thing I don’t like is the silly controller on the left hand side of the bars, which I find a bit pointless, but apart from that it’s all good.

Any mods or upgrades?

It's standard but I have ordered an exhaust for looks more than anything else and heated grips are being fitted.

What is the economy like?

I’m getting between 75 and 95 mpg depending on how I ride.

Honda Forza 350

How is the engine?

The engine feels good, has plenty of low down pull and can sit at 80 mph quite happily.

How does it handle?

It feels stable at speed and is good in the corners for a scooter but mind the pot holes.

What are the brakes like?

The brakes are really good and give good feed back when braking hard.

Is it comfortable?

It's really comfortable. I can’t get my legs straight like I can on my X-ADV but it still feels good and I’ve ridden it all day without any comfort issues.

How reliable have you found it?

I've never had a problem with it but it is new.

What's the servicing frequency and cost like?

Servicing is good every 8,000 miles but I do tend to change the oil every 4,000 miles on all my bikes.

To Sum Up

The Forza 350 is the perfect every day bike for running around on and can hold its own on the main roads at speed.

- Michael W, 2021

Deals, specs and pics

Price Guide

Year
Dealer
Private
Part Ex
Mileage
2022
£5,700
£4,600
£4,000
1,000
2021
£5,250
£4,200
£3,700
2,100

Gear & Accessories

The Second Opinion

Honda Forza 350

Tell us a bit about you

I'm a 56 year old male, 5'11", with 40 years riding experience on scooters and motorcycles.

Why did you choose it?

Practicality.

What is good about it?

There is no need for a topbox with plenty of underseat space. It's reliable, cheap, comfortable and fast enough for the motorway.

The Forza 350 is extremely comfortable leaning right over on high speed bends and has acceleration to leave any car behind.

What could be improved?

The fiddly smart key system and the rear suspension is a bit agricultural.

Also the seat cuts into the storage space in the middle, not leaving enough space for a proper feet forward position. 

Any mods or upgrades?

Shad pillion backrest.

What is the economy like?

I'm seeing 78.5 mpg.

How is the engine?

Very smooth and quiet.

How does it handle?

Excellent handling which gives loads of confidence.

What are the brakes like?

Adequate, not fantastic.

Is it comfortable?

Yes, could go all day.

How reliable have you found it?

100%.

What's the servicing frequency and cost like?

Every 8,000 miles.

How would you sum up the model?

Overall it has a classy feel and is as safe as can be.

- Steven C, 2021

A Few More Thoughts

Honda Forza 350

Tell us a bit about you

I'm a 56 year old male, 5 ft 8. I have been riding bikes since the early eighties from a CB100N up to a R1200RT via loads of middleweight sports bikes.

Why did you choose it?

It's practical, with a good price versus the Yamaha T Max, not to bulky like the Suzuki Burgman and I liked the look of it.

What is good about it?

It has plenty of low down power to pull away from the lights, is small enough to filter on, will cruise at 75 - 80 mph and yet is light enough to push around on a twisty A road. A great bit of kit.

What could be improved?

Another 50 cc perhaps for motorway riding, but I'm splitting hairs, and the funny Bluetooth button on left bar is an unneeded extra. I would rather have heated grips.

Any mods or upgrades?

Not yet, though a fancy exhaust would sex up the look and sound a bit.

What is the economy like?

78 mpg - Mix of town, A road, dual carriageway and bit of motorway.

How is the engine?

Smooth.

How does it handle?

Like a baby tiger.

What are the brakes like?

Good enough, linked ABS, cant go wrong really.

Is it comfortable?

Yes.

How reliable have you found it?

I had a small issue with the petrol cap lid springing up when the button was pressed, resolved easily on first service.

What's the servicing frequency and cost like?

Every 8,000 miles.

How would you sum up the model?

The Honda Forza 350 is the best maxi scooter out there for the price.

- Ian J, 2021