Developing 21.6kW and 31.9Nm, the Forza 350’s 330cc engine is strong all the way through its rev-range, delivering crisp acceleration and a top speed of 137km/h. It’s also EURO5 compliant.
Alongside the new engine, in 21YM, cosmetic and aerodynamic updates were applied to the front fairing sides, mirrors, rear side panels and engine cover for a sleeker overall look with even more premium appeal. The chassis was unchanged but connected to a lighter swingarm, and the adjustable electric screen gained an extra 40mm travel to improve wind protection.
The instrument panel was also refreshed, with the Forza 350 rider having the possibility of linking to their smartphone via Bluetooth via the Honda Smartphone Voice Control system which is available as an option from new.
A USB Type-C socket provides convenient charging, with room for two full-face helmets in the under seat storage compartment.
The 22YM Forza 350 will be available in the following colour options:
- Mat Carnelian Red Metallic **NEW**
- Mat Pearl Pacific Blue
- Pearl Cool White
- Matt Cynos Gray Metallic
- Pearl Falcon Gray
Styling & Equipment
- Electric screen adjusts through 180mm
- Room for two full-face helmets under the seat; USB charging socket
- Smart Key operation of ignition and (optional) 45-litre top box
- Emergency stop signal function (ESS) warns other road users of sudden braking
The Forza 350’s lines flow back from its electric screen (controlled by a switch on the left handlebar) which adjusts through 180mm. It’s 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 long distances – can be instantly exchanged for a greater sense of freedom around town, by lowering the screen. For comfort at higher speeds a larger front air duct manages negative pressure in front of the rider, reducing the natural effect of the wind pushing the rider back.
Sculpted for both style and aerodynamic efficiency, the Forza 350’s sharp design lines give a clean, smooth modernity, creating an impression of energetic sportiness and premium desirability. The styling team’s key words of ‘aggressive, technical and powerful’ find expression in a new spoiler-type surround below the headlight, refreshed fairing side panels with a distinctive ‘Z’ design line, and a steeply descending character line for the rear side panels that create a forward-looking, purposeful aesthetic.
Two full-face helmets can be stored under the seat, and 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 USB socket. All lighting is premium LED.
Keeping its rider fully connected, the Forza 350 also has the Honda Smartphone Voice Control system available as an option from new, which links the rider to their smartphone while on the move and allows voice management of phone calls and music. A helmet-mounted headset is needed and the smartphone connects via Bluetooth; management of Honda Smartphone Voice Control System is from the left switchgear and dash.
The Forza 350’s Smart Key – as well as controlling the main ignition switch knob and compartment locking – also manages the optional 45L Smart top box. With the Smart Key in the rider’s pocket the box is unlocked, and automatically locks when the rider walks away. It can also be locked from the key. To maintain the internal volume of the box the actuator mechanism is located in the rear body of the machine.
The front and rear indicators of the Forza 350 have an auto-cancelling Emergency Stop Signal feature. Once the ABS modulator detects sudden braking, the rear indicators flash at high speed to warn other vehicles.
Instruments present analogue speedometer and rev-counter flanking a digital display that can switch between 3 modes: 1) odometer, range remaining and current mpg, 2) trip meter, average mpg and timer and 3) ambient temperature thermometer and battery sensor.