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My new scooter

Post by crofty » Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:34 pm

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I was using my Himalayan last winter but my feet and legs got cold, I could manage my upper body with heated grips and a heated jacket but the lower bits just got too uncomfortable, probably my age.
Then I hit on the idea of a scooter with the lower protection. I fancied a Innova like godspeed & macvisual but nothing nice turned up, then i saw this Forza 300, read up on it and went for it. The Honda 90s and Wave's I have had were fine but I fancied a wee bit more power.
First thing that struck me was the performance, I had a CRF250l for a couple of years so at 190kgs I wasn't expecting too much but I was surprised.
It holds 70/80 mph on the motorway easily, why doesn't Honda put this engine in the CRF and make a 300L like Minky's.
So anyway after a couple of months I have only done a few hundred miles on it but its very comfy, the division between the seats sort of acts like a backrest, plenty positions for the feet. Always in the right gear, 80 plus mpg, cavernous space below the seat. I'm beginning to think about touring on it. Well pleased so far

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Re: My new scooter

Post by daveuprite » Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:47 pm

And you've got rid of any chicken strips with some laps of Knockhill. Excellent.

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Re: My new scooter

Post by Steve T » Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:35 pm

They are good fun those medium/large scoots aren't they Steve.

Had 2 Yamaha 250 Majesty's (not at the same time though :roll: ) and the Boss & I used to go to the Edinburgh Fringe from up north on them. As you say, comfy, speedy enough, even 2 up, and cavernous enough to hold a weekend aways kit for 2. Even did a few "off-piste" rides on them as well :shock: :roll: :D

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Re: My new scooter

Post by crofty » Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:40 pm

Ah you've touched on their Achilles Heel Steve, suspension, those little wheels and long springs at the back don,t make for a great ride on bad surfaces. I wouldn't like to take one off road :o

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Re: My new scooter

Post by macvisual » Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:42 pm

Very nice crofty...! A friend of mine just bought one last week also and loves it. Huge storage under the seat...!

I'm hoping to clinch a deal soon on a Honda Silverwing 600 all being well.

Enjoy and ride safe.

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Re: My new scooter

Post by Godspeed » Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:35 pm

Fantastic!!
Bizarrely was just watching a review of them on YouTube earlier. Only had great things to say about them.
Enjoy 👍
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Re: My new scooter

Post by Godspeed » Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:12 pm

Also,
Can’t wait to see what the real world mpg is like and the tank range. Be good if it was 200 miles!
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Re: My new scooter

Post by bill_qaz » Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:30 pm

crofty wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:40 pm
Ah you've touched on their Achilles Heel Steve, suspension, those little wheels and long springs at the back don,t make for a great ride on bad surfaces. I wouldn't like to take one off road :o
Don't let that stop you going off road :lol:
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Re: My new scooter

Post by markoh » Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:21 pm

I have the Sh300, same engine I think, a real wolf in sheep's clothing. Must have a go on the Forza.

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Re: My new scooter

Post by crofty » Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:06 pm

The sh300 was on my radar because of the bigger wheels, but i felt the Forza just had the edge on weather protection.

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