Honda has its sights on Yamaha’s Max series of scooters, with an upcoming model aimed directly at Yamaha’s Tmax 560.
Just this week, Honda released a teaser for a new “Forza” with the only other hint being, “The Forza family is getting bigger.”
Set to be launched on October 14, 2020, the new motorcycle will likely be somewhere in the 500cc range.
Some experts suggest though that it could be even bigger, possibly with a 745cc parallel-twin engine, most likely derived from the NC750X (Integra) scooter sold abroad. It could also have a six-speed Dual Clutch Transmission, like those already offered in the X-ADV and Africa Twin.
These theories aren’t unfounded as teaser images show a high center frame and crank casing similar to the Integra. The Integra is still only Euro4 compliant, and so a Euro5 update is already due. Renaming it as a Forza makes more sense due to the similar touring nature of the bike and the strong recall of the Forza name in other parts of the world.
Naturally, it will have a number of features we’ve come to expect from the Forza line. These are full LED lighting, ABS and traction control, power outlets, keyless start and possibly even cruise control.
We certainly hope Honda Philippines will consider offering it locally as a 500cc or 750cc scooter will definitely be highway legal.
For now, all we can do is guess. The bike will be officially unveiled on October 14, 2020.