Just saw this review of the Forza 750. I was not entirely impressed by the bike. I wouldn't want a chain drive on a scooter. Just personnel preference.
Yes ... a true Hump Scuffers delight. I wouldn't worry about the smaller gas tank either ... other Honda models using the same engine/DCT setup consistently report making 65-75+ mpg which is even better than my SilverWing scooter.There would be a lot of hump scuffing going on with those for many of us as we drag a hoof over the plastic on the way getting situated.
Yes sir. I keep pretty accurate records of my gas mileage and the big burger can average a regular 48-50 during my daily commutes. A little less when I am traveling on it as I tend to run in the left lane a lot if you know what I mean. I would definitely like to have the opportunity to try a 750 Forza. With some well placed farkles and doodads and a full set of luggage, it would be a great bike. Not sure why but the whole idea of touring on a less than liter bike really appeals to me.Yes ... a true Hump Scuffers delight. I wouldn't worry about the smaller gas tank either ... other Honda models using the same engine/DCT setup consistently report making 65-75+ mpg which is even better than my SilverWing scooter.
I totally agree. Like many things, consumers/manufacturers have gotten crazy with size, power ... over the top stuff etc. All you have to do is look at newer generation pickup trucks compared to those from years ago to see what I mean. And this is coming from a guy who drives a '01 F250 diesel (need it to carry a slide-in truck camper and pull our cargo trailer complete with too much camping gear and two maxi-scoots).... snipped ... Not sure why but the whole idea of touring on a less than liter bike really appeals to me.
Precisely.When I sat down and did my "Ben Franklin" pro/con comparison between the SWing and the CTX700, it became apparent to me my SWing was the better overall ride for me despite it's 20 year old design and tech. I think with your Big Burgy, you'd find the same thing over many of the bikes out there.
I too am a fan of the mid- sized engine, automatic scoots/MC's and see no need to go anywhere near 1,000cc + for my riding needs and pleasure.
Nice looking bike to be sure. You are right about the chain. Chain maintenance can be mitigated a little. I wouldn't say it is deal breaker for me but it is way down on the list of things I would have on another bike.Took a friend to view/buy a bike today. Happened to be a Honda Main Dealer, with a Honda Forza 750 demo bike.
While I was waiting for him, asked if I could examine / sit on it. Offered a test ride, which I declined. Traffic in the city was mahem!
I did give it a good look-over tho', and must confess that I am impressed. Really nice finish.
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The forks are substantial and inverted items. Yes the bike is chain final drive, but so NEARLY fully enclosed that I cannot work out why Honda didn't do that. Buy one and fit an auto-oiler like I have on the V-strom. (That gives me 25k mile chain life, at circa £90 for new chain and sprockets. 1 hour to change). Not so much storage as either or the older Burgmans. Maybe similar to new 400.
Took a few phone pics if any use to you. (Price in UK £10k).
Chain maintenance/replacement is not really a deal breaker for me. I do like not futtizing with them if I can help it. But with chain and sprockets you can fiddle with gear ratios to fit your style. One tooth on the front sprocket is like 3 rear teeth. If you're not dragracing in the streets most bikes will handle 1 to 2 teeth added to the front sprocket for lower RPM at cruse.Nice looking bike to be sure. You are right about the chain. Chain maintenance can be mitigated a little. I wouldn't say it is deal breaker for me but it is way down on the list of things I would have on another bike.
Hope you are planning on adding a good battery to your upcoming trailer. Does a great job powering a Clap, as my brother can testify. Did a lot of touring with it. JimWhile I have gone across country many times, most trips on bikes have been on 750cc. I went from Seattle to Georgia on a 1100cc Goldwing and besides the crap gas mileage it was a very pleasent trip with more than enough power even for the Continental Divide. But at 35 MPG I had to carry a full 2 gallon gas can.
I think my 'Bagger' Burgman 650 would do that trip just as well or even better but use a lot less gas.
But my days of riding all day and camping for the night is limited to if I have 110 volts at the camp site for my Cpap machine.
That thing, as was the Integra, fascinate me a lot.
For what it's worth, I prefer the Forza, Not fussed of cleaning the spoked wheels, and cannot see any more foot space on X-adv compared to Forza. But you pays your money, and takes your choice.I was so disappointed I put a deposit on another Honda X-Adv
so, can you lift it if it falls over? does it have a center stand? stoneseat , no and no, and I'm trying to trade it for a rebel 1100 dct , 27 inch seat height so the dangly bits will need a lift kit😁 Well seen it in the flesh yesterday and I was positively underwhelmed. Few styling issues I didn't like and the front footboard area is small plus a weird bit of fairing protrudes in the same area so it will get badly scuffed. Dash are looked sparse and boring. I was so disappointed I put a deposit on another Honda X-Adv in matt camouflage Green pick it up next month