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Old 04-23-2013, 09:10 AM   #91
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The article is 4 days old.

Right here:
http://blog.motorcycle.com/2013/04/1...carb-approval/

I would say this looks promising.
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:33 AM   #92
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This is the link to the actual CARB certification document:
http://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/onroad/..._279_1d0_h.pdf
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:45 AM   #93
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This is the link to the actual CARB certification document:
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Even better!

I hope they bring in the silver one.
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:51 AM   #94
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Wonderful!

I can't believe they would spend the money to have this done if they did not have the intention of selling it in the US.

I have been trying to buy a reflex for some time now. Since they are not making them anymore, everyone thinks their old reflex is worth a fortune. I am so happy that I will soon be able to buy a brand-new reflex!

This made my day!
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Old 04-23-2013, 07:06 PM   #95
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In the article, it mentions it's an underbone design. Is that unusual for a scooter? I know the Cub/Symba is an underbone design. Still learing...
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Old 04-24-2013, 10:00 AM   #96
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Wonderful!

I can't believe they would spend the money to have this done if they did not have the intention of selling it in the US.

I have been trying to buy a reflex for some time now. Since they are not making them anymore, everyone thinks their old reflex is worth a fortune. I am so happy that I will soon be able to buy a brand-new reflex!

This made my day!
I was looking at a Reflex too for a while but thought the wheels were on the small side. Plus, Reflex owners think they command a premium price over other scooters and it's hard to find a good one cheap.

The Forza 300 has a 14" on the front and a 13" on the back which I think will work better. It has also has a bigger and more powerful engine while being better on gas mileage than a Reflex.

The Forza is made in Thailand so it shouldn't be to expensive. I am hoping Honda keeps the price below $5,500.
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I was looking at a Reflex too for a while but thought the wheels were on the small side. Plus, Reflex owners think they command a premium price over other scooters and it's hard to find a good one cheap.

The Forza 300 has a 14" on the front and a 13" on the back which I think will work better. It has also has a bigger and more powerful engine while being better on gas mileage than a Reflex.

The Forza is made in Thailand so it shouldn't be to expensive. I am hoping Honda keeps the price below $5,500.
It's made in Thailand to make the price low for Honda, not for us.
It'll probably be the most expensive 300cc scooter out there.
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Old 04-24-2013, 10:24 AM   #98
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In the article, it mentions it's an underbone design. Is that unusual for a scooter? I know the Cub/Symba is an underbone design. Still learing...
If by that, they mean that the engine is mounted to the frame rather than the swingarm, then that would be a good thing. Better COG, less unsprung mass. It would be a huge plus. I don't think there are many scoots in the 300cc or less category that have frame mounted engines.

When I was looking at Maxi's, I tested a Majesty and a Silverwing. I could feel the difference in handling between the swingarm-mounted Majesty and the frame-mounted Silverwing.
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If by that, they mean that the engine is mounted to the frame rather than the swingarm, then that would be a good thing. Better COG, less unsprung mass. It would be a huge plus. I don't think there are many scoots in the 300cc or less category that have frame mounted engines.

When I was looking at Maxi's, I tested a Majesty and a Silverwing. I could feel the difference in handling between the swingarm-mounted Majesty and the frame-mounted Silverwing.
Yes that would be a good thing. I think I read it is rubber mounted so at least it should be vibe free.
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'The chassis consists of a steel underbone frame with a lower floating link for the engine mount to improve rigidity balance and reduce vibrations.'

...whatever that means; it is a direct quote from paragraph three. Let's keep hoping it makes it here.
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Old 04-25-2013, 07:20 AM   #101
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New Honda scooter.

I phoned a dealer in Canada and he said yes they will be in in a couple months. I need one here in Kansas. Have a Helix I haven't ridden in 7 years but it still has 65698 miles. I think the 300 engine would be enough faster than the 250 to keep me happy. I had a 400 Burgman and it was FAST but all I really need is a top speed of around 80 mph. Any idea when they will be available here and price?
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Old 04-25-2013, 08:05 AM   #102
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now this scooter it is worth the trouble of buying in CA and importing it to Mexico... Depending on the price.

Maybe by December I will get a chance to see it at the IMS?

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Old 04-25-2013, 09:10 AM   #103
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I phoned a dealer in Canada and he said yes they will be in in a couple months. I need one here in Kansas. Have a Helix I haven't ridden in 7 years but it still has 65698 miles. I think the 300 engine would be enough faster than the 250 to keep me happy. I had a 400 Burgman and it was FAST but all I really need is a top speed of around 80 mph. Any idea when they will be available here and price?
Honda Canada lists the Forza 300 as a 2014 model. It may be out in the Fall here in the US or with a bit of luck during Summer. No official word yet so I am just guessing here.
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Old 04-27-2013, 07:36 PM   #105
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Interestingly, some US dealers are already showing the Forza on their site sans price

http://www.cyclesofjacksonville.com/...lorida-1155671

I am interested to see what they will be selling for here.
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