City Aid – Honda Forza 125 Test – Car Engine

I definitely need to mention the two shades of graphite metallic paint. Very elegant, one wouldn’t expect a 125. It also looks a little bigger than it actually is

I don’t know if it seems, but I sit very comfortably… When I brought it, at first I barely saw the difference compared to the 350 Forza – the illusion lasted until departure. Of course, this is a 125… however, compared to its other classmates, it is very good. Its performance takes advantage of the possibilities of the category, I mean 11 kW, and what was said about the larger Forza is valid here as well, already what I wrote about the powertrain and engine unit, the consistency is very good here as well. Honda’s cabinet principle is clear here because the basic design of the machine is the same, the dashboard is the same and the feel is the same – all the way to acceleration; but let us not be insatiable.

The front fork slider has a diameter of 33mm, the same size as the 350, the brake discs, the tire size matches the hair size, and that’s good because if it fits the bigger one, it’s doubly good here. Even the body shape (maybe even the size) is the same, it’s just as comfortable to sit on, and on top of that, the electric windshield height adjustment hasn’t been spared here either!

Of course, the eSP + engine design is the same, what else throws at it is starting the engine. Yes, there is a stop switch (which can be switched off)! And why I didn’t hate it like other vehicles are the way to start. It doesn’t have a geared starter motor like the larger ones, but actually a dynamarter with an external rotor built into the flywheel revives the engine. This means that it starts to spin so gently that you can barely notice it. That’s why I loved the start-stop function. Sure, I know you don’t need that much starting torque here, but it’s still very elegant.

A little detour. Again, the Hondas did not invent hot water, because the 1936 DKW SB200 already had a version marked “A” (abbreviation for the German Anlasser), which operated with an external rotor dynastarter. From there, it could be identified that it contained two 6-volt batteries that were connected in series at startup and didn’t have to be drunk! This also proves that if one pays attention and chooses well from the repository of knowledge, he can still create great things today. Congratulations, Honda!

Here, too, you have the traction control (the switch is in front of the grip, on the T written in the hoop), although its significance is much less than on the 350 – understandably. Use the “INFO A” and “INFO B” buttons to move through the instrument panel menu and to switch between different displays. The start-stop switch next to the throttle grip (“A” in the hoop)

The dashboard, as I have already written, is the same as the larger one. That is, not. If you look at the consumption display, it shows 2.2 l / 100 km. Oh yeah, such a small value only occurs at 125… But I can still put that on it! While watching the instantaneous consumption display, I saw surprising things: during the 90’s pace, the consumption started with 1, it just went above 2 l / 100 km!

Unsurprisingly from Honda – wings are shaped by LED lights. Show something to those behind us so the small one lights up backwards – when the brake light and hazard warning lights come on

Of course, the other half of this is that urban agility fades a bit on a country road at higher speeds, but it can sustain a pace around 90 and can even put a little bit on it. It also spins into 120 sometimes, but overtaking – especially overtaking trucks – needs to be considered. At the same time, in the city, the approx. The 25 kg weight loss compared to the 350 is noticeable and the small iron can be driven very easily.

Packing space in the body, with a cover, and here you can fit two large helmets under the seat (too)!

Anyway, everything here is the same as with the bigger brother, including keyless start. Very elegant solution, especially for a 125. Once we’re here, it plays at every startup to turn on all the segments and deflect the pointers to the maximum. Nice game! In vain no, nowadays electronics dominate our lives and the role of mechanics is constantly declining, but here electronics only subtly serve excellent mechanics.

Of course the engine is Euro5, there is a catalyst in the chimney. With such low fuel consumption, CO2 emissions are out of the question… Front wheel with filigree cast spokes and ABS disc brakes

In summary, it is an excellent and comfortable and well-equipped mainly urban vehicle, but can also be used on a country road with due patience. It has equipment such as an electric windshield, start-stop, rich instrumentation and a large amount of packing space (with a box, of course). It represents luxury in its category and I tend to overlook its slightly hard chassis. Highly recommended for beginners and B125s. If the cars no longer fit on the roads, He will still find a place for Himself and His master. And so a comfortable arrival is guaranteed.

Straight running and cornering stability are good, small wheels don’t like bad roads (or maybe just me don’t?)

Honda Forza 125 (type: JK02)
Engine: Liquid-cooled, four-stroke, 4-valve, SOHC-controlled single-cylinder with eSP + technology (see Forza 350 test)
Hole x stroke: 52.4 x 57.9 mm
Stroke volume: 125 cm3
Max. Power: 11 kW (15 hp) / 8750 rpm
Max. Torque: 12.2 Nm / 6500 rpm
Compression: 11.5: 1
V-belt automatic transmission (V-Matic), gear ratio: 2.79 – 0.82: 1
Final ratio: 10.021: 1
Front tire: 120/70 – 15 M / C
Rear: 140/70 – 14 M / C
Brake disc diameter front / rear: 256/240 mm
Length / width / height: 2140/1470/1360 mm (in the low position of the windscreen)
Seat height: 780 mm
Wheelbase: 1490 mm
The fuel tank is 11.5 liters
Ready to weigh: 162 kg
Clearance height: 145 mm (no need to pay attention to this…)
Load capacity: 180 kg
Oil change in the engine every 6000 km, 0.8 liters SAE10W-30 JASO T 903 MA oil
Gear oil change every 2 years, 0.12 liters
Coolant change every 3 years, 0.46 liter Pro Honda HP Coolant
Spark plug replacement every 48,000 km
Drive belt replacement every 24,000 km
Brake fluid change every 2 years, DOT4
Consumption measured according to regulations: 2.4 l / 100 km
CO2 emissions: 54 g / km
Test consumption: 2.6 l / 100 km
Price: 1,949,000 HUF with box, handle heating extra, 127,500 HUF
Length of the test drive: 131 km, thanks to Honda Hungary

the old biker
Pictures: PappLaci and PappGeri

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