2013 Honda 300cc Forza ride review

KTMphil

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2007 KTM 990 Adventure Suzuki DRZ 400
At only 165,000 Bht, this is a lot of bike for your money, which is what attracted them, they know value!.


We have just completed a 440km ride, where Con & Nong rode two-up. Quick verdict is they love it. Comfortable, cavernous storage space under the seat and in lockable forward cavities, the amount you could carry is astronomical.



 

KTMphil

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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2007 KTM 990 Adventure Suzuki DRZ 400
Some points he made after the trip.


- Up hill disappointing power two up, on relativaly steep inclines it was hard to get the Forza above 60 km/h


- Lots of wind judder at higher speeds


- Con estimates that the top speed would be just below 140 km/h two-up


- Incredibly comfortable, a sofa on wheels
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- Great engine breaking



On R 3037, we hit some nasty pot-holed sections, it became clear that the Forza didnt like this as expected with it's small wheels, not really surprising.
 

2wheels

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Honda Rebel 500
Incredibly comfortable, a sofa on wheels
Hmmm, wonder if it'd slip onto the 500X.
But good to note that Honda can make comfy seats!

- Great engine breaking
Ooops, hope not!
Strange, another 300 Forza owner told me he was disappointed with the lack of engine braking!

So here again, different riders, same bike, different opinions.
 

LivinLOS

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Gas Gas 250 (Trials), YZ250 (enduro), DRZ440 (Supermoto) CBR900 Streetfighter (scary !!)
Engine braking not something you normally associate with autos..
 
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