Honda Forza X 2004 | BA-MF08 (2nd Generation)

2004 Honda FORZA X and FORZA Z - Specs, Price, Review | Full Model Change of 250cc Premium Scooter (Model: BA-MF08)

2004 Honda Forza X (BA-MF08)
Photo of 2004 Honda Forza X (BA-MF08).
Body Color: Full Black.
Release date: 2004-04-27.

Honda Forza X is the second generation of Forza with full model change of this sporty and innovative styling 250cc scooter, released on April 27 (Tuesday) 2004. In addition, the Forza Z, which is the world's first 250cc scooter to use the Honda S-Matic (electronically controlled belt converter) transmission mechanism, will be released on July 30th (Friday) 2004.

Since its launch in 2000, the Forza is a model that has been well received mainly in the 20s for its sporty and innovative styling and nimble driving. This time, we developed it with the keyword "comfortable (comfort) 2 seater", and while having a high texture, it is a model that realizes comfort not only when riding alone but also when riding two people.
The engine is equipped with a lightweight and compact newly designed single-cylinder engine that uses PGM-FI (electronically controlled fuel injection device), and realizes comfortable driving in a wide range of applications from urban areas to high-speed driving. In addition, the Z type is equipped with the world's first Honda S matic in the 250cc class. With simple operation, it enables the convenience of automatic transmission and the sporty driving selection of the 6-speed manual.

In addition, the Honda smart card key (two-way communication electronic collation key) system, which is highly convenient and effective in deterring theft, is installed as standard for the first time in the world as a motorcycle.
While inheriting the two-lamp headlight that symbolizes Forza, the styling has undergone a major change in the overall design, such as adopting tail lamps that are divided into left and right, making it elegant and dynamic.
On the storage side, the seat can be unlocked with a single touch, and long items such as golf clubs and two full-face helmets can be stored. Secure storage space. In addition, a large drawer-type console box and a lid open box that can store 500 ml PET bottles are installed under the handle.
Two colors, cyber silver metallic and pearl milky white, are available as common colors for X type and Z type. Pure black is available for the X type, and pearl cyber black, delta blue metallic, and candy glory red are available for the Z type.

* 1 According to Honda research

2004 Honda Forza X Price List

Sales plan (Japan domestic/annual)
Series total : 15,000 units

Manufacturer's suggested retail price
  • Forza X : 597,450 yen (main unit price excluding consumption tax 569000 yen)
  • Forza Z : 628,950 yen (main unit price excluding consumption tax: 599000 yen)

* Prices are reference prices. Does not include insurance premiums, taxes (excluding consumption tax), registration fees, etc.

2004 Honda Forza X Main Equipments

Equipped with a lightweight and compact newly designed engine that uses PGM-FI.

The engine is a lightweight and compact PGM-FI engine designed for water cooling, 4-stroke, SOHC, 249cm3 single cylinder engine. The PGM-FI used in the Forza detects and calculates information from five sensors: "vehicle speed," "throttle opening," "engine speed," "negative suction pressure," and "intake air temperature." It controls the fuel and enables optimum combustion according to the situation. In addition, by adopting PGM-FI, further clean exhaust gas and fuel efficiency of 41km/L for X type and 43km/L for Z type (60km/h constant-land driving test value) have been achieved.

Equipped with the world's first Honda S matic in the 250cc class (Z type only).

Honda S-Matic is a system that can select between two-stage (D mode and S mode) automatic mode and 6-speed manual mode by electronic control. The switch on the right side of the steering wheel is used to switch between automatic mode and 6-speed manual mode, and the ratio switch on the left side of the steering wheel is used to select 6-speed manual mode and D mode and S mode. The ratio switching signal is input to the ECU of Honda Smatic, and the control motor is driven by the signals of various sensors, and the shift is performed by changing the position of the drive pulley. In the 6-speed manual mode, the mechanism automatically shifts down to the 1st speed when stopped. This enables comfortable driving in the automatic mode and sports driving in the manual mode.

Newly designed frame, suspension and wheels with improved steering stability.

A highly rigid backbone frame has been newly designed to achieve high steering stability when driving at high speeds or when riding two people. In addition, the front and rear suspensions and wheels have been newly designed to reduce unsprung weight.

Styling that achieves a high texture.

The styling adopts a flowing and dynamic form that enhances the joy and presence of possession. In addition to the two-lamp headlight that can be said to be the symbol of Forza, the overall design has been significantly changed, such as adopting a twin-lens tail lamp that is divided into left and right. By adopting a black smoke meter visor and a quadruple meter, high-quality functional beauty is realized. In addition, the large bucket-type seats have a low seat height of 710 mm to improve footing, and are equipped with a backrest for the rear seats as standard equipment, enabling comfortable driving for two passengers.

Achieves the largest storage under the seat in the 250cc class.

The 62L storage space secured under the seat can be unlocked with a single touch using the button at the bottom of the main switch. Two full-face helmets can be stored for convenience when two people are on board. In addition, 14 45-inch size golf clubs can be stored, and A3 size attache cases can also be stored. The large console box on the lower left side of the handle can also be unlocked with a single touch using the button at the bottom of the main switch. The 5L storage space is a drawer type and is easy to use. In addition, the lid open box on the lower right side of the handle allows storage of small items such as 500 ml PET bottles.

For the first time in the world, the Honda smart card key system, which is effective in improving convenience and deterring theft, is used in motorcycles.

The Honda smart card key system, which electronically controls the operations required to unlock the main switch knob and unlock the seat and console box, is the first motorcycle in the world to use it. This is a system in which the dedicated ECU mounted on the vehicle body and the smart card key body communicate with each other by communication, and when the ID is authenticated, the main switch knob can be unlocked and each part can be unlocked. Is. The smart card key body is a convenient size to carry, and by bringing the smart card key body close to the car body and pressing the switch of each part, IDs start communicating with each other, and only when the ID is authenticated, the main switch knob and Each part can be unlocked. This system does not require the smart card key itself to be taken in and out, improving convenience. In addition, having an ID authentication function is also effective in deterring theft.

A multi-reflector with excellent visibility and visibility is used for the headlights and tail lamps.

The headlights are 60W/55W twin-lens multi-reflector type, and the tail lamps are also multi-reflector type with independent left and right structure. As a result, high visibility and acceptability are realized when driving at night due to the brightness and excellent light distribution performance. In addition, the LED transmissive meter with excellent visibility, which is used in the latest road sports models, is used for the meter. In addition to the built-in analog quadruple meter (fuel gauge, water temperature gauge, speedometer, tachometer), a liquid crystal information display that provides information such as a clock and fuel gauge is also installed in the center of the meter.

Honda FORZA Colour Choises

Various coloring is set for each type.

Forza X type

  • 1) Cyber **Silver Metallic (common color)
  • 2) Pearl Milky White (common color)
  • 3) Pure black (dedicated color)

Forza Z type

  • 1) Cyber **Silver Metallic (common color)
  • 2) Pearl Milky White (common color)
  • 3) Pearl Cyber **Black (dedicated color)
  • 4) Delta Blue Metallic (dedicated color)
  • 5) Candy Glory Red (exclusive color)

A vehicle speed-sensitive audio speaker designed exclusively for Forza is available as an option.

Forza dedicated audio speaker system manufactured by Honda Access Co., Ltd. is available as an option. It can be embedded on both the left and right sides of the instrument panel, has excellent waterproof and vibration-proof properties, and has high operability with a volume control switch attached to the steering wheel. In addition, a vehicle speed-sensitive system that automatically changes the volume according to the increase or decrease in vehicle speed is adopted. As a result, the volume automatically decreases when the speed decreases, and the system takes into consideration the surroundings such as pedestrians when the vehicle is stopped, such as when waiting for a traffic light.

2004 Honda Forza X Specs & Forza Z Specifications

Common nameForza X 「フォルツァ・X」Forza Z 「フォルツァ Z」
Motorcycle name/modelHonda BA-MF08
PredessorHonda Forza 1st Gen (BA-MF06)
Overall length x Width x Height (m)2.165 x 0.760 x 1.1802.165 x 0.755 x 1.180
Wheelbase (m)1.545
Minimum ground clearance (m)0.140
Seat height (m)0.710
Vehicle weight (kg)185188
Dry weight (kg)171174
Riding capacity (person)2
Fuel consumption rate (km/L)41.0
(60km/h constant-land driving test value)
(60km/h constant-land driving test value)
Minimum turning radius (m)2.7
engine modelMF08E (water-cooled, 4-stroke, OHC, single cylinder)
Total displacement (cm3)249
Inner diameter x stroke (mm)72.7 × 60.0
compression ratio10.0
Maximum output
(KW [PS]/rpm)
16 [22]/7,500
Maximum torque
(N ・ m [kg ・ m]/rpm)
24 [2.4]/5,500
Starting methodSelf-style
Carburetor formatPGM-FI (electronic fuel injection type)
Ignition system typeFull transistor battery ignition
Fuel tank capacity (L)12
Lubrication methodPumped splash combination type
clutch typeDry type multi-plate shoe type
Transmission typeContinuously variable transmission (V-matic)Continuously variable transmission (V-matic)
With electronic manual mode
Gear ratio1 speed2.450 ~ 0.8302.600 ~ 0.830
Caster (degree) / Trail (mm)27 ° 30´/93
Tire sizeFront110/90-13M/C 55P
Rear130/70-12 56L
Brake typeFrontHydraulic disc
RearHydraulic disc
Suspension methodFronttelescopic
RearUnit swing type
frame formatbackbone


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