A 279cc engine in a scooter with a 422 pound curb weight ?
I would call that **** for brains on Honda's part .
Right now there are a few places selling 2012 Silverwings for $5,999
I would buy one of those a hundred times of this thing .
The Forzna 300engine
cranks out a maximum power of 24.5 HP and 19 ft-lbs of torque, while not bad for a 279cc engine.
That is 17.22 Lbs per H.P. so power to weight ratio is high, gearing & shift points can compensate some what. but mpg will suffer if to much aggressive gearing/shift points are used.
My 2005' Burgman 650 is 613 LBS & 54H.p. = 11.35 lbs /H.P. and approx 51 mpg us
My 2012' Honda NC700X is 472 Lbs, & 51 H.p. = 9.25 lbs /H.p. and my NC700X gets 80.37 mpg US
So my 700X is 30 lbs heavier the the forzna 300,
But my 700X has double the H.P. of that on the 300 and the torque is much higher and at a really low rpm.
The 422-Lb Forza gets up to 60 mph in about 11 seconds and pushes on to a top of 90 mph - more than enough for the open road for most commuter needs - at which point the engine is doing 8,000-odd rpm but remains perfectly refined and doesn't feel ragged or out of breath at all. However there were times, especially uphill, when I felt it could have done with a few more horses.
My NC700X 0-60 is 4.9 sec 0-60.
That said, I like scooters, and would probably like the 300 Forza, Ill bet it is a nice comfortable ride, My NC700x is one if not the most comfortable bike i have ridden, I have had a LOT of bikes!!! I mean a LOT!!!! of bikes