Honda NSS300 Forza - Owner's Manual > Safety Precautions
- Ride cautiously and keep your hands on the handlebar and feet on the floor.
- Keep passenger's hands on the grab rail or your waist, passenger's feet on the footpegs while riding.
- Always consider the safety of your passenger, as well as other drivers and riders.
Make sure that you and any passenger are wearing an approved motorcycle helmet, eye protection, and high-visibility protective clothing. Ride defensively in response to weather and road conditions.
Safety-standard certified, high-visibility, correct size for your head.
- Must fit comfortably but securely, with the chin strap fastened.
- Face shield with unobstructed field of vision or other approved eye protection.
Not wearing a helmet increases the chance of serious injury or death in a crash.
Make sure that you and any passenger always wear an approved helmet and protective apparel.
Full-finger leather gloves with high abrasion resistance.
Boots or Riding Shoes
Sturdy boots with non-slip soles and ankle protection.
Jacket and Trousers
Protective, highly visible, long-sleeved jacket and durable trousers for riding (or a protective suit).
During the first 500 km (300 miles) of running, follow these guidelines to ensure your scooter's future reliability and performance.
- Avoid full-throttle starts and rapid acceleration.
- Avoid hard braking.
- Ride conservatively.
Observe the following guidelines:
- For full brake effectiveness, operate both the front and rear brakes together.
- Avoid excessively hard braking.
- Sudden braking can reduce the scooter's stability.
- Where possible, reduce speed before turning; otherwise you risk sliding out.
- Exercise caution on low traction surfaces.
- The tyres slip more easily on such surfaces and braking distances are longer.
- Avoid continuous braking.
- Repeated braking, such as when descending long, steep slopes can seriously overheat the brakes, reducing their effectiveness.
Your scooter is equipped with a brake system that distributes the braking force between the front and rear brakes.
The distribution of the braking force applied to the front and rear brakes when operating the front brake lever only and when operating the rear brake lever only is different.
For full braking effectiveness, operate both the front and rear brakes together.
Combined ABS (Anti-lock Brake System) (NSS300A only)
This model is also equipped with an Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) designed to help prevent the brakes from locking up during hard braking.
Always use the recommended tyres to ensure correct ABS operation.
- ABS does not reduce braking distance. In certain circumstances, ABS may result in a longer stopping distance.
- ABS does not function at speeds below 10 km/h (6 mph).
- The brake lever and pedal may recoil slightly when applying the brakes. This is normal.
Wet or Rainy Conditions
Road surfaces are slippery when wet, and wet brakes further reduce braking efficiency.
Exercise extra caution when braking in wet conditions.
If the brakes get wet, apply the brakes while riding at low speed to help them dry.
Park on a firm, level surface. If you must park on a slight incline or loose surface, park so that the scooter cannot move or fall over. Make sure that high-temperature parts cannot come into contact with flammable materials. Do not touch the engine, muffler, brakes and other high-temperature parts until they cool down.