For 2013 the PCX range expands with the addition of the PCX150. It features a more powerful 150cc version of Honda’s new ESP (enhanced Smart Power) engine – a brand new single-cylinder, liquid-cooled four-stroke unit designed to provide enhanced durability, frugality, and quiet operation. Honda was the first manufacturer, in 2006, to announce voluntary, per-unit CO2 emission reduction targets for all of its products (and the plants that produce them): the new generation of engines represents a step forward in environmental terms in keeping with this approach.
Together with its sister bike the PCX125, the PCX150 is Honda’s benchmark for everything a small-capacity scooter should be; practical: fashionable, and above all, fun.
Styling that is sculpture-like in form and timeless in design
The PCX 150 has to perform as transport, but must also be stylish. It effortlessly mixes elegant form with pure function: flowing and curvaceous lines present a contemporary and dynamic image – perfectly formed to be seen around town – but the full-bodied front cowl and dark-tinted screen also protect the rider from the elements. Long, spacious footrests provide plenty of room to stretch and complement the plush seat, and the striking dual headlight design, flanked by svelte, upward-slanting indicators that add depth and real presence to the PCX’s ‘face’.
Several factors drove development of Honda’s next generation scooter engine; enhanced durability with excellent performance, quieter running, reduced CO2 production and improved fuel economy.
The153cc single-cylinder, four-stroke, liquid-cooled SOHC two-valve unit employs a host of low-friction technologies to improve efficiency in terms of output and economy. The overall weight and physical dimensions of the engine have been minimized to allow a greater packaging choice around it for avariety of platforms to come
A durable tubular steel underbone frame allows a low seat height (761mm) while the 1,305mm wheelbase and relaxed steering geometry combine to create a very reassuring and stable ride. The turning radius is a tight 1.98m, allowing for easy manoeuvres in tricky spaces, while 14″ cast aluminium wheels add stability and rider confidence.
The Combined Brake System operates between the front 220mm front disc/three-piston caliper and 130mm rear drum, and equalises the braking forces for smooth, progressive and effective performance.
Fuel saving Technology
The Idling Stop Switch is operated via a switch on the right handlebar. When enabled, the engine automatically stops running after three seconds at idle, and re-starts instantly when the throttle grip is twisted.
- Warranty: 2 yrs
- Service intervals: 4000 km
- 0 — 100 km/h (sec): N/A
Dimensions & Weights
- Claimed KERB weight (kg): 129
- Length (mm): 1915
- Width (mm): 740
- Height (mm): 1090
- Seat height (mm): 760
- Rake/trail (°/ mm): N/A
- WheelBase (mm): 1315
- Drive: Belt
- Front suspension: 31mm telescopic fork, 100mm stroke
- Rear suspension: Twin suspension aluminium swingarm, 75mm stroke
- Tank capacity (l): 5.9
- Starter: Electric
- Fuel system: Electronic fuel injection
- Engine configuration: Single-cylinder, liquid cooled, SOHC 4-stroke 2-valve
- Cylinders: 1
- Valves Per cylinder: 2
- Capacity (cc): 153
- Power (KW): 10KW / 8,500 RPM
- Torque (NM): 14.0NM / 5,250 RPM
- Gearbox: V-Matic
- Brakes (f): 220mm hydraulic disc with Combined 3-piston caliper (r) 130mm Combined leading/trailing drum
- Frame material: Tubular steel underbone
- Tyres (f): 90/90 14M/C
- Tyres (r): 100/90 14M/C
- Wheels: Aluminium
- Luggage: 26L Top Box
- Comfort: Body Mount High Screen