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Old 09-17-2009, 09:57 AM   #1
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Honda PCX: coming to the US

Honda is starting to wake up from its slumber

http://world.honda.com/news/2009/c09.../pages/01.html


125cc, fuel injected, neat!
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Old 09-17-2009, 12:48 PM   #2
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So is this going to slot above the Elite and Below the SH150?

Notice the family design language in the X shaped headlight. It is also in the new VFR1200.

Honda seems to be getting its groove back.
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Old 09-17-2009, 01:25 PM   #3
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Very nice looking scooter but why no flat floor? I love the flat floor on my Kymco Agility 125, I have hauled a wide variety of things on that floor, from skateboards to cases of beer to garbage.
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Old 09-17-2009, 02:01 PM   #4
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Very nice looking scooter but why no flat floor? I love the flat floor on my Kymco Agility 125, I have hauled a wide variety of things on that floor, from skateboards to cases of beer to garbage.
I guess because its marketed as an "upscale" scooter, so the owner won't be hauling skateboards, beer and garbage.

I read somewhere that there is storage there, prolly for your bottled water and chai tea latte.
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Old 09-18-2009, 07:18 AM   #5
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SH 300 please.
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Old 09-18-2009, 07:33 AM   #6
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I'm always glad when manufacturers introduce new models, but this one looks like just another generic maxi type scooter, in the same way the generic cruiser market bikes all look the same.

I know it's not a maxi in displacement, but it could be a kymco, or any of the chinese maxi imports.
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Old 09-18-2009, 10:46 AM   #7
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Honda is not known for making showy, flashy scooter choices. They are known for making safe, conservative designs that they make for twenty years with no major changes.

I am ot sure if this is good or bad. The SH300 looks like a good option . I find it funny that they brought in the little ones; but, they know better than me how many of each style they sell.
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Old 09-18-2009, 11:02 AM   #8
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That's a pretty sweet looking scoot. I shudder to think of how it will be priced.
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Old 09-18-2009, 11:03 AM   #9
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Honda is not known for making showy, flashy scooter choices. They are known for making safe, conservative designs that they make for twenty years with no major changes.

I am ot sure if this is good or bad. The SH300 looks like a good option . I find it funny that they brought in the little ones; but, they know better than me how many of each style they sell.
I both agree and disagree with you. Honda hasn't really made flashy scooters, but they have made original scooters until the last couple US models. Honda used to come out with original scooter designs. Yes, they took their time coming out with new things, but new things generally looked "new".

Back in the '80's they moved away from the Cub and moped look with original looking Elites, Helixes and Sprees. Scooters languished for a long time and Honda was no different. Then in the early '00's Honda came out with the Silverwing and Reflex, which took obvious design cues from their motorcycle line. Likewise, they brought out the Ruckus and Metro, which paid homage to the past (Italian, Cushman and Motra), but were quite an original turn.

Unfortunately, Honda's 3 most recent US models--SH150i, Elite 110 and PCX--are not original. At best they are smaller versions of the decade old Silverwing and Reflex concepts. Brooktown Geezer is correct in noting that these 3 scoots could easily be KYMCO's.
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Old 09-18-2009, 01:38 PM   #10
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That's a pretty sweet looking scoot. I shudder to think of how it will be priced.

Prolly half way between the 2999 Elite 110 and the 4500 SH150. So, maybe 3700? Water cooled, fuel injected, Honda quality? Dealers and reliability? I think this will be a good one for many folks.

Then, they can move up to the probably 5, 999 dollar SH300 (I am guessing on the price).

Maybe they will stick a VTR250 in there as well for us.
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Old 10-19-2009, 08:58 AM   #11
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Matches the new VFR1200F nicely!

I love the looks.



Matches the new VFR1200F.



The displacement is just right for a city run-about, a good companion to my Super Blackbird.



I'm putting away more coins in the jar. As long as the (Thai) quality is very good, I can see myself buying.
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Old 10-20-2009, 12:39 PM   #12
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Old 10-20-2009, 03:52 PM   #13
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Wow, that thing is evil looking.
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Old 10-20-2009, 08:27 PM   #14
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So Honda abandoned the midsize scooter market when they ditched the Elite 80 and 150, and now they're coming back with a dearth of scooters in a very comparable size range - 110, 125, 150? Pendulum swung the other way, I see.

Seems weird to have 3 scoots of comparable displacement like this. I wonder how they'll end up being differentiated featuerwise.
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Old 10-20-2009, 11:25 PM   #15
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wow, that thing looks great... I wanna get one of them!!!!
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