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Old 02-20-2011, 10:08 AM   #136
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There are other ways also, grasshopper. It must be black magic. Dozens of Versys owners have replaced the stock 46 tooth rear to a 44 tooth rear right from the dealer's showroom to make first gear more usable. What we found out, as an added bonus, it corrected speedo error.

This is how threads get off topic. I am done,,,

Hmm, interesting. I will research this myself, but I will also keep on topic.

Anyways, I am interested in the PCX's performance against the SH. THe SH really doesn't sound much faster. If we are thinking it tops at 64 MPH on GPS, and the SH tops at an indicated 65 MPH [which is SUPPOSED to be pretty dead on accurate for some reason as far as I know], their about the same.

I see no benefit of the SH over the PCX, other than the SH's ability to legally ride the interstate and bigger tires. But the PCX survived, and is being continued in Honda's scooter lineup for 2011. The PCX is cooler looking than the SH, also Fuel Injected, and is a nice little scoot. It is a decent price, but at $3,399 its really more than it needs to be.

But for some reason the Elite 110 didn't make it to 2011, nor did the Metropolitan, actually it was cut from the lineup in 2010. So now all we have are the Ruckus, PCX, and Silverwing.
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Old 02-26-2011, 08:27 AM   #137
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third farkle on the PCX



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Old 03-08-2011, 07:09 PM   #138
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So, I was reading this review of the Honda PCX in a Brit scooter magazine. Pretty standard stuff, nothing I have not read in the other reviews already posted in this thread.

http://www.twistngo.com/news/paving-the-way

What really surprised me was the author claims Honda sold 15,042,000 two-wheeled vehicles world-wide in 2009. Can anyone verify this?

That seems like a lot. Not sure I can believe this?
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Old 03-09-2011, 09:45 AM   #139
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PCX: Looks like a Winner for 2011

Howdy,

One won't find this satisfied Sh150i owner knocking Honda's attractive new PCX. Given the big price difference, the PCX looks poised to take advantage of 2011's rising petrol costs.
The advantages of the Sh150i over the less costly PCX are few:
1. 16-inch tires over the PCX's slimmer 14s.
2. Flat floorboard makes hauling stuff easier...but it's a small floorboard.
Those are the only things in favor of the Sh150i over the stylish, new PCX. I feel a bit safer on the Sh150i's slightly taller (and somewhat wider) tires, which isn't to be discounted for safety, given Louisiana's horrible roads. It's fair to say that the new PCX has a few advantages over the Sh150i other than price, no?
Mine was "used" with only 30 miles and available for a great price, otherwise the PCX would've been mine.

PS: If there's a top speed difference between the Sh150i and PCX, it can't be more than what..5 mph?

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Old 03-09-2011, 06:55 PM   #140
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What really surprised me was the author claims Honda sold 15,042,000 two-wheeled vehicles world-wide in 2009. Can anyone verify this?

That seems like a lot. Not sure I can believe this?
Remember Honda's core business and bulk of their production is small machines meant for Asia and other developing economies. Honda aimed for 18,000,000 sales in 2010 and although recession probably got in the way of these plans I find the figure of 15,000,000 completely believable.
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Old 03-09-2011, 10:49 PM   #141
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Howdy,

PS: If there's a top speed difference between the Sh150i and PCX, it can't be more than what..5 mph?

The SH150i is supposed to top out at an indicated 65-68 MPH, and the PCX at an indicated 67 MPH. However, the PCX has an optimistic speedo, so actual speed is around 60 MPH. As far as I hear, the SH150i has a pretty accurate speedo, so yes about 5 MPH difference.
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Old 03-10-2011, 06:54 PM   #142
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Hard Saddlebags

Anybody know where I can find hard saddlebags for a PCX in the USA?

I found these pics on a forum but the poster had no info on them.

Maybe they are custom or a one-of?







Funky mirrors too.
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Old 03-10-2011, 11:33 PM   #143
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Anybody know where I can find hard saddlebags for a PCX in the USA?
Looks like Thailand. They have got all kinds of PCX attachments, boxes and conversions there.
There is a nice guy there who might be able to get those boxes and ship to you.
Join http://www.hondapcxcbr125forum.com/ where he is running his little shop (German or English language as appropriate).
The guy is absolutely credible and reliable. I got my second set of PCX rims there for instance.
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Old 03-11-2011, 12:13 PM   #144
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Anybody know where I can find hard saddlebags for a PCX in the USA?

I found these pics on a forum but the poster had no info on them.

Maybe they are custom or a one-of?







Funky mirrors too.

That looks better than stock, and stock that is one good looking scoot!
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Old 03-11-2011, 05:50 PM   #145
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Anybody know where I can find hard saddlebags for a PCX in the USA?

I found these pics on a forum but the poster had no info on them.

Maybe they are custom or a one-of?

Funky mirrors too.
Wow. I don't even have a PCX and want to know if/where one can get those cases and mirrors.
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Old 03-12-2011, 02:51 PM   #146
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Looks like Thailand. They have got all kinds of PCX attachments, boxes and conversions there.
There is a nice guy there who might be able to get those boxes and ship to you.
Join http://www.hondapcxcbr125forum.com/ where he is running his little shop (German or English language as appropriate).
The guy is absolutely credible and reliable. I got my second set of PCX rims there for instance.
I can not figure out how to view the above website in English.

I am a dork.
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Old 03-12-2011, 09:51 PM   #147
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PCX must be a chick magnet

Howdy,

Thanks for posting those pics, Lowbuckrider. Boy I wish I were back in college with a new PCX! That scoot would be a veritable chick-magnet.
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Old 03-13-2011, 01:00 AM   #148
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I really like Honda and I agree Honda is behind bringing out new models, but what ever new model Honda builds it should be one of the best.
But the problem I have with Honda is they are far more expensive compaired to Yamaha, Suzuki, Kawasaki, and the Honda Dealers in my area are almost impossible to deal with and ARE IMPOSSIBLE for any approved warranty work.
When you buy a new Honda in my area the ONLY dealer that will do warranty work is the selling dealer, another Honda Dealer that didn't sell the bike will refuse to work on it, and when you call and make an appointment for a warranty repair, they will make the appointment 70 to 90 days later, but if you call the same dealer for repairs that are out of warranty, that you pay for yourself, they will take you in right-a-way!
I own a Yamaha Tmax cause the local Yamaha Dealer treated me right in the past, I would have LOVED to own either the Suzuki Burgman, or the Honda Silver Wing, but those dealers failed me in the past for service after the sale!
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Old 03-13-2011, 03:52 PM   #149
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Hey guys, I might get sent to Japan for work!

I have a Multistrada, but it might not be cost effective to get it registered in Japan. I might buy a PCX 125 instead.

Of course I could buy one here and register it there. The downside of that is the registration fees. On the upshot, I could bring it back with me and use it in the states (and use it before I leave in a year or so). If I buy one there, then I'd have to sell it before I leave, which may be more trouble than it's worth.

Any comments on if the PCX 125 is a Japanese model as well? Some of the stuff I've read online indicates that it is.

And about the used market for these in Japan?

Registration issues?

I know it's a long shot.... thanks for any info you might have.

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Old 03-13-2011, 04:10 PM   #150
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Hey guys, I might get sent to Japan for work!

I have a Multistrada, but it might not be cost effective to get it registered in Japan. I might buy a PCX 125 instead.
I've heard the handlebars are on the opposite side there?? be carefull!!
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