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Old 04-04-2012, 07:26 AM   #16
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Without a doubt, Honda needs to add a 250 or 300 to their line up in the states.
I would have to think this is why the Reflex is still very popular.
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Old 04-04-2012, 07:34 AM   #17
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Without a doubt, Honda needs to add a 250 or 300 to their line up in the states.
Yep, wonder why they dropped the reflex. I hear they are dropped the SH, so maybe that's why they finally made the PCX 150

Where is the 125 ruck now.... that would be great... make a little ruck with FI 125 water cooled..... well we can all dream but Honda wont do it. And the dealers are only interested in big bikes that move quickly out the door and have big profit built into them. They should rethink their strategy in a down turn economy.

They haven't anounced the street price of the new PCX.... wonder if they are gonna jump it all the way past 4k... like the SH.
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Old 04-04-2012, 11:46 AM   #18
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Top speed on the PCX is 61.5 mph, electronically limited due to British "light motorcycle" licensing requirements. Practical cruising speed is about 50 to 55 mph. Still it's perfect for New Hampshire where every state highway has a speed limit of 45 mph.
...Route 3 has a top speed of 55, but people regularly do 65-85mph on it, but the rest of our highways are mostly 65...
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Old 04-04-2012, 02:22 PM   #19
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Most freeways have a MINIMUM speed like 45mph , so theoretically if you can do 45mph your vehicle is freeway
capable ?? Here even where the freeway's speed limit going through the city is 55mph , people are doing 70 to 90mph . On top of that at rush hour it's bumper to bumper at those speeds , people are jetting in and out of lanes like their lives depended on saving a few seconds off their trip . I would rather kiss my x wife on the lips than take a 150cc scooter on the freeway . Actually at rush hour I'm opting for a cage and seat belts .



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Old 04-04-2012, 03:39 PM   #20
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I thought the PCX topped out like at 56mph?
I have had my PCX 125 for little over a year now. It has only 2250 miles. It is bone-ass stock cep for a windshield and a top box. My Garmin Nuvi has confirmed on many occasions my top speed is 62.8 miles per hour.

It cruises at 55 easy if there are no gale force winds,,,,
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Old 04-04-2012, 04:46 PM   #21
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. My Garmin Nuvi has confirmed on many occasions my top speed is 62.8 miles per hour.,

My guess is that your weight is under 160? do I win a prize?
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Old 04-04-2012, 05:07 PM   #22
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My guess is that your weight is under 160? do I win a prize?
sure when I was 16

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Old 04-04-2012, 05:57 PM   #23
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Old 04-04-2012, 06:44 PM   #24
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I go 210
Could you do the test again with a 70# backpack, I wanna see how she'd do with me on it!
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Old 04-05-2012, 09:27 AM   #25
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...Route 3 has a top speed of 55, but people regularly do 65-85mph on it, but the rest of our highways are mostly 65...
You live in the underpopulated western part of the state It's nice out there west of the Merrimack. I ride my 100 hp Valkyrie when I go there. In the Seacoast/Boston suburbs part of the state I rarely exceed 35 mph: there's always some dipshit in the way, driving a manure spreader, Volvo, Toyota Prius, or Subaru Forrester. You can ride 30 miles without a single passing zone! And the PCX is too slow for double yellow passing...

The PCX is my first small bike since the early 1970s. (It's amazing how far technology has progressed since my 1963 C102.) I've become reacquainted with gravity and momentum. I'm getting used to being able to dart about. To do a u-turn without finding a side street first. I'd forgotten how much more fun a tiny bike is than riding a chrome-plated aircraft carrier we call a cruiser.

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Old 04-06-2012, 10:28 PM   #26
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Top speed on the PCX is 61.5 mph, electronically limited due to British "light motorcycle" licensing requirements.

source please?!?
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Old 04-07-2012, 07:31 PM   #27
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The PCX is intended for Great Britain's A1 restricted license and hence is 125cc and limited to a top speed 100 km/hr. A 150cc version would likely not be sold in the U.K. and could be geared for a higher top speed.

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Old 04-07-2012, 09:39 PM   #28
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The PCX is intended for Great Britain's A1 restricted license and hence is 125cc and limited to a top speed 100 km/hr. A 150cc version would likely not be sold in the U.K. and could be geared for a higher top speed.

British Bikers Club Motorcycle Licence Guide
that seems to merely be an explanation of the british motorcycle licensing system. sorry not seeing any evidence that the reason the WORLD MODEL PCX 125 is restricted to 100kph world wide has anything to do with how that will make it fit into the british licensing system. am i missing it ?

brits on PCX forums have made similar claims but so far have not been able to produce any evidence that this is more than speculation.

why would honda restrict the PCX 125s all over the world just to make it fit the british market instead of merely restricting the UK bound bikes? they didnt put the US market stuff on all of the bikes for the rest of the world now did they.

i think that it is restricted to 100kph as that is the top cruising speed that the engine is designed to be operated at for prolonged periods reliably. since it is a small engine they know that some will run it at the limiter for extended periods. i will be clear that this is just my own speculation as to why it is restricted.

from what i have seen nobody really knows for certain except the honda engineers why honda decided to restrict the PCX 125 to 100kph! i am not saying that you are certainly wrong, but i'm not convinced yet. if anybody does know for sure, please enlighten us!

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Old 04-08-2012, 03:31 AM   #29
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Old 04-08-2012, 01:55 PM   #30
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i think that it is restricted to 100kph as that is the top cruising speed that the engine is designed to be operated at for prolonged periods reliably.
Your thinking is sound. The 125 PCX is also geared so that 100 km/hr is the engine redline. And it is possible to cruise all day bouncing off the rev limiter, although the gas mileage drops to a horrid 75 mpg when "abused" that way,
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