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Old 06-17-2012, 05:52 PM   #1
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Honda PCX 150

Kinda surprised nobody's mentioned this one yet. Surely somebody here has the 125, at least.

The specs sound about as good as a 150cc scoot is gonna get short of engine mods, the price is right, especially since it's a Honda, and I don't think too many people on ADV, even in the scooter forum are going to be stuck on the classic scooter look.

http://www.scooterfile.com/sf-featur...rows-to-150cc/

I hope this doesn't turn into another of Honda's long list of good ideas that doesn't sell (in the U. S., anyway) but surely for the price it should work.
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Old 06-17-2012, 05:59 PM   #2
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Looks good to me.
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Old 06-17-2012, 06:53 PM   #3
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Kinda surprised nobody's mentioned this one yet. Surely somebody here has the 125, at least.

The specs sound about as good as a 150cc scoot is gonna get short of engine mods, the price is right, especially since it's a Honda, and I don't think too many people on ADV, even in the scooter forum are going to be stuck on the classic scooter look.

http://www.scooterfile.com/sf-featur...rows-to-150cc/

I hope this doesn't turn into another of Honda's long list of good ideas that doesn't sell (in the U. S., anyway) but surely for the price it should work.
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=778499

Still surprised?
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Old 06-19-2012, 08:31 AM   #4
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Thanks. Guess I didn't go back far enough. Dissapointed with the top speeds they report. I was given to understand the thing would top out at 70 and cruise at 60.
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Old 06-19-2012, 04:07 PM   #5
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I am thinking one of these could be mine!!! maybe a 125 cc model given what I assume it will be a lower price and the fact that I do not need the extra power (always welcome)

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Old 07-01-2012, 07:05 AM   #6
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The 150 version of this is very tempting...
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Old 07-02-2012, 11:06 AM   #7
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I've had a PCX150 on order since April. It is supposed to show up in August. Honda must not want to sell motorbikes in the US because nothing is available in the spring and early summer when customers want to buy them.
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Old 07-02-2012, 11:48 AM   #8
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Does it come with a kick starter? I can not tell from looking at the photos of Honda web site.
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Old 07-02-2012, 11:51 AM   #9
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Does it come with a kick starter? I can not tell from looking at the photos of Honda web site.
I don't believe it does. I don't know of any fuel injected scooter that has a kick starter.
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Old 07-02-2012, 11:56 AM   #10
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I don't believe it does. I don't know of any fuel injected scooter that has a kick starter.
Oh, I didn't know that FI scooters don't have them kick starters. I feel a little insecure (?) without it on a motorcycle/scooter as I feel that way with my Yamaha Riva 125. Guess, I'm old school.
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Old 07-02-2012, 11:59 AM   #11
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If the battery is down the fuel injection will not work any way.
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Old 07-02-2012, 12:50 PM   #12
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i doubt the 150cc would ever sell in the UK as the 125 is the market share for scooters for learners or those who need a scooter to commute about so the 150cc market is non exsistant here, the 125 sells so quickly herre dont even get to see a new one in dealerships that isnt baught ofcourse there is the used market but most of these already look battle scarred which is a shame as i quite like the looks of the PCX.
heres a link of one with Rothmans replica look
http://img67.xooimage.com/views/e/9/...l-28ea5d4.jpg/
despite being born the very last year of rothmans sponsorship 93 i still love the classic design and colour scheme

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Old 07-02-2012, 01:55 PM   #13
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Minimum cranking voltage is probably around 10VDC. FI cut off voltage is may be around 9VDC.
Starter motor demand more juice to crank. If the battery is weak, I would want every juice got to FI while kick start the engine if so equipped.

When my PGFI equipped Civic's battery was weak, the starter motor was not cranking. Engine didn't start. But I was able to push start the engine alone and get home safely.

Having kick-start is like having an insurance to me, especially, you can not push start scooters.
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Old 07-07-2012, 04:17 PM   #14
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Got it

After some 25 years scooterless, I got the itch to get something small and nimble to run around town. Went to the local Ducati/Vespa/Piaggio dealer last year to look around and ended up with a Ducati Multistrada 1200 instead of a scooter so that was a bit stupid.

I started looking again back in April of this year and really wanted to get something used for a reasonable price but CL is filled with chinese junk and maybe 1 in 100 ads is actually worth even reading.

Anyway, I stopped at the local Honda dealer earlier today and asked about the PCX 150. Was told they had one still in the crate but will take it out for me to take a peek. Turns out the shop guys just finished the assembly so I was able to get a close inspection. After some deliberations, they offerred me a OTD price below MSRP so I plunked the cash on the table and the thing is now mine.



Will pick it up a bit later next week. Can't wait !
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Old 07-07-2012, 04:55 PM   #15
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