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Old 07-07-2012, 05:12 PM   #16
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Looks great! Please submit a ride report with your impressions once you pick it up. Enjoy!
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Old 07-07-2012, 05:30 PM   #17
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Anyone got a decent comparison between the PCX150 and the SH150i? I'm 6'5 and wonder which'll better fit me.

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http://powersports.honda.com/2013/pcx/compare.aspx
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Old 07-08-2012, 06:44 AM   #18
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I got my PCX150 on July 3rd. This is my first bike so I really don't have anything to compare it to experience wise, but i'll give my thoughts.

Power wise the scooter had me surprised for only 150cc's the scooter pulls hard and quickly even with 2 people. I live in a city that has speed limits ranging from 35 - 55 mph so this came as a blessing. For reference me and my girlfriend are 220 and 180lb's respectively.

I am currently breaking the scooter in so I did not take it on the expressway as of yet I will make this attempt at 300 miles and the initial oil change.

Being my first 2 wheeled vehicle I would say that it handles great very small turning circle and feels very nimble around corners, but I have nothing to compare it to.

Some other minor thoughts on the bike I love the detail to aesthetics on this scooter everything seems well designed and it is by far at least in my opinion one of the nicest scooters on the road. I do have a few quibbles though. The seat doesn't latch down very smoothly it requires a bit of force to have it latch and has a general cheapness to it. The signal lights we're attached due to US regulations i'm guessing but there was little effort in making them into more than an after thought. They feel flimsy to the touch. One last issue are the rider pegs my girlfriend says they are prone to folding back in around corners. Her being a new passenger though i'm unable to confirm if this is because they slide in on their own or if she is kicking them in on accident.

These are all minor issues in comparison to the whole package and I would say it is worth every penny.

I paid $3,900 for the scooter. Freight was dropped and other tax magic was supposedly done to keep the price down at least according to my dealer. He also told me that I have the first one sold in Michigan and may have the first one sold in the country. Seeing the lack of reviews on a scooter that garnered so much hype i'm starting to believe so.

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Old 07-09-2012, 01:20 PM   #19
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Dealers here in Kansas don't know when they will have them. Looks great. I've got a 94 Honda Helix I bought new with 65698 miles. They last a long time. Wonder how fast one of these 150's will go and gasoline mileage.
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Old 07-12-2012, 04:28 PM   #20
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PCX in Florida

I saw that Kmart got perhaps the first PCX 150 for less than MSRP OTD. InLineSkate, you said you got yours for about $3900. Is that out the door? I'm in Florida and I've been waiting for a PCX to hit a local dealership. The two closest dealerships to me both told me within the last couple of weeks that the PCX 150s wouldn't be arriving until late in the year, or early 2013. Then I stop in today and there is a black one on the floor. I was quoted an out the door price of $4,672. I wanted to do a little research before countering. I don't mind paying a fair price, but when I see on this forum that one went for under MSRP and the other was not much over...well, I wasn't born yesterday. If either of you could give me your itemized breakdown (bike, tax, registration, dealer prep, freight), I would truly appreciate. That would give me a little more negotiating power. Thanks!
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Old 07-12-2012, 05:00 PM   #21
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I saw that Kmart got perhaps the first PCX 150 for less than MSRP OTD. InLineSkate, you said you got yours for about $3900. Is that out the door? I'm in Florida and I've been waiting for a PCX to hit a local dealership. The two closest dealerships to me both told me within the last couple of weeks that the PCX 150s wouldn't be arriving until late in the year, or early 2013. Then I stop in today and there is a black one on the floor. I was quoted an out the door price of $4,672. I wanted to do a little research before countering. I don't mind paying a fair price, but when I see on this forum that one went for under MSRP and the other was not much over...well, I wasn't born yesterday. If either of you could give me your itemized breakdown (bike, tax, registration, dealer prep, freight), I would truly appreciate. That would give me a little more negotiating power. Thanks!
Vehicle cash price: $3,568.95

Dealer delivery charge: $99.00

Michigan sales tax: $220.00

Titling fee: $15.00

License fee: $20.00

Those are itemized charges on the contract.

I had been talking to this dealer about a scooter purchase for a couple months before hand though starting off with the Ruckus then changing my mind to the Metropolitan until I finally I asked him about the PCX 150 coming out.

Ultimately when I went to pick it up he told me that he would give me a friends and family discount and let me take the bike off the lot for $3,900.

I did finance the bike through Honda so I will pay a bit more in the long run assuming I don't decide to just pay the bike off, but the long relationship with the dealer may explain the price the I got. Either that or he was sick of me pestering him for months on end.

I can show you the contract if you want.
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Old 07-12-2012, 05:17 PM   #22
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A quick update on my pcx150. I picked it up from the dealer yesterday and was disappointed because they dropped it and damaged the left lower fairing, transmission cover and grip. They just played dumb pretending like nothing happened but did agree to replace the damaged parts free of charge but it yet to be seen. I have a feeling that I will have to fight for it.

The scooter is pretty much what I was looking for: nimble, light and sufficient power to zip with the traffic in the city. My biggest complaint so far is the hump in the seat preventing stretching out my riding position. I'm 6ft and feel a bit cramped. I understand the seat can be modified to get rid of the hump and I'm going to do it sooner than later.

A quick break down for what I really payed at the dealer:

Bike: 3048
Freight 190
Doc fees 89

I also had the pay extra fees at the DMV because I bought the bike in NH but live in MA:
Tax 202
Title 75
Registration 20

Grand total: 3624

In the end it was a bit higher than MSRP because I didn't originally include the DMV fees but I still feel like it was a good deal.

I also ordered a Givi top case, rack and screen from compacc.com and it was another $225 but it will add some extra usability so I think it's worth it. I will post more updates as I rack more miles.
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Old 07-12-2012, 05:38 PM   #23
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A quick update on my pcx150. I picked it up from the dealer yesterday and was disappointed because they dropped it and damaged the left lower fairing, transmission cover and grip. They just played dumb pretending like nothing happened but did agree to replace the damaged parts free of charge but it yet to be seen. I have a feeling that I will have to fight for it.

The scooter is pretty much what I was looking for: nimble, light and sufficient power to zip with the traffic in the city. My biggest complaint so far is the hump in the seat preventing stretching out my riding position. I'm 6ft and feel a bit cramped. I understand the seat can be modified to get rid of the hump and I'm going to do it sooner than later.

A quick break down for what I really payed at the dealer:

Bike: 3048
Freight 190
Doc fees 89

I also had the pay extra fees at the DMV because I bought the bike in NH but live in MA:
Tax 202
Title 75
Registration 20

Grand total: 3624

In the end it was a bit higher than MSRP because I didn't originally include the DMV fees but I still feel like it was a good deal.

I also ordered a Givi top case, rack and screen from compacc.com and it was another $225 but it will add some extra usability so I think it's worth it. I will post more updates as I rack more miles.
Shame about the damage, but I have to say damn you got one hell of a deal.
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Old 07-12-2012, 08:59 PM   #24
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InlineSkate and Kmart, a huge thanks to both of you for giving me the numbers. Extremely helpful!

Ride safely and enjoy those new 150s.
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Old 07-12-2012, 09:37 PM   #25
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Anyone got a decent comparison between the PCX150 and the SH150i? I'm 6'5 and wonder which'll better fit me.

NM... google helped.

http://powersports.honda.com/2013/pcx/compare.aspx
I can't imagine that at 6'5" you would be very comfortable on a PCX. I sat on one and felt cramped with the seat forcing me to sit too close to the front.

My Zuma 125 has a flat seat so at 6'1" I can scoot all the way to the back and be comfortable.

As for your comfort on the SH150. I have no idea. I have never actually seen one in person.
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Old 07-13-2012, 10:29 AM   #26
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I'll be curious to read reports on the gas mileage for the 150. My last tank on the PCX 125 was 104.3 mpg. But if I ride on roads that require cruising at 55 mph, full throttle mileage drops to 95-97 mpg.
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Old 07-13-2012, 02:13 PM   #27
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I'll be curious to read reports on the gas mileage for the 150. My last tank on the PCX 125 was 104.3 mpg. But if I ride on roads that require cruising at 55 mph, full throttle mileage drops to 95-97 mpg.
ONLY 95-97 MPG! That's still about 3x more efficient than my Honda Fit, and about 25% more efficient than my Buddy 150!

Here's what I found on Fuelly regarding the PCX 150:

http://www.fuelly.com/motorcycle/honda/pcx150

Only three PCX 150's so far using the site. The two in the US are still breaking in the engines, I'd imagine (3-4 fill ups each). The one guy in Thailand is at about 95 mpg after 20 fill ups.
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Old 07-13-2012, 02:29 PM   #28
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According to those claims , gas mileage must greatly improve with breakin miles or those peo-ple have drastically different riding styles. I have a 150 Elite which seems to have about the same cruising capabilities and gets around 70 mpg avg.
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Old 07-13-2012, 02:56 PM   #29
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According to those claims , gas mileage must greatly improve with breakin miles or those peo-ple have drastically different riding styles. I have a 150 Elite which seems to have about the same cruising capabilities and gets around 70 mpg avg.
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Old 07-16-2012, 07:56 AM   #30
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The difference in mpg is probably from riding style. The Fuelly for the PCX125 is all over the place too: http://www.fuelly.com/motorcycle/honda/pcx

I've had my PCX 125 for a bit over a year now, after 6000 miles, I'm averaging roughly 95mpg. My mpg should go back up after I replace the drive belt, it is quite worn down to the point that my top speed is a bit lower. Here's my fuelly page: http://www.fuelly.com/driver/maddiedog/pcx. I've had outlier tanks that weren't posted to my fuelly as high as 115mpg, and as low as 85mpg. It's all about weight and how hard you flick the throttle.

Also, I started a forum for the PCX, any of you interested in one can get a whole lot more info there: http://www.hondapcx.org. There aren't many 150 owners out there yet, but there's a lot of info on the 125. The 125 and 150 are almost exactly identical, the only changes are in the drivetrain, ECU, and engine. The frame and most other components are identical.

The PCX 125 tops out at 60mph, it has been suggested that a broken-in 150 will top out at 70mph.
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