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Old 04-11-2013, 08:34 PM   #286
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You forgot to mention: When on the PCX, women will find you more attractive and men will wish they were you. Really, it's in the owners manual. Not sure how that works when a woman is riding the scoot?
+1! Lol!
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:02 PM   #287
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Ok, stop. Just stop it.

If you guys keep this up you will make me go buy a PCX instead of a bigger scoot!

How can a 150 go 65 mph AND get 100 mpg??

I wonder what those numbers would be with a 230 lb rider?

That's all. Carry on.

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Old 04-11-2013, 10:12 PM   #288
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Old 04-12-2013, 04:51 AM   #289
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Ok, stop. Just stop it.

If you guys keep this up you will make me go buy a PCX instead of a bigger scoot!

How can a 150 go 65 mph AND get 100 mpg??

I wonder what those numbers would be with a 230 lb rider?

That's all. Carry on.

Jersey
My son is 270 lb and he enjoys riding the PCX150. It is a little slow up the hills with him on it though. 45 mph.
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My top speed is a true 65 mph but that is redline limited. I wouldn't try to ride more than a few exits on the highway. And I can get 95 mpgUS at 50 mph every tank. I put 2,000 miles on in 2 months. It is a very nice riding bike (with the seat hump removed) with space age styling.
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Old 04-12-2013, 05:21 AM   #290
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My son is 270 lb and he enjoys riding the PCX150. It is a little slow up the hills with him on it though. 45 mph.
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My top speed is a true 65 mph but that is redline limited. I wouldn't try to ride more than a few exits on the highway. And I can get 95 mpgUS at 50 mph every tank. I put 2,000 miles on in 2 months. It is a very nice riding bike (with the seat hump removed) with space age styling.
Sounds great!

I'm thinking of going to a small scoot for around tow (and the PCX seems perfect) and small cycle for longer rides. So, as long as the PCX can hold 50 mph it would be fine.

Thanks!
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Old 04-12-2013, 09:25 AM   #291
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Ok, stop. Just stop it.

If you guys keep this up you will make me go buy a PCX instead of a bigger scoot!

How can a 150 go 65 mph AND get 100 mpg??

I wonder what those numbers would be with a 230 lb rider?

That's all. Carry on.

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My wife and I rode on the PCX together a couple of times. I'm 190 and she's 98 pounds. We rode between 50 to 60mph without any problem and I felt there still was a bit more to go. We were faster than cars from the stop light.

It's true that when there's a hill, you will lose some speed but I don't think it's anything to be worried about. I've commuted on it for the best part of the last 2 weeks and I feel that I don't really need more. I like the 14" wheels a lot too. Trunk space is honest: I can lock my helmet in it and a few things. Yes, it has a small tank but you can do 100 miles worry free. It's pretty fun putting less than $4.00 when I fill up.

I wouldn't be surprised that the PCX gets more and more popular.
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Old 04-12-2013, 11:35 AM   #292
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So cool!

I know what I want.

A PCX for around town and one of the new Honda CTX 700 bikes for the road!

Sorta kidding but think, that could be done for about $10k!
Not too shabby for a couple of new rides.

Have to see what Wifey thinks of that idea.

Anyone know if they still pay you to donate blood?
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Old 04-12-2013, 12:03 PM   #293
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So cool!

I know what I want.

A PCX for around town and one of the new Honda CTX 700 bikes for the road!

Sorta kidding but think, that could be done for about $10k!
Not too shabby for a couple of new rides.

Have to see what Wifey thinks of that idea.

Anyone know if they still pay you to donate blood?

Not sure you can do it for 10K unless you can find them on the used market but a small scooter for around town and larger bike for trips makes perfect sense to me.............on second thought, I don't think that only 2 bikes are enough






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Old 04-12-2013, 04:41 PM   #294
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So cool!

I know what I want.

A PCX for around town and one of the new Honda CTX 700 bikes for the road!

Sorta kidding but think, that could be done for about $10k!
Not too shabby for a couple of new rides.

Have to see what Wifey thinks of that idea.

Anyone know if they still pay you to donate blood?
Dang! I just sold my road bike (V-Strom). I guess I am limited to around town driving? Nahhhh, we did long distance touring for a lot of years; these days I prefer to run the scooter where it's fun, and do the RV thing for any distance. Goldwings and Harley Ultras have a lot of amenities, but hot & cold running water, a Select Comfort bed, a full kitchen, satellite TV, and a comfortable couch and recliners are not amongst those on the bikes.

I know what you're thinking: "Where's the ADV in that??"

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Old 04-12-2013, 05:53 PM   #295
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if you live anywhere even moderately urban and prefer the two-wheeled life, a scooter is an essential addition to the stable!
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Old 04-12-2013, 05:58 PM   #296
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Must be a huge difference. My Vino 125 would drop below 20 mph climbing hills (or I guess I should say mountains) My XT225 will do 50 up the same grades, but with the engine spinning in the powerband, not lugging like the Vino.

The CTX is also on my want list, but I can get a new Majesty for the same price as the base model. Both are highway capable, though I figure with 300cc more, the CTX would be a better climber. The automatic version is $1000 more, and only comes with ABS.
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Old 04-12-2013, 09:37 PM   #297
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Well, where I live now in NC, there are few hills and no mountains. I won't really have to worry about a 150 cc scoot slowing down much going up anything. If I head west to the mountains, it might be a different story.
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Old 04-12-2013, 10:00 PM   #298
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Must be a huge difference. My Vino 125 would drop below 20 mph climbing hills (or I guess I should say mountains) My XT225 will do 50 up the same grades, but with the engine spinning in the powerband, not lugging like the Vino.

The CTX is also on my want list, but I can get a new Majesty for the same price as the base model. Both are highway capable, though I figure with 300cc more, the CTX would be a better climber. The automatic version is $1000 more, and only comes with ABS.
How many horsepower is the Vino? The PCX150 makes 13.6HP. That ain't bad for a 150cc.
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Old 04-13-2013, 07:31 AM   #299
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How many horsepower is the Vino? The PCX150 makes 13.6HP. That ain't bad for a 150cc.
I was showing the PCX to a friend who has ridden BMWs all over the US and Mexico. He almost wet himself when I told him, "A manly 13.6 horsepower!"



And, I still had a big ol' grin on my face when I drove away.

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Old 04-13-2013, 07:39 AM   #300
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Again, some people just don't get how fun it can be to ride a scooter. I know I have very limited experience with riding but still, just because it's not big, loud, or "manly", that doesn't mean it's not fun.
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