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Old 05-31-2014, 11:44 AM   #1
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Convince me .... pcx or sh150

I'm on the fence. I has the opp to buy either scooter from private sellers for good prices.

The 2014 pcx about $2600 ( 750 kms)

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2010 SH 150 for $3200.00 ( 1300 kms)

Can you guys give your thoughts on these two scoots.

Which one would you buy and why would you choose that particular model.

Thx in advance

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Old 05-31-2014, 12:13 PM   #2
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I would go for the SH150. I like it's step through design, large wheels, it's overall dimensions (shorter and taller) and I believe it has a removable panel to access the valves. It is also a very high quality scooter, and outsells even Vespa in Italy. It was not a sales success in the U.S., but I believe that was due to it's high pricetag.
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Old 05-31-2014, 12:39 PM   #3
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I would go for the SH150. I like it's step through design, large wheels, it's overall dimensions (shorter and taller) and I believe it has a removable panel to access the valves. It is also a very high quality scooter, and outsells even Vespa in Italy. It was not a sales success in the U.S., but I believe that was due to it's high pricetag.
Thanks Jerry .. appreciate the input. I was kinda of leaning the same way. :)
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Old 05-31-2014, 12:51 PM   #4
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The SH150. I always thought if it as near "perfect" as they come.
Besides all those euros can't be wrong!

Can't go wrong either way both are fine rides.

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Old 05-31-2014, 12:54 PM   #5
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I like the Sh150 also, but that does not diminish the very positive things about the PCX- folks here seem to get around 100 mpg on the PCX. They also note that it is a very solid and comfortable scooter to ride.

I prefer step through models with upright seating, but I think it really comes down to which 'look' you prefer. You would not go wrong with either model.
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Old 05-31-2014, 01:29 PM   #6
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come, now. forget that big wheel'd motorized bicycle and get with the 2014 PCX

it looks great, has a cool dash, under seat storage, is sporty, and the wheels are not small, if that is an issue. not mopedish like the SH, though

let me see, a 2014 Honda for several hundred dollars less then a 2010 Honda with more miles on it, big ass wheels, and no onboard storage to speak of?

i say get the scooter. but what do i know!!?
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Old 05-31-2014, 02:11 PM   #7
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The SH150s sold here did not have a side stand.
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Old 05-31-2014, 03:13 PM   #8
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I would at least sit on both or ride them if you can. Buy the one that feels the best to you.
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Old 05-31-2014, 06:55 PM   #9
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Klaviator is right, as usual. Ride both, pick the one you like best. They're both good rides.

The valve adjustments people always use scare tactics against the PCX are just that -- scare tactics. It's not nearly as bad a procedure as people make it out to be, and isn't necessary as often as the manual states. My PCX has over 10k miles, and I haven't had to adjust the valves since the first service. I dropped a big bore kit in, and they were still in-spec. I'll ride it until I notice issues from the valves or another 10-20k miles, and only then check.

Facts on both:
- The SH150's underseat storage is lacking compared to the PCX.
- The PCX gets better gas mileage.
- SH150 has 16" wheels, PCX has 14" wheels. This can be an advantage or disadvantage depending on application.
- The PCX has more range, by about 20 miles.
- The fit/finish on the SH150 is a bit better.
- SH150 has ABS, if I'm remembering correctly. This is a MAJOR plus in my opinion.
- The SH150 is easier to dismantle for major service (like engine swaps)

Really, both are a winner. You'll love both. I'm biased and would get the PCX because I'm still infatuated with mine after years of riding.

Either way, you're making a good choice. Pick the one you like the best, ride it, and don't think twice about the decision, they're both awesome.
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Old 05-31-2014, 08:23 PM   #10
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MaddieDog said what many of us were thinking: both good choices. Different in execution, but similar in function. I like the styling of the PCX better than the SH-150. Performance will be similar. Mileage will be close enough to not be much of an issue. See which one fits you best. Nice to make a choice where either way is a WIN!

The PCX was our choice, but I wouldn't try to convince you either way.
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Old 05-31-2014, 09:39 PM   #11
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You got me curious so I looked...

http://scooters.findthebest.com/comp...3-Honda-PCX150
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Old 05-31-2014, 10:05 PM   #12
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Only two reviews there... not really a consensus. In the US, there are a lot more PCXes our there than SH-150s. No doubt the $1,000 difference in price made it tough for the SH-150 here.
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Old 05-31-2014, 11:14 PM   #13
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as they said ride both and decide . That 600 bucks is going to go to alot of gas Both are good for tour but the pxc has more space for stuff. for some it would be a more relaxed ride. Add in weather protection as a factor to if you ride in rain. I feel the sh150 going to have less protection that way. 16 inch tires are go longer between changes but touring for a while might be harder to get on the road. Pcx has a little better mileage but both are good. An sh150 with the right tires can handle logging roads etc that a pcx can't . Not everyone wants to ride back roads.
Pcx is going to have parts for years to come without waiting for them since there still being sold in usa.
Will another 4 or 5 years form now the sh150 parts will be harder to get do to not being in stock since it was just a 2 year model here. I m not saying that you ll not be able to get them but may have to wait for them.

Sh150 will be worth more then pcx .
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Old 06-01-2014, 04:20 AM   #14
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Thanks for all the feedback and really good comments. As soon as i decide which one it will be i will post a review. Either scooter is a winner in my opinion.

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Old 06-01-2014, 09:52 AM   #15
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Thanks for all the feedback and really good comments. As soon as i decide which one it will be i will post a review. Either scooter is a winner in my opinion.

Howard
Yes, please do, we always like to hear how these decisions turn out.

I will say it's probably a good thing that Honda didn't bring the SH 300 to the US, or I'd have no excuse to look at other scooters ever again. I'd have just found a used one and ridden it the rest of my days.....
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