The Honda PCX125 scooter gets a complete style upgrade for 2018. Apart from the visual upgrade, the scooter also gets a new tubular steel duplex cradle frame, new wheels and tyres and an upgraded rear suspension. Plus ABS, and an engine that produces more peak power while maintaining outstanding fuel efficiency. The sit-in riding position, underseat storage for a full-face helmet and all-round build quality provide the ‘X’ level of Personal Comfort which give the PCX its name.
The new PCX125 expands on the theme, and employs new, natural contours of continuously varying curves. Again, the smooth, large areas are painted in the primary colour and link front to rear without interruption, and the lower bodywork is also much more integrated into the overall styling. Another detail redesign is the engine cover and airbox inlet, which are styled together as integrated parts.
From the front, the LED headlights and razor-thin position lights slant independently upwards, with LED indicators discreetly filling out the upper, outer tips. The slim LED rear tail light/indicator unit is still two-tiered, but larger in size for increased visibility.
The rider’s view of the cockpit has been enhanced. The use of black against chrome around the handlebars adds a premium touch, as do chromed, tapered handlebar bar ends. The large left hand fairing pocket will hold a water bottle or drinks can and now has an extended lid (compared to the old design) to allow the rider to access the contents easily. It also contains a 12V AC adapter.
Both the seat and fuel lid are opened via one-touch switches and the ignition has a key shutter for extra security. Internal capacity of the underseat storage has been increased 1L to 28L, with no increase in body width, and will easily hold a full-face helmet.
A new central console design presents all the information neatly and concisely in an easy-to-read format. An inverted LCD displays the speed, while other information available includes odometer, trip meter, fuel gauge, average fuel consumption and Idling Stop indicator.
The 2018 PCX125 will be available in four colour options:
- Pearl Cool White
- Pearl Nightstar Black
- Matt Carbonium Grey Metallic
- Pearl Splendor Red
Both front and rear wheels are lighter and use thinner rims, with an 8-spoke (rather than 5-spoke) design. Tyre sizes are also larger, 100/80-14 front and 120/70-14 rear (as opposed to 90/90-14 and 100/90-14).
In terms of performance, peak power is now up .4 bhp to 12.05 bhp @ 8,500rpm, with peak torque of 11.8Nm @ 5,000rpm. To achieve the gain the airbox now has a 1L larger volume than the previous design. Stopping power is provided by the two piston caliper 220mm front disk brake, and 130mm rear drum brake; single-channel ABS operates on the front brake.
A range of accessories are available for the 2018 PCX125, including windshield, 35 litre top box, top box carrier, U-lock, heated grips and outdoor scooter cover.
2018 Honda PCX125 Technical Specifications
|Type||Single-cylinder, liquid cooled, SOHC 4-stroke 2-valve|
|Bore x Stroke||52.4 x 57.9mm|
|Max. Power Output||12 bhp @ 8,500rpm|
|Max. Torque||11.8Nm @ 5,000rpm|
|Oil Capacity||0.9 litres|
|Carburation||PGM-FI electronic fuel injection|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||8.0litres|
|Fuel Consumption||112 mpg (without Idling Stop) (WMTC mode)|
|Battery Capacity||12V/7AH (10H)|
|Clutch Type||Automatic, centrifugal, dry type|
|Type||Tubular steel duplex|
|Dimensions (L´W´H)||1,923 x 745 x 1,107mm|
|Type Front||31mm telescopic fork, 89mm axle travel|
|Type Rear||Twin suspension aluminium swingarm, 84mm axle travel|
|Type Front||8-spoke cast aluminium|
|Type Rear||8-spoke cast aluminium|
|Rim Size Front||14M/C x MT2.15|
|Rim Size Rear||14M/C x MT3.50|
|Tyres Front||100/80-14M/C (48P)|
|Tyres Rear||120/70-14M/C (61P)|
|Type Front||220mm hydraulic disc with combined 2 piston caliper with ABS|
|Type Rear||130mm drum|
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