Honda PCX 125cc
information supplied by: Honda South Africa - Motorcycles
02 May 2012
The popularity of small-displacement scooters is growing rapidly in South Africa. Rising fuel prices have had an impact on the way we think about transport. However, the true appeal of a scooter is not just its low running costs and ability to cut through the city rush hour. It’s also about fun – the freedom and independence that only two-wheel transport can give.
Honda aims to provide a scooter for every lifestyle, and its range includes luxury large-displacement scooters as well as chic runabouts that can be seen all over town. All of them offer the highest Honda quality, the best technologies for their function and rock-solid dependability.
The PCX was created for riders who desire the compact, economical advantages of a 125cc scooter and the modern, fashionable good looks more often associated with larger-displacement machines. In every aspect, from its low-noise, low-emissions operation to its easy handling and contemporary image, the PCX is designed as a practical, fast and fun ride.
A scooter is as much a fashion accessory as it is a way of getting around, and so must feature the most up-to-date styling. For those who use a scooter daily as an alternative to a car, carrying space and fuel economy are essential.
The PCX fulfils all of these demands. It is an ideal first ride, a practical commuter and a reliable means of carrying out all kinds of daily tasks. It is also great fun to ride – the kind of scooter that will make every routine trip across town an enjoyable escape. Styling
At Honda, ‘small-displacement’ never means a compromise on comfort or style. The PCX is a perfect example of this principle. Its styling is youthful with a long, low and curvaceous shape.
Its unique front face and the flowing lines of its bodywork give it a dynamic presence and a luxurious feel. By day, the PCX is a quick and convenient way to get around, for work or play. By night, it easily adapts to the smartest venues in the city. It can also whisk a rider, passenger and light luggage out of town for a weekend. Wherever it goes, its original styling and air of confidence give it the quality of a true trend-setter.
A dark-tinted windscreen gives the scooter a modern image as well as providing wind protection for the rider. Its sleek contours integrate perfectly with the full-bodied front cowl. Its dual headlight design is flanked by sleek, upward-slanting indicators, giving the front an exclusive look. The high-tech instrument panel has a speedometer needle that sweeps the dial at ignition, hinting at the fun to come. The cockpit also features an indicator for the engine’s innovative Idle Stop switch, a fuel indicator and other practical readouts, adding to the vehicle’s modern feel.
The scooter incorporates a low seat height and long, spacious footrests creating a secure and relaxed ride feel that complements its smooth performance. The comfortable seat incorporates back support for the rider and a generous pillion area. Underneath, its lockable storage compartment holds a full-face helmet with room to spare. In addition, a convenient glove box is provided at the front.
The technology built into the new PCX has been carefully chosen to create the most enjoyable experience possible in its class. Its engine operates with a quiet, smooth proficiency. With a lightweight, compact SOHC configuration, it is surprisingly powerful, delivering quick starting acceleration that covers the first 50m in only 5.5 seconds. It also integrates a liquid cooling system with the radiator built into the engine for compact size and light weight. The engine features a Honda PGM-FI fuel injection system that ensures seamless, effortless power delivery via the smooth V-belt transmission, while also reducing emissions and fuel consumption. The PCX delivers an impressive 46.0km per litre,which means plenty of riding enjoyment between trips to the service station to fill up its 6.2-litre tank.
Idle Stop Switch
The engine’s fuel efficiency is boosted even further by the addition of an innovative Idle Stop Switch, a first for Honda. When the Idle Stop function is enabled, the engine will automatically stop running after 3 seconds of idling. It then re-starts when the throttle grip is twisted. Idle Stop mode is enabled or disabled via a convenient switch on the right handlebar, and improves fuel
efficiency even further 5%.*
* Honda figures, obtained in test conditions. The fuel consumption figures for the PCX are:
46.0km/l with Idle Stop (WMTC mode tested by Honda)
Brushless ACG starter
A brushless ACG starter also contributes to fuel economy. This system has a dual purpose, functioning as a starter motor at ignition and afterwards generating electricity for such functions as the spark plug and lights. The brushless system was pioneered on our 50cc Zoomer, and is applied here for the first time on a 125cc scooter. Its compact size allows the engine’s size and weight to be reduced, while its low-friction operation results in high fuel efficiency and prolonged durability. The system also creates an amazingly quiet engine start-up. Chassis
The distinctive form of the PCX is based around a tubular steel underbone frame. Complementing the low seat and extended foot area, the 1,305mm wheelbase creates a feeling of easy, stable balance. The turning radius is short, easing to manoeuvre in tight spaces.
High quality 14" tyres add to the comfortable ride. The lightweight five-spoke cast aluminium wheels are stopped by a smooth-acting Combined Brake System. This system effectively equalises the forces applied to a 220mm front disc brake and a sturdy drum brake at the rear, giving smooth, progressive braking that adds to stability and boosts confidence.
The scooter’s suspension systems are developed for light, easy control and smooth comfort. A responsive ø 31mm telescopic front fork and a compliant unit swingarm rear suspension with dual dampers combine to ensure a stable, cushioned ride.
- Asteroid Black Metallic
- Seal Silver Metallic
- Pearl Himalaya White
Specifications – PCX
Type 4-stroke 2-valve SOHC with built-in liquid cooling
Bore x Stroke 52.4 x 57.9mm
Compression Ratio 11 : 1
Max. Power Output 8.33kW/8,000min-1
Max. Torque 11.56Nm/6,000min-1
Idling Speed 1,700min-1
Oil Capacity 0.9 litres
Carburation PGM-FI electronic fuel injection
Throttle Bore 24mm
Aircleaner Viscous; cartridge-type paper filter
Fuel Tank Capacity 6.2 litres
Fuel Consumption 46 km/l (WMTC mode* with Idle Stop)
Ignition System Fully transistorised electric
Ignition Timing 15° BTDC (idle) ~ 67° BTDC (5,000min-1
Sparkplug Type CPR7EA-9 (NGK)
Battery Capacity 12V-6AH (MF)
ACG Output 308W
Headlights 12V, 30W x 2 (low)/12V, 35W x 2 (high)
Clutch Automatic, centrifugal, dry type
Transmission Type V-Matic
Belt converter ratios 2.6~0.82
Final Reduction 11.27
Dimensions (LxWxH) 1,917 x 738 x 1,094mm
Caster Angle 27° 0'
Turning Radius 1.98m
Seat Height 761mm
Ground Clearance 135mm
Kerb Weight 124.4kg (F: 52.2kg; R: 72.2kg)
Max. Carrying Capacity 180kg
Loaded Weight 304.4kg
Type Front 31mm telescopic fork, 100mm stroke
Rear Twin suspension aluminium swingarm, 75mm stroke
Type Front 5-spoke cast aluminium
Rear 5-spoke cast aluminium
Rim Size Front 14M/C x MT1.85
Rear 14M/C x MT2.15
Tyre Size Front 90/90 14M/C (46P)
Rear 100/90 14M/C (57P)
Tyre Pressure Front 200kPa
Rear 225kPa (with passenger: 250kPa)
Type Front 220mm hydraulic disc with Combined 3-piston caliper
Rear 130mm Combined leading/trailing drum
*Figures obtained by Honda under standardised testing conditions prescribed by WMTC. May vary depending on how you ride, how you maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tire pressure, loaded weight... Tests conducted on rolling road using standard version of vehicle with only one rider and no additional optional equipment.
All specifications are provisional and subject to change without notice.
Suggested Retail Selling Price: R 18,500 incl.
Availability: Immediately at all Honda Dealers.
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