Honda PCX

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Honda PCX
Honda PCX125 2011 Front.JPG
First generation of Honda PCX
Manufacturer Honda
Parent company Honda
Engine Liquid-cooled, four-stroke, SOHC two valve[1]
Transmission Honda V-Matic belt-converter automatic transmission
Brakes Front: Single 220 mm disc with a three-piston caliper & CBS
Rear: Drum with CBS
Tyres Front: 90/90-14
Rear: 100/90-14
Fuel capacity 8 L (1.8 imp gal; 2.1 US gal)

The Honda PCX is a scooter developed by Honda. It was produced by Thai Honda Manufacturing until 2013; starting from 2014 it is produced by Honda Vietnam. Honda PCX was first introduced for sale in November 2009.[2]

History[edit]

2012 update[edit]

In 2012, the original engine was redesigned to decrease friction, increasing efficiency, and the displacement was increased to 152.9 cc.[3] The new engine is based on Honda's eSP (Enhanced Smart Power) design.[4] Honda continues to produce the 125 cc version (with eSP) for export to select markets,[5][6] such as Europe, where local licence requirements favour this engine displacement.

2014-present[edit]

In 2014, the Honda PCX received major facelift. Including new LED headlights, redesigned body, and few other tweaks.[7]

Technology[edit]

The global version of the Honda PCX is equipped with an idling stop system, which automatically shuts off the engine after few seconds of idle.[8] This feature is not included on the US model due to safety concerns.[9] To prevent excess wear on a separate starter motor, the Honda PCX uses its alternator by supplying power to the stator (see Brushless DC electric motor). As a result, engine start is completely muted.[10]

Other Honda 125/150 scooters with eSP moniker share a common engine with the Honda PCX.[11]

Specifications[edit]

  • Liquid-cooled single cylinder four-stroke, SOHC
  • Bore and stroke (PCX125) 52.4 × 57.9 mm, displacement 124.9 cc[12]
  • Bore and stroke (PCX150) 58 X 57.9 mm, displacement 152.9 cc[13]
  • Power (PCX125) 8.6 kW (11.7 hp) @ 8,500 rpm;[14] (PCX150) 10 kW (13.5 hp) @ 8,500 rpm[15]
  • Tyres front 90/90-14; rear 100/90-14
  • Wheelbase (PCX125) 1,305 mm; (PCX150) 1,315 mm
  • Dimensions 1,915 x 740 x 1,090 mm
  • Fuel tank capacity 8 litres (1.8 imp gal; 2.1 US gal)
  • Fuel consumption (PCX125) 2.5 L / 100 km (mixed city, highway, expressway)[16]
  • Dry weight (PCX125) 126 kg (278 lb)[17]
  • Weight incl. oil, gas, etc: 133.4 kg (278.7 pounds)

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2013 PCX150 Specifications - Honda Powersports". Powersports.honda.com. Retrieved 5 February 2013. 
  2. ^ Honda Begins Production and Sales of All-new Scooter PCX in Thailand retrieved on 31 January 2013
  3. ^ Motorcycle.com -- 2013 Honda PCX150 Review retrieved on 5 February 2013
  4. ^ Honda Announces PCX125 with Next Generation Engine eSP retrieved on 31 January 2013
  5. ^ Honda Worldwide: Honda Announces PCX125 with Next Generation Engine eSP retrieved on 5 February 2013
  6. ^ "Honda PCX 150 idle stop (2012-present): Urban frugality". Moto-Choice. Retrieved 7 February 2013. 
  7. ^ Walsh, Tom (21 January 2014). "Honda reveals revamped PCX125 scooter for 2014". Motorbiketimes.com. Retrieved 9 February 2017. 
  8. ^ Honda Worldwide: Engine idling stop system retrieved on 31 January 2013
  9. ^ NHTSA puts brakes on Honda's 'Idle Stop' transmission technology, according to NetCompliance Website retrieved on 1 February 2013
  10. ^ Honda ACG start technology on Honda's website retrieved on 30 August 2013
  11. ^ Taylor, Paul (7 November 2016). "Honda updates popular SH125i scooter". Bennets.co.uk. Retrieved 9 February 2017. 
  12. ^ Honda Worldwide retrieved on 1 February 2013
  13. ^ Motorcycle Daily Review retrieved on 1 February 2013
  14. ^ Honda Germany Datasheet retrieved on 1 February 2013
  15. ^ Ride Talks News retrieved on 1 February 2013
  16. ^ "Honda PCX 125 Mileage". 
  17. ^ Honda Germany -- PCX: Daten und Preise retrieved on 4 February 2013

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