First generation of Honda PCX
|Engine||Liquid-cooled, four-stroke, SOHC two valve|
|Transmission||Honda V-Matic belt-converter automatic transmission|
|Brakes||Front: Single 220 mm disc with a three-piston caliper & CBS
Rear: Drum with CBS
|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.
In 2012, the original engine was redesigned to decrease friction, increasing efficiency, and the displacement was increased to 152.9 cc. The new engine is based on Honda's eSP (Enhanced Smart Power) design. Honda continues to produce the 125 cc version (with eSP) for export to select markets, such as Europe, where local licence requirements favour this engine displacement.
In 2014, the Honda PCX received major facelift. Including new LED headlights, redesigned body, and few other tweaks.
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. This feature is not included on the US model due to safety concerns. 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.
Other Honda 125/150 scooters with eSP moniker share a common engine with the Honda PCX.
- Liquid-cooled single cylinder four-stroke, SOHC
- Bore and stroke (PCX125) 52.4 × 57.9 mm, displacement 124.9 cc
- Bore and stroke (PCX150) 58 X 57.9 mm, displacement 152.9 cc
- Power (PCX125) 8.6 kW (11.7 hp) @ 8,500 rpm; (PCX150) 10 kW (13.5 hp) @ 8,500 rpm
- 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)
- Dry weight (PCX125) 126 kg (278 lb)
- Weight incl. oil, gas, etc: 133.4 kg (278.7 pounds)
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