HONDA PCX 125 - OWNER REVIEWS



SUBMIT REVIEW

2010 HONDA PCX 125 (Vietnam Model)
PCX
Milage: 5000 - 10,000 Miles
Likes: Everything
Dislikes: Seat
Review:This is a real wonder in engineering, it is the best scooter I have ever owned. I have owned a 2010, a 2011 and at the present time I own a 2012 with 4000 kms. These scooters have a great cargo capacity under the seat and the handle bar is very comfortable in long trips.

I drive in Vietnam and around the very heavy city traffic in Saigon, this baby moves like the wind, with a very stable snaking through traffic as well as its fast and brisk acceleration and outstanding braking makes it a real dream machine. I have averaged around 90 MPG in the mountains and around 105 MPG on the flat highways. Great headlights makes it safe to drive at night on the highways that have no lighting, the start and stop feature works like if it was not there - it’s awesome.

The bad is the driver seat area, is made like a pan, so it holds my ass cheeks so tight that it actually hurts to move after a few kms on the road. It is a wonderful scooter, smooth, rigid, quick, powerful, reliable and a beautiful design, and the best of all is a HONDA. OWN ONE YOU WILL NEVER REGRET IT, YOU WILL BRAG ABOUT IT.”



2010 HONDA PCX 125
Milage: 10,000 - 20,000 Miles

Review: “My sons bought me a Honda PCX for a Christmas present 2 years ago absolutely fantastic after riding a motorbike for many years. A total freedom machine I ride over speed humps no hands or with hands it is so well balanced and stable at any speed. It is very economical and its agility in traffic is brilliant.”


2011 HONDA PCX 125
Milage: 1000 - 5000 Miles
Likes: Looks and handling
Dislikes: Top speed

Review: ”Very good scooter. Great gas mileage. I am a 6'2" 260lb man and have seen 95mpg doing 35mph all the time. Doing max speed of 55 (with my size) and still get 80+mpg. A person gets used to the speed and it seems slow. But what can you expect from a small scoot. However without any modification it does have great acceleration. Zooming past traffic at the stop lights.

It gets many types of looks from people most positive and some like....why aren't you riding a motorcycle. But I personally love it. Buy the PCX 150i. I will be upgrading as soon as it comes out.”



2011 HONDA PCX 125
Milage: 0 - 1000 Miles
Likes: Pearl white is beautiful. The sound is superb. Storage is good. Speed @ 60mph is safe enough. I love having the option of a kickstand, which is a BIG reason I traded off my Elite for this PCX125. The seat is very comfy & my passenger agrees. Handles very well, better than the Elite and Metropolitan I owned. I love all the great compliments I'm getting everywhere I go with it too.
Dislikes: Storage needs to be bigger. Glove box needs a lock. Speed needs to be higher for its price. Front end fairing tends to rattle a little when idling. Doesn't take the bumps all that well. Seat is a little hard to get to actually close tightly.

Review: I wouldn’t trade my PCX125 for any other scooter right now. I'm very happy with it and glad I chose the white pearl. I’m anxious to get it on the highway again, where it's the most fun. Rain is all we've had for the summer so far.”


2011 HONDA PCX 125
Milage: 0 - 1000 Miles
Likes: Runs like a dream
Dislikes: Seat

Review: ”The first scooter I have had for 35 years. I’m very impressed and everything apart from the seat is brilliant. I am only commuting 3.5 miles to work but by the time I get there my back is killing me. Any one know where to get a custom seat?”


2011 HONDA PCX 125
Milage: 1000 - 5000 Miles
Likes: Compact
Dislikes: Not enough top end

Review: ”I like the PCX 125 and will be trading up to a PCX 150 for just a bit more power. The article states that the PCX isn't freeway legal in the US, this is not technically correct. The PCX can travel on any roadway unless that roadway is specifically restricted. US Interstates can be travelled on the PCX because they have a minimum speed of 45 or there is a state specific law. Check with your DMV should you do it, not in my opinion but wanted to clear the subject.”

[REPLY: Many states have state level laws that specify 150cc minimum on interstates. A few quick examples are California and Washington. So while not technically required in all USA states, 150cc will get you on a lot more American Interstates than a 125. - Dan, MotorScooterGuide.net]


2011 HONDA PCX125
Milage: 1000 - 5000 Miles
Likes: Gas Mileage, Fuel Injection, Larger Wheels, Style
Dislikes: Floor Panels, Seat

Review: ”This was my first scooter that I purchased early this year. I had just graduated college and moved to Denver, CO by myself while my car stayed home in Louisiana. I decided to buy the PCX because of the price, the Honda name, and I thought the 125cc-150cc range was all I needed. The scooter never let me down, getting me through the harsh Colorado winter without ever stalling, breaking down, etc. Downsides are the uncomfortable seat and narrow floor panels but the floor panels are just a minor complaint. If it was a 250cc model it would be the perfect scooter IMO.”


2011 HONDA PCX 125
Milage: 1000 - 5000 Miles
Likes: MPG, Top speed, Storage capacity
Dislikes: Latches for fuel cap and seat

Review: ”I have had my Red PCX 125 for about 1 year now and have about 3,500 miles on it. I originally bought it because I wanted a quiet scooter or bike with High mpg, top speed of 50+, and good storage capacity. This bike has lived up to my expectations in each category. I replaced the "windshield" with a larger one to cut down the wind hitting my chest. That worked and was very easy to do.

This bike is very quiet relative to most motorcycles. If I am riding/inling near another bike I will usually hear their bike rather than mine.

For the first 2000 miles or so I averaged about 106 mpg for the last couple of months I have been averaging about 111 mpg.

The top speed of 60 mph is plenty to get you around on most any surface street. It may be highway legal in some areas but I would not recommend it because you would likely be the slowest vehicle out there.

The storage capacity is very good for the most part. The glove box is small and awkward to use. Some full face helmets will fit under the seat but several I have tried will not. I guess it is a trial and error thing.

My dislikes are mostly small things. I do not like the way the seat latches. You have to push down kind of hard and in the right spot to get it to catch. The gas cap door does not work as easily as it should - you have to press the button kind of hard. I cannot open the door with gloves on. I have changed the oil a couple of times without a problem there but there is a screen or filter that needs to be cleaned but not every time you change the oil. The nut is oddly shaped and difficult to access. I have not been able to get to this filter as of yet.

Overall I am very pleased with my scooter and my dislikes are very small. I would recommend it highly as long as it fits your needs. i.e. you don't take it on the highway, etc.”


2011 HONDA 125 PCX
Milage: 0 - 1000 Miles
Likes: Great handling, Quality, Excellent MPG
Dislikes: Seat backrest too far forward and not adjustable

Review: ”I’m a very experienced rider. This is a very forgiving scooter for new riders. No negatives. None”
- J.Z. in PA




2011 HONDA 125 PCX
Milage: 1000 - 5000 Miles
Likes: Acceleration, great MPG, nimble, sporty
Dislikes: Seat, no start/stop on USA models

Review: I've had my 2011 PCX125 for a few months and it has been a blast. My favorite Honda so far and I've had the Elite 110, SH150i, Reflex & Silverwing. It handles great, gets over 100 miles per gallon and will reach the 62 mph rpm limiter fairly quickly. Storage is adequate with a small glovebox and under seat that will hold a full face helmet or use the D ring strap to make additional room. The 14" wheels ride nicely and the bike is light and easily manageable at 280 lbs. The newer 150 version has a better seat and about a 8 mph faster speed and will top at 70, but for any speeds 60 or below, the PCX125 will run all day long.”


2011 HONDA PCX125
Milage: 10,000 - 20,000 Miles
Likes: High quality, great handling, easy starting and looks great for a scooter
Dislikes: Seat hump too far forward, needs bigger windscreen for high speed riding and wish it did 5 more mph

Review: I own and love my Honda reflex ABS. Wife owned a Honda Elite 80 which was great for around town but at 45mph... just too slow. We upgraded her from the Elite 80 to the PCX125 and it has been a great upgrade for her. The PCX has electronic fuel injection so is so easy to start. It literally needs nothing but a simple bump of the starter and it is idling perfect every time!

The styling is also great. My wife didn't like my
Reflex because she said it was too big and too heavy for her to handle comfortably. The PCX on the other hand... is super easy to handle and with my wife onboard, tops out right at 60mph. Handling is also great with the upgraded Michelin tires we put on the scoot.

The scooter isn't perfect... the seat hump is about an inch too far forward and the stock windshield just doesn't do much. The hump can be removed though and aftermarket windshields are much better than the stock one and make riding at higher speeds much more comfortable. We would highly recommend the PCX but if you want to ride faster than 55mph or so... opt for the 150cc version so you have just a bit more on tap when needed.”



2012 HONDA 125 PCX
Milage: 1000 - 5000 Miles
Likes: Good commuter bike
Dislikes: No clock, Rear drum brake

Review: “I’m from England where only the PCX 125 is available. If I could get the 150 I would have one, but I can’t. The PCX is a good scoot for commuting through London traffic. It seems well built with a reasonable price. I didn’t like the idea of idle stop, but it can be turned off and I’ve gotten used to it now. If you are thinking about one, try a test ride if you can get one.”


2012 HONDA 150cc PCX
Milage: 1000 - 5000 Miles
Likes: Everything
Dislikes: None

Review: ”I like the riding position although some do not. [The PCX] handles well, good brakes, quick acceleration in traffic around town, squirt and complete!! Fuel economy is impressive. Driven hard = 40 kms per liter, Drive quiet = 50 kms per liter. Accident Proof, got knocked off at 30 mph, only scuff damage, same with me.”


2012 HONDA PCX150
Milage 1000 - 5000 Miles
Likes Fuel economy, light weight, fun on twisty roads!
Dislikes No clock, seat catch does not always work.

Review I've had the bike 10 months now and bought it for commuting and shopping, which my BMW touring bike is not ideal for. The maximum speed on the clock is around 65 mph, but recently I was able to run the bike on a calibrated dynometer and the maximum speed I managed was 56 mph. Fuel economy has never dropped below 100 mpg with a best of 126 mpg. The average so far is 115 mpg. (These are British gallons!). The idle stop device may contribute to these excellent figures and I'll look for such a device on my next car.

The biggest surprise for me, came when my motorcycle broke down just before an important trip. I made the 250+ mile trip on the PCX with no comfort problems and it positively loves twisty bends! Not quite a sports bike, but it brought a smile to my face. I've fitted a Givi top box but probably could live without it as the under seat storage copes with most things. However I've had to buy and fit a clock. Surely no scooter built for commuting should be without one?

The first service was a bit more expensive than I was expecting, as I'm told Honda requires the valve clearances to be checked every service. Getting the body work off takes a lot of time, and this puts up the costs. I bought the PCX on interest free credit and the monthly payments are the same as the car park fees would be if I took my car to work....as they say "no brainer".


2012 HONDA PCX150
Milage: 10,000 - 20,000 Miles
Likes: Economy, maneuverability, good storage
Dislikes: Squeaky rear brakes

Review: I've ridden this scoot for 23,000 kms now (14,300 miles) and reliability is very good. My only problem is a very irritating squeak upon applying the rear brakes. It was present from new but the Honda people could never get to the bottom of it. Finally, an engineer friend of mine discovered that the internal hub of the rear wheel is not perfectly round. I'll be replacing it next service. I expected something better out of Honda but I'm not complaining. With Japanese bikes, if it is not one thing it's another.”


2013 HONDA PCX150
Milage: 0 - 1000 Miles
Likes: Warranty, fuel mileage, handling, brakes, ergonomics, storage space
Dislikes: Seat

Review: ”Honda described it well. Mileage is a little over ninety mpg during break-in. Very good handling and brakes. Good acceleration to 60 mph. Windshield is for decoration, you will need a face shield. The seat seems to be a compromise between storage space and padding. Padding lost. For those of us without natural padding don't expect to ride for more than an hour.

I think it will cruise at 60 without any trouble. Doubt that freeway travel for more than an exit or two would be advisable.

Then there is the 5 year unlimited mileage warranty Wow! 4.9 stars.

UPDATE: Nearing the end of breakin, Mixed country roads/ arterials/ city, no freeway. Initial mpg was 78 then 91, now 106mpg. No passenger, my weight is 160, ht 5-9. Typical speed about 45 with short distance runs of up to 60. Even with the seat issue I'm raising my rating from 4.9 to a solid 5 stars.”


2013 HONDA PCX150

Milage: 1000 - 5000 Miles
Likes: Quiet, Fast for a scooter, Smooth
Dislikes: Seat, Windshield

Review: ”I'm an experienced rider but wanted to save money in gas, so far I get 99 MPG and the bike only has 575 miles. It accelerates fast all the way to 65MPH. enough to leave the traffic behind at a stop light. I wish the riders backrest on the seat would be a little bit more towards the back when scooting at 70 MPH (its max speed).

The windshield is only for decoration as it doesn't protect at all, it actually sends the airflow to the riders face making the ride more noisy and uncomfortable with an open face helmet. I ordered a different windshield but haven't receive it yet. I recommend this bike for the city but I wouldn’t go on a long distance trip on a highway. To make it short, I love my PCX 150.”


2013 HONDA PCX150
Milage: 0 - 1000 Miles
Likes: Does what it says
Dislikes: Not a cruiser

Review: ”This is a light scooter with freeway capability. No one advertises it as a realtime cruiser. I have had mine for over a month now and purchased it with a tall Givi windshield and a 35 liter Givi top case on back. I am around 260# and 6'1" tall. I am getting just over 97mpg the last tank I checked at 700 miles or so.

It will run up to 55mph comfortably and cruise there without much trouble. Above 55mph you start to feel how light the bike is. It becomes what we used to call "froggy feeling" when I was young. Not tremendously dangerous, just sort of loose handling and buffeted around fairly easily by other vehicles. It does handle very well below 55mph. Turns very well. Leaning into a turn is comfortable as opposed to the smaller wheeled scooters I have done this on and did not feel comfortable doing so. It accelerates well up to around 50mph to 55mph and will keep pulling up to 65mph or so. I don't feel comfortable on the highway at 60mph or more. It is just too light for traffic and wind conditions at that speed for me. But otherwise it is great at everything else and acceptable for short runs as needed going highway speeds.

I ride mine to work and back every day now using roughly 2 gallons of gas a week or less. The gas savings basically cover the scooter loan and insurance costs. When added up the savings making it almost free to buy/ride. Only maintenance exceeds savings and that by only a few hundred a year if riding everyday like I do. Basically I am very happy with mine and would recommend it for anyone wanting a fun, single rider, high mileage in town bike. Or even a bike for those winding country roads you can't go that fast on anyway. Basically it does what it claims to do very well.”


2013 HONDA PCX150
Milage: 0 - 1000 Miles
Likes: It does exactly what the advertisement says it will!
Dislikes: Seat, Suspension
Review: ”I have owned many motorcycles and scooters. I think 'dollar for dollar' this is my best purchase. Runs good, easily pulls up to 60 (even two up) two tank fill-ups, both 91 mpg.”


2013 HONDA PCX150
Milage: 1000 - 5000 Miles
Likes: Stylish, milage, fun weekend driver and weekday commuter
Dislikes: Seat is a little hard, poor wind protection

Review: ”I bought my PCX150 in August and now in October have 1200 miles on it and love its simplicity, ease of use and Honda quality. No shifting or clutch and having the peace of mind that, if you do end up on a highway, you will be able to keep up with traffic till the next exit ramp. I missed a turn recently and ended up on three lanes of 65 MPH traffic. By drafting and heading down-hill I hit 75 MPH. I wouldn't recommend it and was beaten by the wind pretty hard, but it was still solid as long as I didn't make any quick adjustments.

At 153cc, it is a great balance between fuel economy and confident power. A wind screen is a must if you are going to drive without a helmet or spend any time at all on the highway. I am extremely happy with my PCX… but now that I have gotten hooked on the two wheel drug I have started to save for a VFR1200F. It has both automatic transmission and the equivalent of a flappy paddle shifter as well as a heck of a lot more power that a scooter. I’ll keep dreaming. Drive safe and have fun.”



2013 HONDA PCX150
Milage: 0 - 1000 Miles
Likes: Well built, larger wheels, fuel injection, gas tank access.
Dislikes: None

Review: “I bought the Honda PXC150 for my wife to use around town here in Southern California. She originally expressed interest in a Vespa because of how "cute" it was. After careful and thorough research of all makes and models the Honda was chosen. Fabulous machine. Safety and reliability were the primary criteria. The larger wheels were a requirement for stability. Disc brakes (front), fuel injection, and other features were also a requirement.

This is a very well engineered vehicle and after driving large and small motorcycles for many years, this is the smoothest and funnest cycle I have ever driven. My wife loves it and drives it everywhere (grocery store, errands, pick children from school, etc.). Very good value for the price. Vespas are thousands of dollars more for a name. This is a far superior unit for far less money. And, it's a Honda, with Honda reliability.”



2013 HONDA PCX150
Milage: 1000 - 5000 Miles
Likes: Design, Acceleration, Storage, Handling, Added features
Dislikes: Seat

Review:I purchased my PCX last fall after owning a Zuma 50 which I really liked. The PCX has been a real upgrade in my riding experience. My candy red machine, which I nick-named Red Rocket, runs all the way up to 70mph and comfortably cruises at 60mph. It accelerates quickly off the line and rides well. The floor boards along the sides allow for easy adjustment of riding position. There are also value-added features for a scooter of this price including clever switch for gas cap and seat, trip odometer, and large under-seat storage. Did I mention that I get 100mpg? The one drawback is the very uncomfortable seat. For taller riders, the seatback/divider can cause back aches. It is easily removed but there is very little cushion when you sit back further. I had cushioning added as well as a new custom vinyl cover installed at a local commercial upholsterer.”


2013 HONDA PCX 150
Milage: 1000 - 5000 Miles
Likes: Power, smoothness, fuel milage
Dislikes: Stock rear shocks, stock seat

Review: ”Bought last month new here in Thailand. Replaced rear shocks with YSS Euro nitrogen-filled with 90-110 kg springs. Replaced stock seat with custom covered seat without the hump.

Great bike. My main mode of transport here in Chiang Mai. Fuel economy 2.0 liter per 100 km. Comfortable, smooth, quick.”


2013 HONDA PCX 150
Milage: 0 - 1000 Miles
Likes: Snappy engine
Dislikes: SEAT, Fuel Economy, Handling

Review: ”I drive 4 miles to work and by the time I get there my butt is sore. There is no way to stretch out while riding. I have a Honda Elite 80 that is much better for comfort than this thing. I'm 5'10" and weigh 180. I should be getting better gas mileage than this. Again the Elite 80 get 90+ mpg after 10,000 miles. The handling of this "thing" is like trying to move an elephant quickly. I am very disappointed in this scooter. Wish I could have test drove it before buying it. It does look good, but looks are deceiving.”


2013 HONDA PCX 150
Milage: 1000 - 5000 Miles
Likes: Smooth, fuel economy, great design
Dislikes: Seat, shock absorber

Review: ”Great fun bike with good power acceleration but a bit lousy during top speed . I recently replaced the stock exhaust with a Leo Vince Italy made exhaust system. Ever since then power is not an issue anymore. Acceleration & top speed is even better!!”


2013 HONDA PCX 150
Milage: 0 - 1000 Miles
Likes: Love the way it picks up speed really quick.
Dislikes: The seat is not the most comfortable

Review: Bought my scooter in June of 2013, and put almost 1700kms on it the first year. Rides very smooth and I hardly hear the engine at all, when it's started up. Didn't like the small windshield that came on it so for my Birthday, my husband bought me the higher shield and I love it. Wish the weather would allow me to ride all year.”


2015 HONDA PCX 150
Milage: 0 - 1000 Miles
Likes: MPG, Style
Dislikes: Seat and the ride

Review: ”I have been riding an 1984 Elite 125. Decided to upgrade to the PCX 150. I really love the bike fun to ride still new and tight so it's averaging about 84mpg. My commute ride is about 15 miles round trip. I've compared it to the Elite even though the PCX is a complete different bike. The Elite has a more forgiving ride and seat design vs the PCX with its thin seat and no cushion flap. The instruments from the Elite are very nice. Whereas the PCX comes up lacking with no tach or temp gauge or charge gauge. The PCX does have a sweet dash and the blinker indicators are bright love all the led lighting. The braking system on the PCX is outstanding. The EBS is sweet very controlled almost to easy to over brake yet smooth and balanced. The PCX 153cc 13hp monster is so quiet don't even wake the neighbors on startup and takeoff. The fuel injection seems to be trouble free the power is always there no lag. The bike feels very balanced. This is a very nice package that Honda has put together a true winner in my book of Hondas.”


2015 HONDA PCX150
Milage: 0 - 1000 Miles
Likes: Beautifully Designed Fun to Ride Great Gas Mileage
Dislikes: Difficulty of Opening Locked Ignition

Review: ”The 2015 Honda PCX150 is a very sharp looking scooter with significant improvements compared to the 2013 model. I previously owned a 2009 SYM HD200 and the Honda is so much nicer with much better engineering. The PCX150 is one refined scooter that is a blast to ride and averages 100 MPG. If you're thinking about buying one you won't regret it.”


2015 HONDA PCX 150
Milage: 0 - 1000 Miles
Likes: Styling, fuel economy, storage
Dislikes: Electrical problems already!

Review: I bought my PCX 150 new in December 2014 and was loving it for daily driver usage. Great on gas, comfy ride, nice styling. This was until it quit on me one day while riding into work. Completely lost power, then shut off and wouldn't restart. I had to push the scooter 2-1/2 miles to nearest Honda dealer, and that was 3 weeks ago. They still don't have it fixed, and I'm rather disappointed with this experience with a BRAND NEW Honda product. NOT crazy about the fact these are built in Thailand instead of Japan, which I don't doubt affects build quality.

Time will tell if this is the only issue I have with this scooter, and whether or not I get another Honda product down the road. I will definitely be sending them a letter to convey my feeling about this after I get it back.”



2015 HONDA PCX 150
Milage: 0 - 1000 Miles
Likes: Style, storage, 12V, simplicity, quietness, price
Dislikes: No lock on glove box, a system helmet doesn't fit under the seat

Review: Similar to one of the reviewers, I've bought this bike because my Harley Street Bob is not really practical for small daily rides and shopping. Riding a scooter without full clothing for small, slow commute is no extra effort. I've just had it for two days yet, but initial impression is that it fits exactly to my daily commute needs. I wish the glove compartment would lock as well.

One reason I keep buying low seat motorcycles is that I'm not a very tall person. PCX is not very high and it's also easy to handle as it's a light bike.

Having both the side and center stand is also a plus and it's not difficult to lift it to the center like some heavier bikes I tried.”


2015 HONDA PCX 150
Milage: 0 - 1000 Miles
Likes: Nippy, economy, quietness
Dislikes: Terrible seat again

Review: Not had this scooter long but being nearly 6' tall I do find it a little small for me and the seat is terrible. The seats riser digs me in the back and I find myself slipping forward and very uncomfortable. It runs well, smooth, quiet and fairly soft ride but handles ok, with a very low centre of gravity you don't feel the full weight of the bike. I have purchased an "as new" original seat and is being modified at the upholsterers.”


2015 HONDA PCX150
Milage: 1000 - 5000 Miles
Likes: Fuel Efficiency, Weight, Engine
Dislikes: Suspension, Seating

Review: Just wanted to leave my feedback somewhere on the net given I relied heavily on it when making my purchasing decision. Bought the scooter new in Australia (Jan-15) and I am very happy with the overall package.

In light of value add, here are the things I am annoyed about and will try to fix going forward:
- 1st: Suspension is horrible. When driving alone you don't recognize it as much but when driving with my partner (I weigh 78kg and she weighs 60kg), the suspension is at the edge and you feel like riding a bathtub. In particular the risk of touching the ground with the main stand increases significantly and is a regular occurrence for me (yesterday we actually scrapped the bottom side plastic on the ground whilst driving through a round about) - the scooter lies very low. Solution: I will try to change the suspension in January, found a supplier in Thailand which provides springs for up to 120kg, which apparently helps reducing the issue a bit

- 2nd: Storage only allows for a small helmet and the little compartment in the front (under the steering) should be able to be locked.

- 3rd: Service is not cheap for such a little scooter (I paid $300 for the first 1000km service - changing oil and checking valves)

Again, all else I am happy and will provide further feedback on the suspension once updated.”



2015 HONDA PCX150
Milage: 1000 - 5000 Miles
Likes: Fuel economy, power, build quality
Dislikes: Seating position

Review: I upgraded to a 2015 PCX from my 2013 which I totally loved. I put just under 3000 miles on my 2013 before I was offered a great deal on a 2015 with only 500 miles. I've now got just under 3000 miles on my 2015 and I just love it.

The bike is quiet and smooth. For a 150 its got plenty of power to get you up to speed. The fastest I would cruise for longer periods of time would be around 50, but it will do 65 topped out. I ride this bike to work and regularly get 107mpg (calculated at the pump not from the onboard computer). I run full synthetic oil in mine and it runs even smoother. It only takes 1 quart and has a cleanable oil screen so why not run the best oil?

Maintenance is pretty straightforward, oil is easy to change, air filter cover comes off with around 8 screws. Take care of your Honda and it will serve you well for many many years. My plan is to see if i can get 30,000 miles out of this little 153cc engine.”


2015 HONDA PCX150
Milage: 0 - 1000 Miles
Likes: The look, quality, price, performance
Dislikes: Blows around a bit in windy conditions

Review: I have always owned Aprilia Scarabeo scooters, first a 2003 and then a 2006 500 with ABS. They were very cool classic looking scooter. I quit riding because I thought that I had just become scared of traffic, when in fact it was the size of the Scarabeo 500. It weight over 500 pounds if laid down and at 52 that's just too heavy to get it on the center stand.

I missed riding though, so I opted for a smaller lighter scooter and set to doing my research. I read, sat on, and discussed many different types of scooters. I kept coming back to the Honda PCX150. I am tall for a female at just under 6' so leg room was a must. I made the plunge and got one in my chosen color of white. I found it super easy to ride and control. I am no longer scared to ride in traffic because I feel in control of the scooter and I am able to quickly make adjustment to road hazards. I love this PCX so much I will find any reason to get on it. I find myself volunteering to run errands just to ride!”


2016 HONDA PCX150
Milage: 1000 - 5000 Miles
Likes: Fuel Mileage, Looks, Storage, Fun!!
Dislikes: Maintenance, Stock Speed Limiter

Review: I purchased the 2016 PCX 150 (LED version in U.S.) new as a short intercity commuter and urban trip machine. In large part everything I've read about this PCX is true - it looks great, gets amazing gas mileage, is very quiet upon start-up and revving, exudes Honda quality. It's also very fun, maneuverable around town and stable on the freeway.

Downsides I've read are also true: the steering lock mechanism is a little annoying but not too bad, the seat takes a push sometimes to lock down, the suspension is harsh over big bumps (but quite nice on normal bumps). Also, if you commute with a normal size laptop it probably won't fit under the seat so you'll probably end up with a topbox pretty quickly (~$250).

What I haven't read is that the stock screen is absolutely terrible for freeway trips and makes your body into a parachute above about 55mph. You will quickly buy a aftermarket windscreen ($135) if you ever take this on faster roads...

What I also haven't read is that the stock U.S. PCX 150 is RPM limited to 63mph - yes that's less than the speed limit on most freeways and forget about the interstate. Solution is to get an aftermarket variator (to change the gearing basically) since the power is ample to get to ~70mph and around 75mph in a tuck or downhill. I wouldn't recommend much freeway travel before you do this upgrade (~$120 if you do your own work and have access to an impact wrench).

Then there is the recommended 2500 mile valve check/adjustment which is worth bearing in mind since it will take you 2 hours to do and pretty much involves removing the entire rear half of the bodywork. Or you can pay about $175 to a shop. That said it's pretty much par for the course on any small modern scooter these days...

So do all these downsides mean I don't recommend it? NO! It's awesome and I absolutely love it. Totally recommended if you bear in mind the limitations of it stock (best not on the freeway and storage pretty much only fits your own gear + helmet) or are willing to fork over another $600 to really make it a legit freeway commuter bike. In the U.S. the added bonus is that almost nobody has one even in fancy metropolitan areas (I live near San Francisco) because everyone is on a "me too" Vespa.

Great buy!”


2016 HONDA PCX150
Milage: 0 - 1000 Miles
Likes: Everything!
Dislikes: Nothing!

Review: Previous bikes have been-- James Captain[!], Honda 175, Honda 550K4, Honda NC700, Honda CB300F, Honda Click 125, Yamaha Mio 125.

At my advanced age this PCX is faultless. Candy Apple red, gold wheels, Dunlop tyres OEM, remote key, auto stop-start, fantastic LED lighting. After running-in I thought the 60-90 kph was a bit flat, though one has to be careful on taking away as the throttle response is quite fierce. So I filled with 95 octane instead of 91 and I swear the response is the same up to 65-70 but then takes off like
a scalded cat! Top speed exceeds 100 kph easily now. How can this be?

Ordered a high screen an hour ago, bet that will put another 5kph on the bike. Another cheap mod would be lighter rollers in the variator for more top end... perhaps, as an experiment. Handling at speed is excellent, very reassuring. I do feel the brakes could be a little more powerful, though. Maybe I'll fit braided lines? But they are adequate.

MOST importantly, unlike the other scooters this feels full-size for a 6 footer- no cramping. Seat is very good, even better since I got a double-skin mesh cover, now I ride for 3 hours without a numb bum!
Instrumentation is 100%, the large indicator repeaters are unmissable so no more forgetting they're on. Analogue speedo looks the goods, very bright at night.

Best bike ever, for me. The storage space is a fine bonus, too.”


2016 HONDA PCX150
Milage: 0 - 1000 Miles
Likes: Very smooth. Excellent keep road. Easy to make turns. Great MPG. Pretty fast for 150cc class
Dislikes: Uncomfortable driver seat.

Review: This is a great well build scooter. I am very happy.
Only the seats make me upset. After 20 minutes of riding feel pain and inconvenience on my seating place. There is no choice to switch seating position. I will find seats from Honda Elite 110 and try to change it. Still, I would recommended Honda PCX 150 to others.”


2016 HONDA PCX150
Milage: 0 - 1000 Miles
Likes: Looks, handling, responsive throttle.
Dislikes: Seat.

Review: So far I like the bike very much. The seat is a little cramped but I managed to modify it a little bit on my own. I had to move the rear seat hump back. Unlike the 2015 where you can unbolt the hump , the 2016 you will need to cut out the rear bolster and trim /replace the padding in that area and shape it to your liking. Overall the power is nice around town. It hits 50 mph easily which is more than enough, I have maxed out at 65 flat ground and I'm 6'1 -200. I would recommend to anyone. Looked at SMAX Yamaha also. I like the motor and the accessibility for maintenance. Performs the same but even more cramped.”

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