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2023 Honda PCX

2023 Honda PCX: THE BEST VIEW OF THE CITY.

Introducing the 2023 Honda PCX…

List out the most desirable traits for a modern scooter—stylish design, standout fuel efficiency, great handling, a comfortable ride, capable performance and rock-solid reliability—and you end up with an accurate description of Honda’s PCX. The industry benchmark for scooter design and technology, Honda’s PCX is the ultimate tool for tackling urban environments in style.

The PCX125 is powered by a liquid-cooled 4V engine, delivering smooth acceleration, while still returning amazing fuel economy. Smartly updated styling strikes futuristic lines, whilst the wide tyre size, long-travel rear suspension, ABS and Honda Selectable Torque Control, ensure a smooth and confident ride. The PCX125 has practicality on its side too with under seat storage for a full-face helmet.

Time on your side
There’s no waiting around for an expensive taxi, or delayed public transport with the PCX125 – just hit the start button and go. The slim, agile frame can wriggle through town traffic with ease, taking you where you need to be in style – and on time.

Around town practicality
The ignition is operated by the Smart Key – just put the key in your pocket and ride. It also manages the optional Smart top box, which is unlocked when you’re close to your PCX125, and automatically locks when you walk away.

Improved efficiency and performance
Powered by a new eSP+ four-valve, water-cooled SOHC engine, the PCX is more efficient than ever before. With technology such as Idling Stop technology and an AGC generator, the PCX isn’t just more powerful but also EURO5 compliant.

Look the part
The PCX125 is designed to get you where you want to be in the city and look good as it does. Its stunning looks have always grabbed attention, never more so than now, but, hidden away beneath the swooping bodywork, are details that make life that much easier.

RIDE SMARTER

The 2023 PCX is Honda at its best: smart, versatile transportation that takes the hassle out of getting from place to place. Because it’s a scooter, it slips through traffic and makes finding parking easy. Because it’s a Honda, you know it’s built way better than the bargain-basement no-name scooters out there. Because it features a generous underseat storage compartment, it’s versatile for running errands to the grocery store or to class. Because it offers such spectacular fuel efficiency, gas prices won’t take such a big bite out of your budget. Plus, the PCX is just plain fun. A new color for 2023 keeps things fresh, and this year every PCX comes with our front-wheel anti-lock brake system, standard.

 

 

 

 

2023 Honda PCX Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

Base Features

  • 157cc liquid-cooled 80º single-cylinder four-stroke

  • Honda V-MaticTM automatic transmission

  • Large under-seat storage area

  • Electric starter

  • Front-wheel anti-lock braking system

  • Full-coverage bodywork

  • Roomy, plush seat

  • Easy to park

 

HISTORY
Since it was introduced abroad in 2009, the PCX125 (as it was called then) has always been about a high-quality, relaxing scooter experience. It grew to a 149cc displacement in 2009, with the fuel-sipping eSP engine. LED lighting came five years later, and the PCX150 was first offered to U.S. customers in 2015. A new double-underbone frame structure offered an improved ride starting in 2018. A 2021 upgrade included a boost in displacement to 157 cc, and the model was renamed as the PCX.

 

Look the part
The PCX125 is designed to get you where you want to be in the city and look good as it does. Its stunning looks have always grabbed attention, never more so than now, but, hidden away beneath the swooping bodywork, are details that make life that much easier.

Get up close to the PCX125
Take a good look at all the little things that make the PCX125 a big favourite.

Attractive digital instrument display
A new, widescreen central console instrument layout presents all information neatly and concisely. A central LCD shows speed, while other information available includes odometer, trip meter, fuel gauge, average fuel consumption and Idling Stop indicator.

New wheels with larger tyres
Both wheels employ a stylish new design to complement the bodywork. Tyre sizes are also larger, 110/70-14 front and 130/70-13 rear, for improved road holding and ride quality – no matter where you ride in the city.

Redesigned frame and rear suspension
The new duplex steel cradle frame is designed to deliver the durability needed for the rigours of urban life, without losing the in-town manoeuvrability the PCX125 has always been famous for. We’ve also added longer travel rear shock absorbers, with heavier springs, to enhance comfort.

Extra storage space and USB Type-C charger
Total volume under the seat is now 30.4L – perfect to store a full-face helmet, and much more. You’ll also find a USB Type-C socket in the glovebox, to keep your smartphone topped up while riding.

Full LED lighting
In busy urban environments it pays to see and be seen, night and day. Full, premium LED lighting does both and picks the PCX125 out from the crowd with a crisp signature daytime running light up front.

Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC)
HSTC monitors and manages rear tyre grip at all times, giving you extra confidence to ride in wet conditions and lets you know when it’s actively working. And, if you want, you can turn HSTC off.

Attractive digital instrument display
A new, widescreen central console instrument layout presents all information neatly and concisely. A central LCD shows speed, while other information available includes odometer, trip meter, fuel gauge, average fuel consumption and Idling Stop indicator.

New wheels with larger tyres
Both wheels employ a stylish new design to complement the bodywork. Tyre sizes are also larger, 110/70-14 front and 130/70-13 rear, for improved road holding and ride quality – no matter where you ride in the city.

Redesigned frame and rear suspension
The new duplex steel cradle frame is designed to deliver the durability needed for the rigours of urban life, without losing the in-town manoeuvrability the PCX125 has always been famous for. We’ve also added longer travel rear shock absorbers, with heavier springs, to enhance comfort.

Extra storage space and USB Type-C charger
Total volume under the seat is now 30.4L – perfect to store a full-face helmet, and much more. You’ll also find a USB Type-C socket in the glovebox, to keep your smartphone topped up while riding.

Full LED lighting
In busy urban environments it pays to see and be seen, night and day. Full, premium LED lighting does both and picks the PCX125 out from the crowd with a crisp signature daytime running light up front.

Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC)
HSTC monitors and manages rear tyre grip at all times, giving you extra confidence to ride in wet conditions and lets you know when it’s actively working. And, if you want, you can turn HSTC off.

35L Smart Top Box
The Smart Top Box can be colour matched. Opened and locked by the same Smart Key that operates the ignition, it offers flexible storage space for the weekday commute or weekends away. Can store one full-face helmet, or two open-face helmets. An inner bag is also available.

Outdoor Cover
This Outdoor Cycle Cover protects the paintwork against U.V. rays. Its water-resistant breathable fabric allows the bike to dry while covered. Equipped with a rope to avoid fluttering, this cover features 2 ring holes in front to easily operate a U-lock.

Windscreen
The Windscreen improves the overall comfort of the bike by protecting the against the elements. The wind screen also adds to the appearance of the bike.

Grip Heater
Extremely slim heated grips focusing on the area of the hands most sensitive to cold with a 5-level integrated controller for maximum rider comfort. Operated with the handlebar switch, where it will be able adjust the temperature level. An integrated circuit protects the battery from draining. Must be combined with Grip Heater Attachment.

 

COMFORT

RIDER COMFORT

The long, plush seat is even more comfortable than it looks. Plus, you’ll give your co-pilot an incredible view thanks to the stepped passenger section.

CONVENIENCE

UNDER-SEAT STORAGE

Flip the seat open and you’ll see a surprisingly large amount of storage room, enough for most full-face helmets or an evening’s worth of groceries. The main compartment locks for security and is weather-resistant, too. With a full 30 liters of capacity (nearly eight gallons), it’s plenty big enough for everyday use.

EASY TO PARK

The PCX gives you the choice of both a sidestand and a centerstand. That makes it easy to park for a fast dash into a store (the sidestand) or when you need to park it upright in a tighter space (the centerstand). With a lot of other scooters, you only get one or the other.

ELECTRIC START

Turn the key, press the button and the PCX’s fuel-injected engine starts right up and runs smooth, even in colder weather.

FRESH STYLE

With the PCX, you enjoy world-class style and premium features. Check out the large, central LED headlight, integrated LED turn signals, and easy-to-read LCD instrumentation, all which help give the PCX a premium look and feel.

THE “X” FACTOR

Take a look at the PCX’s “X”-shaped tail lamp. It uses multi-optics technology, emitting bright light in an eye-catching design.

FUEL CAPACITY

The PCX is incredibly fuel efficient–its large 2.1-gallon fuel tank means you can go even longer and ride even further between fill-ups.

 

TECHNOLOGY

ANTI-LOCK BRAKES

The PCX offers our front-wheel Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), giving you the power to make confident stops, even in less-than-ideal conditions.

12-VOLT CHARGING PORT

The PCX features an integral USB-type socket in the fairing storage compartment, making it super easy to keep your personal electronics charged up while you’re on the go.

FRAME

Great handling starts with a solid chassis design, and that’s where our latest PCX really shines. It uses a duplex-cradle design rather than the more common “underbone” style.

V-MATIC TRANSMISSION

With the Honda V-Matic™ automatic transmission, just start the engine, twist the throttle and go. That means no shifting, ever—you concentrate on the road ahead and enjoy the ride! The V-Matic is a continuously variable design, so you’ll never feel it lurch from one gear to another.

 

PERFORMANCE

4-VALVE ENGINE

The PCX’s engine displaces 157cc, for plenty of get up and go. The eSP+ technology (enhanced smart power) uses a new four-valve design with a bore/stroke ratio specially designed to lower emissions and provide responsive performance.

PGM FUEL INJECTION

The PCX features liquid cooling and Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) for great performance in all traffic conditions. Plus the PCX offers impressive fuel efficiency.

HYDRAULIC CAM-CHAIN ADJUSTER

The engine in the PCX features a hydraulic cam-chain adjustment that’s totally automatic. This eliminates a routine maintenance point—another example of how Honda engineers make the PCX even easier to own.

ROLLER BEARING CRANK

The PCX engine uses special, low-friction roller bearings in the crankshaft to help give you a smooth-running powerplant that gets great mileage too.

 

 

 

2023 Honda PCX Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

DESIGN / STYLING
The PCX is the standard-setter for scooter styling, with a modern look to go with its unmatched performance.

  • Brilliant LED technology is used for all lighting. The headlights are positioned in a horizontal row for both low and high beams, creating a line that flows to the back of the vehicle. The taillight design has a three-dimensional effect and incorporates the “X” shape that distinguishes the PCX.
  • Wide meter has a high-visibility LCD display in the center and displays a range of easily readable information. A fuel-consumption readout, clock, speedometer, odometer, trip meter and fuel gauge are all included, as are a low-battery voltage-warning light and V-belt replacement-time indicator. The meter shape matches the scooter design’s relaxing image, and the three-dimensional bezel structure looks stylish even when the meter is not lit.
  • The model has a recognizable chrome handlebar, and the clamp cover has a square shape to match the vehicle design.
  • The engine cover matches the scooter’s design lines.
  • The handy under-seat storage compartment has a volume of 30 liters, plenty to store a full-face helmet.
  • The front storage compartment is easy to access from the seated position. The compartment Includes a USB-C socket for charging electronic devices like smart phones. There’s also sufficient space (1.7 liters) to store a plastic bottle.
  • The underside of the fuel-tank door incorporates a convenient holder in which the fuel cap can be placed during refueling.
  • A rubber-mounted handlebar holder minimizes vibration for hand comfort.
  • The footrest area provides a riding position that is adaptable to riders of differing body sizes.

ENGINE / DRIVETRAIN
The PCX’s engine is well-suited for around-town commutes, but its over-150cc displacement means it is also freeway-capable. Despite offering good power, the scooter is also known for its incredible fuel efficiency. In addition, the PCX has Honda Selectable Torque Control—technology typically reserved for high-performance models.

  • Oversquare bore-and-stroke figures (60.0 and 55.5mm, respectively) result in a 156.9cc displacement. Not only is the engine freeway-capable, but the short stroke minimizes sliding friction for enhanced power.
  • The engine has a four-valve layout, enhancing intake and exhaust efficiency for strong power.
  • The inlet system has a high-capacity 4.9 liter air cleaner, and the throttle body diameter is 28mm for maximum efficiency.
  • The exhaust system has the catalyzer positioned to clean exhaust gases, allowing good power while protecting the environment.
  • The low-friction Honda V-Matic automatic transmission provides smooth, predictable acceleration while also bolstering fuel efficiency.
  • The crankshaft is rigid and uses a roller bearing, minimizing flex generated by inertial force and combustion energy at high rpm. The result is low noise and vibration.
  • Piston-cooling oil jets—technology used in high-performance models like the CRF450R motocrosser—are utilized. Engine oil is sprayed on the underside of the piston, aiding cooling and preventing knocking while also enabling ignition timing advance for enhanced power output.
  • A number of friction-minimizing technologies maximize engine efficiency. For example, a hydraulic lifter operates the cam-chain-tensioner so that the tensioner reduces chain vibration and mechanical noise, while improving fuel efficiency. Additional friction-reducing features include a roller rocker arm, an offset cylinder, a spiny cylinder sleeve and a double-cog belt.
  • HSTC improves safety in situations with limited traction. The system monitors wheel speed and throttle opening and, when slip is detected, intervenes by limiting engine torque. An indicator on the meter informs rider that HSTC is being employed. The system can be turned off if desired.
  • The pulley diameter and shape are optimized to minimize friction and noise.
  • The clutch shape and transmission-shaft size optimize the clutch’s vibration characteristics for smooth acceleration from stops.
  • The PCX engine has friction-reducing features like a roller rocker arm, an offset cylinder, a spiny cylinder sleeve and a double-cog belt.

CHASSIS / SUSPENSION
Hidden beneath the PCX’s styling is a modern chassis aimed at minimizing weight, maximizing handling and ensuring the comfort for which this scooter is known.

  • A simple frame structure delivers a comfortable ride and good cornering performance by optimally balancing weight minimization and rigidity. Using CAE analysis, engineers optimized pipe diameters, material selection, material thickness and joint locations, minimizing weight enhancing vehicle handling and maneuverability.
  • The rear grab rail’s shape and thickness enhance passenger hand grip. By minimizing weight of components that are located far from the vehicle’s core, engineers centralized mass for good handling and maneuverability.
  • The aluminum wheels (14-inch front, 13-inch rear) have five Y-shaped spokes for optimum rigidity balance, contributing to a safe, comfortable, smooth ride. The tires have a wide profile—110/70-14 front, 130/70-13 rear—and the considerable air volume contributes to good linear handling performance and a comfortable ride.
  • Strong brakes front and rear deliver powerful, controlled stopping performance, and one-channel ABS is standard.
  • Rear-wheel travel is 3.7 inches, for a comfortable ride on rough roads.
  • The large 2.1 gallon fuel tank is located under the floorboard, contributing to a low center of gravity and enhanced riding traits.

Transferable one-year, unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan

Honda Accessories
A selection of Honda Accessories is ready to customize the PCX150, including:

  • Tall Windscreen
  • Rear Trunk
  • Trunk Base
  • 1 Key Inner Cylinder

Final accessory list subject to change without notice.

WARRANTY: Because we’re so confident in the quality of each of our Honda Genuine Accessories, we’re pleased to offer one of the best warranties in the industry. One-year warranty begins on the day accessories are purchased by the customer.

  • Meets current EPA standards
  • Models sold in California meet current CARB standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment

 

 

 

 

 

2023 Honda PCX – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $4,149 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $ CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £3599 NA GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

ENGINE  
Type 156.9cc liquid-cooled 80º single-cylinder four-stroke
Valve Train OHC; four valves
Bore x Stroke 60.0mm x 55.5mm
Compression Ratio 12.0:1
Induction Fuel injection; 28mm throttle body
Ignition Full transistorized
Starter Electric
Transmission V-Matic
Clutch Automatic centrifugal dry type
Final Drive Belt
SUSPENSION  
Front 31mm telescopic fork; 3.9 in. travel
Rear Twin shocks; 3.7 in. travel
BRAKES  
Front Hydraulic caliper w/ single 220mm disc; 1-channel ABS
Rear Mechanical w/ 130mm drum; 1-channel ABS
TIRES  
Front 110/70-14
Rear 130/70-13
MEASUREMENTS  
Rake (Caster Angle) 26.5º
Trail  79mm
Length 76.2 in.
Width 29.2 in.
Height 43.6 in.
Seat Height 30.1 in.
Ground Clearance  5.3 in.
Wheelbase 51.7 in.
Fuel Capacity 2.1 gal.
Curb Weight* 288 lbs.
OTHER  
Color Matte Brown Metallic

*Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel—ready to ride
Meets current EPA standards
Models sold in California meet current CARB standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment

 

 

 

 

 

 

2023 Honda PCX – Totalmotorcycle.com Canada Specifications/Technical Details

 

 

 

 

2023 Honda PCX – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details

• Engine
Bore × Stroke (mm) 53.5 x 55.5mm
Carburation PGM-FI electronic fuel injection
Compression Ratio 11.5:1
Engine Displacement (cc) 125cc
Engine Type Single-cylinder, water cooled, eSP+ SOHC 4-stroke
Max. Power Output 9.2kW / 8,750rpm
Max. Torque 11.8Nm / 6,500rpm
Starter Electric
C02 Emissions (g/km) 49 g/km
Oil Capacity (Litres) 0.9 L
• Wheels
Brakes Front 220mm hydraulic disc with combined 2 piston caliper
Brakes Rear 130mm drum
Suspension Front 31mm telescopic fork, 89mm axle travel
Suspension Rear Twin suspension aluminium swingarm, 95mm axle travel
Tyre Size Front 110/70-14M/C 50P
Tyre Size Rear 130/70-13M/C (63P)
Wheels Front 14M/C x MT2.75, 5-spoke cast aluminium
Wheels Rear 14M/C x MT3.50, 5-spoke cast aluminium
• Dimensions and Weights
Battery Capacity (VAh) 12V/7AH (10H)
Caster Angle 27°
Dimensions (L×W×H) (mm) 1,935 x 740 x 1,105mm
Frame type Tubular steel duplex
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 8.1 L
Fuel Consumption 47.6 km/L (without Idling Stop)
Ground Clearance (mm) 135mm
Kerb Weight (kg) 130kg
Seat Height (mm) 764mm
Trail (mm) 80mm
Wheelbase (mm) 1,315mm
• Transmission
Clutch Automatic, centrifugal, dry type
Final Drive V-belt
Transmission Type V-Matic
• Instruments and Electrics
Headlights LED
Instruments LCD
Tail Light LED
USB Socket Yes
Security Immobiliser

 

 

 

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