2019 Honda PCX150 revealed for US market
Praveen M, Engineer-turned-motorcycle journalist. I'm a sucker for cruising down the highways, and twisties in the hills.
Honda has revealed the 2019 Honda PCX150 for the United States market. The scooter will be available from July 2018. Prices start from USD 3,999 (INR 2.61 lakhs) for the ABS version and USD 3,699 (INR 2.41 lakhs) for the non-ABS version.
The 2019 Honda PCX features a new frame; revised intake and exhaust system; multiple comfort-enhancing features, and optional ABS. Honda has redesigned the body panels and have equipped the scooter with an all-LED lighting system. The new digital instrumentation includes fuel-consumption readout and clock, plus speedometer, odometer, trip meter, and fuel gauge.
Powering the 2019 Honda PCX150 is a 149 cc single cylinder engine with liquid cooling and fuel injection. It features a large air filter and improved exhaust layout enhance airflow, resulting in increased power at higher rpm. It pairs with a Low-friction Honda V-Matic automatic transmission. Honda has reformatted the 28-litre underseat storage for easy loading and unloading of cargo. The Japanese brand says the new frame contributes to reduced weight and added stability, for a more confidence-inspiring ride.
The scooter rides on 31mm telescopic front fork and a new three-stage rear springs with 3.33 inches of travel. The 14-inch alloys are shod with 100-section front and 120-section rear tires with optimized construction that reduce energy loss due to tire deformation. Brakes include 220 mm front disc and a 130 mm rear drum, with optional dual-channel ABS.