I got the chance to test and review a best seller! I got my hands on a 2015 Honda PCX 125 and experienced it at it’s best!
Tive a oportunidade de experimentar e testar uma TOP de vendas! Coloquei as minhas mãos numa Honda PCX 125 de 2015 e experimentei-a no sei melhor!
(Versão Portuguesa na Pág.2)
Firstly, I will contextualize this bike on the market. The Honda PCX 125 is a 125cc city scooter, capable of ensuring mobility to a very wide public, from young people going to school to older people going to the office avoiding traffic. It fits in pretty well in every single city, from the center to the suburbs.
When I say this bike is a best seller, I’m very serious! It is present in many best selling tops through all Europe and, in Portugal, it has been the best-selling bike for a long time. This year, from January to July, it was the TOP 1 once again, having sold 1432 bikes! This is something!
The bike is pretty and well built. I like it better with the higher windshield, which is an option, but the above stock version looks fine to me. The rear has some volume which makes the seat quite comfortable. The tail light looks nice to me and the fact that the indicators are built in is definitely a plus! Both tail light and head light are LED and, on this particular bike, this is more than cosmetics as it was chosen to save battery. This one is finished in Moondust Silver Metallic but my favorite is definitely the Pearl Siena Red.
The horn is very easy to reach, which is very important and safe when filtering the traffic, the indicators are very easy to operate and on the right side there’s a switch with which you can enable or disable the idling stop for saving fuel. There’s also a switch for emergency indicators.
I know you might find some of this details a bit silly, but when your riding in the city jungle all this practicality is welcome!
The dashboard has the info you need for your runs. You know the speed, the fuel average consumption, the fuel level and, off course, you have a clock so you can be sure you’ll get to your destination in time!
The key hole has a thief protection which, not being the most impressive, might save your day making it harder for a robber. There’s also the switch to lift the seat for storage and to open the fuel cap.
If you read the Honda Forza 125 review, you’ll know that this system is the same. It’s a nice touch on the Honda PCX 125, being a lot cheaper!
This gets me to a very important topic: Fuel Economy!!! This bike is impressive concerning that. When I got it, it was displaying 2.7L/100km, which is good, and soon enough it was dropping to 2.6. And remember, I’m tall, and therefor heavy, and I’m not used to scooters so my riding style might not have been the best for fuel economy.
This scooter is not only economical and pretty, this is also very practical! It is very easy to handle through the traffic and it comes with a side stand, so those quick stops we need to do are easier and faster. Also, the storage compartment underneath the seat is fairly good. You can fit a full-face helmet there and you still have space for something else.
The Honda PCX 125 is powered by a 125cc mono-cylinder 4 stroke engine, developing 11,5hp and 26,5Nm torque. The eSP (enhanced Smart Power) engine is perfect for city riding, making this bike one of most economic around.
The combined braking is quite good and more than enough as the bike is light, weighting only 130kg. It works good with the hard suspension, typical on a scooter but yet nicer than usual. The riding position is good, making you feel comfortable and safe.
I found the Honda PCX 125 really nice for the city. Definitely, if not the best, one of the best options for the city. It’s cheap, starting on 2.750€ RRP, and I think it is very appropriate for those who need and alternative to the car, avoid the traffic jams or just want to get a practical vehicle to go around the town.
I think the Forza is best looking and catchy but the price is much more expensive than the PCX.
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