Friend of the site, Joseph A., splashed us in the face with some cold water this morning to tell us about a new addition to the Honda America Website, the 2011 Honda PCX 125! (who’s not wishing it was a 200?) This scoot was introduced in Thailand back in November and should actually hit US Dealers this year! We’re awaiting confirmation on an exact date from Honda and hope to have that by the end of the day.
The PCX has a nice, sporty look about it and seems fairly roomy and comfortable (from what we hear, “exceptionally comfy”) for a 125cc scooter. The PCX sports a liquid-cooled, fuel-injected 125cc engine, a Honda V-Matic automatic transmission and, from what we hear, tons of convenient storage everywhere. Go HERE to see the fancy “innovations” page.
The PCX’s locking under seat storage is big enough for a full-face helmet and there’s a separate glove compartment up front. She also comes standard with both a side stand and a center stand. I’d like to see how Honda’s Programmed Fuel Injection system (PGM-FI) fairs on this 125cc sweetheart. The Combined Braking System (CBS) may be frowned upon by some riding purists, but I think it will be more than adequate for your average day of street riding. Take a peek at all the specs right over HERE. The 2011 PCX will come in AWESOME White and Pretty cool Red. I think it would be wicked in a matte black too, but you’ll have to do that yourself.
The PCX is not likely to have the stoplight shutdown feature as they do overseas; a fuel saving measure which causes the engine to cut off after 3 seconds of idling and cut back on upon acceleration. Top speed is estimated to be 67 MPH and the MSRP is yet to be determined (but I’m wagering $3,799).
OH, there’s also an Orange and Black 49cc Ruckus back for 2011. No one’s committed on a price yet and still no supercharger available. :(