It was at the 2014 Delhi Motor Show that Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMIL) showcased a new scooter - PCX. Though the scooter had 125cc engine, the one that will be launched in India will carry a 150cc powertrain. The company has now imported the scooter in India for research & development. Interestingly, the country's top-selling two-wheeler maker - Hero MotoCorp - is also readying a 150cc scooter - Zir - for the domestic market.
The PCX 150 is a pretty big scooter compared to other scooters sold in the country today. Despite being beefy in looks, the scooter weighs just 130kg; usually, 110cc scooters weigh around 100 to 110kg. This scooter is propelled by a 153cc, single-cylinder, 4-stroke, SOHC, liquid cooled, PGM-FI petrol motor that churns out a maximum power output of 13.4bhp at 8,500rpm and a peak torque of 14Nm at 5,000rpm. Power is transferred to wheel via a V-Matic automatic gearbox. The scooter has a fuel tank capacity of 8-litres.
The Honda PCX 150 is equipped with wide head-lamps and the wind deflector is positioned above it. It sports a conventional handlebar and long contoured seats. Other features include alloy wheels, analogue instrument cluster with small digital display, floor carved out for rider footrest, pillion grab rail etc. The braking system comprises of disc, while the front suspension is telescopic type.
The Honda PCX 150 scooter is likely to be priced around ₹ 70,000 - 75,000, and will compete against the upcoming Hero MotoCorp Zir 150.