Ticks most boxes
Despite its narrow wheels, the road holding is actually quite good especially after the original tyres are replaced with quality brands. There is also ample storage underseat for a full face helmet and a bit more. One can also buy panniers, a tunnel bag and a top box taking storage to impressive levels. Consumption figures are also very good, regularly registering 225 kms between fill-ups. The engine is excellent and pulls away at traffic lights ahead of other vehicles. The integrated brakes also help with the scooter's stability.
On the...negative side, how could they forget the digital clock on the pre-2013 models?! On my own scooter, I have been experiencing a problem with an irritating squeak coming from the rear brakes. The Honda people cannot find the cause for this despite having reported it from the first service at 1,000 kms and at each service right up to the most recent at 24,000 kms. Ultimately, like most Japanese motorcycles/scooters, it is the engine that is the strongest selling point. For some reason, the Japanese lose the plot in most other areas where the dubious quality, compared to European bikes, starts to become evident.
Best Scooter Ever !!
This scooter is Awesome and goes really fast when needed. Great Mielage and Good storage compartment . I travel through motorway at 80/km hr twice a week , and this scooter hasn't failed to surprise me with maneuverability. It's idle start / stop at traffic , is great feature to save Petrol and it has always started at first go . I ride my scooter almost everyday or second day , It has good pick up 0 - 60 km and good set of break . I have left few motorcycle's of its weight & cc behind , when needed would be good if it went beyond 100/hr . Seat is quiet comfortable , Good leg space for rider and Rear set for pillion too . I would Highly recommend it . Very reliable !!
Fantastic metro commuter
The Honda PCX 125 is my everyday commuter scooter which is absolutely fantastic. Its fun to ride and extremely reliable. Starts first time every time without fail. Feels great on the road for a small light weight bike even when carrying a pillion passenger. Not too sure what the 1st reviewer was on about.
The seating position itself could be better compared to other scooters but its quite bearable and also comfortable once you get used to it.
The PCX is extremely responsive when taking off from the lights and will quickly gets you to 60 or...
absolute death trap
This bike is honda's worst ever. Doesn't suit all bikers i had an accident on mine due to lack of protection. When any wind at all you don't stand a chance. Honda needs to bin this design. Too light of a bike. Anyone buys a pcx more fool them. To buying this death trap. The bike is too light and is easy damaged. I would not encourage anyone to buy a pcx. They are nice to look at, they sound nice when starting the engine but when out on the road that is totally different matter.
Good little bike - 28000km so far
I use my bike every day to get to work and home - rain, hail or shine. This is my first motorbike and it has been easy to get used to and live with. Fuel economy is fantastic. Idle stop feature is a bit of a gimmick. Killed my battery, so I rarely use it any more. Drive belt spontaneously self-dissembled (ie broke) at 26000km. It is supposed to be changed at 25k but I was a little out with my service schedule. The little hump thingy on the seat retains water after rain and you get a wet bum the next day, even if the rest of the bike is dry. Onto my 3rd rear tyre and 2nd on the front. Pirelli Diablos seem pretty good.
Happy have found the problem
As you will see I have already written a report on the Honda pcx ,which I reported as having problems with vibration in this bike, well I am happy to have possibly found the problem. I had to replace the rear tyre because of a nail in it,which they would not repair because of safety reasons, so the Thailand made tyre was replaced with a Pirelli and bingo the problem seems to have gone. I am sending this report in again to rerate this bike to the excellence it deservers, I still must say if Honda had taken some interest in my problem when I re...ported it to them direct and also reported it to a Honda service shop, I would then not have had to write such a negative first report on this excellent bike ,so if they had followed up my problem ,I then would not have had a issue with this bike. I now rate this bike as excellent and after 3 years of use I find now after finding the problem which I must say was frustrating and in the end it was not the bike it was the tyre that was the problem, so as I said in my first report I really like this bike and enjoy it every time I ride it and have the feeling it will still be going when many others will be in the rubbish tip. smooth & quite,very quick to 60 klph,quite starting,positive handling,cheap to run,well made seatig not comfortable for long trips makes back ache,handlebars to wide & to high,no clock,
PCX 125 After 5000km
Well, 4900km actually but all going well except I am an irregular user so it's actually a bit over three years old now. It has been a great experience for me returning to bikes after a couple of decades. I'm surprised about the other report here of vibration. One of the reasons I bought it was because it was so smooth. Would be disappointed it it lost that. I'd be interested if this is a common problem. One problem I had was with the idle stop. It didn't start up once (in one of the city's busiest intersections oh no!). Had to leave it...to rest up for a couple of minutes before it would start again. I suspect this was battery related and due to my irregular use. It has only happened once. I know idle stop isn't provided in the US. You have to wonder if a bike that regularly gives me 2.5 lpkm really needs idle stop but it does make you feel good. If it worries you you can turn it off at a convenient switch. My only other problem is due to my usage. I really would like a real 100kmph. My GPS says that it gets breathless at 96. Mind you I have done that for 50km and most of the motorists around me seem to be similarly deluded by their speedos so I feel like I'm going fast enough. No other complaints. It is just so good in traffic and only the odd Ferrari or competitive type can beat me off at the lights. Hard to believe it is only a 125 most of the time. Size, balance, ride, smoothness, acceleration up to 60km idle stop failed once, can't quite get to 100kph
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