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Last post 11-13-2014 07:35 AM by SmellyTofu. 86 replies.
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  • 10-21-2012 10:46 AM In reply to

    Re: PCX 150?

    eviladrian:

    Yehaw!

    looks good.

    argentum melle
  • 10-21-2012 05:44 PM In reply to

    Re: PCX 150?

    The only issue so far is that compared to the Daelim, the indicator and horn switches are swapped around, I've scared a few people trying to cancel the indicators after a turn!

    Then: Daelim S1 125
    Now: Honda PCX 150
  • 10-23-2012 09:42 PM In reply to

    Re: PCX 150?

    So the plan is to keep it standard at least until after the first service...

    But lights don't count, do they?

    Then: Daelim S1 125
    Now: Honda PCX 150
  • 11-17-2012 08:15 AM In reply to

    Re: PCX 150?

    Probably the most useful mod you can do on a PCX

    Then: Daelim S1 125
    Now: Honda PCX 150
  • 11-19-2012 08:34 AM In reply to

    • allen
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    Re: PCX 150?

    How are you finding the PCX? Happy with the decision? I have one at the moment, great scooter.

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  • 11-19-2012 09:44 AM In reply to

    • petegailey
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    Re: PCX 150?

    I had a ride on a red PCX150 at the Honda testrides at Thredbo. Rode it down the mountain to the ski tube and back up on good fast roads. Firstly it was quite nice to get back onto a little scoot after doing so many ks on a bike. Small and neat. I sat at the rear of the group of testriders on the way down but was surprised that it was keeping up as I wrung its neck, sitting on an indicated 110 most of the way. It was hard to tell the difference between the 125 that I'd ridden earlier and the 150 but IMO its a neat well built little scoot, totally out of its intended environment, but doing it well. On the way back up the hill I was sitting behind a Goldwing doing between 90/100k/h. It was fine as long as I kept the revs up full and there was only a couple of times that the Goldwing got away from me. When it did I soon caught up at the next tight twistie. Pulled into Thredbo grinning, how could such a little scoot on such epic roads give me so much rider enjoyment? I agree with Allen, its a great scooter. Now if they could only squeeze a 300 motor into one........

     

     

    Daelim NS 125: Mighty 1st scoot from Korea that punched way above its weight. Sold
    Vespa GTS 250: Modern Retro brilliance. I'll ride it til it dies.Traded in on a maxi.
    Suzuki DR650: "That Thing" Excellent Single 650 thumper chook chaser that was too tall. Sold
    Yamaha T Max: Best Maxi out there and serious canyon racer. Sold
    Triumph Bonneville: Modern Retro brilliance with the sweetest parallel twin.
    BMW F800R: The Naked Hun. Great intro into sports bikes.
    Gilera Runner FXR 180: 2 stroke scooter missile from Piaggio.
    Gilera Nexus 500. Sexy like red Italian stilettos.
    Yamaha RZ250RR: Retro Japanese 2 stroke racer.
  • 11-19-2012 10:18 AM In reply to

    Re: PCX 150?

     there is a Forza 300 being released in Europe looking somewhat similar

    Si ‘Thi’ later
  • 11-19-2012 02:51 PM In reply to

    • allen
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    Re: PCX 150?

    http://www.scootersales.com.au/News-4689-honda-nss300-forza.aspx

    Yes this one here. Would be a great scooter. Doubt we will see it. PCX 150 is ample for commuting.

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  • 11-19-2012 03:32 PM In reply to

    Re: PCX 150?

     Thanks allen maybe we should have a whats new link in the forum so you could posed the link in to the blogs/information . Then there would be less chance of missing your valuable contributions

    Si ‘Thi’ later
  • 11-19-2012 11:00 PM In reply to

    • Enfield
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    Re: PCX 150?

    How does it compare to a Vespa GTS 250 or 300?

  • 11-20-2012 08:01 AM In reply to

    Re: PCX 150?

    Enfield:

    How does it compare to a Vespa GTS 250 or 300?

    I rode both a GTS 250 and a PCX 125 at the Scooter Expo (http://scootercommunity.com.au/forums/p/18648/140139.aspx#140139) and was struck by how similar they felt.  Both have a very solid body combined with a very comfortable, settled ride and both were very confidence-inspiring.

    The Vespa obviously has the advantage in power, it really tugs on your arms when you open it up, while the PCX is a bit lighter and easier to throw around.  I remember feeling like I could just roll the whole thing over like a kayak!

    In the end, the PCX had a massive price advantage and I felt like I could trust Japanese reliability more than Italian.  Looks also played a part, I'm more into sci-fi than classics, and if you photoshopped out the wheels on the PCX it wouldn't look out of place flying around in a Star Wars movie.

    Honda's engine design is years ahead of anyone else, the first time you start it you get startled at how the coaxial started gets the motor spinning instantly, without the usual two seconds of coughing.  The idle-stop feature sounds silly until you realise that it can start the engine faster than you can turn the throttle; by the time you've got it fully open you're already moving.

    Fuel consumption has been ridonkulous, in the month that I've owned it, I've only had to fill up twice and last time got 2.4L/100km, or almost 100mpg!  Honda could seriously stop developing this model now and in ten years it would still be passing new vehicle emissions standards.

    Then: Daelim S1 125
    Now: Honda PCX 150
  • 11-20-2012 01:47 PM In reply to

    Re: PCX 150?

    Used to own a PCX 125, which I loved. Was great to handle and gave me no issues..

    Even when my mother-in-law dropped it once I managed to replace 10 panels for just over 100 bucks, so cheap!

    Sold it in anticipation of the 150cc model coming out but in the meantime the new Piaggio Fly 150i.e. has come out and I am torn on what to get..

    Meanwhile have been 'borrowing' my in-law's new Honda Dio and, for 110cc, it's a great bike..

    Will hopefully make up my mind soon on what direction to go in.. Huh?

  • 11-20-2012 07:47 PM In reply to

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    jared.wilson:
    Even when my mother-in-law dropped it once I managed to replace 10 panels for just over 100 bucks, so cheap!
     

    please tell me. where did you get the panels?   I just replaced most of the left front on my pcx. around 5 pieces.  it cost maybe 200 bucks through honda.

    started with a bug jive wreck. moved on to a candy apple red sweet little bug and finnished with a black honda pcx 125. his name is sparkles.
  • 11-20-2012 08:19 PM In reply to

    • Enfield
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    Re: PCX 150?

    I looked at the Fly 150ie on the weekend.  Impressive and storage space compared to my Fly 125, but I'm ready to try something else, so pinning my hopes to the PCX 150 (since I don't want to spend on a Vespa).  Now if only I could get it in Canberra.

  • 11-20-2012 09:09 PM In reply to

    • petegailey
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    Re: PCX 150?

    Enfield:

    How does it compare to a Vespa GTS 250 or 300?

    Theyre really in different leagues. With 125's and 150's you're usually riding them full throttle, winding them out to about 100k/h indicated (90 in real time) slowing down up big hills, how much depends on how well you keep up the revs. It's pretty hairy overtaking on a 150 as it takes planning and long times on the other side of the road. A 250/300cc scooter is much more powerful piece of kit. Their speedos are still out 10k/h but they'll cruise at a real 110/120 all day, have much better take off and acceleration, rarely slowing down on hills, (unless you loose your revs), they are better at overtaking but still hairy compared to motorcycles. A fuel injected 250 should get 30ks/l. A 250/300 will also cost about $3000 more than a 150 but IMO are worth the extra bucks..

     

    Daelim NS 125: Mighty 1st scoot from Korea that punched way above its weight. Sold
    Vespa GTS 250: Modern Retro brilliance. I'll ride it til it dies.Traded in on a maxi.
    Suzuki DR650: "That Thing" Excellent Single 650 thumper chook chaser that was too tall. Sold
    Yamaha T Max: Best Maxi out there and serious canyon racer. Sold
    Triumph Bonneville: Modern Retro brilliance with the sweetest parallel twin.
    BMW F800R: The Naked Hun. Great intro into sports bikes.
    Gilera Runner FXR 180: 2 stroke scooter missile from Piaggio.
    Gilera Nexus 500. Sexy like red Italian stilettos.
    Yamaha RZ250RR: Retro Japanese 2 stroke racer.
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