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Last post 11-13-2014 07:35 AM by SmellyTofu. 86 replies.
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  • 11-20-2012 09:19 PM In reply to

    Re: PCX 150?

    Idea Think if you want to compare the Honda PCX150 to a Vespa then the LX/S 150 models should be the ones .  The Honda Forza 300 if we get it then would be the one to compare with the Vespa GTS range

  • 11-20-2012 10:08 PM In reply to

    • Enfield
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    Re: PCX 150?

    The Forza 300, if only!

  • 12-05-2012 07:02 PM In reply to

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    Re: PCX 150?

    Ive been riding a red Honda PCX150 around Sydney for the last couple of days and I have to agree with Allen, this is one nice commuter. I think it was the same one I test rode at the Snowy. Bit of a mini maxi with heaps enough power on arterial roads, good for filtering and quieter than a fart let slipped on a first date. Very well engineered and built, enjoyed the idle stop system, low comfortable seat, a good option for the vertically challenged, nice loud horn, very comfortable to ride. I really like the thin tyres on the larger diameter wheels that Honda put on their small scooters, they handle really well. Suspension a little soft but ideal for Sydneys roads. The other thing I was impressed with was the get away from the lights. Sometimes this can be hairy on a small capacity scoot in agressive Sydney traffic but the Honda is out of the gates and away fast, at least up to 50k/h, but by then you've opened up a bit of space from the cages. Top speed is  a real 90-100k/h and as long as you keep the revs up its ok up hills too. Plus the amazingly low fuel consumption! Super efficient and super cheap to run. Negatives would have to be the poor stopping power from the drum rear brake but maybe a few twists on the nut that holds the cable would help.

    Ive developed into a bit of a scooter snob thinking that they need to have a minimum of 250cc power but riding this little gem around town made me start to rethink what scooters are for. One of my Vietnamese students knew it was a PCX and told me they were BIG in Asia. When you put it in that context the PCX150 is an excellent universal commuter scooter especially if you were a one scooter rider,  especially when you start to ride it hard like the Hart boys showed at the Expo rides. They were keeping up with and passing everything else on the track with their PCX's. I was really impressed. One of the best scooter offerings I've ridden this year.

    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.
  • 12-05-2012 07:40 PM In reply to

    Re: PCX 150?

     Thanks pete Yes

  • 12-14-2012 07:26 PM In reply to

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    Re: PCX 150?

    Finally got to try the PCX 125 (there was no demo 150 to ride) and I was really impressed by how smooth and how much power there is.  But $4000 changeover from my old Fly125, whereas the new Fly 150ie would be a lot less....  so still thinking and need to test ride the new Fly.

  • 12-30-2012 11:09 AM In reply to

    Re: PCX 150?

    A quick question for PCX150 owners: does your scoot run on regular or does it need higher octane rating?

  • 12-30-2012 03:30 PM In reply to

    Re: PCX 150?

    Can run on 91 same as PCX125 CBR125r CBR250r NC700 range etc Big Smile

  • 12-30-2012 04:32 PM In reply to

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    pyrah:

    Can run on 91 same as PCX125 CBR125r CBR250r NC700 range etc Big Smile

    Thanks, that's good. I guess that's one benefit of 'global' design. One thing that annoys me about Downtown is that it needs 95 or above and I think that's just wrong. It might be on the higher end of the scale as far as scooters go but really, it's not a high performance machine...

  • 12-30-2012 05:35 PM In reply to

    Re: PCX 150?

    ferrix:

    pyrah:

    Can run on 91 same as PCX125 CBR125r CBR250r NC700 range etc Big Smile

    Thanks, that's good. I guess that's one benefit of 'global' design. One thing that annoys me about Downtown is that it needs 95 or above and I think that's just wrong. It might be on the higher end of the scale as far as scooters go but really, it's not a high performance machine...

     

     Yep on a side note lots of places near me only sell 91 & Diesel Sad

  • 12-31-2012 09:23 AM In reply to

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    ferrix:

    pyrah:

    Can run on 91 same as PCX125 CBR125r CBR250r NC700 range etc Big Smile

    Thanks, that's good. I guess that's one benefit of 'global' design. One thing that annoys me about Downtown is that it needs 95 or above and I think that's just wrong. It might be on the higher end of the scale as far as scooters go but really, it's not a high performance machine...

    Higher Octane 'premium' fuels have additives that clean and lubricate fuel injectors, this is probably why they recommend it. Personally I dont use 91 on small fast revving engines like scooters or bikes, they just dont run right and most 91 fuels contain ethanol (even if they dont state it)

     

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  • 12-31-2012 10:13 AM In reply to

    • petegailey
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    Re: PCX 150?

    danceswithdingoes:

    ferrix:

    pyrah:

    Can run on 91 same as PCX125 CBR125r CBR250r NC700 range etc Big Smile

    Thanks, that's good. I guess that's one benefit of 'global' design. One thing that annoys me about Downtown is that it needs 95 or above and I think that's just wrong. It might be on the higher end of the scale as far as scooters go but really, it's not a high performance machine...

    Higher Octane 'premium' fuels have additives that clean and lubricate fuel injectors, this is probably why they recommend it. Personally I dont use 91 on small fast revving engines like scooters or bikes, they just dont run right and most 91 fuels contain ethanol (even if they dont state it)

     

    Ditto Dingo. I run everything on 95. Its not that I'm putting in that much petrol that the savings from 91 are worth it.

     

     

    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.
  • 12-31-2012 11:24 AM In reply to

    Re: PCX 150?

    i have run 91, 95, & 98 RON petrol in my vespa. the 91 gave less range on a tank. no noticable difference in performance. you could always run a tank with fuel injector cleaner every so often.

    i mostly run 95 as that is what is normal in the country of origin. price differnce is small.

    argentum melle
  • 12-31-2012 11:36 AM In reply to

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    I love that!! What a great looking scooter!

    Don't take life too seriously. You'll never get out of it alive.

    2011 - Pearly White Kymco Like 125cc
    2012 - Giallo Lime (yellow) Vespa GTS 250ie
    2016 - Shine Red, Aprilia Scarabeo 200ie
  • 12-31-2012 11:40 AM In reply to

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    petegailey:
    quieter than a fart let slipped on a first date

    Hmmm.... maybe not a dating technique which will win hearts Pete. But very funny!Big Smile

    Don't take life too seriously. You'll never get out of it alive.

    2011 - Pearly White Kymco Like 125cc
    2012 - Giallo Lime (yellow) Vespa GTS 250ie
    2016 - Shine Red, Aprilia Scarabeo 200ie
  • 01-07-2013 01:50 AM In reply to

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    Evil Adrian, how's the PCX 150 going? Still as good as it first felt?

    Don't take life too seriously. You'll never get out of it alive.

    2011 - Pearly White Kymco Like 125cc
    2012 - Giallo Lime (yellow) Vespa GTS 250ie
    2016 - Shine Red, Aprilia Scarabeo 200ie
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