Boon Siew Honda Sdn Bhd has announced the availability of the improved PCX 150 motorcycle - a comfortable, easy riding daily commuter that blends agile performance with indulgent features and full LED lighting system to outshining every light in the city.
Since the PCX made its Malaysia debut in 2012, it has evolved to exceed riders’ expectations about what a scooter can be. Veteran riders looking for a practical but sporty ride and younger riders who want a style-conscious urban youngster’s lifestyle will find the PCX a refreshing choice that delivers in every aspect.
The new PCX 150 looks more stylish compared to its predecessor, with an even more fuel-efficient engine and features a host of upgrades to entice serious bikers to consider a scooter. Its dynamic look reflects the advanced technologies that go into its production and includes many detail changes to enhance both usefulness and comfort. It’s still a compact form however, maintaining its traffic-busting ability. The riding position remains a sit-in style and hugs the rider securely; the passenger backrest has been removed to allow more freedom.
Compact dual LED headlights add a sporty edge and maintain light distribution with the arrangement of low-high-low beams. The indicators, taillight and license plate light are also LED, reducing electrical drain on the engine. A hazard function has also been added. The console box located below the left handle bar contains the 12V AC adaptor for charging a phone – a useful additional feature. There’s under seat storage for a full-face helmet and the stepped seat itself now has a sprung hinge, so it stays up when open.
A central console presents all the information within a neat, concise design. Speed is displayed by a luminous needle moving around the outside of the LCD panel, which contains an odometer, trip meter, fuel gauge, plus idling stop system indicator and digital clock. A Remote Response System that helps locate the bike quickly and easily is part of the new PCX’s features. It also comes with an anti-theft alarm system to help prevent and deter unauthorized use.
The latest PCX is powered by a compact liquid-cooled SOHC two-valve 149cc eSP engine that delivers maximum power of 9.34kW at 8,500rpm and maximum torque of 13Nm at 5,500rpm. An automatic centrifugal clutch works in tandem with V-Matic transmission to deliver responsive power for the highway and instant acceleration around town even with a pillion rider. Using a highly efficient Programmed – Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) system, The PCX is able to cover long distance journey with its 8.0L fuel tank. It is also good to know that the Euro 3 standard compliant engine contributes to reduction of CO2 emission that causes the greenhouse effect.
Adding to this outstanding fuel efficiency is an Idling Stop System, which automatically stops the engine when it is idle after 3 seconds. Within the system also an ACG starter, which permits smooth starting, eliminating typical noise from the starter gear engagement or meshing. The engine restarts automatically when the throttle grip is twisted. (The system operates when the engine temperature exceed 60-degree C).
The chassis of the new PCX is constructed from an extremely strong and durable tubular steel underbone frame that provides confident handling in all conditions. Designed using Computer Aided Engineering (CAE), the underbone frame is rigid yet flexible enough to allow a certain degree of yield, which enables it to better respond to changes on the road. Ideal dimensions of 1,931(L) x 737(W) x 1,103mm(H) with a low seat height of 761mm make The new PCX very easy to manage and navigate through tight traffic.
The performance of the latest PCX is matched with equally efficient Combined Braking System (CBS) and front disc that work to ensure peace of mind in a fast-stop situation. Similarly, comfort level is enhanced for a more reassuring ride with the use of telescopic forks, twin rear shock absorbers and double-sided aluminium swingarm.
The new PCX is available in Pearl White and Candy Red. The showroom price (motorcycle only) is RM9, 999 and comes with Boon Siew Honda’s standard 2-year/20,000 km manufacturing warranty.