2018 Honda PCX 125 gets a new chassis, single channel ABS, new rear suspension and updated engine.
2018 Honda PCX 125 scooter has been revealed for the European market. For 2018 model year, the maxi-scooter receives new design combined with its conventional flowing design lines. Ditching the old full steel duplex cradle, the new PCX 125 sits on a new a steel duplex cradle frame that is claimed to improve its handling capabilities. The new plastic faring stay and redesigned frame make it lighter up to 2.4kg that further aids to its agility.
Power for the 2018 Honda PCX125 comes from a 125cc, SOHC, liquid-cooled two-valve Smart Power (eSP) engine that’s good for 12bhp at 8,500rpm and 11.8Nm at 5,000rpm. Honda claims that this powertrain offers better performance, smooth operations and reduced carbon emission. Braking is done via two piston caliper 220mm front disc brake and 130mm rear drum brake. There is a single-channel ABS on the front brake.
While the upfront 31mm forks remain unchanged, the rear shock absorbers have been shifted towards the rear of the scooter. The latter one also gets tri-rate springs for better ride quality. Instead of 5-spoke design, the front and rear wheels of the 2018 Honda PCX125 feature 8-spoke design with lighter and thinner rims.
The scooter’s kerb weight is 130kg. The wheelbase has been shortening to 2mm (1,313mm), while the seat height is increased by 4mm (764mm). The underseat storage has been increased to 28-litre, thus offering enough space for a big helmet.
Honda is offering four colour options on the 2018 Honda PCX 125 – Pearl Nightstar Black, Pearl Cool White, Pearl Splendour Red and Matt Carbonium Grey Metallic. Other key updates include LED headlamps with LED indicators, slim LED tail light/indicator unit, redesigned engine cover and airbox inlet, a new central console design and an inverted LCD displays.
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