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Honda's new PCX 125 scooter breaks the mould

Every once in a while a new product hits the market that generates a lot more excitement than usual. For Honda this has come in a rather unassuming package - the PCX 125cc scooter.

Whilst many might think there isn’t much to say about yet another small commuter vehicle trying to make its mark, the PCX offers technology and styling never seen before at an incredible price of just $3990.

Firstly, the PCX offers an extraordinary 46 kms to the litre* thanks mainly to an innovative Idle Stop Switch, a first for Honda.

When the Idle Stop function is enabled, the engine will automatically stop running after 3 seconds of idling. It then re-starts when the throttle grip is twisted. Idle Stop mode is enabled or disabled via a convenient switch on the right handlebar.

Secondly, the lightweight, liquid cooled engine features a Honda PGM-FI fuel injection system that ensures seamless, effortless power delivery via the smooth V-belt transmission, while also reducing emissions and fuel consumption. At the same time, it is surprisingly powerful, delivering quick starting acceleration that covers the first 50m in only 5.5 seconds.

Thirdly, the PCX introduces a brushless ACG starter to a 125cc Honda scooter for the first time. This system has a dual purpose, functioning as a starter motor at ignition and afterwards generating electricity for such functions as the spark plug and lights.

The starter’s compact size allows the engine’s size and weight to be reduced, while its low-friction operation results in high fuel efficiency and prolonged durability. The system also creates an amazingly hushed engine start-up.

The new PCX was truly created for riders who desire the compact, economical advantages of a 125cc scooter and the modern, fashionable good looks more often associated with larger-displacement machines.

Its unique front face and the flowing lines of its bodywork give it a dynamic and modern presence. A dark-tinted windscreen provides excellent wind protection, whilst its sleek contours integrate perfectly with the full-bodied front cowl.

In every aspect, from its low-noise, low-emissions operation to its easy handling and contemporary image, the PCX is designed as a practical, fast and fun ride. And because, the PCX offers the rock-solid dependability for which the manufacturer is so well known.

The PCX comes in three colours including Pearl Himalaya White, Seal Silver Metallic and Asteroid Black Metallic with an MLP of just $3990. It is available in dealers nationally from mid August.

For full specifications, please go to: http://www.hondamotorcycles.com.au/

* Honda figures, obtained in test conditions.