Honda is planning to launch a new MotoScooter at the 2016 Indian Auto Expo which they consider to be a new revolutionary model for India. Considering the term revolutionary, we assume this is the PCX 150 which will give some more power to the increasing number of scooter riders in India.
Weighing 130 kg, the PCX is not too heavy considering 110cc scooters weigh in the range of 100+ kg.
Powering the PCX 150 is a 153ccc, single-cylinder, 4-stroke, SOHC, liquid-cooled, PGM-FI, petrol motor producing 13.4 BHP of power @ 8,500 RPM and 14 Nm of torque @ 5,000 RPM. Engine is mated to a V-Matic automatic gearbox. The scooter has a fuel tank capacity of 8 litres.
- Wide headlamp, looks unique
- Wind deflector rising upwards from above the headlamp
- Conventional handlebar, but placed far from the extreme front location
- Long contoured seats
- Alloy wheels
- Disc brakes
- Telescopic front suspension
- Pillion grab rail
- Floor carved out for rider footrest
- Analogue instrument cluster with small digital display
Expect pricing to be on the higher side, almost up by Rs. 15,000 – 25,000 compared to 125cc scooters.
After almost a decade long break from power-scooters, India is all set to have some gearless fun. It was the Kinetic Blaze which first entered this segment long back, but it was ahead of its time and eventually failed in the cost & efficiency conscious market.
Now, Hero MotoCorp & Honda, arch rivals for the #1 spot in India are planning to bring in 150cc power-scooters back to India. Hero MotoCorp & Honda both have revealed the Zir & PCX 150 scooters respectively at the 2014 Indian Auto Expo.