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2021 Honda PCX125 revealed with updates, India still doesn’t get it

Written by Nizam Shaikh

Honda has revealed the 2021 updated maxi-scooter, the Honda PCX125 in the European market. The 2021 Honda PCX125 not only gets a Euro5 compliant powertrain but also a new updated design, new frame and suspension, improved electronics and some extra storage. The Honda PCX125 is expected to arrive at Honda dealerships around February of 2021 and is expected to cost around GBP 3,169 MSRP which is around GBP 120 more than the outgoing model. 

The 2021 Honda PCX125 is powered by a 125cc single-cylinder, water-cooled, eSP+ SOHC 4-stroke petrol engine that produces 12.3 Hp of power and 11.8 Nm of torque matched to a belt-driven V-Matic automatic gearbox with a dry centrifugal clutch. The 2021 PCX125 features a new tubular steel duplex frame that rides on 31mm telescopic fork on the front with 89mm of axle travel on the front and twin suspension mounted to an aluminium swingarm with 95mm axle travel on the rear. Braking duties are handled by 220mm hydraulic disc with 2 piston calliper on the front and a mechanically operated 130mm internally expanding drum brake on the rear. The PCX125 also features 14-inch front and 13-inch rear 5-split-spoke cast aluminium alloy wheels shod in 110/70 front and 130/70 rear tyres. 

In terms of design and styling, the 2021 Honda PCX125 features a typical maxi-scooter design with a large low slung front apron with an integrated flyscreen, V-shaped LED headlamps, ergonomically designed seats, spacious footboards, upright handlebars, LED taillamps, 30.4-litres of under-seat luggage space that can store a full-face helmet, a glovebox that incorporates a type-C USB charger and a new wide dashboard with a central LCD instruments display that comes with features such as odometer, trip meter, fuel gauge, average fuel consumption and idling stop indicator. The 2021 PCX 125 also features a dedicated idle stop/start switch, hazard lamps as well as Honda Selectable Torque Control. 

A few years back Honda did showcase the PCX125 at the Auto Expo in India but the brand is not likely to bring the premium maxi-scooter to the Indian market and Indian consumers will have to make peace with the Honda Activa and Grazia for now.