Honda grows the PCX to 150cc for 2013

The Honda PCX was hands down the most interesting scooter at the International Motorcycle Show this year. At first blush, a small scooter that looks like a maxi scooter doesn’t make much sense. But once you see the thing in the person, the whole package completely works. It’s compact, yet comfortable. It boasts maxi storage and wind protection, but without all the bulk. For 2013, Honda is taking the PCX a step further.

For starters, the PCX power plant has grown from 125cc to 150cc. That doesn’t sound like much, but those extra 25cc ought to give the PCX a tad more oomph. At only 286 lbs, it’s pretty light considering its size. The PCX also features Honda’s CBC system, which links the rear drum brake to the front disk. This way any application of the rear brake also applies some front braking force. This system seems to be finding its way across the entire Honda scooter lineup as now even the diminutive Metropolitan will feature this system.

While this truly modern scooter look isn’t for the Roman Holiday crowd, I have to say that the PCX is the first maxi-looking scooter big or small that I think is genuinely good looking. It looks like a space ship, but in a good way. It looks like a scooter from the future, and given the PCX’s warm reception, it just might be. Add to that lots of storage and genuinely terrific gas mileage, and the PCX has the makings of a modern classic. Now if there were just a 250cc version…

Click past the jump for Honda’s official take and official specs.

[Official Release]The new PCX150 features a 150cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke engine that makes it freeway capable. This stylish and sporty scooter also serves as an enjoyable ride for errands, commuting or weekend fun, thanks to its nimble and friendly handling characteristics. With comfortable seating to accommodate the rider plus a passenger, and a large, handy under-seat storage compartment that can fit a full-face helmet and more, the new 2013 PCX150 offers expanded capabilities while remaining remarkably economical.

New for 2013

  • New, larger-displacement 150cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke engine adds freeway credentials to this modern scooter that captures a distinctive, motorcycle-like style.
  • New seat padding material adds to the PCX150’s comfort factor.
  • Excellent fuel mileage makes for remarkably economical transportation.
  • Modern motorcycle-inspired styling in a full-sized scooter.
  • The 150cc PCX150 is freeway legal.
  • Available in Metallic Black and Candy Red colors.

Honda Genuine Accessories

  • Rear Trunk
  • Trunk Base Kit
  • Windscreen
  • Outdoor Cover


Model: PCX125
Engine Type: 125cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke
Bore and Stroke: 52.4mm x 57.9mm
Compression ratio: 11.0:1
Valve Train: SOHC; two-valve
Induction: PGM-FI with automatic enrichment
Ignition: Digital with electronic advance
Transmission: Honda V-Matic belt-converter automatic transmission
Suspension Front: 31mm hydraulic fork; 3.5 inches travel
Rear: Unit swingarm; 2.9 inches travel
Brakes Front: Single 220mm disc with three-piston caliper
Rear: Drum with CBS
Tires Front: 90/90-14
Rear: 100/90-14
Wheelbase: 51.4 inches
Rake: 27.0o
Trail: 86mm (3.4 inches)
Seat Height: 29.9 inches
Fuel Capacity: 1.6 gallons
Estimated Fuel Economy: 110 MPG
Colors: Pearl White, Candy Red
Curb Weight*: 280 pounds
*Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel–ready to ride.

Source: Honda

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  • My local dealer keeps telling me no word on ordering possibilities yet, 4/25/12. Another dealer 40 miles away says she is placing orders in late April and should expect delivery in late June or early July of 2012. What gives? Anyone have any suggestions, I was taking a PCX 125 off the floor until I saw the 150 verision for 2013 supposedly available this summer.

    • Honda has kind of a strange product release schedule. If we get any word on the PCX 150 becoming available, we’ll definitely post about it.

  • willem ruiter

    To sit on this bike is not very comfortable, it’s a crime for long distances.
    I have a PCX honda and try to make it more comfortable.

    • How’s it for around town though?

    • Mark Kramer

      I purchased my PCX 150 weeks ago and fairly happy with it. When it’s very windy it feels like the front wheel is going to be swept out from under me (very scary). As for the seat, you are right, it is very uncomfortable. I had to purchase a special seat pad that cost me $125.00 because the seat is very hard. Also that little hump attached to the seat does very little for low back support. If it were not for the above problems I would rate this scooter a 100 +. Instead I rate it an 85. Happy riding everyone!

  • Kevin

    Ordered a red 2013 PCX150 on 5/30/2012.

    • mike

      What’s the word on pricing for this?
      Is the 110 MPG listed actually realistic or more of an advertising optimism?

  • Val

    Bought a red 2013 in July. It is comfortable (I am a 5’3″ woman) and rides and starts beautifully. Love this little scoot! Only complaint is that seat doesn’t shut easily….same problem I had with two other Schwinn (horrible machines!) scooters before.

    • Tim

      try applying some sewing machine oil to the latch mechanism and work it a few times. I don’t have a pcx, by my scooter had the same problem and that fixed it for me.

  • christine

    are the PCX150 being released in canada. i would truly want one.

    • That I don’t know, but I imagine a quick phone call to your local Honda shop would get that question answered.

  • Lori

    i just got mine scooter two days ago I love it I preordered it from the dealer yes I had to wait five weeks but it was so worth it I love it

  • Its July 9th and my the local honda shop just got the new pcx150 in. I took it for a test ride and it has a lot more get up n go than my pcx125. It will hit 70 mph quick. So I traded up. Very happy and impressed with the pcx150.

  • outawack

    On 7/18/12 I traded my 2010 Honda 110 Elite for a 2013 PCX 150 in candy apple red, what a dream machine. This bike rocks!

  • JT

    Just bought the Candy Apple Red PCX 150 for the wife and she is 5’1″ and her feet can touch the ground. She loves the way it handles and rides!

  • Kate Wisby

    when is it coming to Tassia

    • You’ll have to check with your local Honda dealer on that one, Kate.

  • fritzi

    I just got my PCX150, traded up from a yamaha 125. What a great bike!!!!!!
    I’m 81 years old 5’1″ and am extremely comfortable on it. It handles amazingly well.
    I didn’t start riding until I was 74 so am still developing riding skills and what a dream this candy red “flyer” is for me. Everything about it is “wow”. Honda has done it again!!!!

  • Jim Daily

    I have my 150 on order. Can’t wait! I am 68 years old and this will be my first. Can anyone tell me what the load capacity of this scooter is?


  • brian

    just traded in a elite for this 150 we love it but are having a hard time finding a boot for it if anyone knows were we can get one please reply
    thanks ba

  • Ken

    I want one.
    Rode one. Loved it.
    Plan on buying it.
    My Victory High Ball is racking up miles. Need something that gets crazy good gas mileage and looks awesome. This does.
    This is my new Corvette. LOL

  • Ken

    Hey Jim Daily,
    I rode it and i’m a 240 pounder. Handled me like a kid.
    Plan to ride my wife around on it too.

  • Don

    Just bought one …. I traded in on a 2003 SV 650 I never road much. Nice amount of power for its size and weight and no more constant shifting and the handling around town __side roads and even the highway is fine. No it’s not too fast but you get great easy handling and if you take a tour …just get a 300 cause I have a Burgman 650 and it mostly a waste of power so so milage (35-50+) and is nice handling scot but 600 pounds is a very heavy and the 150 is only 286___a Kymco 300i would be more that enough for a tour and gets great millage

  • arun

    when is it coming to india

    • Not sure. You’d have to get in touch with your local Honda dealers.

  • tim

    just bought one in july and love it. I am a 60 yr old male and at my size, only 5’6″ and 145 lbs, this bike is a power house for a 150cc. I commute to work on it which is a total of 30 miles a day. and it sure saves me a lot from driving my big z71 chevy pickup. as an engineer myself I will contribute my 2c. honda has designed the engines power band, via the ignition, to have its max efficiency from 0-40 mph. after that the acceleration curve begins to fade. but this band allows the rider to keep up with traffic from a red light on a busy street. very intelligent design. the bike will go 65. but I dont have the guts to ride mine on the freeway. just too light of a machine. all in all, a very nice scooter

  • i am curious:  did you find the foot rests wide enough to suit you?  i had the impression that the bike’s foot rests might be designed for smaller feet

    • Clément Celma

      I’m a size 12 and there’s room for more…

  • Tanveer Sharafat Nadgaonkar

    launch in india dete pliz tell