Within the U.S., we’re acquainted with the Honda PCX, a small, sensible, and simple to experience little scooter. Whereas a few of chances are you’ll shrug it off as a small toy relegated just for use inside your neighborhood, over in Asia, the PCX is a extremely sought-after mannequin, and is taken into account a premium commuter scooter on the high of its class.
Certainly, the wants of commuters in Asian international locations like Indonesia and the Philippines differ tremendously from these of the western world. For starters, cities are compact, visitors is dense, and parking is scarce. As such, puttering about on a small two-wheeler is virtually a necessity for the on-the-go city-dweller. The PCX ticks all of the bins for many commuters – it is torquey sufficient to overhaul gradual vehicles, it is dependable ‘trigger duh, it is made by Honda, and it is comparatively inexpensive to purchase and keep.
For the 2023 mannequin 12 months, the PCX 160 has been up to date in Indonesia – the nation the place it sees an enormous chunk of its manufacturing. It is supplied in two trim choices, one with a mixed braking system (CBS), and the opposite with an anti-lock braking system (ABS). A complete of 9 colours are unfold throughout the 2 variants, permitting riders to search out the proper coloration to suite their type.
Extra particularly, the PCX 160 CBS is obtainable in Magnificent Purple, Royal Matte Blue, Fantastic White, and Good Black. In the meantime, the PCX 160 ABS model, which instructions a slight premium over the ABS mannequin, is obtainable in Imperial Matte Blue, Fantastic White, Majestic Matte Purple, and Wonderful Matte Black.
Efficiency-wise, the PCX 160 is rocking Honda‘s latest single-cylinder workhorse, a 160cc, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected engine with Enhanced Sensible Energy Plus (eSP+) expertise. On high of that, the PCX 160 sports activities Honda’s Selectable Torque Management, also referred to as traction management, making certain a secure and assured experience on all street circumstances. Most energy output for the engine is a good 16 horsepower and 10.3 pound-feet of torque.
As for pricing and availability, the bottom mannequin of the PCX 160 retails for Rp 32,620,000, translating to about $2,182 USD. For reference, over within the US, the Honda PCX carries a way more premium price ticket of $3,899 USD.