2011 Honda PCX Scooter First Look

May 12, 2010
Ken Hutchison
Ken Hutchison
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The ulcers keep piling on for the warden of the MotoUSA asylum. With the inmates running rampant around the globe, Hutch has opted to get in on the madness more these days than in years past and is back in the saddle again.

2011 Honda PCX Scooter
Honda is already showing off their 2011 Scooters starting with the PCX.

Take a look at the 2011 Honda PCX Scooter. This fuel-injected 125cc liquid-cooled single cylinder four stroke powered machine is the new mid-sized offering from Big Red. Aimed directly at the consumer who is looking for an all-around vehicle that is equal parts commuter, daily driver and fun mover, the PCX has potential to be a success. It rolls on stylish 5-spoke 14-inch wheels with a braking system that consists of a single 220mm disc with 3-piston caliper up front and a drum rear brake. The PCX features a 31mm fork with 3.5 inches of travel works with the Unit swingarm to offer a low maintenance and plush ride. With a relatively long wheelbase of 51.4 inches it should be stable for riders that take it out on the curvy open roads.

The PCX features Honda’s V-Matic automatic transmission, a sizeable storage area capable of hauling a full face helmet, large locking glove box and stylized bodywork reminiscent of the new VFR1200F. Its large seat sits at 29.9 inches off the ground but its step-through scooter design will make it easy to climb aboard and the wide floorboards should provide plenty of room for taller riders and a measure of wind protection form its extended bodywork near the rider’s feet. An anti-theft deterrent ignition cover and center stand rounds out the nifty array of features that Honda feels will make the PCX appealing to riders of all experience levels. Price and availability have yet to be announced.

“We’ve enjoyed tremendous success with our line of scooters,” said Powersports Press Manager Bill Savino, “and now along with the 2011 Ruckus we’re introducing the brand-new PCX, a very stylish 125cc scooter that adds even more depth to Honda’s scooter line.”

2011 Honda PCX Scooter
The Honda PCX will be available in two colors for 2011, Pearl White and Candy Red.

2011 Honda PCX Specifications
Engine: 125cc liquid-cooled single cylinder four-stroke
Bore & Stroke: 52.4mm x 57.9mm
Fuel: PGM-FI
Ignition: Digital
Compression ratio: 11.0:1
Transmission: Automatic
Front Suspension: 31mm hydraulic fork w/ 3.5 in. travel
Rear Suspension: Unit swingarm w/ 2.9 in. travel
Front brake: Single 220mm disc w/ 3-piston caliper and CBS
Rear Brake: Drum
Front Tire: 90/90-14
Rear Tire: 100/90-14
Rake: 27-degrees
Trail: 86mm
Wheelbase: 51.4 in.
Seat Height: 29.9 in.
Curb Weight: 280 lbs.
Fuel Capacity: 1.6 gal.
Colors: Pearl White, Candy Red
Warranty: One year, unlimited mileage

The Honda Ruckus is back!
The little 49cc all-around scooter is one of the cool 2-wheelers in Honda’s 2011 line-up. It’s a popular selling bare-bones machine that is great for the urban environment where less is sometimes more. It’s a great in town bike looks tough and fits the bill as a durable in-town commuter. For 2011 the Ruckus will come in Orabge/Black or basic Black color ways. Price and availability have yet to be announced.