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2011 Honda PCX 125 First Ride Photo Gallery

Our contributing scooter editor takes a ride on Honda’s latest offering, the Thailand-build 125cc Honda PCX scooter. Read the full story in our 2011 Honda PCX 125 First Ride.

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The PCX is zippy, responsive and easy to ride.
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The 14-inch wheels felt like a good compromise between stability and quick steering, while offering a good ride over bumps and potholes.
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The fuel-injection gets the most out of the little motor while returning model-airplane-like fuel economy, and storage and passenger-carrying capability is on par with much bigger scoots.
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The seat isn't too low (at 29.9 inches), but it is narrow at the front, making the bike easy to handle, even for shorter people.
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The 25-liter trunk has room for a full-face helmet (not every full-face helmet, but my Nolan N43 made it in there) and a small bag of groceries.
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When you get where you're going, the convenience of a scooter is hard to beat, and the PCX is no exception.
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Honda painted up this special edition PCX scooter for the band Paramore for their Civic concert tour.
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2011 Honda PCX 125 Paramore Concert Tour Edition
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Wheels are 14-inchers with skinny bias-ply tires, a 90/90-14 in front and 100/90-14 in back.
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There's bit of wind protection at the max speed of around 60 mph.
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The frame is steel tubing with a unit-construction swingarm and the wheelbase is a lengthy 51.4 inches.
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The seat is comfortable for a while, there's ample legroom for average-sized people.
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Build quality is very good, with nice paint and lots of interesting details to take in, like the chrome handlebar and bezel around the steering head that contrasts stylishly.
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2011 Honda PCX 125
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2011 Honda PCX 125
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Braking is handled by a 220mm disc and three-piston caliper in front, and a drum in back.
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The rear drum is linked to the front three-piston caliper with a delay-spring mechanism that prevents the front brake from being activated before the rear, maximizing braking by evenly distributing stopping force between the front and rear wheels.
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2011 Honda PCX 125
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There's a small non-locking glovebox under the instruments for extra space.
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The instrument panel is small but complete with fuel gauge.
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2011 Honda PCX 125
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The PCX fits into what may be the sweet spot for a global scootering product. At 125cc, it fits right in between the smaller entry-level models and the bigger freeway-legal commuters.
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2011 Honda PCX 125
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The PCX offers a lot of features for a very small price with a MSRP of $3399.
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It's fun and easy to ride, and thanks to the Thailand outsourcing, it's priced in line with its competition without sacrificing a lot of quality.