Honda has presented the 2019 year version of its maxi-styled scooter, the PCX150 in front of the global audience. The scooter has observed a host of cosmetic and technological updates for the next year. At the designing front, no alteration is seen as compared to the previous model. The update that will seek your attention is the introduction of more focused, LED headlamp with vertical turn indicators. The features list on the improved PCX150 comprises an LCD instrument cluster, ample space of 28 litres under the seat and in the front apron of the scooter.
The PCX150 underpins a steel duplex cradle frame that is the replacement of the underbone tubular steel frame. Also, it is much stable comparatively at high speed and on the corners. In the updated trim, the PCX now rides on eight-spoke rims instead of five spoke rims of the earlier. The rubber on the wheels measures 100/80 and 120/70 section tyres for the front and rear wheels respectively.
In terms of power, the 2019 PCX150 is laden with a 149cc, liquid-cooled, engine. The churned out power and torque figures from the engine are 13.3bhp and 14Nm that is transferred to the rear wheel via a CVT gearbox and belt drive. As claimed by the company, the powertrain being used is lesser in displacement than the 153cc one in the previous model. However, the churned out power and torque figures are improved with the aid of larger intakes and newly introduced exhaust system. For braking, the company armed the wheels with a 220mm disc at the front wheel and a 130mm drum brake at the rear wheel. Furthermore, an advanced technology of single-channel ABS will also be provided as an optional extra.
Globally, the PCX150 is counted in the most selling scooters from Honda. Its Indian emergence is in darkness as the brand would not be able to price it aggressively in the segment. As for now, the Honda offering the Grazia as a premium offering for the Indian market.