Two Wheels | 0131 667 7305

Edinburgh's Honda Motorcycle Dealer

Two Wheels

0131 667 7305


Model updates: Europe's favorite 125cc scooter is made EURO 4 compliant for the 2016 sales season. The PCX's 233 mile range - from its ultra-efficient (134 mpg) engine with Idling Stop technology - premium LED lights and all-round style and comfort create a compelling package with enduring popularity throughout Europe.



1. Introduction

2. Model overview

3. Key features

4. Accessories

5. Technical specifications

The PCX125 has been Europe's best-selling scooter every year since 2013. Its success is down to a formula Honda has had many years' experience in perfecting. The strong, modern design allows it to slip elegantly into a style-conscious urban lifestyle, while compact dimensions ensure it can plot a path through busy traffic – and park – with ease. The sit-in riding position, under seat storage for a full-face helmet and all-round build quality provide the “X” level of Personal Comfort which give the PCX its name. 

In 2010, the PCX was the first two-wheeler to feature Idling Stop technology; two years later it became the first scooter in Europe to use Honda's ultra-efficient eSP (“enhanced Smart Power”) engine. Outstanding value for money - both at purchase and throughout ownership – has always helped to underpin the PCX's popularity.

2. Model Overview 

A smart, sporty look, with outstanding comfort, lie at the core of the PCX's identity. In 2014, the model received extensive upgrades, with more flowing, modern design lines complemented by the premium look of LED lights all-round. Rider-focused touches including 12V AC adapter, hazard lights and clock were also added.

 The 134 mpg fuel efficiency of Honda's “enhanced Smart Power” engine combined with 8 litre fuel tank for a range of over 233 miles. Now for the 2017 year model, compliance with EURO 4 emissions regulations further underlines the PCX125's constant focus on efficiency and reduced environmental impact.

 The PCX125 holds a special place in Honda's unparalleled range of two-wheeled machines. Its outstanding value, contemporary styling and all-round fun and practicality make it the embodiment of many of Honda's most important virtues.

3.1 Styling & Equipment

 The PCX125's dynamic look reflects the advanced technologies that go into its production and includes many details that enhance both usefulness and comfort. Its sleek, compact form give genuine traffic-busting ability and the sit-in riding position provide comfort and a feeling of security. Compact dual LED headlights give a sporty edge and maintain light distribution with the arrangement of low-high-low beams. The indicators, taillight and license plate light are also LED, reducing electrical drain on the engine. Hazard warning lights are standard.

 The large left hand fairing pocket will happily hold a water bottle or drinks can. It also contains the 12V AC adapter for charging a phone. There's under seat storage for a full-face helmet and the stepped seat itself has a sprung hinge, so it stays up when open.

 Seat height is a very manageable 760 mm with a 'straddling' height of 540 mm. Both the seat and fuel lid are opened via one-touch switches and the ignition has a key shutter for extra security.

 A central console presents all the information within a neat, concise design. Speed is displayed by a luminous needle moving around the outside of the LCD panel, which contains an odometer, trip meter, fuel gauge, the additional fuel efficiency meter and clock.

3.2 Colour options

- Pearl Cool White

- Pearl Nightstar Black

 - Pearl Siena Red

- Matt Carbonium Grey Metallic

- Pearl Havana Brown

3.3 Engine

The lightweight and compact liquid-cooled SOHC two-valve 125cc engine powering the PCX125 offers durability with excellent performance away from the lights – 0-50m takes just 5.4s – plus quiet, smooth operation and reduced CO2 production.

Critical of course is its impressive fuel economy of 134 mpg without Idling Stop (WMTC mode). This results in a tank range of over 233 miles thanks to the 8.0 litre tank.

The engine layout is built around a host of low-friction technologies working in harmony. An offset cylinder reduces friction caused by contact between piston and bore, efficiently transmitting combustion energy to the crankshaft. A compact combustion chamber and PGM-FI fuel injection optimizes combustion efficiency and cooling performance, tailoring torque characteristics to suit the rpm ranges typically used by a 125cc scooter rider.

Optimized ignition timing combines with efficient cooling of the combustion chamber to aid resistance to 'knocking'. A 400 cell catalyser is cited in the exhaust. A 'spiny' cast-iron sleeve – with tiny surface extensions – keeps in check any distortion of the inner bore diameter. This design lowers tension in the piston ring, reducing friction. A shell-type needle bearing is used for the rocker arm shaft while small and light rollers work in conjunction with cam profile and valve spring load.

A compact high-efficiency radiator – integrated into the exterior of the right-side crankcase – employs a small, light fan, reducing frictional losses and lowering drag. Rolling resistance within the transmission unit is reduced by the use of three low-friction main bearings, all designed to deal with the loads they individually receive.  

The electronically controlled brush less ACG starter is an integrated component mounted directly on the end of the crankshaft, serving as starter motor and alternator. It spins the engine directly, eliminating any noise from gear engagement or meshing.

The selectable Idling Stop function automatically stops the engine running after three seconds at idle and re-starts it instantly as soon as the throttle grip is twisted. It's seamless in use thanks to ACG and the swing-back system that returns the crank to its position before air intake, and a decompression mechanism that negates cranking resistance from compression. The Idling Stop system has functionality to 'read' the battery charge and turn itself off to avoid excessive drain. The battery itself is a large, long-life YTZ8V unit.

A V-Matic wide-ratio continuously variable transmission employs a quiet, durable drive belt, manufactured from high-elasticity rubber, delivering efficient drive to the back wheel.

3.4 Chassis

The PCX125 has to provide handling nimble enough to deal with busy traffic but also a stable and comfortable experience for rider and passenger at all times. Its durable tubular steel underbone frame, short 1,315 mm wheelbase and steering geometry – rake of 27° with 86 mm trail – combine to create just such a platform. Kerb weight is 130 kg.

The turning radius is a tight 2 m, allowing for easy man oeuvres in tricky spaces, while 5-spoke 14” cast aluminium wheels add stability and rider confidence. Michelin City Grip tires are fitted for the 2017 year model; the front is a 90/90-14, the rear a 100/90-14.

With 100 mm stroke 31 mm, telescopic forks soak up uneven surfaces and further aid rider confidence; twin rear shocks give 75 mm stroke through an aluminium swingarm. Honda's Combined Brake System (CBS) operates between the front 220 mm front disc/three-piston caliper and 130 mm rear drum, distributing some braking force to the front when the rear brake is applied for smooth, progressive brake performance.

4. Accessories 

A range of accessories are available including Honda lock alarm kit, windshield, rear carrier, 26 litre top box, top box carrier, U-lock, outdoor scooter cover, exhaust garnish and wheel stickers.

5. Technical Specifications




Single-cylinder, liquid cooled, SOHC 4-stroke 2-valve


125 cm 3

Bore ' Stroke

52.4 x 57.9 mm

Compression Ratio


Max. Power Output

8.6 kW @ 8,500 rpm

Max. Torque

12.0 Nm @ 5,000 rpm

Oil Capacity

0.9 liters




PGM-FI electronic fuel injection

Fuel Tank Capacity

8.0 liters

Fuel Consumption

134 mpg (without Idling Stop) (WMTC mode)





Battery Capacity

12V/6AH (10H)

ACG Output




Clutch Type

Automatic, centrifugal, dry type

Transmission Type


Final Drive





Tubular steel underbone



Dimensions (L'W'H)

1,930 x 740 x 1,10 0mm


1,315 mm

Caster Angle



86 mm

Seat Height

760 mm

Ground Clearance

135 mm

Kerb Weight

130 kg



Type Front

31 mm telescopic fork, 100 mm stroke

Type Rear

Twin suspension aluminium swingarm, 75 mm stroke



Type Front

5-spoke cast aluminium

Type Rear

5-spoke cast aluminium

Rim Size Front

14M/C x MT1.85

Rim Size Rear

14M/C x MT2.15

Tyre's Front

90/90-14M/C (46P)

Tyre's Rear

100/90-14M/C (57P)



Type Front

220 mm hydraulic disc with combined 3-piston caliper

Type Rear

130 mm combined leading/trailing drum




12V, 5.4W x 1 (low)/9.6W x 1 (high)


12V, 2.2W x

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