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2017 Honda PCX125 Receives LED Lights and Is Euro 4 Compliant

Honda PCX125 is the best-selling scooter in Honda's Europen line-up and had been a constant presence at the top of the sales charts since 2013. House Tokyo prepared a solid and nifty upgrade for the upcoming year, hoping to make it even more appealing to the customers.
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For starters, Honda had to tweak the 124.9cc single-cylinder injected SOHC engine to make it compliant with the newly-enforced Euro 4 emission standard. Even more, they had to make sure the new emission tuning would not have a negative impact on the power figures.

The engine Honda introduced back in 2012 is still good for 12 hp @ 8,500 rpm and produces a peak torque of 12 Nm (8.8 lb-ft) at 5,000 revs per minute. The transmission remains automatic, engaged via a centrifugal clutch, making the PCX125 easy to ride even for people with zero experience in the two-wheeled world.

The other major update is both functional and aesthetic, as the Honda PCX125 now comes with full LED lighting as standard equipment. Honda has not revealed the price for this scoot, but if they manage to keep it in line with the previous versions, the upgrades would definitely make it much more appealing.

While the fuel economy also remains one of the strong selling points of the 2017 PCX125, with a claim of 2.1 l/100 km (134 mpg) from the 8-liter (2.1 US gal), Honda still needs to think about upgrading the rear brake.

For a 2017 model year two-wheeler, albeit a scooter, running a drum brake in the rear just doesn't seem to be right, especially as Honda is so keen on developing cutting-edge technologies in their motorcycle segment.

After all, replacing the old-school drum rear brake with a small rotor and single-pot caliper can't be neither hard, nor expensive, and it's not that Honda needs to reinvent the wheel for such a change. Come on, Honda, you can do it!


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