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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:42 am 
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I am going to buy a pcx150 this week and have a couple of questions that I can’t find the answers to.

What are the specific differences between the 2017 and 2018 US versions of the pcx150. Anyone Know or can point to where this info is available? It is confusing because some features don’t appear to be available in the US.

Also, the Honda tall windscreen option is a $300 extra. Is it worth that or would I be better off with an aftermarket windscreen? I’m looking for the one that works best for a 5’10” (178cm) rider even if it is more expensive.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:06 am 
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I am not the authority on differences but I believe that the only difference, in the United States, between the 2017 and 2018 models is the color choice.
There are some items that are definitely not available in the United States, and may never be, such as keyless start and idle stop, but these are minor.
As far as the Honda tall windshield, I did not think it was worth the price, so I purchased a Givi tall one. There is also a National Cycle windshield, which may be what Honda is offering under their own name (Honda does not make their own tall windshields). In either case, check the dimensions because they (Givi and National) also sell a mid height one. A few riders on this forum have the mid high ones but most like the tallest ones for more wind protection.

MAKE SURE THE WINDSHIELD YOU ORDER WILL FIT YOUR YEAR. Sorry for yelling that but some members have ordered the wrong year, and pre 2015 windshields do not fit the newer models.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:27 am 
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CharlieP wrote:
I am going to buy a pcx150 this week and have a couple of questions that I can’t find the answers to.

What are the specific differences between the 2017 and 2018 US versions of the pcx150. Anyone Know or can point to where this info is available? It is confusing because some features don’t appear to be available in the US.

Also, the Honda tall windscreen option is a $300 extra. Is it worth that or would I be better off with an aftermarket windscreen? I’m looking for the one that works best for a 5’10” (178cm) rider even if it is more expensive.


A: nothing important
B: aftermarket

Other opinions are available....

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:42 am 
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Hi Charlie! Welcome :) Getting a New bike is Always Exciting and the PCX is a Great Choice! So Congrats on that!!

As far as your ???
It would help us if you entered your location to your profile.
Why? As you've been finding, our PCX's Do Differ. One Example: the U.S. Model Does Not have the Idle Stop Feature, while across the pond They Do. So..........

Why don't we do this first. Lets get your location listed. Afterwards members will be able to glance to the left, get the info "they need" to answer your questions as quickly and as accurately as possible.

Alrighty, Let's Do It! 8)

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:34 am 
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Between US models 2017-18 PCX? I'm thinking nothing more than possible ignition features. The US models will have a brake lock or parking brake over the Euro model with the idle stop option. I don't think we need or want either of these silly implements IMO. Sometimes I think these are prone to fail sooner or later. If you forget to release the P-brake you will burn off your brake pads (there is no idiot light)

Has anyone been to a showroom stateside yet to look over the latest and greatest PCX?


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:50 pm 
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Has anyone been to a showroom stateside yet to look over the latest and greatest PCX?


When I bought my new "leftover" 2017 U.S. model last year the salesman told me the 2018 models here would be unchanged. Same white and blue colors as well. I have the IRC tires on mine. Depending upon what country you live in a PCX may come equipped with Michelin City Grips.

The toolkit only contains a helmet leash or whatever you choose to call it. It's basically a plastic insulated wire loop to run through your helmet D-ring and hook under the seat frame on the left side. When you close the seat it locks anyone out from just taking it off and running with it.

Nice reliable machine. I've left mine stock so far. The seat isn't the most comfortable but it's OK for me right now. 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:40 pm 
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no difference. get the cheaper year model.

And go fo an aftermarket windshield.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:11 pm 
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Thanks to all for the help. I ended up with a new 2017 white pcx. I will be ordering an aftermarket tall windscreen to go with it.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:20 pm 
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Congrats on your new PCX! :D

You won't regret it. ;)

Follow the "break in" recommendations. Don't ride at the same speed all the time. Don't over rev it either. Allow the motor to alternatively accelerate and decelerate appropriately so as to promote a better environment for the piston rings to seat properly in the cylinder. :geek:

You may find yourself getting addicted to the thing. . .like a day without a ride on the PCX is like a day without sunshine. o_O

Do the oil change and clean the screen at 600 miles. Check the tire pressures with a squeeze before every ride. You never know when you may pick up a roofing nail or piece of glass. That being said put a tire pressure gauge on them at least once a month. You may need to top them off a psi or two.

To maintain your warranty it's recommended you have a dealership do the maintenance work initially. Some owners choose to do their own maintenance. Personal choice. :|

The gear case oil will need to be changed also. I think it's supposed to be good for two years but I did my first oil change at about 1000 miles within 3 months after I bought it. Use Honda oils (with Moly) if you can get it. Check the manual. I put 10w-40 in my engine and 10w-30 in my gear case.

Get used to the horn and turn signal location.

Get a Service Manual and follow the procedures and maintenance schedules. The valve adjustment is a frequent topic of discussion here. Lots of opinions and real world input.

Let us know about the new windscreen and how well it works. . .especially when it's windy or cold. 8)

Again. . .congrats! Don't be surprised if you are getting over 100 MPG. :D


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