Thoroughly updated and revised is the 2018 Honda PCX150 scooter, priced at RM10,999 without road tax, insurance and registration. First entering the Malaysian market in 2012, the PCX150 has proven popular with urban riders and is now updated with a lighter steel cradle frame.

Carrying a 149 cc SOHC liquid-cooled engine, the PCX150 claims 14.5 hp at 8,500 rpm and 13.6 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm. Fuelling is with Honda’s PGM-Fi and power is delivered to the rear wheel via a CVT gearbox, as is the norm for scooters.

Braking is done with a single hydraulic disc on the 14-inch front wheel and a drum brake on the 14-incher at the back. Suspension is with conventional telescopic forks on the front and dual shock absorbers adjustable for pre-load in the rear.

Weighing in at 130 kg, the PCX150 has a seat height of 764 mm and a waisted middle profile that makes low speed manoeuvring easier. Lighting is now updated with LED headlight units with integrated DRL and LED tail light.

A 25-litre storage space is found under the seat and fuel is carried in a 8-litre tank. The seat comes equipped with spring-loaded hinge, keeping it upright for ease of storage.

Standard equipment is the SMART Key System which features keyless starting, anti-theft alarm and answer-back system which help owners locate their scooter. Inside the cockpit an LCD display contains all necessary information and a 12-volt adaptor for charging electronics.

Alongside the current model colour option of Pearl Metalloid White, two new colour options are provided for the 2018 Honda PCX150 scooter – Euphoria Red Metallic and Radiate Grey Metallic. Deliveries of the PCX150 to Boon Siew Honda dealers is expected to begin in August.