2021 Honda PCX 160 now in Thailand, from RM12,000

2021 Honda PCX 160 now in Thailand, from RM12,000

Launched a month ago for the Japanese market, the 2021 Honda PCX 160 has been launched in neighbouring Thailand. Pricing for the PCX 160 in Malaysia’s ASEAN neighbour is 91,900 baht (RM12,348) for the PCX 160 and 107,500 baht (RM14,444) for the PCX 160 e:HEV.

The PCX 160 is powered by a single-cylinder, four-valve engine displacing 156.93 cc, fed by PGM-Fi. For the Japan domestic market, the PCX 160 puts out 15.8 PS at 8,500 rpm and 15 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm, an increase of 1.1 PS and 1.8 Nm of torque over the PCX 150 currently sold in Malaysia.

A new frame for the PCX 160 is stiffer than previous, and weight is now 132 kg with fuel carried in a 8.1-litre tank. The under seat storage compartment is now 30.4-litres, an increase of 2.4-litres from the PCX 150.

2021 Honda PCX 160 now in Thailand, from RM12,000

Wheels in 14-inch front and 13-inch rear are used, shod with 110/70 and 130/70 tyres, respectively. For Thailand, the PCX 160 comes with either front-wheel ABS or combined braking, to suit the customer’s budget.

Braking is done with a single hydraulic disc on the front and rear wheels for the ABS-equipped PCX 160, while the non-ABS model comes with a single disc in front and a mechanical drum brake at the back. Aside from ABS, the PCX 160 ABS in Thailand also comes with Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC), otherwise known as traction control.

Meanwhile, the PCX e:HEV couples a new 125 cc engine with an AC electric motor, powered by a lithium-ion battery. This adds 1.9 PS and 4.3 Nm of torque to the 12.5 PS and 12 Nm produced by the internal combustion engine, bringing it on par with the PCX 160.

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  • Hopefully Boon Siew Honda can bring ABS version, this one variant should be enough. They can score high safety rating by MIROS as this model has ABS and traction control, compare to competitor. The hybrid is not much practical as it much expensive, battery issue for long term maintenance. The ABS version is already fuel saving, almost 50 km/l. So, hybrid is not necessary.

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  • The taxing formula makes the pcx a bit more expensive than nmax is it?

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    • physical distance advocate on Jan 10, 2021 at 3:30 pm

      is it? already PCX is selling at higher price than NMAX.. by a lot!

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  • taboogen on Jan 09, 2021 at 9:38 am

    12k in thailand.. remove every safety features, increase the price, then can sell in Malaysia. Typical motorcycle seller here in Malaysia. need to change lah.

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    • Attitude motorcycle seller in Malaysia is very sad. They not even concern about our safety. Take an example, Nmax selling in Bangladesh and Nepal is equipped with ABS. Even these country have very much lower GDP and poorer than Malaysia. Yet, they still concern about the safety aspect of their user.

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  • TAY CHANG KOK on Jan 09, 2021 at 3:04 pm

    I hope Honda can in prove on the auto engine stops, my PCX 150 is not working after 1.5 years.

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  • I like the appearance of the pcx..looks exclusive…but the price is much higher than nmax

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  • Rm 12k consider reasonable as it equipped with ABS and traction control, etc. Please don,t say add Rm 3k, better buy modenas 250 cc. 250 cc scooter is big (larger dimension), heavier ( almost 185 kg) , maintenance is almost 2 time expensive (tyre, belt etc). Hardly maneuvere around town. Even 250 cc has comfortable seat for pillon, most of the time, rider only use it for himself.

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  • Please don’t use the current marketing strategy, Boon Siew Honda. The company brings the PCX 150 with ABS omitted. At the same time, bring PCX hybrid, also with ABS omitted. The price is RM 10k and RM 14K. Who wants to buy if the spec is the same as NMax; better go to NMax with only RM 8K.

    So, please bring the ABS version, with traction control. Even though the price is higher than NMax. It is justified. Nowadays, the riders wise enough to concern about their safety.

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  • Motorhead on Feb 06, 2021 at 9:22 pm

    The problem with PCX model in Malaysia is spare parts is hard to locate. This is very true from previous gen of PCX150 to today’s model. BSH is doing rather a terrible job in the spare parts department

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