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I'll be picking up a new Honda PCX Hybrid at the end of the month (99900b) but have never driven one. Can new owners give me their driving impressions? I expect the bike to have more power off the line where the electric motor kicks in. 

 

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Keep us posted as to how you like it. Have PCX's since they came out, but never a Hybrid. Interested in your impressions. Thanks

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Any other PCX owner have the problem I do. I have 2 PCX bikes about 7 years old. Still very good both of them. The bike I use has a front shock absorber problem, go over say a small pothole, or rough part of the road and its a clunk noise and feels like you are riding on a flat tyre. Took it to a good Honda service place who topped up the oil in the cylinders and replaced with harder springs. Now its worse. Another Honda workshop said its normal for PCX? but other bike is perfect and so was this one for 3 years. They also said you cannot get replacement shockies from Bangkok, I cant believe that story. Open to advice guys other than one smart Somchai at the first workshop who said time to buy a new bike.

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Legend,

Trade it in for a hybrid.

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21 hours ago, Pinot said:

I'll be picking up a new Honda PCX Hybrid at the end of the month (99900b) but have never driven one. Can new owners give me their driving impressions? I expect the bike to have more power off the line where the electric motor kicks in. 

 

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How much more expensive is it on the standard version ? I seem to recall they were about 80K Baht plus last time I looked. 

What is your reasoning to get hybrid ? Better fuel economy ? One would think you would need to hang onto it for a very long time to reliase any monetary benefits ? 🙂

 

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Yes , what is the price difference to the stock standard PCX ?

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Just read some reviews.... I don't think the cost and small % of km/l is worth the outlay for the hybrid. 

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Not 100% sure, but I think you have to forego underseat storage space (which isn't great to start with) for the batteries.

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92000 for the PCX (I can't remember this might be 90k)

99900 for the PCX Hybrid 

 

It comes in deep blue only. Any color you want as long as it's dark blue. I think the regular PCX is limited to dark blue and black. 

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12 hours ago, canthai55 said:

Stand facing the rear of the bike, front tire between your knees.

Stand facing the rear of the bike, front tire between your knees.... then kiss your ass goodbye.

 

Actually what you do is assume the above position, grab the base of the front forks, one with each hand, then pull / push back and forth to see if there is too much play in the fork bearings. These are adjustable.

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Does anybody know whether there is a hybrid for Honda Scoopy?

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I'm thinking that the "hybrid" is simply a marketing exercise using the starter/generator system already in place. I suspect the "hydrid" battery to be quite small and ineffective in any real terms. Maybe useful in creeping traffic jams. 

 

Hope to be proved wrong as the appeal of any hybrid for me would be brief noticeable extra performance when needed.  

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1 hour ago, richard_smith237 said:

 

I'd like to see hybrid bigger bike (real bike not a scooter)... for me the issue with riding in traffic is the engine heat. 

I always end up turning the engine off at lights etc, but 'creeping traffic' can get a bit 'crotch hot' - this is where an hybrid would be ideal and then once moving again at normal speeds the engine can kick in and range is provided by the combustion engine.

 

 

 

I hear you. That is why riding a sports bike in Bangkok, even to get out of the city is a pain. I added two fans and still..... 

 

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