2018 Scooter Motorcycle Review Prices and Specs- Why don’t we start with the new-in-2015 features. Along with an upgraded engine, the PCX150 got a lttle bit of a make-over with new body panels to give it a sportier look more sport bike than scooterish. To enhance that new look, the PXC150 received compact dual LED headlamps — actually lights all around including hazard lamps — to give increased visibility that you can see and stay seen.
The new traveling seat is more comfortable, and weatherproof lockable underseat storage — which is now spring-loaded therefore it keeps open without holding it — accommodates a full-face helmet, groceries or a full book bag. As well added in 2015, the scooter has an essential 12-volt adaptor for asking your electronics.
One more notable vary from the 2015 revamp is a much larger fuel tank. Out proceeded to go the 1. 56-gallon fish tank, replaced with an installation payments on your 1-gallon. Half a gallon might not exactly seem to be like much, but at 100 mpg, that is an extra 50 kilometers, give or take. The tank mounts under the floorboard to keep the center of gravity low. This measure increases controlling characteristics.
Instrumentation on the PCX150 includes the typical speedometer, odometer and trip meter. It does have a fuel gauge, that i always like to see, it also has a time clock and a fuel-consumption monitor. Those are nice extra supplies.
For ease of auto parking, the scooter comes with both a jiffy stand and a center stand. You can use whatever one better suits the parking spot; because why don’t we face it, sometimes having the room to leave the scooter lean seriously isn’t there. While parked, if you’re protected with a robbery deterrent ignition system cover and steering lock to be sure your scooter stays to put it.
After playing baseball to and fro whether to go head-to-head with an Smax from Yamaha or a PCH150 from Lance, We decided to go with the Smax for their sportier look.
Looking at the two side by side, I am hit by the similarities. That they both seem to be to follow an almost insect-like, strange flow. No doubt there are some aerodynamic things to consider there, but the Smax creates more of a cockpit for the driver with its tall windscreen or dashboard. The screen comes installed on standoffs, so air movement up the backside of the screen relieves the vacuum and eases some of the buffeting result.
As a result, motorcyclists can expect a more relaxing ride from the Smax if prolonged stretching exercises at speed are part of your commute. Phazer sticks to a more traditional look around the waist with a full step-through and flat deck, so the SMax incorporates that extra little valuables space between the rider’s feet.
There isn’t much to choose between both the in the engine division. Sure, Honda just released a nifty new 153 cc mill, but the 155 cc Yamaha also runs a water-jacketed engine with fuel injection and electronic ignition, and both companies have a reputation for producing solid small motors. Red Riders do get a tiny victory in mileage; as the PCX150 boasts 100 mpg, the SMax falls slightly short at only 81 mpg, significant for engines with the much in common.
The stickers are almost close enough to make you suspect some vast child scooter conspiracy of price mending. Yamaha lets go of the SMax for $3, 699, but Honda tapia that down just a little further with $3, 599 for the ’18s.