Honda has upgraded to PCX150 with a new motor and redubbed the scooter the PCX. The 2022 Honda PCX scooter gets a 157cc powerplant that Honda describes as “freeway-capable.” We don’t have all the details on the new motor, but it’s an oversquare design, and Honda says “the engine remains smooth, quiet and extremely efficient.” Selectable traction control is part of the motor package.The PCX has a new chassis that is lighter and, according to Honda, corners better. The 2022 Honda PCX gets roomier under-seat storage, as it will now hold 30 liters of cargo. Urban after-dark riders will notice the all-LED lighting.
The 2022 Honda PCX will be in dealer showrooms in March with a $3799 MSPR for the standard model, which is $100 more than PCX150 it replaces. The ABS version of the new PCX adds just $200 to the price tag. You won’t have to agonize about what color to select, as the PCX will only be available in Pearl White.Honda is also bringing back two 50cc scooters, each of which skipped model-year 2021 and have a devoted following—the sophisticated Euro-styled Metropolitan and the genuinely unique Ruckus.The 2022 Honda Ruckus is $50 more than the 2020 version. While the ’20 Ruckus came in a choice of two colors, the ’22 gives you three all-new colors—White/Pearl Blue; Midnight Blue/Tan; Gray.The 2022 Honda Metropolitan is completely unchanged from 2020. The color choices—Pearl Soft Beige and Coastal Blue—and the $2499 MSRP are identical to the ’20 edition.“Scooters and small-displacement motorcycles continue to play an important role in American Honda’s on-road lineup, appealing to new riders and serving as fun and economical transportation,” Senior Manager of Powersports Marketing for American Honda Lee Edmunds explained. “With the introduction of the all-new PCX and the return of our stylish 50cc scooters, there’s something for every commute and around-town ride.”We have tested the Honda PCX150.We have tested the Honda Metropolitan.
This week, Senior Editor Nic de Sena rides the all new Ducati Monster. Big changes have been made by Ducati–has the company ruined the considerable heritage of the iconic Monster–or are the changes worth it? In the second part of the show, we chat with Nick Ienatsch, Founder and Head Instructor at the Yamaha Champions Riding School. He says: “We aim to change your riding life by introducing you to Champions Habits: The techniques, approaches, skills, and the mindsets of the best riders in the world. These Champions Habits are the foundation of safety and consistency to whatever speed you ride, in any venue on any bike. Street riders, this is just as much for you as track riders. The best way to make safe riders is to make good riders.“ We hope you enjoy this episode!