NTB. Suara.com – Honda has long been a name that many consumers rely on. One of the latest products to get attention is the Honda PCX 160. This premium automatic vehicle offers a combination of style, performance and advanced features that have become Honda’s hallmark.
The Honda PCX 160 comes with a variety of types that are suitable for various consumer preferences. The price of this vehicle varies depending on the type chosen. In 2023, the price of the PCX 160 starts from IDR 32 million. The types offered to consumers include PCX 160 CBS and PCX 160 ABS.
Apart from these two types, Honda has also offered the PCX 160 Hybrid or eHEV type. However, based on NTB. Suara.com searches from various sources, sales of this type will be stopped at the beginning of 2023. Even though it has a higher price, the Honda PCX 160 remains a significant contributor to Honda motorbike sales.
The following are the prices for each type of PCX 160:
Honda PCX CBS: Starting from IDR 32.62 million.
Honda PCX ABS: Starting from IDR 36.035 million.
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The Honda PCX 160 offers a variety of attractive color choices for consumers. For the CBS type, you can choose from the following color options from Majestic Matte Red, Wonderful White, Glorious Matte Black, and Marvelous Matte Gray
Meanwhile, for the ABS type, four color choices are available, namely Wonderful White, Brilliant Black, Majestic Matte Red and Royal Matte Blue. With these various color choices, consumers can customize the Honda PCX 160 according to their personal taste and style.
For those interested in buying a Honda PCX 160 on credit, the following is a credit scheme that applies to the Jabodetabek area with a Down Payment (DP) of 20 percent and an interest rate of five percent:
Honda PCX CBS IDR 32.62 Million
11 months: DP IDR 6.52 million, monthly installments IDR 2.56 million.
23 months: DP IDR 6.52 million, monthly installments IDR 1.27 million.
29 months: DP IDR 6.52 million, monthly installments IDR 1.04 million.
35 months: DP IDR 6.52 million, monthly installments IDR 875 thousand.
Honda PCX ABS IDR 36,035 Million
11 months: DP IDR 7.2 million, monthly installments IDR 2.8 million.
23 months: DP IDR 7.2 million, monthly installments IDR 1.4 million.
29 months: DP IDR 7.2 million, monthly installments IDR 1.14 million.
35 months: DP IDR 7.2 million, monthly installments IDR 964 thousand.
With this flexible credit scheme, purchasing a Honda PCX 160 can be more affordable for consumers who want to pay in stages.
Before deciding to buy a Honda PCX 160, it is important to understand the engine specifications. Quoted from the official Honda Motor website, Sunday 10 September 2023. This motorbike comes with a powerful engine, whose capacity has been increased compared to the previous model. Following are the specifications of the Honda PCX 160 engine:
Engine Capacity: 156.9 cc
Number of Cylinders: 1 cylinder
Maximum Power: 15.7 hp @ 8,500 rpm
Maximum Torque: 14.7 Nm @ 6500 rpm
Transmission: Automatic, V-Matic
This motorbike is powered by a 156.9 cc engine with 1 cylinder, 4 stroke, eSP+ (enhanced Smart Power), and is liquid cooled. This machine is capable of producing power of 15.7 hp at 8,500 rpm with maximum torque reaching 14.7 Nm at 6,500 rpm. The Honda PCX 160 uses a V-Matic type automatic transmission with a dry type centrifugal clutch.
In addition, this motorbike is equipped with a Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) fuel supply system that improves fuel efficiency. With an engine compression number of 12:1, it is recommended that the PCX 160 use fuel oil (BBM) with a minimum octane of 90 for optimal performance results.
One of the advantages of the Honda PCX 160 is the convenience it offers to users. This is mainly thanks to the reliable suspension in dampening vibrations while driving. This motorbike uses telescopic suspension for the front and double suspension for the rear, providing extra comfort when riding.
In addition, this motorbike has proportional dimensions with a length of 1,936 mm, a width of 742 mm and a height of 1,108 mm. The wheelbase is 1,313 mm and the lowest distance to the ground is 135 mm. PCX 160 is equipped with LED lights that provide bright lighting, especially when driving at night or in foggy weather.
The Honda PCX 160 has a design that looks modern and premium, in line with its expensive price. The headlights of this vehicle are U-shaped and widened and are equipped with Daytime Running Lights (DRL) to increase visibility. The taillights have an X silhouette which gives a unique look, especially when the lights are turned on. The three-dimensional light effect on the rear lights also adds a premium impression to this vehicle.
The 14 inch rims with tires measuring 110/70 on the front and 130/70 on the rear provide stability and good handling when driving. The trunk of this vehicle has a capacity of 30 liters, allowing users to carry items easily.
The Honda PCX 160’s fuel tank capacity is 8.1 liters, ensuring you can travel long distances without worrying about running out of fuel. The leg area is 3 cm longer than the previous model, providing extra comfort when driving.
As a premium automatic motorbike, the Honda PCX 160 is equipped with various advanced features that enhance the riding experience. Some interesting features that you can find on this vehicle include:
USB type A socket for charging smartphones.
The Honda Smart Key ignition system makes it easy for users to start their motorbike engine easily and safely.
The Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) feature ensures optimal control during sudden braking or when driving on wet roads. (Note: The ABS feature is only available on certain types. The CBS type is not equipped with the ABS feature.)
Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) or traction control, which helps the driver maintain control when driving on slippery or muddy road surfaces. (Note: HSTC feature is only available on ABS type.)
Even though the Honda PCX 160 has many advantages, there are several disadvantages that need to be considered:
Higher price compared to competitors in its class.
Limited color choices, especially when compared to some competitors who offer more attractive color combination options.
There is no smartphone connectivity, which is a superior feature of several competitors such as the Yamaha NMax which has the Y-Connect feature.
The Honda PCX 160 is an attractive choice for consumers looking for a premium automatic vehicle with modern styling, strong performance and a variety of advanced features. Of course, with a variety of advantages, it won’t burn a hole in your pocket.