Friday, January 27, 2012

Vespa LX150 or Honda PCX?

A Big "Gong Xi Fa Cai" to Everyone!!

Wow, it's been a long holiday season! Still basking in the holiday mood now... =P

Glad to receive a query on "LX150 or PCX?"

Seriously, if you like "looks", go for LX150! It's simply eye-catching and handsome! Period.

If you are looking for a fuel-efficient, cool-looking and easy-to-handle machine, PCX is a good choice.

  • It has a lower center of gravity and larger wheel than LX150, so I believe that it should offer a more stable ride than LX too.
  • Servicing cost - Up till now, my most expensive servicing session costs $50 at Boon Siew. I am not sure about LX but I do not think it will costs much less for a European bike. (?)
  • PCX's underseat storage space is much much bigger than LX's
  • PCX's headlight is much bigger and definitely more visible than LX's. If you are also a driver, I believe you will understand this importance too. :P
Looking 1 year back... I was deciding between LX150 and PCX during my bike purchase too. Gathered comparison feedback from as much technician uncles in the bikeshops that I've visited, all have given their votes to PCX for the technical performance. LX150 is still my first-love (simply love the look! *muack*). But the seat is just too high for me to ride on it confidently. Weighing between safety and looks, I've chosen the PCX. Have not regretted my decision till now. Although, a tint of jealousy and envy still tinkle up in me whenever I pass by one of my first love on the road...

1 comment:

  1. We considered the Vespa vs PCX150. The PCX150 ROCKS -- over 70 miles per hour - really good acceleration.
    Handles great and 102 mpg.
    Personally, we prefer the modern PCX look to the retro Vespa.