Popular scooter manufacturer Boon Siew today introduced Honda’s new global Automatic Transmission system with their official launching of two all-new mopeds that utilises this new model – the fun and functional all-new Spacy offering utility, capacity, stability and safety; and the all-new PCX that offers luxurious conveniences and features in an outstanding engine performance package.
Boon Siew claims that their new global Automatic Transmission models, equipped in the new mopeds, have been setting the trend in Europe, America and around Asia.
“At Boon Siew Honda, we believe that there is always a bike for everyone, for every occasion, for every lifestyle. In a business dealing with of all kinds of motorbikes, there is always a place for Automatic Transmission models, which are simple to ride and maintain. Today, we are taking this line to a whole new level with the Spacy and PCX, two Automatic Transmission models with exciting new features.” said Boon Siew Honda Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Satoshi Okada during his opening speech of the launching ceremony held at Image Rom photo studio in Sunway Damansara.
The Spacy is supposedly designed for fun with high utility and big capacity. It looks just like any other moped but upon closer inspection, the Spacy is living up to its’ roomy name with an 18-litre XL-sized utility box (U-Box) that can fit a full-face helmet and a huge 5.2 litre fuel tank for long distance journeys.
Also made larger are the floor panel for better foot rest space, wider seats for more riding comfort and a big front inner box that can fit a 500ml water bottle and other small items.
Other new features included in the Spacy are its brake lock lever function to avoid accidentally turning the throttle when idling and durable tubeless tyres to ensure that air doesn’t dissipate all at once during a puncture. It also has a Side Stand Switch feature that automatically shuts down the engine when the side stand is deployed.
It is powered by a fan-cooled, 4-stroke, 110 cc single-cylinder Over Head Cam (OHC) engine with Honda V-Matic Technology producing 8.65 hp at 8,000 rpm with 8.27 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm. It is also economically fuel-efficient at 41.5 km per litre in compliance with the Euro II emission standards based on the ECE40 Mode test.
The Spacy is priced at RM4,999.00 on-the-road with 1 year comprehensive single rider insurance and a warranty period of 2 years or 20,000km. It is offered in Magellanic Black, Euphoria Red Metallic and Pearl Metalloid White. There will also be a Luminous Orange colour but will only be available in March next year.
The PCX, on the other hand, is a stylish scooter that does not look like a typical moped. It has a sleek low design that, according to Okada, will be well-received by a more trendy audience who seek advanced engine performance in luxury and style.
The exterior features an all-in-one Dual Grand Headlight with Position Lamp that not only look elegant, but also provides large headlights and a fog lamp. The tail light also comes with separate signal lights to give it a sporty look. It also highlights comfortable wide seat with sit-in riding position. There’s an extra large 25 litre U-Box enough to store a full-face helmet and a console box to fit personal items like shades and gloves.
The PCX is also the first automatic transmission model to be fitted with Honda’s Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) system to its’ 153 cc single-cylinder, four stroke, liquid-cooled SOHC engine. The PGM-FI together with an enhanced Smart Power (eSP) that designed for durability, fuel economy, power and torque, gives the PCX excellent fuel consumption of 50.2km per litre based on the ECE40 Mode test. A new Idling Stop System, which automatically stops the engine when it is idle after 3 seconds, further elevates fuel savings of about 7% compared to when the system is not in function based on ECE R40 Mode test. The engine produces 13.41 hp at 8,500 rpm with torque figures at 13.8 Nm at 5,250 rpm.
The PCX is offered in two variants – the Deluxe variant which comes in Pearl Metalloid White priced at RM10,888; and the Standard variant which is finished in Pearl Magellanic Black or Radiate Grey Metallic with on the road price of RM10,688. Both comes with a 1 year comprehensive single rider insurance and a warranty period of 2 years or 20,000km, whichever comes first.
After the launching ceremony, members of the media with riding licenses were given a short test ride of both mopeds around Kota Damansara and those without licenses were let loose in a confined compound complete with a long straight for acceleration and braking tests, a slalom and a figure 8 course to test handling.