Honda PCX160 Modification

 Honda PCX is one of the early players in the premium style scooter class in Indonesia. Starting his work with an imported version with a 125 cc engine, he was the one who opened the way in this class. Its import status is intact and nominal in the country of origin, Thailand and even Vietnam, which is still high, making the selling price in the country quite expensive in its era. His psychological price was at IDR 40 million when he reached his highest point. However, its popularity turned out to be quite good.

An updated version of the 150 cc engine was also circulating before being replaced by a local production variant at a much more affordable price. Well, since this is the prestige of the Honda PCX began to triumph. How not, it was released at a competitive price with its rivals but carries a variety of more charming features.

Honda PCX160 Modification

Appearing more luxurious than before, the local Honda PCX 150 uses a new front and rear lamp design that is already full of LEDs. The body is also fatter with four exclusive color choices: white, red, black and gold. A modern impression sticks out through the use of a digital instrument panel, with a blue background and white information numbers.

Honda gives a variety of new features for this scooter. One of the interesting, smart key system. The features on the right dashboard of the Honda PCX are integrated with three technologies: keyless (using a remote instead of a key), answer back system and alarm. The naming of the smart key system is also without reason, you can open the trunk and gas tank directly from there.

Another refresh for the Honda PCX, the manufacturer bearing the wing gave the tubeless tires wider to increase driving comfort. The rear wheels, which previously used drum brakes, have now been replaced by discs. The idling stop system (ISS) feature as a fuel saver is maintained. How the ISS works, deactivates the engine automatically when the scooter stops for more than three seconds.

The engine sector was popular when it relied on the adaptation of the Honda Vario 150. The mechanical heart had a liquid-cooled 149.3 cc SOHC capacity. And this year, Honda gave many revisions to the mechanical heart. We also really appreciate this.

The All New Honda PCX 160 carries the latest generation engine with a technology called Enhanced Smart Power plus (eSP+). The capacity has increased, from the previous 149 cc to 157 cc. On paper, he can catapult a power of 16 hp at 8,500 rpm and a torque of 14.7 Nm at 6,500 rpm. That figure is of course able to leave its toughest competitor, the All New NMax 155. Which has a power of 15.1 hp / 8,000 rpm with a torque of 13.9 Nm / 6,500 rpm.

Then it is now crammed with four valves, making for a better air-fuel mixture. And escorted by the SOHC system and technology, you are the Honda PGM-FI. There are also differences in the diameter of the piston and the steps, from the previous 57.3 x 57.9 mm, to 60 x 55.5 mm. The character is overbore, more optimal at the top speed (high RPM). The compression ratio, which was previously 10.6:1, has also been increased, now to 12:1.

Honda also embeds Piston Oil Jet on the PCX 160 engine. This technology has actually been widely used by motorcycles in the 80s era. Its main function, of course, is to help the engine cooling system. The way it works, the bottom of the piston is sprayed with oil constantly. As a result, it can reduce the heat generated from the friction of the piston. Coupled with a molybdenum piston and new piston rings. Claimed to be able to sweep the lubricant better.

Then, the application of Hydraulic Cam Chain (HCC) which is able to reduce friction and sound, as well as engine vibration at the same time. The effect is that the tensioner lifter is able to control the tension of the chain link. Friction can be reduced, noise and vibration at high levels can be suppressed. The result is mechanically quieter and will not change over a long period of time.

In the CVT, the drive pulley is made bigger and the transmission shaft is improved. Then the intake line from the air filter to the inlet pipe is expanded. The diameter of the throttle body was also enlarged to increase intake efficiency. In addition, the exhaust also underwent changes to the structure on the inside. Thus, not only performance increases, but also is more environmentally friendly.

The engine technology carried by the PCX 160 is claimed to have minimal friction and improve performance. The effect makes this premium scooter capable of providing peak perfection when driven daily or touring.

To attract the attention of premium scooter lovers in the country, the manufacturer has given a refresh on the face. The transformation is so tempting. Now applying a new design that carries the concept of 'Personal Comfort Saloon'. Its appearance is a combination of luxury with personalization. Identity as a premium scooter is clear when you first see it.

The most striking is seen in the facade. Now more modern and elegant. No longer use a curved line as a lamp separator. Everything is made together, from the end of the turn signal to the headlight. Its position is horizontal and wide, in harmony with the overall design. The headlights are now made narrower.

The rear body panel is given a new touch, although not too significant. To add to the premium impression, the logo attached is colored in copper (CBS version) and gold (ABS type). Able to give high-class expression and further support the riding style.

The stop lamp has a new look. The shape is more futuristic than its predecessor, with a sharper model. The light effect of the three-dimensional effect is more prominent. And of course, all lighting systems have adopted LED lighting technology. It supports the luxury and sophistication of the All New Honda PCX 160.

Honda PCX is marketed in two variants: CBS (combi brake system) and ABS (anti-lock braking system).

Even though it looks luxurious and elegant, of course many Honda PCX owners don't let their motorbikes look standard. Various modifications were made to increase the impression of prestige and boost its performance. The touring style, elegance, to sportiness are even some of the approaches that are often used.

Popular Modifications Honda PCX160

As already mentioned, modification is one way for Honda PCX owners to personalize their motorbikes. There are many goals to achieve, achieve an exclusive impression, get a performance boost, or simply increase its functionality.

Elegant style is one of the principles adhered to by PCX owners. Understandably, the iron horse was born with thick luxury genes. Adherents of this flow, usually focus more on modifications to the addition of parts that do not change the shape of the body. The addition of more sophisticated features is also often done by owners who use this stream, for example adding GPS.

The touring style is another alternative that is also the choice of many PCX owners. The motorbike, which was designed with a very relaxed riding position, does seem to ask to be taken for a long trip. The impression of a large scooter usually becomes more prominent when the owner chooses this style, because various additional ornaments on the body make it look more youthful.

Improving performance is also one of the modifications targeted by Honda PCX motorcycle owners. There are owners who want to change the PCX's typical frugality principle to be more fierce and reliable in accelerating. In this flow, the increase is usually focused on the transmission sector such as CVT or engines. Not a few also choose to improve PCX handling by upgrading the suspension. 

Touring Equipment Upgrade

This type of modification does specialize in adding ornaments to increase the functionality of transporting goods so that the PCX is more accommodating for long distances. For example, by installing a box either on the back or on the side. On the side box, not a few owners choose a box shape that matches the body, so the PCX design looks more integrated with the storage device. Most adherents of this modification choose to add a box on the back. This box model does have more space than the side, but without increasing the width of the motorbike, so its agility is not so disturbed. Moreover, box models like this can usually use a removable scheme with special brackets. So when the box is not in use, it can be removed. The cost of this type of modification starts from IDR 800 thousand to IDR 3-4 million depending on the number of box components and the brand used.

Body Upgrade

Appearance is an aspect that is more emphasized in this flow. Honda PCX style can be manipulated through body modifications. Starting from changing the windshield, installing body ornaments, or changing the seat motif. The cost of this type of modification refers to the parts that are installed, the cheapest usually starts from IDR 400 thousand for garnishes that are attached to the body. The most expensive can touch the nominal of millions of rupiah in the method of installing a body kit which makes the PCX look very large.

CVT upgrade

CVT as a component of transmitting power to the wheels is one of the initial keys to boost the performance of the Honda PCX. There are many settings that you can find when choosing to play in this genre, pursuing acceleration, increasing topspeed, to simply making PCX more accommodating as needed, which can be targeted. Generally, the modified parts focus on the pulley and roller on the scooter. Replacing the pulley housing with roller innards that have a different weight than the standard, can change PCX's performance. It is even more qualified if you maximize the replacement of double canvases on the Honda PCX clutch component. Usually, modifications in this sector will greatly boost PCX's performance at the expense of its characteristic efficiency. Prepare a budget starting from IDR 350 thousand to IDR 1 million to upgrade the Honda PCX CVT components. Of course, the price can be different depending on the modif workshop.

Accessories Honda PCX160

The popularity of the Honda PCX has skyrocketed since the start of production localization in 2018, making aftermarket industry players take part in providing supporting components. Not a few also provide modification components that are plug n play which can be done by the owners themselves at home, without having to go to the workshop.

The cheapest accessories you can buy for PCX start from Rp. 100 thousand to millions of rupiah, depending on the brand and the number of parts installed. The important thing is to make sure the components you choose can indeed be used for PCX, otherwise you will sacrifice the originality of the motor during installation.

CVT Parts

These components are widely sold in the market at very affordable prices. The cheapest is usually for a roller or just per CVT. The price is in the tens of thousands. But if you choose to replace or modify the double canvas, it could touch hundreds of thousands. 'Gredek' or vibrating disease on PCX can also be solved by modifying this component. Kedai Riders, which is located in Tangerang, provides parts and modifications for PCX that can be tailored to your budget and needs.

Shock Ohlins

Ohlins is one of the biggest names in suspension manufacturing. This brand is even trusted by many MotoGP teams to maintain the quality of handling in the most prestigious motorcycle races in the world. They already have a suspension for PCX both the old version, and the latest. The price of a pair of Ohlins shock absorbers with very many settings, ranging from Rp. 8 million.


Whatever year the Honda PCX was born, it usually has a wide selection of aftermarket windshields. The parts that are on the facade of this motorbike are indeed the target of modifications by the owners. The reason is that it is enough to just replace the windshield, the appearance of the motor can change. Many aftermarket brands already provide parts for PCX. The price of course varies, the cheapest is Rp. 200 thousand. The brands range from Geba, Sectbill, MM Customs, AF Motorsports, to OEM.


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