PCX Elegance road test exposes fuel injection limitations

My Jack Corbett PCX Elegance road test finally proved Honda’s fuel injection does not offer superior fuel economy to the carbureted Yamaha Elegance .

There’s nothing like pitting two or more motorbikes against each other in hands on road tests  to  get the right answers.

PCX Elegance road test
In 2011 these were the two flagships for Yamaha and Honda in the 125 c.c. underbone motorbike class. Later Honda would upgrade the 125 c.c. PCX to a more powerful 150 c.c. model whereas Yamaha would replace its 135 c.c. Nouvo Elegance with the less powerful 125 c.c. Nouvo SX

This test pitted a 125 c.c. Honda PCX motorbike belonging to a Norwegian friend against my own Yamaha 135 c.c. Nouvo Elegance.

We chose a 140 kilometer course for our  PCX Elegance road test

No one had done such a comprehensive PCX Elegance road test before.  And I’m certain no one would ever top our shootout between the Honda 125 PCX and Yamaha Nouvo Elegance 135 motorbikes.

We drove the two bikes from  Pattaya to Rayong.    After filling up at the same gasoline station.  We used the same pump and returned to the same pump after returning from Rayong.   To be 100 percent certain that  both motorbikes filled up at exactly the same angles.  We left nothing to chance.

Keep in mind that we conducted this road test in 2011.  Since then Honda’s replaced its 125 c.c. PCX with a larger 150 c.c. model.  While Yamaha has  replaced its carbureted 135 c.c. Yamaha with a  fuel injected 125 Yamaha Nouvo SX.   Which Yamaha replaced with its outstanding 155 Nmax in 2016.  You will find more up to date road tests of the newer model PCX’s and Yamaha Nouvo’s on this web site .

Meanwhile, let us take you back to 2011 that pits the 125 c.c. Honda PCX against the 125 c.c. Yamaha Nouvo EleganceJack Corbett Motorbike Reviews

Then you might to takes a look at eight more modern motorbikes PlONe and I cover in from my you tube video “Most Versatile Motorbike for Thailand”.

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