Honda has announced one new and three returning small-displacement offerings, which include a sportbike and a trio scooters. Leading the charge for the scooters is the heavily updated 2021 Honda PCX, followed by the 2022 Honda Ruckus, 2022 Honda Metropolitan and 2021 Honda CBR300R sportbike.
2021 Honda PCX
Formerly known as the PCX150, the 2021 Honda PCX features fresh styling, new amenities and an updated 157cc engine.
The oversquare 60mm bore and 55.5mm stroke has led to a 7cc increase in displacement. A larger 28mm throttle body improves fuel economy, Honda says. To boost reliability, the 2021 PCX now employs a hydraulic cam-chain adjuster.
The double-cradle steel chassis is completely redesigned and provides better handling. Bolted to that new frame are new plastics, which features a much sleeker profile. Riders will also have a handy 30-liter under-seat storage compartment, making trips to school, work or the grocery store a snap. Lastly, a USB charging port is included.
Other amenities include an LED headlight and indicators, a larger LCD instrument panel, a centerstand, Honda Selectable Torque Control and optional ABS ($100).
Pricing begins at $3,799, which is only $100 above the PCX150’s MSRP — not too shabby. Availability is scheduled for March and is offered exclusively in Pearl White.
2022 Honda Ruckus
Returning to scooter fold is the 2022 Honda Ruckus, a fan favorite among customizers. Before the Grom, there was the Ruckus, a bare-bones grocery-getter powered by a spunky 49cc engine mated to a CVT transmission that’s easy as pie to ride. There are no changes coming to the Ruckus this year, outside of color options, which are White/Metallic Blue, Gray, Midnight Blue/Tan. MSRP is $2,799 and will be available in April.
2022 Honda Metropolitan
Featuring European styling, the Metropolitan is a voguish, attractive and compact urban scooter that is sensibly priced at $2,499. Equipped with ample under-seat and in-dash storage compartments, as well as a hook for securing luggage, the Metropolitan is built for the urban environment. A rear carrier is available as an option. Two color options are available; Pearl Soft Biege; Coastal Blue. Availability is slated for April.
2021 Honda CBR300R
Honda’s CBR300R lightweight sportbike distills all the CBR thrills into one nimble, capable 286cc single-cylinder powered machine that’s equally adept at taking on the canyons as it is the city streets. The CBR300R is extremely accommodating with its low 30.7-inch seat height and neutral handling, while also boasting a low cost of ownership, thanks to its impressive fuel efficiency. ABS is available as an option ($200). The 2021 Honda CBR300R is available in two color choices; Grand Prix Red and Matte Gray Metallic, and will arrive in dealers this April. Pricing begins at $4,799.
For more information on these models, visit Honda.