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Honda's European-flavoured scooter is perfect for city life

Ted Laturnus/The Globe and Mail

Quick Spin - 2015 Honda PXC150 scooter

TECH SPECS

Base price: $3,899; as tested: $4,405

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Engine: 153cc single-cylinder

Transmission/drive: CVT

Fuel economy (litres/100 km): 2.3 (estimated)

Alternatives: Vespa LX150, Piaggio Fly 150, Suzuki Burgman 200, Yamaha BWS 125, Hyosung MS3 250, Saga Quest 150, Kymco Super 8/Movie 150

RATINGS

Looks

7.0 European in flavour. Larger diameter wheels enhance handling and ride.

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Performance

7.0 With a 28cc increase in engine size, the 2015 version of the PCX 150 will get up to highway speed. Just.

Technology

8.0 The four-stroke engine with liquid cooling is almost completely silent. It's amazingly thrifty.

Cargo

7.025 litres of storage room under the (locking) seat – enough to hold a helmet.

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The Verdict

7.5

As an economical city runabout, it's almost perfect.

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