Honda PCX125 - Owner's Manual > Load Limits & Guidelines

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Your scooter has been designed to carry you and one passenger. When you carry a passenger, you may feel some difference during acceleration and braking. But so long as you keep your scooter well-maintained, with good tires and brakes, you can safely carry loads within the given limits and guidelines.

However, exceeding the weight limit or carrying an unbalanced load can seriously impair your scooter's handling, braking, and stability. Non-Honda accessories, improper modifications, and poor maintenance can also reduce your safety margin.


How much weight you put on your scooter, and how you load it, are important to your safety. Anytime you ride with a passenger or cargo, you should be aware of the following information.

Overloading or improper loading can cause a crash and you can be seriously hurt or killed.

Follow all load limits and other loading guidelines in this manual.

Load Limits

Following are the load limits for your scooter:

maximum weight capacity:

348 lb (158 kg)

includes the weight of the rider, passenger, all cargo, and all accessories.

maximum cargo weight:

24 lb (11 kg)

includes following maximum compartment weights:

center compartment: 22 lb (10 kg)

glove box: 2.0 lb (1.0 kg)

The weight of added accessories will reduce the maximum cargo weight you can carry.

The glove box is for lightweight items.

Load Limits

Loading Guidelines

Your scooter is primarily intended for transporting you and a passenger. You may wish to secure a jacket or other small items to the seat when you are not riding with a passenger.

If you wish to carry more cargo, check with your Honda dealer for advice, and be sure to read the information regarding accessories on page 5 .

Improperly loading your scooter can affect its stability and handling. Even if your scooter is properly loaded, you should ride at reduced speeds whenever carrying cargo.

Follow these guidelines whenever you carry a passenger or cargo:

  • Check that both tires are properly inflated, and that pressure in the rear tire is increased to suit the load.
  • To prevent loose items from creating a hazard, make sure that all cargo is tied down securely before you ride.
  • Place cargo weight as low and close to the center of your scooter as possible.
  • Balance cargo weight evenly on both sides.

Cargo Compartments

Center Compartment

The center compartment (1) is designed to carry up to 22 lb (10 kg).

However, regardless of compartment capacity, be sure you do not exceed the maximum load and cargo weight limits.

To Open the Center Compartment

Place the scooter on its center stand and open the seat.

To Close the Center Compartment

Lower and push down on the rear of the seat until it locks.

Make sure the seat is securely closed before riding.

The center compartment may become heated by the engine. Do not store food and other articles which are flammable or susceptible to heat damage in this compartment.

Do not direct water under pressure against the center compartment as water will be forced into the compartment.

Center Compartment

  1. center compartment

Glove Box

The glove box (1) is for lightweight items.

Cargo in the glove box should not exceed: 2.0 lb (1.0 kg)

Be careful not to flood this area when washing your scooter.

To Open the Glove Box

Raise the knob (2) by pulling it, then open the right glove box cover (3).

To Close the Glove Box

Push the cover closed and check that it is secure.



  1. glove box
  2. knob
  3. glove box cover

Do not open and close the glove box while riding the scooter.

Do not store valuables or fragile articles in the glove box.

    See also:

     Honda PCX125 - Owner's Manual > Protective Apparel

    For your safety, we strongly recommend that you always wear an approved motorcycle helmet, eye protection, boots, gloves, long pants, and a long-sleeved shirt or jacket whenever you ride.

     Honda PCX125 - Owner's Manual > Basic Operation & Riding