Honda PC800 (Pacific Coast)

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Honda PC800 (Pacific Coast)

The Honda PC800 (Pacific Coast) touring motorcycle model appeared in 1989 with the filing of the American division of Honda Research America and was focused primarily on the North American market. Meanwhile, the motorcycle was also sold for a limited time in Europe and Japan.

The concept of the Pacific Coast model was quite interesting - the motorcycle should be as practical as possible, designed for use by novice riders and have low maintenance requirements. And they succeeded. The Honda PC800 model turned out to be extremely practical, reliable and convenient for operation:

  • Developed wind protection. Allows you to comfortably move along the track in almost any weather.
  • Multifunctional dashboard. Has an automotive style and shows all possible parameters and states of the motorcycle.
  • The presence of a luggage compartment. The entire rear of the motorcycle is a huge trunk.
  • Audio system. Models 1989-1990 additionally equipped with AM / FM radio.
  • Cardan drive. Virtually maintenance-free.
  • Auto turn off turn signals. It was present on models until 1997.
  • Hydraulic clutch. It is lighter and more convenient than cable, practically does not require maintenance.
  • Hydraulic valve clearance compensators. The engine does not require periodic valve adjustment.

The basis of the Honda PC800 was a V-shaped 2-cylinder liquid-cooled engine with a volume of about 800 cc. see, giving out about 57 hp. power and 66 Nm of torque. The motor is similar to the one used on the Honda XRV750 Africa Twin, but with different cylinder bore and crankshaft stroke parameters, as well as changes in the cylinder head (PC800 had hydraulic lifters, XRV750 had a screw and lock nut adjustment).

The model existed on the market until 1998 inclusive, after which it was discontinued and did not receive further development. In total, approximately 14,000 Honda PC800 (Pacific Coast) motorcycles were sold.


Honda Pacific Coast
Honda Pacific Coast
Honda Pacific Coast


Specifications Honda PC800 (Pacific Coast):

ModelHonda PC800 (Pacific Coast)
Motorcycle typetourist
Release year1989-1998
Framesteel duplex
Engine type2-cylinder, 4-stroke, V-shaped
Working volume800 cc cm.
Bore / stroke79.5 x 80.6 mm
Compression ratio9.0: 1
Number of valves per cylinderSOHC, 3 valves per cylinder (with hydraulic clearance compensators)
Fuel supply systemcarburetor, 2x Keihin CV, 36mm
Ignition typetransistor
Maximum power56.5 h.p. (41.6 kW) at 6500 rpm
Maximum torque65.7 Nm (6.7 kg-m) at 5500 rpm
Drive typecardan
Front tire size120 / 80-17 (61H)
Rear tire size140 / 80-15M / C (67H)
Front brakes2 discs, 290mm, 2-piston calipers
Rear brakesdrum
Front suspension41mm telescopic fork, 145mm travel
Rear suspensionpendulum with two shock absorbers (4-stage preload adjustment), stroke - 130 mm
Motorcycle length2290 mm
Motorcycle width820 mm
Motorcycle height1370mm - PC800 ('89 -90)

1420 mm - PC800 ('94 -98)

Wheelbase1555 mm
Saddle height765 mm
Minimum ground clearance140 mm
Acceleration to 100 km / h6.1 sec.
Maximum speed174 km / h
Fuel tank capacity16.0 l
Motorcycle weight (curb)280 kg - PC800 ('89 -90)

281 kg - PC800 ('89 -90) California version

283 kg - PC800 ('94 -98)

284 kg - PC800 ('94 -98) California version

Fuel consumption

The officially declared fuel consumption of the Honda PC800 (Pacific Coast) is 3.84 liters per 100 kilometers (at a constant speed of 60 km / h). The real consumption, according to the owners ( service), is 4.9 liters per 100 km.