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.



Specifications Honda PC800 (Pacific Coast):

Model Honda PC800 (Pacific Coast)
Motorcycle type tourist
Release year 1989-1998
Frame steel duplex
Engine type 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, V-shaped
Working volume 800 cc cm.
Bore / stroke 79.5 x 80.6 mm
Compression ratio 9.0: 1
Cooling liquid
Number of valves per cylinder SOHC, 3 valves per cylinder (with hydraulic clearance compensators)
Fuel supply system carburetor, 2x Keihin CV, 36mm
Ignition type transistor
Maximum power 56.5 h.p. (41.6 kW) at 6500 rpm
Maximum torque 65.7 Nm (6.7 kg-m) at 5500 rpm
Gearbox 5-speed
Drive type cardan
Front tire size 120 / 80-17 (61H)
Rear tire size 140 / 80-15M / C (67H)
Front brakes 2 discs, 290mm, 2-piston calipers
Rear brakes drum
Front suspension 41mm telescopic fork, 145mm travel
Rear suspension linkage with two shock absorbers (4-stage preload adjustment), stroke - 130 mm
Motorcycle length 2290 mm
Motorcycle width 820 mm
Motorcycle height 1370mm - PC800 ('89 -90)

1420 mm - PC800 ('94 -98)

Wheelbase 1555 mm
Saddle height 765 mm
Minimum ground clearance 140 mm
Acceleration to 100 km / h 6.1 sec.
Maximum speed 174 km / h
Fuel tank capacity 16.0 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.