PCX is nice bike but I don't see it doing much more than providing city commuting. if that is your type of riding you will be very pleased.
That's actually what I got it for.
I'm in a small mountain town in Montana - current population 65,000 and very dense. Town size has doubled in twenty years - California expats. So traffic is a headache.
Lights are typically over five minutes to cycle. I'm serious. Traffic will back up on the main drag through intersections...so it's a lot of creepy-crawly and having to move fast when the lights change. ESPECIALLY since they don't follow a pattern - traffic actuated; it's chaotic.
On my "big" bike, a V-Strom 650...it's a matter of sitting there, and then, when the light changes, quick grab the gear...and listen to the gearbox bang. If I have time, I like to take the clutch thirty seconds ahead and then walk the bike forward at about 2 mph, to ease engaging of the gears. Clutch isn't dragging - every Japanese bike I've had is like that, and I've checked clutch free-play. And the mechanic insists this is "normal" - and apparently it is, because most other bikes, Euro or Japanese, do this.
It's still gotta be hard on the tranny.
Then, if I'm caught far behind...I gotta slip the clutch, since idling in first gear is too fast for this slow traffic, filtered with Medical Marijuana patients. I imagine the clutch facings wearing right down...
The auto transmission of a scooter is a much better answer. So, too, is the easy start of the starter/alternator of the PCX. No engaging the ring gear - you don't even hear the starter spin until the exhaust starts burbling. So, on those long-long lights, I shut it down.
The 55-mph max speed seems to be enough for city and secondary roads; and I like the way it handles, too. Frankly I think it's more stable than the Burgman....I'll bet you the Honda Team Red took a few Burgmans on the track when developing the PCX.
So it's done. Freeway...V-Strom. Local...PCX.