Honda introduces Grom 125cc bike in the US
Nithyanandh K, As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I'm, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!
Honda has taken the wraps of its brand new offering for the US market, the Honda Grom 125, a bike which makes you smile the moment you look at it.
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Yes, the Grom is a very compact yet sturdy looking motorcycle with a diminutive frame. The bike's seat is positioned just 75.4 cm above the ground. The 12" wheels also complement to the bikes compactness but they come wrapped with chunky rubbers.
The bike is powered by a fuel injected 125cc single cylinder engine which is paired to a 4-speed gearbox. Honda hasn't released the performance figures of the bike but its international counterpart the MSX125 puts out 9.7 bhp and 10.83 Nm of torque. The numbers are modest by any standards but the Grom's 102 kg kerb weight mean it is capable of fun inducing rides.
The video demonstrates the little Honda's repertoire. The fun to ride bike comes equipped with inverted telescopic shocks up front and a monoshock at the rear. Both the wheels are retarded by disc brakes.
The mini motorcycle's fuel tank can hold 5.5 litres of petrol. The fuel efficiency and the emissions are expected to be very impressive.
In spite of its tiny size, Honda has managed to make the bike look macho. The digital instrument cluster offers an odometer, tachometer, trip meter, fuel guage and clock. Projector headlamp is another cool feature.
The Honda Grom 125 is available in 2 colors - Metallic Black and Pearl Red. The bike is priced at $2,999 (around Rs. 1.65 lakhs) in the US and the deliveries are expected to begin in August.
How do you like the bike?