April 18, 2024

Honda Confirms The “Grom” For Australia

The Honda Grom has wowed riders all over the globe with serious fun factor packed into a simple, lightweight design. Overseas models shown.

Honda Australia has confirmed it will bring the quirky but fun Honda Grom to Australia around the middle of the year.

The compact commuter has been a hit in other markets, especially in the US where it took out Motorcycle USA magazine’s Motorcycle of the Year award for 2014.

The little bike has wowed riders all over the world with its simple and lightweight design.

The little pocket rocket is known under a variety of names around the world. In the UK it is known as a Honda MSX 125, it’s a Motrac M3 in many Asian markets and a Skyteam M3 in some European markets.

Regardless of its name, it seems to translate to fun.

The Grom has caught the attention of custom bike builders, there’s been gymkhana events run with them and one guy even shoehorned a Ducati 1199 Panigale engine into one (because he could).

Such is the popularity of the bike around the world.

The Grom has a fuel injected 125cc air-cooled single cylinder four-stroke engine that is certainly not most powerful ever built – we’re talking 7.5 kW and peak torque of 10.8 Nm – but doesn’t lack for performance.

The little bike weighs in at a very trim 102kg, manages a surprisingly high top speed of around 110km/h and sensational fuel consumption of around 2.5 litres per 100km.

The bike has a conventional four speed gearbox and clutch.

It has inverted front forks, monoshock rear suspension, hydraulic disc brakes both front and rear and lightweight 12-inch wheels with wide, low profile tyres.

The Grom is about  3/4 the size of a regular motorcycle, but despite its compact size is quite comfortable even for an adult.

Australian models will be available in three colours – Burning Red, Hyper Yellow and Eclipse Black.

While the price for the Honda Grom is yet to be announced, a best guess would put it at around $3,000.