The world of mini bikes has never been the same since the introduction of the Honda Grom. Known internationally as the Honda MSX125, the Grom has captured the hearts of riders around the world due to its unique blend of fun, affordability, and performance. In 2023, Honda has upped the ante with some impressive new specifications and features for the Grom. Let’s dive in and explore what the new model has in store.
1. Engine & Performance
- Engine Type: The 2023 Grom houses a 124.9cc air-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke engine, a lineage it proudly carries from its predecessors.
- Fuel Injection: An improved fuel injection system ensures better fuel efficiency and consistent performance across various riding conditions.
- Transmission: A smooth-shifting 5-speed manual transmission. This is a significant update considering earlier models came with a 4-speed transmission. The extra gear means better highway speeds and more versatility.
2. Design & Ergonomics
- LED Lighting: Modern LED headlight design not only provides a sleek look but also ensures better visibility in low-light conditions.
- Improved Ergonomics: The seat has been designed for better comfort for both the rider and pillion. Additionally, handlebar positioning has been adjusted for a more natural and comfortable grip.
- Colors & Graphics: The 2023 model comes with fresh new color options and graphics, giving riders a chance to flaunt their personal style.
3. Chassis & Suspension
- Frame: The Grom’s steel backbone frame brings a perfect blend of rigidity and flexibility, making it apt for both city rides and twisty roads.
- Suspension: Upfront, the Grom sports a 31mm inverted fork, ensuring better handling. The rear retains its single shock for a comfortable ride.
- Brakes: The 2023 Grom comes with hydraulic disc brakes both at the front (220mm) and rear (190mm) ensuring effective stopping power.
4. Wheels & Tires
- Wheels: 12-inch cast wheels, a standard for the Grom that provides stability without compromising agility.
- Tires: The Grom is equipped with chunky tires that not only look great but provide excellent traction on a variety of surfaces.
5. Additional Features
- Digital Instrumentation: A modern LCD panel displays vital stats like speed, odometer, tachometer, fuel gauge, and even a clock. Its neat design ensures all data is easily readable at a glance.
- Storage: Under-seat storage, although not massive, is handy for storing essentials.
- Fuel Capacity: The Grom boasts a 1.45-gallon fuel tank, which when combined with its fuel efficiency, gives it a commendable range.