Honda Motorcycles has revealed the latest iteration of its low-capacity Grom naked bike, which gains fresh styling elements and improved performance thanks to a new 125cc engine.
The new air-cooled engine delivers 7.2kW and 10.5Nm, and critically, is matched with a five-speed gearbox, as opposed to the current Grom‘s four-speed setup.
With the five-speed, the Grom’s top speed rises from 92km/h to 94km/h.
While the Grom originally debuted styling reminiscent of Honda’s larger sportsbikes, the new model takes a different direction with retro-inspired design features.
After observing its customers’ efforts to make their bike unique, the new Grom can be easily customised with replaceable body work and other factory accessories.
New modern touches include a redesigned LCD dash which now includes a rev-counter and gear position indicator, and an LED headlight is now standard.
The Honda Grom 2021 will be built in three colours, Force Silver Metallic, Matte Gunpowder Black Metallic and Gayety Red.
Pricing and local timing has yet to be confirmed, however, Honda Motorcycles Australia told INFO MOTO that the model is confirmed for local showrooms.
The Grom’s chassis is largely unchanged, however, fuel capacity has been increased to 6.0-litres (+0.3L), while its overall weight has dropped by one kilogram to 103kg.
Suspension is handled by a 31mm USD fork and rear monoshock, while 12-inch wheels shroud hydraulic disc brakes measuring 220mm at the front and 190mm at the rear.
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