The 2017 Honda Grom is not the fastest or the most powerful motorcycle, but it sure makes a great choice in the compact segment. Although this model is compact, it has the styling of a sports bike. It is more like a transition from scooter into motorcycle territory. It’s okay to call this model a street-legal pit bike.
2017 Honda Grom: Changes and Specs
For other markets, this model is available as the Skyteam M3, Motrac M3 and MSX125. The new 2017 Grom features a host of changes, which paves way for improvements in performance.
Someone may see this 2017 Honda Grom from the perspective of minibikes of the Honda Z-series. This motorcycle was very popular in the 70s and 80s. But this model is not one of them. Although it’s thick tires might be similar to that of the Z-series, but that’s where all the similarities stops.
While this motorcycle still has 12-inch tires which is pretty much small for a motorcycle, its seat height is 30 inches which is pretty much close to standard. As to the rest of the design of this new Honda Grom, a new LED headlight has been incorporated. This adds up to an aggressive styling.
The overall dimensions of the 2017 Honda Grom are:
- Wheelbase – 47.2 inch
- Trail – 81mm (3.2 inch)
- Rake – 25°
- Curb Weight – 229 pounds
Powertrain and Chassis
Being compact has its perks, especially because the 2017 Honda Grom is very exuberating when it comes to performance and speed. To bring out life in this bike, a 124.9 cc single cylinder 4-stroke engine has been used. This unit is air cooled which keeps things simple, and its bore and stroke goes as 52.4 mm × 57.9 mm respectively while its compression ration checks at 9.3:1.
A 4-speed manual transmission is paired along. This engine has a single overhead cam that uses the roller bearings rocker arms to actuate dual poppets in the head. To reduce the inherent friction, the jug is moved towards the crankshaft which is possible via an offset cylindrical arrangement.
Induction management is done by Honda’s very own Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) which also keeps the emissions in check to meet the CARB and EPA standards.
This two-wheeler has been constructed out of a steel frame that uses a mono-backbone setup making the engine as a stressed member. The swingarm is of yoke-type which also seems to be specially dedicated for rear suspension action.
- Rear Brakes – 190 mm single with hydraulic single-piston caliper
- Front Brakes – 220 mm single disc with hydraulic dual-piston caliper
- Rear Suspension – single shock with swingarm that has 1-inch travel
- Front suspension – 31 mm inverted fork, 9-inch travel
- Final Drive – chain
Competitors, Price and Availability
The Kawasaki Z125 Pro and KYMCO K-Pipe 125 are its greatest competitors. This 2017 Honda Grom holds a price tag of $3,199. What’s great is that this amazing bike is already available in dealerships.
Source : www.2018hondamodels.com