Honda's popular and beloved Grom has received a comprehensive redesign for 2017, which the Japanese manufacturer says results in a sharper, more aggressive look.
The don’t-call-it-a-mini-bike Grom has been a big success for Honda. Though it rolls on 12-inch wheels, the bike has full-size features like a sturdy steel frame, a 31mm inverted fork, mono-shock rear suspension, hydraulic disc brakes, and a 125cc single-cylinder four-stroke engine.
Now the Grom gets an edgier look, thanks to an integrated fuel tank and side panels, along with a modern, stacked LED headlight layout. Add a new flip-key, “sportier” handlebar, under-slung exhaust, upswept tail unit, and a higher passenger seat.
"We're excited to refresh the Grom with an assertive new look for 2017," said Lee Edmunds, manager of motorcycle marketing communications at American Honda. "Since its 2014 introduction, this fun-loving motorcycle has been a big hit in a little package, single handedly establishing a thriving market for small-wheeled, small-displacement road bikes."
Priced at US $3,199, the new Grom will hit dealerships in August.