Big stars launch small Grom fun bike

Grom stars Lowndes and BeattieGrom stars Lowndes and Beattie

V8 Supercars stars Craig Lowndes and Rick Kelly, former GP rider Daryl Beattie, Australian Superbike riders Troy Herfoss and Jamie Stauffer and MX riders Dylan Long and Jay Wilson have helped launch the Honda Grom.

The smallest adult bike in the fleet has arrived in red, yellow or grey at the introductory price of $3999 ride away which has been extended until the end of August.

The Thai-made fun bike was launched by the motor racing superstars at Federation Square in Melbourne on June 30 with giveaways and photo/autograph opportunities.

Grom stars Lowndes and BeattieGrom stars Lowndes and Beattie
Grom stars Lowndes and Beattie

The overgrown pit bike was released in 2013 and became a hit in the US where it was 2014 Motorcycle USA magazine bike of the year.

While Honda Australia dithered about importing the popular bike, independent Joe Stephens of Aussie Grom decided to secure the import rights in September 2015 and are now selling them at $3799 ride away with a three-year warranty.

The Grom looks like a monkey bike on steroids, has a low 754mm seat, a super-light 102kg weight, low centre of gravity, 124.9cc single-cylinder four-stroke engine, inverted forks, fat 12-inch tyres and a four-speed transmission.

The build quality is high as expected from Honda with surprisingly comprehensive all-digital instruments including a speedo, tacho, clock, fuel gauge and two trip meters.

Honda Grom

  • Price: $3799 or $3999
  • Engine: 124.9cc air-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke
  • Compression: 9.3:1
  • Transmission: 4-speed, chain drive
  • Suspension: 31mm inverted fork, 9.9cm travel; single shock with steel box-section swingarm, 10.4cm travel
  • Brake: 220mm disc with hydraulic dual-piston calliper (front); 190mm disc with hydraulic single piston calliper (rear)
  • Tyre: 120/70-12; 130/70-12
  • Rake: 25°
  • Trail: 81mm
  • Wheelbase: 1198mm
  • Seat: 754mm
  • Fuel: 3.8 litres
  • Wet weight: 102kg


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