Honda Grom is a fun commuter

Honda Grom

Honda GromHow did you get to work today? Was it a drag, or was it fun?

If you’d like more fun in your commute, this Honda Grom looks just the ticket.

It’s a radical-looking commuter bike that could add heaps of fun to the urban lifestyle.

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

It also looks like massive fun – as shown in the supplied photos – and has launched in many overseas markets such as the US, but there is no word yet on whether it will come to Australia.Honda Grom

“This product is still under review by our product planning department; no announcements at this stage,” says Honda Australia spokeswoman Emma Kershaw.

With the Learner-Approved Motorcycles Scheme (LAMS) market growing in leaps and bounds, it would be a great addition to the Honda line-up.

Despite being a compact bike, it has riders ergonomics that will suit most adult sizes and with its low weight, it should be easy to throw around.
Honda Grom
Honda Grom

  • Price: Not sure
  • 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 caliper (front); 190mm disc with hydraulic single piston caliper (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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