2018 Honda Grom Review

2018 Honda Grom
2018 Honda Grom
2018 Honda Grom
2018 Honda Grom
2018 Honda Grom
2018 Honda Grom
2018 Honda Grom
2018 Honda Grom
2018 Honda Grom
2018 Honda Grom

 

 

THE PUREST FORM OF MOTORCYCLING.

 

Want to have some serious fun getting from one place to another? As thousands of converts already know, that’s where the Honda Grom comes in.

Compact, low to the ground, pocket-sized in terms of price and parking, but such a blast it’ll put a giant smile on your face whenever you turn the key. Last year we gave it some sweet updates—a new headlight, new two-step seat, new bodywork, and a new muffler. This year you still get all that plus available ABS, along with a healthy dose of Gromitude.

Want to know more? The Grom features a 125cc engine, with a fun factor that’s off the charts. Its unintimidating size makes it great for beginners, and a total, flickable joy ride for riders with more experience.

So what are you waiting for? Get yourself a Honda Grom, and start the Gromance. You can do it, and we’re here to help.

The Fun Starts Here.

The Grom is more than just a cool little bike—it looks the part too. If it looks like the Grom is a blast, that’s because it is. If you’ve got it, flaunt it!
Check Out The Styling Touches!

Plenty Of Performance.

What makes the Grom so much fun? It all starts with a great motor. The Grom’s single-cylinder design is light, narrow, and revs fast. Fuel injection helps performance, electric starting makes it a snap to get going, and plenty of maintenance-reducing features mean more time to ride.

Bike-Sized Features.

Exhibit A: the four-speed transmission. You get all the control and performance of a standard motorcycle gearbox, and the fun of shifting and deciding when to shift. Exhibit B: Hydraulic disc brakes front and rear (plus available ABS) give you excellent stopping power.

Mighty Mite.

With its low 30.0-inch seat height, lightweight, low center of gravity and narrow profile, the Grom inspires confidence, and is a blast whether flicking around corners or cruising around town.

Wanna Ride? We’re Here To Help!

If you’re interested in riding but not sure where to begin, our Learn To Ride site is for you. We’ll guide you along every step of the way, telling you what to expect. Helping you find and schedule training. Getting gear. Figuring out which bike is right for you. And what to expect at the dealer. So get started!

 

 

2018 Honda Grom Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

 

G-R-O-M: For anyone remotely familiar with the cultural revolution birthed by Honda’s 125cc sport bike, that simple four-letter word conjures thoughts of enjoyment and fun. An instant cult classic, the Grom has captured the hearts and throttle hands of riders of all sizes and ability levels through its unique ownership of the small-bore sport category. A major portion of its charm is due to its diminutive stature, which is friendly to new riders, offers nimble handling, and is an absolute blast for carving turns. The pint-size Honda’s lightweight feel and peppy powerband contribute to its broad appeal, while the big-bike-inspired styling turns heads in every environment. With a four-speed transmission, manual clutch, and disc brakes, the Grom is as serious as it is delightful.

 

Engine/Drivetrain

  • Single-cylinder 125cc SOHC four-stroke engine packs a perfect blend of performance with impressive fuel efficiency plus accessible and fun all-around ability.
  • The engine uses low-friction technology such as an offset cylinder and a roller rocker arm for the valve gear.
  • Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) offers excellent throttle response over a wide range of riding conditions by continuously monitoring several variables to ensure the correct fuel mixture for the existing riding and atmospheric conditions.
  • The four-speed gearbox is managed via a manual clutch and offers smooth and consistent gear changes.

 

Chassis/Suspension

  • Integrated fuel tank and side panels with an edgy look.
  • Stacked LED headlight layout.
  • Under-slung exhaust, upswept tail unit.
  • Sporty handlebar bend.
  • Compact chassis features a sturdy mono backbone steel frame.
  • Telescopic inverted 31mm front fork, like a full-size motorcycle, delivers 3.9 inches of travel.
  • Steel box-section rear swingarm and a sturdy single shock yield 4.1 inches of comfortable rear-wheel travel.
  • Single front 220mm disc with hydraulic dual-piston caliper and single rear 190mm disc with hydraulic single-piston caliper deliver strong stopping power.
  • Compact 47.4-inch wheelbase and light curb weight of 225 pounds results in amazing agility to boost rider confidence.
  • LCD digital dash includes speedometer, odometer/A&B trip meters, clock and fuel gauge.
  • Flip key.

 

Transferable one-year limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan

 

  • Meets current EPA and CARB standards

 

 

2018 Honda Grom Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Fuel efficiency + fun

Single-cylinder 125cc SOHC 4-stroke engine packs a perfect blend of performance with impressive fuel efficiency plus accessible and fun all-around ability.

Low-friction performance

The engine uses low-friction technology such as an offset cylinder and a roller rocker arm for the valve gear.

Excellent throttle response

Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) offers excellent throttle response over a wide range of riding conditions by continuously monitoring several variables to ensure the correct fuel mixture for the existing riding and atmospheric conditions.

Compact & sturdy frame

Compact chassis features a sturdy steel frame.

Well-controlled ride

Telescopic inverted 31mm front fork, like a full-size motorcycle, delivers 3.9 inches of well-controlled travel. Steel box-section rear swingarm and a sturdy single shock yield 4.1 inches of comfortable rear wheel travel.

Powerful braking system

Single front 220mm disc with hydraulic dual-piston caliper and single rear 190mm disc with hydraulic single-piston caliper deliver strong stopping power.

Light curb weight offers amazing agility

Compact 47.4-inch wheelbase and light curb weight of 225 pounds results in amazing agility to boost rider confidence.

LCD information at a glance

LCD digital dash includes speedometer, odometer/A&B tripmeters, clock and fuel gauge.

What colour suits you?

Available in Pearl Red and Metallic Black.

Transferable warranty

Transferable one-year limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.

 

 

 

2018 Honda Grom – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $3349 USD

ENGINE
Engine Type 124.9cc air-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke
Bore And Stroke 52.4mm x 57.9mm
Compression Ratio 9.3:1
Induction PGM-FI with automatic enrichment
Ignition Electronic
Valve Train SOHC; two valves per cylinder
DRIVE TRAIN
Transmission Four-speed
Final Drive Chain
CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
Front Suspension 31mm inverted fork; 3.9 inches travel
Rear Suspension Single shock with steel box-section swingarm; 4.1 inches travel
Front Brake Single 220mm disc with hydraulic dual-piston caliper
Rear Brake Single 190mm disc with hydraulic single piston caliper
Front Tire 120/70-12
Rear Tire 130/70-12
DIMENSIONS
Rake 25°
Trail 81mm (3.2 inches)
Wheelbase 47.2 inches
Seat Height 30 inches
Fuel Capacity 1.45 gallons
Curb Weight 229 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids
and full tank of fuel—ready to ride)
Miles Per Gallon
134 MPG – Honda’s fuel economy estimates are based on EPA exhaust emission
measurement test procedures and are intended for comparison purposes only. Your
actual mileage will vary depending on how you ride, how you maintain your vehicle,
weather, road conditions, tire pressure, installation of accessories, cargo, rider and
passenger weight, and other factors.
OTHER
Model ID Grom125
Emissions Meets current EPA standards. Models sold in California meet current CARB
standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment.
Available Colors Matte Gray Metallic, Pearl Red, Pearl White, Bright Yellow
FACTORY WARRANTY INFORMATION
One Year Unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda
Protection Plan.

 

 

2018 Honda Grom – Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $ See Dealer for Pricing in  CDN

Engine & Drivetrain
Engine Type
Liquid-cooled single-cylinder
Displacement
125 cc
Bore & Stroke
52.4 mm x 57.9 mm
Compression Ratio
9.3:1
Valve Train
Chain-driven SOHC, 2 valves per cylinder
Fuel Delivery
PGM-FI electronic fuel injection
Transmission
Four-speed
Final Drive
#420 O-ring-sealed chain
Chassis & Suspension
Front Suspension
31 mm inverted fork; 100 mm (3.9 in.) travel
Rear Suspension
Single shock w/ steel box-section swingarm; 103 mm (4.1 in.) travel
Additional Information
Tires
Front: 120/70-12 Rear: 130/70-12
Brakes
Front: Single 220 mm disc with hydraulic dual-piston caliper Rear: Single 190 mm disc with hydraulic single-piston caliper
Seat Height
765 mm (30.1 in.)
Wheelbase
1,200 mm (47.2 in.)
Curb Weight
102 kg (225 lbs.) including required fluids and full tank of gas—ready to ride
Fuel Capacity
5.5 L
Colour
Lemon Ice Yellow Matte Axis Grey Metallic
Warranty
12 months, unlimited mileage, freely transferable warranty; extended coverage available with Honda Plus

 

 

2018 Honda Grom MSX125 – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £3293 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

Engine

Bore × Stroke (mm) 52.4 x 57.9
Carburation PGM-FI electronic fuel injection
Compression Ratio 9.3:1
Engine Displacement (cc) 124.9
Engine Type (cm³) Air-cooled 2-valve single cylinder
Max. Power Output 7.2kW / 7,000 rpm (95/1/EC)
Max. Torque 10.9Nm / 5,500rpm (95/1/EC)
Oil Capacity (Litres) 1.1
Starter Electric

Wheels

Brakes Front ABS – Single 220mm disc with hydraulic dual-piston brake caliper
Brakes Rear Single 190mm disc with hydraulic single-piston brake caliper
Suspension Front USD Front Forks, 31mm
Suspension Rear Mono shock, steel square pipe swingarm
Tyre Size Front 120/70-12
Tyre Size Rear 130/70-12
Wheels Front Y-Spoke Aluminium Cast MT 2.5 -12
Wheels Rear Y-Spoke Aluminium Cast MT 2.5 -12

Dimensions and Weights

Battery Capacity (VAh) 12V 3.5Ah
Caster Angle 25°
Dimensions (L×W×H) (mm) 1760 x 755 x 1010
Frame type Steel mono-backbone frame
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 5.5 litres
Fuel Consumption 1.52L/100km*
Ground Clearance (mm) 160
Kerb Weight (kg) 101.7
Seat Height (mm) 765
Trail (mm) 81
Wheelbase (mm) 1200

Transmission

Clutch Wet multiplate
Final Drive Chain
Gearbox 4-speed

Instruments and Electrics

Headlights LED
Instruments LCD digital dash with speedometer, twin trip meters, fuel gauge and clock.
Tail Light LED

 

 

 

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