The Honda Grom got a thorough update in its 2017 version. The popular monkey bike is expected to carry forward the new design to 2018 without many changes.
Here are some details of the new Honda Grom:
2018 Honda Grom Design, Specs
The new Grom has a ‘mini-streetfighter‘attitude and looks really good. Its front gets new stacked LED headlamp setup, while new plastic and updated design details can be seen at the sides. Its seats are better angled to facilitate comfortable riding and the fuel tank is redesigned as well. Another interesting change is lower placed, underslung exhaust.
The Grom’s 30 inch seat height makes it bigger than most cruiser on road and is thus not as compact as one would expect. Its handlebars are placed more aggressively and the flip switch feels good to hold.
Holding everything together is a new steel mono-backbone frame. Suspension duties are done by 31mm inverted fork at front and single shock with steel box-section swingarm at rear. 220mm/190mm single disc are provided respectively at front and rear of the 12 inch wheels.
Colours: Matte Gray Metallic, Pearl Red, Pearl White, Bright Yellow
- Rake- 25°
- Trail-81mm (3.2 inches)
- Wheelbase 47.2 inches
- Seat Height 30 inches
- Fuel Capacity 1.45 gallons
- Curb Weight 229 pounds
- Multi-Function Digital Instruments
- New Bodywork
- Two-Up Capability
- LED Taillight
- Hydraulic Disc Brakes
Overall the design of the new Grom is good but is still feels like a Chibi version of their bigger bikes, or concepts like SFA 150. I would’ve preferred a more distinct identity for this bike.
2018 Honda Grom Engine and transmission
The new Grom continues with its 124.9cc air-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke producing 9.7 HP @ 7,000 RPM and 8.04 ft/lb torque @ 5,500 RPM. The engine is mated to a 4-speed transmission unit and its claimed mileage is an impressive 134 MPG.
2018 Honda Grom price and launch date
The 2017 Grom will continue in 2018 without many changes. Price will also remain at $3,199