2014 Honda Grom Arriving in the United States

2014 Honda Grom Arriving in the United States

The 2014 Honda Grom is scheduled to be available in the United States in August and will be priced at $2,999. Originally announced in January and known in other markets as the MSX125 Monkey Bike, this new 125cc bike will come in two different colors: Metallic Black and Pearl Red.

The all-new Honda Grom “is a fresh, new way to add some fun, practicality, independence and style to your life”. It is powered by the same fuel-injected 125cc single-cylinder engine as Honda Wave 125i scooter which popular in Asia. Although there’s no word on any performance numbers for Grom, Honda claims the fuel-injected 125cc engine delivers lots of torque. When it’s fitted to the MSX125, the engine paired with a four-speed transmission generates 9.7 hp at 7000 rpm and 8.0 ft-lb. at 5,500 rpm.

Like the MSX125 Monkey Bike, the Honda Grom for American buyers uses an all-new, steel mono-backbone frame along with a new patented split-structure tank and the stylized plastic bodywork.

The 2014 Honda Grom sits on the 12-inch wheels wrapped in a 120/70-12 tire up front and a 130/70-12 tire at the rear, and equipped with a 220mm disc with dual-piston caliper and a 190mm disc with a single-piston caliper, respectively. The Honda Grom offers up a seat height of 29.7 inches and has a light curb weight of 225 pounds.

For suspension, up front the bike uses a 31mm inverted fork with 3.9 inches of travel, while the rear gets single-shock package with 4.1 inches of travel. Other features of this scooter alternative include a projector beam headlight, LED taillight, a 1.45-gallon tank, as well as a multi-function LCD display with digital speedometer and tachometer.

The 2014 Honda Grom will be manufactured in Honda’s Taiwan plant.

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