This fall, the most affordable street bike in Honda’s US motorcycle line-up gets a facelift. Say hello to the 2017 Grom 125.
Like before, the ’17 Grom sources the same proven electric start equipped and fuel-injected 125cc air-cooled SOHC Single used for decades in all sorts of on, and off-road machines like the CRF/XR50/70/125. A manual cable-actuated clutch and four-speed gearbox keep things simple and fun— ensuring years of smiles for riders of all shapes, ages, and sizes.
It also continues to source a big bike-like inverted fork and dual disc brakes front and rear. Although the brake hardware is unchanged, both calipers are painted red instead of black. It rolls on a pair of black 12-inch cast aluminum wheels.
What’s new however is the bodywork, as the new bike gets sleeker, more modern Transformer shaped panels. The halogen headlight has been replaced with a brighter LED setup — a welcome change for riding after the sun goes down.
The all-digital instrument display remains, but the backlight color has changed from orange to blue. The muffler has been reshaped and is positioned lower, just below the passenger peg. Lastly the seat has a deeper cutout for the rider and the ignition key is now of switchblade-type.
Although the price remains the same as the 2015 model ($3199, plus $150 destination charge) weight has increased by four pounds to 229 pounds, ready to ride. The 2017 Grom arrives in dealerships now and is available in four colors (Matte Gray Metallic, Pearl Red, Pearl White, Bright Yellow.