Honda MSX125 Grom Motorbikes For Sale & Buying Guide
What Is It?
The Honda Grom is a mini naked bike with great potential for customisation. It's powered by a Euro 5 compliant air-cooled 125 cc two valve single cylinder engine, producing 9.7 bhp at 7,250 rpm and maximum torque at 5,500 rpm.
- Steel frame and swingarm
- 220 mm disc up front with Nissin two piston caliper
- 190 mm disc at the rear with Nissin single piston caliper
- ABS system
- 31 mm upside down fork with 100 mm travel
- Rear shock with 103 mm travel
- LED headlight and taillight
- 5 speed gearbox with gear position indicator
Compared to the 2016-2020 model a revised engine makes peak power 250 rpm higher up, there's 0.5 litres more fuel capacity, 5 gears instead of 4, a new flatter seat design that's 4 mm lower, a larger Euro 5 exhaust and a new dash with a gear position indicator plus rev counter but it weights 1 kg more.
Visually there's a new headlight design, 5-spoke wheels, a yellow shock finish and bodywork attached by six highlighted bolts either side in a nod to easy customisation. Honda are now referring to it as the MSX125 with "Grom" taking a back seat.
The 5-spoke 12" wheels take a 120/70 tyre at the front and 130/70 at the rear.
Accessories are limited but include a 29 litre top box and rear carrier. Of course that's just from Honda; the Grom has developed a cult following with a huge number of mods and upgrades available online. You'll see quite a few heavily modified bikes on the second hand market.
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The exhaust downpipe and silencer are now two separate pieces, making it even easier to upgrade the silencer.
Capacity: 125 cc (low)
Power: 10 bhp, 7 kW (low)
Red Line: 8,250 rpm (average)
Top Speed: 65 mph, 105 km/h (average)
Fuel Consumption / Gas Mileage: 110 mpg, 2.6 l/100km, 38.9 km/l (very good)
Range: 130 miles, 209 km (average)
Fuel Capacity: 5.5 litres, 1.5 US gallons (low)
Seat Height: 761 mm, 30.0 inches (low)
Wet Weight: 103 kg, 227 pounds (light)
Power to Weight: 0.097 bhp/kg, 0.072 kW/kg
Road Tax (VED): £21 / Year (low)
Review In A Few
- Massive potential to customise
- Better for taller riders
- Learner friendly
- Super compact
- Cheap to run
- Not hugely pillion friendly
- Not ideal for A roads
- Non-LED indicators
- Limited top speed
Check out this video review from Cycle World.
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