Honda Grom Review
|I’ve owned my Honda Grom for almost 2 years and ever since then it’s never failed to put a smile on my face or amaze me. The main reason is that it's just a great little commuter, with a good riding position, it's very comfortable, very economical and just so much fun to ride.||
|✓||Super compact and learner friendly, cool headlight, cheap to run|
|×||Not pillion friendly, standard chain, not best suited to A roads|
I’ve owned my Honda MSX125 for almost 2 years. I purchased it back in October 2016 and ever since then it’s never failed to put a smile on my face or amaze me. I’ve always wanted to own a grom ever since the 1st generation came out in 2013. I currently ride mine on a CBT and I’ve been riding bikes and quads from a young age so it’s kind of in my blood. I love the quirky design of the Honda MSX.
I use mine daily to commute around 40 miles per day to and from work. The main reason is that it's just a great little commuter, with a good riding position, it's very comfortable and just so much fun to ride. It’s also very economical I get around 110 miles to a full tank which holds around a gallon of fuel. I run it on super unleaded fuel and costs me around £5 to fuel up, the £17 tax per year and cheap to insure makes it well worth a buy.
When I bought the bike it was pretty much standard, the only modifications were a tail tidy and a front mudguard extension which is great because it keeps all the mucky road grime from your engine. The bike has now done 4,500 miles and is about ready for a new back tyre. I’ve never had any problems with the factory tyres but will be upgrading to Michelin power pure which have two compound technology with a hard centre with soft walls because I do a lot of straight A roads while commuting to work.
Since I’ve owned the bike I’ve made a few mods with plenty more planned but here’s a list of what I’ve done:
- Full Yoshimura RS-2 mini exhaust system
- Small fully adjustable brake and clutch levers
- Gold DID chain and new sprockets
- Fly screen
- Tail tidy
- Front mud guard extension
- I also want to get a belly pan, new smaller indicators, and possibly a wrap in the near future.
- Great fuel economy
- Easy to ride
- Light and nimble around town
- Poor quality chain
- Other than that no other bad points..
- Aaron B, 2018
Capacity: 125 cc
Power: 10 bhp
Top Speed: 65 mph
Seat Height: 765 mm
Wet Weight: 102 kg
Range: 130 miles