The 2021 iteration of the Grom gets easily removable body panels for easy customisation. Check it out in these detailed images!
Honda launched the 2021 MSX125 Grom abroad just a few days ago. It is priced at THB 77,400 (about Rs 1.82 lakh) for the ABS variant and THB 69,900 (around Rs 1.65 lakh) for the one without. The biggest talking point of this motorcycle is its interchangeable body panels. But that’s not all -- check out the other details of this bike in these images:
The overall design theme of the Honda Grom remains unchanged. It is still compact and the 761mm seat height coupled with the light kerb weight of 103kg should make it a hoot to ride.
The octagonal LED headlamp is reminiscent of the Honda Navi which was once sold here. The tail lamp is LED too, but the indicators are bulbs.
Even though it is a small-capacity bike, it is still designed more as a lifestyle product rather than an out-and-out commuter bike. So Honda has spared no expense on the underpinnings. It gets a proper gold-finished upside down front fork.
The fork holds a 12-inch alloy wheel wrapped with a meaty 120-section tyre. It is anchored by a 220mm disc, which is enhanced by an IMU-based ABS which detects weight transfer and applies the brakes accordingly. This isn’t the high-end cornering ABS, though.
The redesigned, full-LCD instrument cluster now comes with a gear position indicator and shift light, apart from the regular trove of information.
Powering the 2021 Honda Grom is an all-new 123.9cc single-cylinder air-cooled 2-valve fuel-injected engine. It produces 9.7PS and 10.5Nm, linked to a new 5-speed transmission. Honda claims the new Grom is capable of offering a mileage of 65.7kmpl.
There are four major body panels held together by just six bolts on each side. This helps in removing the panels easily and swapping them with different ones to give the bike its own unique identity. In fact, Honda says the panels can be easily removed, DIY style.
The rear end uses a monoshock linked to a box-section swingarm. The bike gets a fatter 130-section tyre wrapped to a 12-inch alloy wheel at the rear, along with a 190mm disc brake.