2017 Honda Grom (MSX125) caught testing in Shimla – India launch soon
The Grom comes with front and rear disc brakes, supported by ABS.
The 2017 Honda Grom which is also called as MSX125 in some markets has been spotted testing in India for the first time. The mini motorcycle which is popular among young audience in European markets is likely to be one of the several new launches that HMSI has promised this fiscal. The test mule was caught near Shimla with the Scoopy 110 automatic scooter in tow.
It’s to be noted that the Grom served as the design inspiration for the India-specific Navi crossover. Both two-wheelers have extremely compact dimensions that enable good agility in tight urban spaces but there is a crucial difference. While the Navi is more of a scooter when it comes to powertrain configuration, the Grom is a proper motorcycle in terms of construction, only much smaller than a conventional one.
The latest generation of the motorcycle is equipped with two-tier LED headlamps, LED digital instrument console, LED taillights, alloy wheels, tubeless tyres (12 inchers), front and rear disc brakes with ABS, etc. Powering the little motorcycle is a 124.9 cc single-cylinder PGM-FI engine which produces 10 PS and 10.9 Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a 4-speed transmission. The motorcycle sits on inverted front telescopic fork and monoshock rear suspension.
We expect the Honda Grom to be positioned as a more powerful alternative to the Navi. The motorcycle is likely to make its Indian debut at the Auto Expo 2018.