The 2018 Honda Grom is a small-sized road bike, but it comes with a pretty big engine for this size of bike. For this reason it is fun to drive, and that’s why it has big number of fans. Compared to its predecessor it comes with only one small update.
This is a lightweight vehicle having small dimensions and promises to make trips easy and highly enjoyable. It has been mainly created for young bikers although older bikers would love it as well. It comes with pretty identical look as its predecessor, but couple additions can make ride more enjoyable. The new Honda Grom 2018 is an economical and highly versatile bike.
2018 Honda Grom review
What changes will 2018 – year model will get?
When it comes to changes of the new Honda Grom 2018 it comes with only one change. In fact, we cannot call it change because it was available with previous year model. The 2018 Grom comes with ABS just like before and only change is its pricing. With 2017 – year model you had to pay over $1,000 for ABS option. However, with this update this price for ABS package has dropped to $200. On the other hand, this price depends on chosen model.
The next generation of Grom has a wheelbase measuring 47.2 inches and a lower seat elevation of 30 inches. Although it is small in dimensions, it comes with a terrific placement of seat. It comes with total body weight of 229 pounds while ABS package raise this number to 234 pounds. It is able to support total weight of up to 300 pounds. As it is lower in bulk, it can be maneuvered more easily. There are four colors available: Pearl White, Bright Yellow, Matte Gray Metallic and Pearl Red. ABS model is available in last two colors only.
|2018 HONDA GROM DIMENSIONS|
|Length||69.3 in. (1,760 mm)|
|Width||29.7 in. (755 mm)|
|Height||38.9 in. (988 mm)|
|Seat height||30 in. (762 mm)|
|Wheelbase||47.2 in. (1,200 mm)|
|Ground clearance||6.5 in. (165 mm)|
|Rake (Castor angle)||25º|
|Trail||3.18 in. (81 mm)|
|Curb weight||229 lbs. (104 kg) – GROM|
234 lbs. (106 kg) – GROM ABS
|Fuel tank capacity||1.45 gal. + 0.38 gal. reserve (5.5 L + 1.4 L reserve)|
Current design of the new 2018 Honda Grom was refreshed with 2017 – year so its look stays unchanged. Between handles you can find very useful and informative display. It features clock with dual trip meters and odometer, speedometer, tachometer, gas scale and LCD display. This instrument table is more advanced and boasts of symbol for high / low light beam, and A&B travel meters. Front fascia is noticeable by large LED headlights.
Honda Grom 2018 specs
The new Honda Grom 2018 comes with a 125 cc engine having fuel-injection technology. Although the 2018 Honda Grom power mill is small, it is strong and counts as a capable performer. This air-cooling engine comes paired with 4-speed manual gearbox with chain drive. There are no scooter’s automatic or CVT transmissions with this type of motorcycle. It comes with a 1.45 gallon fuel capacity and is able to last for up to a couple of days based on the mileage coverage.
|2018 HONDA GROM SPECS|
|Engine type||124.9cc air – cooled single – cylinder 4 – stroke, SOHC; two – valve|
|Bore x Stroke||52.4 x 57.9 mm (2.06 x 2.28 in.)|
|Compresion Ratio||9.3 : 1|
|Induction||PGM-FI w/ 24mm bore, automatic enrichment|
|Driveline||Chain final drive; 15T/34T|
|Transmission||4 – speed manual|
|Fuel econmy||134 mpg|
|Colors||Pearl White, Bright Yellow, Matte Gray Metallic and Pearl Red|
Chassis, suspension and brakes
Chassis is built from a steel, with a mono – backbone frame and with engine as the accented part of this construction. Despite its size, it comes with 12 – inch wheels and with 25° of rake angle which give it great maneuver capabilities. Rear suspension is box – section swingarm while inverted front forks on the front make it unique in its class of small sport bikes. There are just small differences when it comes to wheels. Dimension of the front tire is 120/70-12 while rear tire is a bit wider with 130/70-12 dimension.
|SUSPENSION, BRAKES, TIRES|
|Front suspension||31mm hydraylic telescopic inverted fork|
|Rear suspension||Single shock w/ steel box-section swingarm|
|Front travel||3.9 in. (99 mm)|
|Rear travel||4.1 in. (104 mm)|
|Front brakes||Single 220mm hydraulic disc w/ two-piston caliper + ABS (optional)|
|Rear brakes||Single 190mm hydraulic disc w/ single-piston caliper + ABS (optional)|
Brakes on the standard Grom includes single 220 mm hydraulic disc with two-piston caliper. Rear brakes are a bit weaker, and they are 190 mm hydraulic disc, but unlike front brakes, it has only one piston caliper. ABS model adds Anti-lock-brake system on both brakes.
2018 Honda Grom price and release date
The 2018 Honda Grom price tag is set to $3,349 USD, and this is MSR price without destination charge of $150. Grom ABS model raise its base price for around $200 more, which brings figure of $3,550. According to Honda officials, it is supposed to hit the showrooms sometime during the August 2017.