2014 Honda Grom 125 - First Look

Honda makes it official and releases renamed MSX125 in the U.S.

2014 Honda Grom 125

As expected, American Honda announced that the Taiwan-built, fuel-injected, 125cc Grom will be for sale in the U.S. as a 2014 model, priced at $2999.

The Grom, known as the MSX125 in other markets , looks like it will be a blast to ride, offering what Honda says is “all the excitement of a full-sized motorcycle but in a package that just about anyone old enough to have a license can handle.”

It is clearly a modern interpretation of the 1969 CT70, and, like that long-running get-started-riding motorcycle, the Pearl Red or Metallic Black Grom 125 promises broad accessibility and charming approachability, coupled with a price that is hard to argue with. Expect the Grom in dealers this August.

SPECIFICATIONS
ENGINE
Engine type|124.9cc air-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke
Bore & stroke|52.4mm x 57.9mm
Compression ratio|9.3:1
Induction|PGM-FI with automatic enrichment
Ignition|Electric
Valve train|SOHC; two valves per cylinder
DRIVETRAIN
Transmission|Four-speed
Final drive|Chain
CHASSIS/SUSPENSION/BRAKES
Front suspension|31mm inverted fork; 3.9 inches travel
Rear suspension|Single shock with steel box-section swingarm; 4.1 inches travel
Front brake|Single 220mm disc with hydraulic dual-piston caliper
Rear brake|Single 190mm disc with hydraulic single piston caliper
Front tire|120/70-12
Rear tire|130/70-12
DIMENSIONS
Rake|25 deg.
Trail|81mm (3.2 inches)
Wheelbase|47.4 inches
Seat height|29.7 inches
Fuel capacity|1.45 gallons
Curb Weight|225 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel--ready to ride)
OTHER
Model Id|Grom 125
Emissions|Meets current EPA standards. Models sold in California meet current CARB standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment.
Available colors|Metallic Black, Pearl Red

2014 Honda Grom 125

2014 Honda Grom 125 (Pearl Red)

2014 Honda Grom 125 (Metallic Black)

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