2014 Honda Grom 125 - First Look

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

2014 Honda Grom 125

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

2014 Honda Grom 125 (Pearl Red)

2014 Honda Grom 125 (Pearl Red)

2014 Honda Grom 125 (Metallic Black)

2014 Honda Grom 125 (Metallic Black)