2020 Honda Grom
The 2020 Honda Grom is a part of Honda’s miniMOTO lineup, featuring modern styling and optional ABS.
The Honda Grom returns for the 2020 model year.
Returning for the new model year, the 2020 Honda Grom, or MSX125 as it’s known overseas, still proves to be some of the most versatile fun you can have on two wheels. Our editors have taken the little pocket bike to the Alabama Hills to test its off-road capability, the track, and a skatepark to see how much air they could get. Cycle World Editor-in-Chief Mark Hoyer stated that, “The Grom invites an unpretentious relationship with two wheels and practically forces you, in the friendliest possible way, to have a good time.”
As a part of Honda’s initiative to make motorcycling more attractive to an array of riders, the Honda Grom is a part of Honda’s miniMOTO lineup. Other models within this range include the Honda Monkey and the Honda Super Cub C125 ABS.
The 2020 Honda Grom is not updated for the new model year. No new paint schemes are available, and the Honda Grom ABS is only available in Cherry Red, compared to Blue Raspberry, Halloween Orange, Incredible Green, and Cherry Red available on the non-ABS Grom.
The 2020 Honda Grom comes in two trims and four paint schemes. The non-ABS Honda Grom has an MSRP of $3,399, while the ABS version has an MSRP of $3,599.
The 2020 Honda Grom uses a 125cc SOHC single-cylinder engine. Honda claims the Grom makes 9.7 hp (7.2 kW) at 7,000 rpm and 8 pound-feet (10.8 Nm) at 5,500 rpm.
When we tested the Honda Grom on our dyno, it produced 9 hp (6.7 kW) at 6,750 rpm with 8 pound-feet (10.8 Nm) of torque at 5,330 rpm.
Another bike in the miniMOTO lineup, the Honda Monkey returns for the 2020 model year as well.
Since the release of the Honda Grom back in 2014, it has worked its way into many segments of the motorcycling community. You see Groms running around the pits at track days, as the bike of choice for riding schools, doing stunts and stoppies at bike nights, and completely taking over the streets. They are easy to work on or modify, and even easier to ride. Its 125cc single is beginner-friendly and begs experienced riders to test their skills. Honda sees value in this small-engine platform and has increased the model range to include the retro-style Honda Monkey, and to bring back the Honda Super Cub.
|2020 Honda Grom Specs||Honda Grom Non-ABS||Honda Grom ABS|
|Engine||Liquid-cooled, SOHC single||Liquid-cooled, SOHC single|
|Bore x Stroke||52.4mm x 57.9mm||52.4mm x 57.9mm|
|Horsepower||9.7 hp (7.2 kW) @ 7,000 rpm||9.7 hp (7.2 kW) @ 7,000 rpm|
|Torque||8 lb.-ft. (10.8 Nm) @ 5500 rpm||8 lb.-ft. (10.8 Nm) @ 5500 rpm|
|Seat Height||30.0 in.||30.0 in.|
|Trail||3.2 in.||3.2 in.|
|Front Suspension||31mm hydraulic telescopic inverted fork; 3.9 in. travel||31mm hydraulic telescopic inverted fork; 3.9 in. travel|
|Rear Suspension||Single shock; 4.1 in. travel||Single shock; 4.1 in. travel|
|Wheelbase||47.2 in.||47.2 in.|
|Fuel Capacity||1.45 (0.38 reserve) gal.||1.45 (0.38 reserve) gal.|
|Curb Weight||229 lb.||234 lb.|