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2020 Honda Grom / MSX125 revealed, changes are cosmetic (Not For India)

Nizam Shaikh
Written by Nizam Shaikh

Honda has taken the wraps off the 2020 Honda Grom and the changes to the mini-moto are purely cosmetic. The brand also markets the Honda Grom as the Honda MSX125 in a few international markets and the mini-moto is quite popular in the South East Asian markets. The Honda Grom / MSX 125 comes with four colour options – Cherry Red, Blue Raspberry, Halloween Orange and Incredible Green. The Honda Grom is also available in two trim level ABS and Non-ABS. 

The mini-motorcycle measures 1760mm in length, 755mm in width, 1010mm in height and has a wheelbase of 1200mm with 160mm of ground clearance and 765mm of saddle height. The Honda Grom comes with a 5.5-litre fuel tank and a kerb weight of 101.7 kg.

In terms of its design and styling the mini-moto comes with stacked LED headlamps with black inserts, body coloured shrouds, pod styled digital Instrument display featuring a speedometer, odometer, tachometer, trip meters, fuel gauge, clock, etc., angular tank design, side panels with silver inserts, two up seats, low mounted side slung exhaust and upright handlebars. 

For cycle parts the Honda Grom / MSX 125 comes with a steel mono-backbone frame which rides on 31mm upside down front forks and mono shock suspension on the rear mounted to a steel square pipe swingarm. The bike gets 220mm single disc with hydraulically operated calliper on the front and a 190mm single disc brake with hydraulic calliper on the rear equipped with single channel ABS. The mini-moto features 12-inch Y-spoke cast aluminium alloy wheels shod in 120/70 front and 130/70 rear tyres. 

Powering the Grom / MSX 125 is a 124.9cc single cylinder, air-cooled, 2-valve PGM-FI fuel injected engine that produces 9.6 hp of power and 10.9 Nm of torque matched to a 4-speed gearbox with a wet multi-plate clutch. To put things into perspective, the Honda Shine commuter motorcycle sold in India comes with a 125cc engine that produces similar power and torque output figures. 

Will the Honda Grom / MSX 125 come to India? Probably not. Honda may not evaluate the Grom / MSX 125 for the Indian market owing to the limited success of the Honda Navi, a Honda Activa based moto-scooter which was recently discontinued.