Now officially called the ‘MSX125 Grom’ the pocket-sized funster gets a new Euro5-compliant but still air-cooled 125cc motor, while the gearbox is now five-speed, rather than four.
Top speed remains about the same (58mph) but with a better spread between each gear. As you may have already guessed, power remains unchanged, however, the internal updates have made everything that bit smoother running, just like the new CBF125, so it can now do over 150mpg
Six years on, and with a refresh forced by the requirement for it to currently pass Euro5, the MSX has received its initial important makeover.
The biggest modification could be arguably the styling, with a giant refresh of the bodywork with a touch of neo-retro influence thrown in. apparently the refresh has ushered in easily removable body panels which will be removed with simply six bolts. Nestled within the bodywork is a revised digital display dash that now includes a rev-counter and kit indicator, though the chassis is unchanged.
A new Honda sport Corporation (HRC) kit has been free to the Japanese market – changing the A1 license friendly Honda MSX125 Grom into a tiny low capability racer.
Go, Grom Grom…
Starting in 2017, the favored series sees the small machines raced at a variety of painting short circuits, as well as Tsukuba, Sugo, and Twin Ring Motegi.
Doing away with all road-going amenities, comparable to lights, indicators, and bracketry, the kit Grom is sold as a full race bike and gets special bodywork, including a belly pan and revised tail. There’s additionally a performance exhaust, lever guards, and a lot of – to not mention the placing HRC paint job.