Japanese two-wheeler manufacturer Honda has already revealed that it will introduce two motorcycles in India in the current financial year.
The first product was the Africa Twin. Now, it looks like Honda is readying its second product in the form of a mini motorcycle. GaadiWaadi has spotted the Grom testing on the Indian roads.
Honda Grom is a mini motorcycle which is popularly known as MSX125 in the Europe and East Asian markets. The Grom was spotted testing in Shimla. The company has already launched the Navi in 2016 which is inspired by the Grom.
The Honda Grom which was spotted testing is finished with grey and silver colour and is completely undisguised. The overall design of the mini motorcycle is similar to the Navi with an identically shaped headlamp.
The fuel tank of the Grom is also somewhat similar to the Navi, but the tank extensions render it a sporty look. The test model is equipped with golden alloy wheels and disc brakes at both the ends.
The spy pics also reveal the ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) ring on the front disc which hints that the motorcycle will come with a single-channel ABS unit. The Grom also has a luggage top box which is likely to be offered as an optional accessory.
The Honda Grom draws power from a 124.9cc air-cooled engine producing 9.7bhp and 10.9Nm of peak torque. The engine comes mated to a 4-speed gearbox. The mini motorcycle features upside down forks up front and monoshock suspension at the rear.
Italian firm Benelli was also planning to launch the TNT 135 in India which is also a mini motorcycle. But with feasibility issues, the company dropped the plans. The Grom has no rivals in India, but it will create a niche segment.
Honda is expected to launch the Grom in India by the end of this year or early-2018. The mini motorcycle could also make its debut at the 2018 Auto Expo. We expect the Grom to be priced around Rs 90,000 ex-showroom.