American Honda celebrates the 10-year anniversary of its Grom streetbike. The year 2014 seems like not so long ago, but we’re hit with the reality of time passing with the introduction of the 2024 Honda Grom.
Editor’s note: We have reviewed the entire line of Honda’s minimoto segment during the 2021 Honda Trail 125 ABS MC Commute Review, 2021 Honda Trail 125 ABS First Ride Review, 2019 Honda Monkey First Ride Review, and 2019 Honda Super Cub C125 MC Commute Review and videos. Also take a peek at the On Two Wheels: Fun Is The Only Replacement For Displacement article for added minibike editorial.
The base model flaunts Blue Raspberry, Pearl White, and Nitric Orange bodywork. The ABS version comes in Pearl White and the SP comes in Matte Gray Metallic.
There’s still a lot to love in such a tiny package. Honda’s electronically fuel-injected 124cc air-cooled single thrums away with two valves working on an overhead camshaft. When the revised version hit US shores in 2022 it brought with it a five-speed transmission, which is still equipped on this latest model.
This miniMOTO was introduced in 2014 to get timid new riders on two wheels, but it also created its very own subculture craze as a customizable machine for the masses, and the same holds true a decade later. The 2024 Honda Grom has four body panels that attach and detach for easy customizing.
Lithe and low are the Grom’s MO. With only a claimed 224 pounds (227 pounds for the ABS-equipped version) the Grom is easy to pluck off the kickstand and set loose on the city streets. Combine that with a low 30-inch seat height and it’s a superbly approachable ride for pilots with varying inseams.
|PRICE:||$3,599 (base)/$3,699 (SP)/$3,799(ABS)|
|ENGINE:||124cc, SOHC, air-cooled single; 2 valves/cyl.|
|BORE x STROKE:||50.0 x 63.1mm|
|FUEL DELIVERY:||Fuel injection w/ 24mm throttle body|
|FRONT SUSPENSION:||31mm inverted telescopic fork; 4.3 in. travel|
|REAR SUSPENSION:||Single shock; 4.1 in. travel|
|FRONT BRAKE:||2-piston caliper, 220mm hydraulic disc (base/SP) / w/ ABS (ABS)|
|REAR BRAKE:||1-piston caliper, 190mm hydraulic disc (base/SP) / w/ ABS (ABS)|
|WHEELS, FRONT/REAR:||Cast; 12 in./12 in.|
|TIRES, FRONT/REAR:||120/70-12 / 130/70-12|
|SEAT HEIGHT:||30.0 in.|
|FUEL CAPACITY:||1.6 gal.|
|CLAIMED WET WEIGHT:||224 lb. (base/SP) / 227 lb. (ABS)|
|AVAILABLE:||June (base/ABS) / August (SP)|