Honda’s motorcycle division is all about rumors. The company must have about 10 million projects going at once if you believe all of the rumors, but this recent one stood out to me. Honda could update the Grom soon.
According to a recent report by the Japanese publication Young Machine the rumor is that the Honda Grom could undergo a pretty dramatic change, what the publication calls an “evolution.” This would update the styling and the engine of the little mini-moto.
An anonymous source sent the publication a look at a race-spec Grom with notable chassis and engine changes. These changes could come from the act of making a race-spec Grom, but they could also hint at a new Grom hitting Honda dealers fairly soon.
To be fair, the Grom has mostly been unchanged since its introduction in 2014. The styling was updated at one point to help differentiate it from its competitors, but it might be the perfect time for Honda to make this little bike better. Especially now that Honda has plenty of other bikes in its Mini line, including the Super Cub, Monkey, and now the CT125 Hunter Cub.
If the rumor is true, it will be interesting to see what Honda does with the Grom. I’d think they would make it the most extreme mini out there. The company has bikes for the casual rider in its other small-displacement bikes, so why not make the Grom even more of a little badass? Time will tell.