This Blackpool dealer showcases the Grom’s customization abilities

Honda sort of created a niche for itself with the original Grom in 2014 when it combined big-bike features with scooter-like proportions. Then, Honda dressed up their little Grom in 2017, giving it more aggressive styling and a new LED headlight that was carried over to 2018. Twelve-inch tires, while still small for a motorcycle, are a lot bigger than the Z-series tires and a 30-inch seat sits anyone without hindrances.

But this Blackpool (UK) based dealer has just found a way to make it look like the fasted monkey bike ever by slapping a super cool replica of Marc Marquez’s MotoGP Repsol Fireblade to it, with full fairing and rear panel with seat cowls.

How about a Honda Grom Repsol Fireblade edition? Exterior
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Ever since the Grom entered the scene in 2014, it has found many favorites for custom tinkerers around the world for its ease to change its minimalistic bodywork into a variety of different styles. But nothing has intrigued us as much as this UK dealer’s wish to make this tiny GP machine. An in-house project to showcase its customers the possibilities with the little mini-bike.

Of course, this parlor has only given it racy styling and has not touched the mechanics. It will still run on a 124.8 cc thumper with a relatively low, 9.3-to-1 compression ratio. A four-speed, manual transmixxer, and chain drive make the final connection to the rear wheel with an honest-to-goodness clutch — none of the automatic-shifting, CVT units associated with scooters to be found here.

How about a Honda Grom Repsol Fireblade edition? Exterior
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The monkey, however, gets a new handlebar, new footrests, and that full fairing bodywork. The single-seat tail unit and the colors of the Marc Marquez’s Repsol Team Honda MotoGP completes the look. It will also come with a new exhaust system too and will have a much growlier grunt than the stock.

The Grom rolls on 10-spoke, cast rims capped by 12-inch hoops with a 120/70 profile up front and a 130/70 in the back. At 229 pounds wet, there really isn’t much energy here to keep under control, but bless Honda for shunning the drum brakes in favor of hydraulic discs. A twin-pot caliper binds a 220 mm front disc, with a single-pot caliper to pinch the 190 mm rear. No ABS or linked-brake system, just straight-up, honest brakes.

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