How about a Honda Grom Repsol Fireblade edition?
This Blackpool dealer showcases the Grom’s customization abilitiesby Sagar, on
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.
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.
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.