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Wonder if the frame is going to get beefed up a bit...

Will be interesting to see what parts can be swapped over to the OG and SF. I really like the headlight and the speedometer.
 

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To me, it looks like...
  • Small HP and torque increase
  • Rear disc brake
  • Front and rear ABS?
  • Gear position indicator
  • Upshift indicator
  • 5-speed transmission!
  • New headlight design
  • New, easier-to-change bolt-on plastics
 

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Now officially called the ‘MSX125 Grom’ the pocket-sized funster gets a new Euro5-compliant but still air-cooled 125cc motor, while the gearbox is now five speed, rather than four.

Top speed remains about the same (58mph) but with a better spread between each gear. As you may have already guessed, power remains unchanged, however the internal updates have made everything that bit smoother running, just like the new CBF125, so it can now do over 150mpg!

The biggest change is arguably the styling, with a big refresh of the bodywork with a bit of neo-retro influence thrown in. Interestingly the refresh has ushered in easily-removable body panels that can be removed with just six bolts.
Nestled in the bodywork is a revised digital LCD dash that now includes a rev-counter and gear indicator, although the chassis is unchanged.
 

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At first I was like WTF! But it's already growing on me. I just don't understand why they felt the need to circle the body panel mounting bolts. So freaking odd. I'm torn about the extra gear since it's not taller than what's in the 4-speed.
 

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At first I was like WTF! But it's already growing on me. I just don't understand why they felt the need to circle the body panel mounting bolts. So freaking odd. I'm torn about the extra gear since it's not taller than what's in the 4-speed.
It looks like the panels are quick release now, so that is probably the reason for those circles.

With the extra gear, you should be able to change out the rear sprocket for more speed while still maintaining a good power curve throughout.

It also looks like the instrument cluster is all new.
 

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So the Grom got redesigned after all. Everyone previously thought it was just going to be a color change.

I like it. I kind of have mixed feelings about the looks. In some ways it reminds me of the OG Grom...the seat and headlight. Not sure if I like it more than the SF. I bet it will grow on me. Probably will look better in person.

I would welcome easier to remove body panels. A fifth gear and gear indicator are cool too. What is a rev-counter?
 

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I talk to this guy in person from time to time. He loves all things Honda. According to his info, the 2021 Grom weighs 2 pounds less, has a 38t rear sprocket, makes less torque, and has ABS standard. Not sure I care for the ABS myself. He shows more photos too I believe.

 

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Hopefully ABS can be disabled for “off road” use. I know Euro 5 mandates it for the road.

I also see an oil filter port. No more oil spinner!
 

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Hopefully ABS can be disabled for “off road” use. I know Euro 5 mandates it for the road.

I also see an oil filter port. No more oil spinner!
I was about to post the same thing. Looks like it has an oil filter now.

OK, I’ve decided, I like it!

The silver looks good. It definitely looks as if Honda used some of the “Neo Sports Cafe” styling to me.

I think it looks “tougher” somehow.
 
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I kind of have mixed feelings about the looks. In some ways it reminds me of the OG Grom...
Exactly what I was thinking. Perhaps the goal was a retro-redesign, hearkening back to the year 2014....

I'm hoping the 2021 will allow for some nice upgrading opportunities for those of us with the OG grom.
 

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1.6 gallon fuel tank and 155mpg should add some additional range.

I can’t get one anytime real soon. I’m trying to “Upgrade” my living situation.
 

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I'm hoping the 2021 will allow for some nice upgrading opportunities for those of us with the OG grom.
Same. I think it looks great, and I like the new dash too. It's also awesome how they added a bigger fuel tank.

My Grom has a 143cc BBK though, Kitaco cover, Finbro head, etc... so I'd be curious to see what other changes have been done to the new motor and how tune-able it is.
 

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New release video from Thailand
Love the scrambler version. new model engine and 5 gears. I had the first batch Grom 2014 black, saw it in Thailand a year before in was release in US, mother nature happen no longer have that bike. I was think of getting the 2020 model Grom. hard choice now. Dealer in my area have leftover 2019 cbr300r for $300 more than the MSRP of the Grom.
 

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It would be awesome if the larger tank was backwards compatible. ...
 
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New motor is 50x63.1 bore/stroke. It'll be interesting to see if the cases are new or based on the crf110 (50mm bore) or updated from the SF Grom.

If the new crank fits in the current cases or the new motor has the same stud pattern as current, a 181 becomes a 197 and a 186 becomes a 203.

If the stud pattern is smaller, as per the 110 cases, then the big bore options are a lot more limited.

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I talk to this guy in person from time to time. He loves all things Honda. According to his info, the 2021 Grom weighs 2 pounds less, has a 38t rear sprocket, makes less torque, and has ABS standard. Not sure I care for the ABS myself. He shows more photos too I believe.

No way it’s lighter with an extra gear and additional emissions BS.

Along with overreaching and insane emissions standards, the stupid EU also requires ABS. I’m betting you won’t be able to toggle it off.

Good eyes for the guys that spotted the oil filter!
 
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