Grom Pilot: The rear shock that was on the white bike at the show is an off-the-shelf Ohlins shock... not sure who told you that it was different in some way than the one they had on the table, but it is the exact same one....
Also, regarding the statement about Ohlins and the front forks.... depending on who you talked to at AIME, this is both true and untrue (one of the guys working the booth does not actually work at Ohlins, he has his own shop that sells and builds stuff using Ohlins parts, but he is not up-to-speed on what is actually happening there with the people i'm working with).
The thing about Ohlins, is it is very hard to make anything new happen because everything has to go through the home office in Sweden... However, after the response the Grom got at the show, i'd suspect that they will push harder to make Sweden do something. The biggest thing is that OhlinsUSA is essentially a 'distributor' with the capability to do some minor custom work and service the factory suspension parts... they do not do production runs of anything there... They ARE indeed looking at the front forks though... whether something will actually come from it directly from them is another story.
That being said, i certainly am not waiting for it, and the bike that Lenny rode had a prototype "ComposiMo Fork Upgrade Kit" in it on the lowered forks, but it'll work with stock height as well... But if you lower without doing something, then the forks will easily bottom out. With this setup in there, they don't bottom out easily at all, and the "feel actually matches the rear shock feel/dampening... "my" solution definitely is nowhere near as awesome as a full set of Ohlins forks would be, however it also won't have the $1500-ish price tag either... haha!
Also, in other news, be on the lookout for some other really interesting parts coming in the rear suspension world as well. I love Ohlins products, no doubt... but there is another quality player entering the game from the UK very soon that has some VERY trick components, and its every bit the same quality as Ohlins, just not as well known yet. I'll have more info in the coming weeks, as i have a prototype rear shock coming from them to test out on the bike.