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xBhp was born more than 16 years ago and since then we've had a chance to ride or drive hundreds of machines
running on two wheels or four wheels, and sometimes even three wheels. We are not done yet, and this list is
still growing. In these pages, we take a deep dive in the treasure trove of our ride experiences and bring
you all that we have ridden or driven.
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The interesting thing about notions is that you can pick certain realities of life and turn them into catchy phrases. Like in this case, it is part of a bigger picture, but true nonetheless – good things often come in small packages – like your favourite mobile phone, food, clothes and, maybe, a motorcycle!
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In case you’re wondering about the last part, you would know what we mean when you’ll see exactly what we have for you this time. Introducing, the Honda Grom, the cute little 125cc motorcycle and it is so much fun. If we were kids, this would be our favourite toy hands down.
Honda has done a remarkable job in putting together a motorcycle like this. It doesn’t just look cute or full of sophistication, it’s been cleverly designed to please a wide variety of bikers. Remember, it is not a kids bike, it is a full-fledged motorcycle made small. For example, the dynamic headlight design and those eye-pleasing upside-down forks lend it an aggressive attitude similar to that of a streetfighter. The disc brakes and the high-mounted, almost under seat exhaust further enhance the sportier appeal of the Grom. Yet, the small wheels and the toyish bodywork make it playful.
Playful, that is exactly what it is meant for, to play around in your neighbourhood while not appearing like a jerk. It is fun rediscovered and an ideal solution for the mid-life crisis. Have you ever been in a situation when no particular motorcycle appears good enough? When nothing catches your attention and stuff about bikes that normally impresses becomes passable. That is a time when something like Grom could do wonders to your mood. It would reset your mind and pull you out of your lazy life.
The 125cc horizontal layout engine is a perfect choice for this bike. The performance is unintimidating and can be fully extracted on many occasions. It has been a hit since it came out in 2014. Honda has created a new category with the Grom and Kawasaki has joined with their 2017 Z125 PRO. When one of your toughest rivals responds in a similar fashion, it confirms you’re on the right path.
We would love to see this in India, although, we are not sure of its success. The fuel injection and the up-market hardware in Grom will definitely make it expensive for its segment. However, after having swung our leg over it, we have been convinced that we want one.
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Since '02 xBhp is different things to different people. From a close knit national
community of bikers to India's only motorcycling lifestyle magazine and a place to make
like minded biker friends. We have one common religion - Bikeism.