Honda Grom MSX125SF Looks Cool in This 5-Part Video Story

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If you are making plans to get licensed and buy your first bike, Honda Grom can be one of the very nice choices, especially as the bike received a very cool update. We'd rather say that the MSX125SF is a facelift version of the original Grom, and we're thrilled to see this small-displacement machine sporting big-bike features.
Even more, we're so happy to see such a cool video story created for the launch of the MSX125SF in Thailand, and we only dream that more manufacturers will follow the trend.

The commercials for the new Grom are grouped in a series of five episodes and they are somewhat similar to the way Honda created the advertisement campaign for the Africa Twin last year. At the end of the first episode, those watching it on YouTube can choose which way the rider will be heading and enjoy the new adventure.

Now, the idea of the scripts is not at all new, and was used on multiple occasions in both commercials and movies. However, there is something very cool about it that prevents it from becoming old, and the new Honda ads are the perfect proof.

The action resembles what recent movies such as the Maze Runner bring to life, and we enjoyed to see these commercials looking so good. We're also willing to overlook the somewhat inherent inconsistencies that tend to "plague" action movies made in Asia.

Honda MSX125SF receives nifty upgrades

The new Grom bike receives a neat list of upgrades that make it even more desirable. What's even cooler is the fact that some of these new features are inspired by the bigger Honda motorcycles and are a most welcome add-on to this entry-point bike.

For starters, the MSX125SF is now equipped with dual headlights that use LED modules. They not only provide better vision and offer better energy efficiency but also make the Grom's front end look futuristic.

The turn signals and taillight are also LED, and are a great addition to the new all-digital dash. Other upgrades include a new fuel cap, a revised exhaust silencer, and an automotive-like folding key.

Grom uses the same 124.9 cc air-cooled single-cylinder PGM-FI mill capable of 9.7 hp @ 7,000 rpm and 10.9 Nm (8 lb-ft) at 5,500 revs per minute. Even though the weight of the bike is only 102 kg (225 lb), we sincerely doubt it will behave like the sport bike Honda's ads depict.

On the maneuverability side, the Grom may reign supreme, but if speed is what you're after, maybe this Panigale-powered Grom is what you should be looking at.

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