Today at Intermot 2012, Honda unveiled the CRF450 Rally, the machine it plans to enter in the 2013 Dakar Rally, marking the manufacturer’s return to the race after more than two decades. Honda has competed nine times from 1981 in the forerunner of the present Dakar Rally, the Paris-Dakar Rally. Cyril Neveu of France took Honda […]
Honda Grom Transformed into RC-X Mini Vintage Racer
The new 2014 Honda Grom can be many things to many people. To some, it’s a fun, affordable motorcycle perfect for commuting to school, to others it’s a great second bike for short jaunts. And then there are those who look at the Grom and see a blank canvas.
The Honda Grom is ripe for customization and this is already evident in Asia, where the Grom is already available as the Honda MSX 125 and where customizing motorcycles and scooters is popular and usually more complex than simply adding extra bits of chrome.
Pictured here is one such example prepared by A.P. Honda, the company’s affiliate in Thailand for the 2013 Bangkok International Motor Show in April. Using the Grom as a base, Honda created this retro-styled faired concept called the RC-X Mini Vintage Racer.
The RC-X Mini Vintage Racer is inspired by Honda’s classic RC series Grand Prix racebikes that won world championships for riders like Mike Hailwood and Jim Redman.
Details like the green #1 signs, the tank and seat and the general shape of the exhaust are reminiscent of legendary machines like the RC166 Hailwood rode to win ten races to win the 1966 250cc Grand Prix title.
[Source: Honda Motorcycle Thailand (Facebook)]