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Teenage Mutant Ninja Groms
We’re big fans of the Honda Grom, not just because of the grin-inducing experience it offers but also for its potential for customization. Just look at the RC-X Mini Vintage Racer for an example of the Grom’s ability to transform.
It’s no surprise then that Honda would present some more special Groms for the upcoming Tokyo Auto Salon, an annual showcase for automotive performance and customization similar to the SEMA show here in the U.S. Alongside its factory customized cars, Honda has created some more modified Groms for the Salon based on the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles“.
Those of us old enough to remember the Ninja Turtles from their peak in the late ’80s and early ’90s will be familiar with the adventures of Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo and Raphael, but might be surprised to hear the pizza-loving turtles are still entertaining young audiences with a cartoon on Nickelodeon.
The four Turtle Groms are each painted in the signature blue, purple, orange and red colors of the four characters with a mask motif across the headlight.
The 2014 Tokyo Auto Salon runs Jan. 10 to 12 at the Makuhari Messe. Other motorcycles on display at Honda’s booth include the new Valkyrie, CBR1000RR SP, CTX1300, CB1100EX and the MotoGP championship-winning RC213V.