Honda will debut two new Grom Scrambler concepts at the Tokyo Motor Show later this month. The two concepts are actually based on the 50cc Honda Monkey platform as opposed to the 125cc Grom; the Monkey brand has a long history in Japan so it’s an odd choice to adopt the relatively new Grom name here.
The concepts are powered by the Monkey’s 50cc air-cooled Single, and like the Monkey, have the exhaust pipe running straight up before making a 90-degree turn towards the tail. Honda did not release any technical details, or describe plans for a production model, though we would definitely welcome more Grom variants.
The silver-colored Grom 50 Scrambler Concept-One is the racier-looking of the two, looking a bit like a combination of the Ducati Scrambler and the Moto Guzzi V7 Racer. The handlebars are lower, with the mirrors mounted to the bar ends. The headlight uses an LED ring similar to Ducati’s Scrambler. Behind the fly screen is a digital color display.
The Grom 50 Scrambler Concept-Two pictured at the top has a taller profile with a retro-looking matte green tank and tan seat. Its headlight is also an LED, as are the front turn signals. The digital display is mounted dead center above the handlebar mount instead of off to the side as on the Concept-One.
Will either of these concepts become a production model? That’s hard to say. Hopefully, Honda will provide more information at the Tokyo Motor Show.