New Honda Grom / MSX125SF Race Bike – Built by HRC / Osaka Motorcycle Show

– 2016 / 2017 Honda Grom & MSX 125 Performance / Race Parts & Modifications by HRC –

Honda’s own Honda Racing Corporation has worked over many motorcycles models over the years for just about every racing organization on the planet from CBR supersport racing, motocross, supercross, baja etc as the list goes on and on. Now, three years after the original release of the MSX125 back in 2013 – the Honda Racing Corporation (HRC) has attacked the 2017 Grom / 2016 MSX125SF!

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Honda decided to unveil their HRC race-prepped Grom / MSX at the 2016 Osaka Motorcycle Show that kicked off a few days ago. Want to check out some of the other cool bikes unveiled and released at the 2016 Osaka Motorcycle Show? Click here.

UPDATE | New HRC Grom Race Bike Press Release Info / Pictures

New 2016 / 2017 Honda Grom 125 HRC Race Cup Series | Motorcycle & Mini Bike Races

2017 Honda Grom MSX 125 HRC Race Bike / Motorcycle - Performance Mods / Parts: Exhaust, Ohlins Suspension, Track Plastics & Bodywork

  • (1) Mode selector switch, the pit lane speed control switch on the left handlebar.
  • (2) Lighting of the shift-up indicator (optional component) is handled by a dedicated harness.
  • (3) Dedicated spec ECU is, tool setting support in addition to the race-only mapping, to respond to a detailed request of rider.

2017 Honda Grom MSX 125 HRC Race Bike / Motorcycle - Performance Mods / Parts: Exhaust, Ohlins Suspension, Track Plastics & Bodywork

Since the HRC product is a race-only, it can not be run on public roads. The specifications, prices are subject to change without prior notice. HRC products are produced for competition, it will not be subjected to the general mass production motorcycle guarantees. 

What performance mods did Honda throw at this Grom / MSX 125? Honda uses the word “heavily tuned” when mentioning the few details that they are giving us at the time of original release during the Osaka Motorcycle Show. The single-cylinder 124cc engine gets worked over with two-stage fuel mapping, pit-lane speed limiter, full exhaust from the header back to the muffler and a quick-shifter too! Will Honda sell these HRC performance parts for the Grom / MSX directly like they have in the past with other models? In the past Honda’s own HRC has offered quality, performance-driven goodies. Maybe, just maybe… We’ll see Honda / HRC release some cool stuff like a , fuel-programmer, quick-shifter, cam, exhaust, track / race plastics, etc etc. Who else would like to see Honda’s quality in performance parts backed by the R&D of Honda and HRC? I know I would…

Why did Honda decide to work over the newly changed up MSX125SF / Grom and create a race bike? These purpose built race Groms were built to be sold as a package for the HRC Trophy Racing Series.

What is HRC? Honda Racing Corporation (HRC) is a division of the Honda Motor Company formed in 1982. The company combines participation in motorcycle races throughout the world with the development of high potential racing machines. Its racing activities are an important source for the creation of leading edge technologies used in the development of Honda motorcycles. HRC also contributes to the advancement of motorcycle sports through a range of activities that include sales of production racing motorcycles, support for satellite teams, and rider education programs.

– HRC Honda Grom Race Bike / Motorcycle Pictures –