The latest in Honda’s quest to reclaim its identity is the Grom, a 125cc minibike that’s part classic Trail 70, part modern Honda machine. While not really a scooter, it definitely falls into that gray area, just like the classic bikes that obviously inspired its design.
For the past 20 years or so, scooters have been an afterthought for the major Japanese motorcycle manufactures. For some, this is still true, but in the past few seasons Honda has been stepping up its scooter game in a big way, even displacing Piaggio as Europe’s most popular scooter brand.
Here at ScooterFile, we’re big fans of custom scooters and especially the custom Ruckus scene. We’ve featured a couple of these bikes in the past, and now they’re showing up more and more. This latest example, The LV Project, is from builder James Wong and it’s all over the web today.
What if you could see the effects of an unprotected scooter crash without having to actually get injured? In this video, the Colorado DOT teamed up with a trauma surgeon and a special effects makeup artist to do just that. The result is striking.
The custom scooter scene is really starting to take off around the world. From west coast zoomer-style Honda Ruckus customs, to the perennial slammed maxi-scooters of Tokyo, we’re starting to see more and more custom Honda Cubs and SYM Symbas. Frankly, we couldn’t be happier about it. It’s a great platform with lots of potential.