FIRST LOOK: Bold Restyle for 2017 Honda Grom

Honda announces returning models including five CRF trail bikes, PCX150 scooter.

2017 Honda Grom©Motorcyclist

Almost as if in response to the early release of the Kawasaki Z125 Pro (click here to see the First Ride review of the competition), Honda's first first two-wheel announcement of the 2017 powersports model year is headlined by their popular Grom, which gets a comprehensive redesign for a sharper, more aggressive look. In addition, Honda announces a number of returning models for 2017, including the PCX150 scooter and five off-highway trail bikes in the CRF family.

"We're excited to refresh the Grom with an assertive new look for 2017," said Lee Edmunds, Manager of Motorcycle Marketing Communications at American Honda. "Since its 2014 introduction, this fun-loving motorcycle has been a big hit in a little package, singlehandedly establishing a thriving market for small-wheeled, small-displacement, big-personality road bikes that lend themselves to personalization. Now, the Grom's styling is even more exciting without losing any of the original's fun appeal."

The Grom retains its sturdy steel frame rolling on 12-inch wheels, 31mm inverted fork, mono-shock rear suspension, hydraulic disc brakes, and a 125cc single-cylinder four-stroke engine. Now the Grom gets an edgier look, thanks to an integrated fuel tank and side panels, along with a modern, stacked LED headlight layout. Add a new sportier handlebar, under-slung exhaust, upswept tail unit and a higher passenger seat, and you've got a Grom that's as fun as ever but with a daring new look.

The 2017 Grom will be available at dealers in August with an MSRP of $3,199. Colors choice includes Matte Gray Metallic, Pearl Red, Pearl White and Bright Yellow.

2017 Honda PCX150©Motorcyclist

The second 2017 street model from Honda is its best-selling PCX150 scooter in the 150cc range. Its low-friction Enhanced Smart Power (eSP) 153cc, liquid-cooled engine is fueled from a 2.1-gallon tank for long range between fill-ups. Stylish LED headlights, taillight and turn signals add a trendsetting touch, and a handy 12-volt accessory socket serves as a convenient charging station for personal electronics. With a light curb weight of 295 pounds, a nimble 51.8-inch wheelbase and a low 29.9-inch seat height, the PCX150 serves as an easygoing ride that adds a big element of fun to the day's travels. Price tag on the PCX150 is $3,499.