Markham, ON. Honda Canada recently announced new versions of three models, the 2022 Grom, 2021 CB1000R and 2021 NC750X, demonstrating the company’s commitment to a fun, well-rounded, on-road lineup.
The announcement is headlined by the third-generation Grom, this fun and enjoyable model gets a thorough makeover for 2022. Introduced in some markets last fall and now bound for Canada, 750,000-plus units have been sold worldwide. Striking new bodywork gives a bold new look, while a peppy new engine features fifth gear, for added performance across a wide range of riding situations. Not lost in the redesign are the Grom’s amazing gas mileage, low operating and maintenance costs, attention to detail and Honda’s legendary reliability.
The iconic Grom rounds an important corner this year, emerging from its extensive makeover as a more refined, and easier to ride machine. A more efficient engine now has a fifth gear for increased versatility, while a flatter seat accommodates varying rider heights. The fuel capacity is increased from 5.5 litres to 6, for added fun between stops, and a full-featured LCD display makes it easy to take it all in. Standard and ABS versions are available in a striking white, red and blue tricolour, with stylish graphics and a yellow shock spring, plus a gold finish for the wheels, brake calipers and fork.
An exciting blend of practical and performance-minded updates increase the benefits and capabilities of the venerable 2021 NC750X. Already applauded for its versatility, the model’s engine now has more power, plus a higher redline and revised gearbox ratios for exciting response at low rpm. Throttle-by-wire opens the door to three riding modes and a refined Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) system, while also helping the bike maintain its standout fuel efficiency. Paired to these performance gains is an all-new frame and sharper styling, 6kg of weight reduction, plus practical improvements like a larger up-front storage compartment, 30 mm lower seat height, more protective windscreen and LED lighting. Available in both manual-transmission and DCT versions.
An updated 2021 CB1000R builds on its Neo Sports Café looks with a more aggressive stance and blacked-out appearance. CB1000R is engineered to stand out from the crowd, its designers having moved away from the supersport-derived big-naked formula and focused instead on a well-rounded package that blends form and function. That approach continues for 2021, the CB1000R featuring a tighter, sleeker design and more aggressive stance, along with revised settings for a smoother power delivery. New, eye-catching features include a 5-inch, thin-film-transistor (TFT) display, reshaped headlight, restyled wheels and a USB charging socket under the seat. The model’s name also gets a “Black Edition” suffix to match the blacked-out components, and it also features a wind screen, passenger-seat cover and quick shifter.