In Thailand, the Honda MSX 125 mini-moto – known as the Grom in some markets – has proven popular with the younger set, especially the ladies. The land of smiles being what it is, this means a plethora of mods and customs abound on Bangkok city streets.
For the 2017 Bangkok motor show, Honda Motorcycles Thailand showed the Honda 150 SS Racer, a mini-moto with big wheels based on an engine taken from the CBR150R. It’s hard to tell from this futuristic build, and no information was forthcoming if it was a concept motorcycle, or something destined for production.
Taking a closer look at it, though, we feel this is more of a concept study. The sculpted fuel tank is somewhat reminiscent of the MSX 125’s unit, and the LCD instrument panel certainly looks if it come from the MSX.
Fitted with Metzeler Racetec racing slicks mounted on solid-disc wheels with a carbon-fibre skin, the 150 SS Racer looks like it would fit in well on a movie set, perhaps like “Ghost in the Shell” which featured another Honda machine, the NM4 Vultus. Anodised blue accents litter the Honda 150 SS Racer, along with lots of shiny alloy, to complete that sci-fi style.
A huge megaphone silencer graces the underside of the bike, and the chopped rear end brings to mind the abbreviated butt of the Kenstomoto MechaStallion. What appears to be a rear view camera tops of the rear seat cowl, and a front-facing cam mounted in the instrument panel cowl, with perhaps the feed being displayed on the LCD panel.