Adam Barrington’s Stretched Grom
Good Things Come In Small Packages – Like This Stretched Honda Grom!
Adam Barrington’s stretched Honda Grom is undeniable proof that you can have a lot of fun on small bikes. The 24 year old’s stable has seen many bikes in his short riding career, but when he’s not riding around on his 2011 CBR1000RR, Adam can be seen banging about on his awesome custom Grom. The Grom is one of those bikes that has a serious cult following and a great custom scene: we’ve seen Panigale engine swaps, streetfighter bodywork kits, but now we’ve got an awesome stretch to keep the Grom crowd pleased. Even better: this is Adam’s first custom project, and it is pretty damn incredible for a first flirt with custom couture.
Check Out This Awesome Stretched Grom!
“I got the bike in 2015 and only kept it stock for about a month,” said Adam. To get things started, Adam began by updating the Grom’s air intake, upgrading the exhaust and adding a Power Commander. To give the Grom a sportier edge, Adam added some carbon fiber parts, from Tyga, to the mid-section, and replaced the handlebars with a new set from Composimo. The wheels and hubs were also updated to FLP units.
Next, Adam moved onto the stretched swing arm, and lowered the bike a little. By the time the beginning of 2016 rolled around, Adam decided to update the front end with an awesome kit from RRGS, and lowered the rear by a further 6.5 inches. Apart from adding a few awesome LED lights, the bike was done. “A lot of people don’t believe that the bike is rideable with such little ground clearance, but it is still very fun to ride. In fact, I have put about 3500 miles on it in the last year.”
Having taken a few rides on the Grom, I can say that they’re incredibly fun bikes to ride. They might be small, but they’re a good laugh and as nimble as you like. I haven’t had the pleasure of riding a stretched Honda Grom yet, but I reckon it’s a blast to ride. Nice work Adam, and a sensational first build.