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Grom Reaper: What Zero designers get up to after hours

Grom Reaper: What Zero designers get up to after hours

The Grom Reaper: A electric Honda Grom built by a Zero Motorcycles designer
The car guys have been enjoying engine swaps for years. It’s the simplest and most reliable way to get extra horsepower—which is why we see RX7s tooling around with 6.2-liter GM V8s, and tiny Honda Civics with Acura power.

Motorcycles are another matter, though. It’s an engineering nightmare, and you obviously lose the stealth aspect, because the motor is on display. But that didn’t dissuade Cole Mishler, who has just built the ultimate pocket rocket: A Honda Grom with a lithium ion power pack and more torque than a Yamaha MT-09.

The Grom Reaper: A electric Honda Grom built by a Zero Motorcycles designer
It shouldn’t work, but Cole is a designer for Zero Motorcycles, so he had a head start on the engineering front. And the resulting ‘Grom Reaper’ screams out to be turned into a kit for other owners of the Honda MSX125.…

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