Mastering the Fuel Economy of Honda Grom: Comprehensive Test Results and Conclusion

Hey everybody, it’s Charlie from Daily Motor. Before we get into our fuel economy test on the Honda Grom, I want to address the audio issues in this video. Unfortunately, we had some microphone problems that affected the audio quality. Also, I have to mention that the Grom suffered an accident. But despite the setbacks, I hope you find this video useful and enjoyable.

Today’s test is quite interesting as we’re conducting a fuel economy test on a motorcycle, which is a first for us. Many people buy motorcycles with the idea of saving money on fuel, although the overall cost of ownership is still up for debate. Unlike cars, the EPA doesn’t test fuel economy for motorcycles, so we’re going to conduct a real-world test to provide some practical insights.

For this test, we’ll take the Honda Grom on a mixed driving route, including 25, 35, 45, and 55 mph roads with stops, turns, and some traffic. The distance will be around 30-35 miles to simulate real-world riding conditions. We’ll fill up the tank before and after the test using the same pump, and then compare the results with the Grom’s onboard mileage display and our calculated fuel economy.

The Honda Grom 2022 model is the subject of our test. I’ve owned this bike for about nine months and have put around 600 miles on it. It’s worth noting that the Grom is not designed for highway speeds, so 600 miles on it is quite a decent amount of riding in less than a year. If you’re interested to learn more about the Grom, I’ll leave a link to our first drive review in the description, and I plan to do a one-year ownership review soon.

Before hitting the road, we ensured the tire pressure was at 29 psi for both front and rear, consistent with the manufacturer’s recommendation. With the basics covered, let’s start the test and see how the Grom performs in real-world fuel economy.

Fuel Economy Test Results

During the test, the Grom delivered an impressive 141 miles per gallon according to the bike’s computer. This result exceeded the manufacturer’s claimed 155 miles per gallon, showcasing its efficiency in mixed driving conditions. After refilling the tank, our calculated fuel economy came out to 136 miles per gallon, which is still commendable and provides a practical perspective on the bike’s efficiency. Despite facing challenges during the test, we managed to obtain useful insights into the Grom’s fuel economy.


Overall, the Honda Grom demonstrated excellent fuel efficiency, offering a cruising range of approximately 224 miles with its 1.6-gallon tank. It’s essential to consider that real-world riding conditions and speeds can affect fuel economy, as higher speeds will result in lower mileage. The update to a five-speed transmission in the 2022 model contributes to improved fuel efficiency compared to previous versions.

Thank you for watching this fuel economy test on the Honda Grom. If you’re interested in more content on the Grom or our other bikes, you can find relevant links in the description. We look forward to conducting similar tests on other motorcycles in the future. Until next time, ride safe!

What happened to the audio in the video?

The audio got a little bit messed up due to the microphone used for the video. Additionally, the host had an accident with the motorcycle, and the testing was impacted as a result.

What was the purpose of the fuel economy test on the motorcycle?

The purpose of the fuel economy test was to assess the actual fuel efficiency of a 2022 Honda Grom through a real-world mixed driving route, something not covered by the EPA’s testing for motorcycles.

What was the outcome of the fuel economy test?

The 2022 Honda Grom achieved an average of 136 miles per gallon during the test, lower than the 143 miles per gallon reported by the bike’s computer but still impressive for mixed riding conditions.

How did external factors and testing conditions impact the process?

The test experienced multiple external factors such as the host’s physical condition, the weather, and technical difficulties like a broken camera. Despite these challenges, the test still provided valuable insights on the motorcycle’s fuel efficiency.

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