Honda Grom + Ducati Monster = Gromcati

07/30/2014 @ 1:46 pm, by Jensen Beeler7 COMMENTS

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Ducati CEO Claudio Domenicali has made it pretty clear that he has no plans to take Ducati into the realm of small-displacement motorcycles, and he has flat-out squashed the chances Ducati making a scooter.

This could make thigns difficult for the Italian brand, especially as the hot regions for growth in the motorcycle industry are teeming with machines under 500cc in engine displacement — markets like Southeast Asia, India, China, and the countries of South America.

So what are Ducati fans in these countries to do? Well, where there is a will, there is a way…and for some Thai riders, that will manifests itself in a big way. Taking one perfectly good Honda Grom monkey bike, add in some impressively downsized Ducati Monster bodywork, and well…we introduce to you the Gromcati.

The above machine is the work of X-Speed Motorland, a mega-dealer in Thailand, and it looks like the Gromcati has been quite the evolution – starting as a simple graphic kit, and becoming the more elaborate example you see here.

When we see fan-made projects like these, it’s always a sign that there’s an opportunity here for to be capitalized on by an OEM.

Countries like Thailand are filled with rabid motorcycle fans, but with incredibly high tariffs on imported motorcycles, and super-low wages that preclude the bulk of the population from ever affording even Ducati’s “budget-priced” Monster 821, Ducati fans in emerging markets will continue to show their colors, in perhaps more creative ways.

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Honda Grom + Ducati Monster = Gromcati Gromcati Ducati Monster Honda Grom X Speed Motorland 06 635x476

Honda Grom + Ducati Monster = Gromcati Gromcati Ducati Monster Honda Grom X Speed Motorland 10 635x476

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Source: X-Speed Motorland

Comment:

  1. crshnbrn says:

    The dual cans and bolt-on trellis frame are a littler over-the-top, but most of the rest of the stuff is pretty cool. I really want one of these now!

  2. jm says:

    “Countries like Thailand are filled with rabid motorcycle fans, but with incredibly high tariffs on imported motorcycles, and super-low wages that preclude the bulk of the population from ever affording even Ducati’s “budget-priced” Monster 821…..”

    - Also very true in the Philippines

  3. Xan says:

    Should it maybe be the Gromster or the Hucati? Better yet, the Hucati Gromster! Gotta combine make names with make names and model names with model names for OCD purposes!!

  4. Westward says:

    I want one with Capirossi’s livery…

  5. ervgopower says:

    It’s definitely the Hondcati Gromster. With the original names first and the tack on pieces second. Please fix the title. :)

  6. L2C says:

    Ha ha! Those are cool.

  7. Lardener says:

    If you think this is cool do a search for msx125 sport spirit. I would get one modded like that yesterday!