The Honda Grom Reaper Zero Electric started out as a Honda MSX125\u2014a small bike that has gained a reputation of being a great beginner\u2019s bike. Cole Mishler, a designer for Zero Motorcycles, noted the tiny frame and low-performance engine of the Honda and saw an opportunity to turn that little bike into a screaming monster. The project soon became an after-hours build, with the entire team kicking in to get it done.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nCole swapped out the engine for a Zero drivetrain, pushing horsepower from a meagre 10 to an impressive 27. Torque was increased over 800 percent, from 8 to 66 ft-lbs. Top speed jumped from 56 to 66 miles per hour. Cole also put in new wiring, custom fiberglass body work, Ohlins forks, and a new rear shock.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThe bike has a sleek look with its blending of tan-gold and black. The sharp angles also give it a clean appearance, while the 55-tooth rear sprocket testifies to this bike\u2019s performance. Cole explains that the bike was meant to showcase the power and quality of the Zero drivetrain, but it\u2019s really his description of the bike\u2019s performance that stands out: \u201cThis thing is a wheelie machine!\u201d\r\nCheck it out\r\nHave you subscribed to Man of Many? You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.