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Old 03-11-2013, 04:16 PM   #61
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This is the coolest damn thing. I would LOVE to have one of these, I wish it was available over here.

Is there any hope?!?
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:05 AM   #62
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2014 Honda Grom

Looks like Honda is bringing the MSX125 to the US after all!

It is called the Grom.

http://powersports.honda.com/2014/grom.aspx


Specifications



ENGINE


Engine Type124.9cc air-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke
Bore And Stroke52.4mm x 57.9mm
Compression Ratio9.3:1
InductionPGM-FI with automatic enrichment
IgnitionElectric
Valve TrainSOHC; two valves per cylinder



DRIVE TRAIN


TransmissionFour-speed
Final DriveChain



CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES


Front Suspension31mm inverted fork; 3.9 inches travel
Rear SuspensionSingle shock with steel box-section swingarm; 4.1 inches travel
Front BrakeSingle 220mm disc with hydraulic dual-piston caliper
Rear BrakeSingle 190mm disc with hydraulic single piston caliper
Front Tire120/70-12
Rear Tire130/70-12



DIMENSIONS


Rake25 deg.
Trail81mm (3.2 inches)
Wheelbase47.4 inches
Seat Height29.7 inches
Fuel Capacity1.45 gallons
Curb Weight225 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel?ready to ride)



OTHER


Model IdGrom 125
EmissionsMeets current EPA standards. Models sold in California meet current CARB standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment.
Available ColorsMetallic Black, Pearl Red
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:07 AM   #63
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I know I need one of these. Red, of course.

Ok, Honda. Now you're talking.
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:09 AM   #64
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$2,999.

I gotta get me one of these. Oh, and a scooter too of course.
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:28 AM   #65
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$2,999.

I gotta get me one of these. Oh, and a scooter too of course.


Help the economy!

Never heard about this before. What will you do with it?

I'll be surprised if it sells unless someone comes out with a racing league for them.
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:37 AM   #66
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They will sell a shit ton of these. I know lots of people who would love a scooter, but couldn't stand being seen on one.

Sure, I'd rather a SM for zipping around town, but this is less than half the price of even a DRZ-400S!
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:50 AM   #67
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[QUOTE=Auto-X Fil;21406803]They will sell a shit ton of these. I know lots of people who would love a scooter, but couldn't stand being seen on one.
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That pretty much describes me.
I really did not need to see this.......Must......Resist....
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:51 AM   #68
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Thumbs down

Not this Jose, that thing is butt ugly in my book and little wheels to boot.
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Old 05-14-2013, 11:14 AM   #69
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Last thing I expected Honda to do. Doesn't seem to make any marketing sense. Of course I could be wrong. I was wrong about those side by side buggys, thinking who would want a gas powered golf cart with off road tires that wasn't even street legal, and cost as much as a decent used Jeep. I still don't get it, but they sure do sell.

I see this thing as basically a kids bike, it's way to small for most adults. My Zuma 125 looks like it has a LOT more room. I think most kids old enough to have a motorcycle license would opt for a used Ninja 250.

If this thing does sell, it will probably be to the "mod squad", like the Ruckus appeals to. It looks like it might be a good next step up from a bmx bike.

But one thing is for sure, it is WAY to small for me. And that name..... This is the U.S. after all. They could have at least given it a cool sounding name if they want it to appeal to kids.
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Old 05-14-2013, 11:26 AM   #70
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Honda has really raised the bar with this one, at least with the name.

Grom??????
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Old 05-14-2013, 11:32 AM   #71
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What will you do with it?
Release the 15 year old trapped inside my 41 year old body.
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Old 05-14-2013, 11:43 AM   #72
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125cc makes it too small for highway use, right?
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Old 05-14-2013, 11:46 AM   #73
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he "GROM" is coming to the US!

http://powersports.honda.com/2014/grom.aspx

I t looks like the Grom is coming to the USA! If it will hit 60mph I may just have to trade the zuma 125 in. I sure would miss my cvt and under seat storage, but a wheelie would be a nice trade off
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Old 05-14-2013, 11:52 AM   #74
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I can just see kids terrorizing the streets on these things, causing accidents and losing their just acquired licenses by the boatload. It will be almost like turning them loose on the street with mini motocrossers.
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Old 05-14-2013, 12:01 PM   #75
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I can just see kids terrorizing the streets on these things, causing accidents and losing their just acquired licenses by the boatload. It will be almost like turning them loose on the street with mini motocrossers.
I can see this 50 y/o old doing the same thing. My zuma just doesn't wheelie or do stairs too well.
Just wait until the aftermarket jumps on this. I hope the big bore kits are already being developed along with the fuel management, pipes, knobbies and skid plates. Oh and I am going to need a rear rack to replace my underseat storage.

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