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Old 08-19-2014, 10:46 AM   #1292
Beastly Adventurer
Joined: Dec 2007
Location: Santa Cruz Mtns.
Oddometer: 1,254
Originally Posted by longhaul747 View Post
Back on the Grom again

I forgot how fun this little bike is. Now with a 150 miles on it the engine is loosening up nicely and I find that it now has enough useful torque and power that you don't need to be constantly shifting like in the first 100 miles. I bet i will see things loosen up a bit more as the break in continues. It ain't fast in the least but is surprisingly capable.

One thing I have noticed on a few recent rides is the total lack of respect. The Harley guys won't even look. The BMW guys will look but give you a snooty face and you can just forget a waive. The crotch rocket folks will shake there heads and then pull a wheelie like they are telling me to buy a real bike. Even the scooter crowd looks the other way.

On a more serious note for all Grom owners you have to be careful. I almost get hit every time I ride the Grom. Its just so small people just don't notice you. I have unofficially nick named it "Close Call" because my ride is full of close calls when I ride it.
Speed wise how does it compare to the elite110 and the sh150?

Size wise it ain't smaller then a scooter is it?

Great hooligan bike for sure.
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