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Old 05-15-2013, 05:34 AM   #136
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I've been looking for a big wheel mini/pit-bike for some time, but didn't want to go Chinese. Going to call the dealer and get on the list...

Of course, my local dealer will probably have never heard of it...
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Old 05-15-2013, 06:10 AM   #137
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A grooving iron can make that K761 a bit more capable in the dirt too.
What color is your KLR?
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Old 05-15-2013, 06:13 AM   #138
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New Zumas are made in China aren't they? Where will this one be made? Thailand I suspect.
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Old 05-15-2013, 06:23 AM   #139
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New Zumas are made in China aren't they? Where will this one be made? Thailand I suspect.
The Zuma is made in Taiwan
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Old 05-15-2013, 06:35 AM   #140
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Where will this one be made? Thailand I suspect.
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Old 05-15-2013, 07:12 AM   #141
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OK I am in. I'm gonna pick up a GROM 125 as soon as I can.

So glad I did not buy a Zuma 125.

I have been lurking on this site for a couple of years now. I was researching my options for a dual sport scooter of some type. The closest thing out there that I WAS interested in is the Zuma 125. But every time I go look at one in person it just lets me down. I have never worn a skirt and dont intend to so I really don't need the step through design of a scooter and I prefer a manual clutch.

Saw the MSX125 in other countries last year and realized it would be perfect. Fun to run errands on or just cruze around on and actually usable on a dirt road or two.

I am sooooooo glad I did not buy a Zuma 125 now.

This new Grom 125 (cool name too) has FUN written all over it. I am so glad they did not try to nanny it down with ABS and other BS like that. I also like the fact that it has disk in front and rear instead of disk/drum like most scooters.

Big thumbs up to Honda on the advertising too. Motorcycles are supposed to be fun and they made it clear that this one has fun to spare. I know from experience that 125ccs is plenty to do wheelies and stoppies and donuts. I wont do much of that but it is nice to know I could.

Also, I think Honda is spot on with their marketing and target audience. They will get a bunch of young / new riders on these and get those folks loyal to the Honda brand. The side benefit is similar to the original Ford Mustang. It was marketed to young people but older folks liked the ads and the target audience became much bigger. I am an older (50) and a more experienced rider (41 years and 20+ bikes) and this Grom is having the same effect from what I can see in just this one thread.

I also think that this Grom will be MUCH safer for new riders than the typical sport bike so many of them go out and buy. Even a small sport bike like a Ninja 250 is capable of over 100 mph - that is a lot of speed for a new rider. I just think they will be better off and actually, the rest of us on the road, will be a little safer if new riders are starting off on bikes like this instead of 250, 300, 500, and 600 sport bikes.

I look back years ago and failed to buy a YSR50 when I had the chance and I failed to buy an MB5 when I had the chance. Both fun little bikes. I wont make that same mistake again.

I have already started a list of mods for the new Grom when I get it...

That rear fender has to go. There are already smaller / cleaner options available to tuck the license plate up and the turn signals in.

Better mirrors are on the list as well as an exhaust system of some sort. Probably with a CF canister just because it will look cool.

Yeah, I'm in. I think Honda hit a home run with this one. Well obviously they did. It is selling well over seas and there is already aftermarket support for it.

Good job Honda.

Can't wait.

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Old 05-15-2013, 07:54 AM   #142
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this looks like a boatload of fun! Now, bring the Zoomer110 along with it and I'll do a double bike deal.
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:51 AM   #143
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Stopped by the local Big Four dealership this a.m. to berate my bud there for not giving me a heads-up on this. They literally found out about it yesterday...and of the five coming in their initial shipment, three have been spoken for by employees...
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:08 AM   #144
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What color is your KLR?
Worse. I'm cheaper and simpler. I ride a DR with a homefabbed $10 muffler heat-shield as my saddelbag racks. I'm looking for a good deal on a Rubbermaid wastebasket to cut/bend into a windscreen right now.

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Old 05-15-2013, 11:39 AM   #145
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I look back years ago and failed to buy a YSR50 when I had the chance and I failed to buy an MB5 when I had the chance. Both fun little bikes. I wont make that same mistake again.

My thoughts exactly!!! Add to my personal list, missing out on a Kawi KD80X and Honda Cub (the offroad version), and Honda ZB50. 3 more outstandingly cool little bikes.





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Old 05-15-2013, 11:41 AM   #146
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Just called my Friendly Local Honda Dealer and put down a deposit.

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Old 05-15-2013, 01:33 PM   #147
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This thing won't be a freeway burner, but will absolutely kill it in the streets of the cities and rural areas.
a big yes to this

I think in the next year or two, there will be one in my garage
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Old 05-15-2013, 04:00 PM   #148
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Buy this and turn it into something you use off road. Honda's official promo vid makes it look like a mini urban assault weapon to stunt on. And maybe it can be? But it's still a small bike and a rider can stunt on big bikes.

All that marketing aside, this is a dumb little motorcycle imo. A good scooter is much better a small bike in many ways. I have no idea why this would appeal to a scooter rider or a motorcycle rider, or like many of us, those who ride and have ridden both.

This bike has zero appeal for me as a street bike of any sort. As said, a little off road bike. Otherwise





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Old 05-15-2013, 04:11 PM   #149
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Old 05-15-2013, 04:11 PM   #150
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Stopped by the local Big Four dealership this a.m. to berate my bud there for not giving me a heads-up on this. They literally found out about it yesterday...and of the five coming in their initial shipment, three have been spoken for by employees...
Not surprised. I called this morning and it turns out I was the first one to call and they knew nothing about it. My buddy even had trouble finding it on the net while I was on the phone. No matter. He assured me since I was the first to call, when they only get three in and six guys want one, I will be at the top of the list.
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