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Old 07-12-2013, 08:22 PM   #481
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She looks nicely proportioned on that Grom... of course, I'd wager she is less than 5' tall.

And, didja notice: open toe shoes, no helmet, no gloves... oh, the humanity!

And while we're on the subject, how does anyone keep a baseball hat on when riding a motorcycle?
Didja notice her correct two-finger on the clutch technique? Me neither. I was thinking about what her boobs might look like.
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Old 07-12-2013, 08:24 PM   #482
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That's a great idea!
What does a set of plastic cost?
I prefer yellow too but that won't stop me from buying another color.
Vinyl wrap is getting less expensive after all and it protects the parts from sun damage.
The total was about $190 for all. What vinyl wrap are you using?
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Old 07-12-2013, 08:31 PM   #483
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same things you do with a small cc scoot -- tear around urban areas, where agility and light weight make for far more fun than speed
I dunno man. I would never admit to riding a scooter.

But I will say this, riding a scooter is like having sex with a fat chick - they are both fun to ride, until your friends see you....
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Old 07-12-2013, 08:46 PM   #484
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I don't understand why so many people are excited about a little 125cc bike. What can you do with it?
That would be the same reason why people that don't ride ask why, they will never understand and the people that do never ask.
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Old 07-12-2013, 10:01 PM   #485
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IF japan would do a bike like this with same 5 year waranty


Not a scooter engine based LIke the grom but makes you wonder. Also . Not that fast at 60 MPH but with 200mpg MPG plus or 85 K per L with a 5 year warranty Kind leaves you wishing something like this was here. As a way to get to work it would be nice and I ve never seen a Jap bike with that type of warranty . Must be built tough to have a 5 year warranty for the engine .


INDIAN motorcycle manufacturer, Mahindra, have launched a 500 motorcycle.
The 'Centuro' is a 110cc motorcycle, producing 8.5hp and featuring a four-speed gearbox. It has an analogue rev-counter, digital speedo and idiot lights and anti-theft immobiliser as standard. The Centuro also features crash bars and the lights will flash when you press the ignition key to help you find your bike among the 100s of others in the parking lot (a problem us UK bikers will never have!).
It has a top speed of 60mph. It also comes with a 5-year manufacturer's warranty.
"The product is the result of confluence of customers' feedback, out of box thinking and meticulous engineering," Mahindra said at the launching ceremony.
Perhaps more surprising than its price is its fuel economy: Mahindra claim over 85km per litre, which equates to over 200mpg from their revised MCI-5 engine



Read more: http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-...#ixzz2Y2cBENRA
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Old 07-12-2013, 10:01 PM   #486
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Exactly the same thing you can do with any other motorcycle - have a sense of freedom and uniqueness. People that don't get small bikes, never will. People that do get small bikes, usually own several larger bikes too and they will always tell you the small ones are more fun to ride.
Yes thank you!

What's up with all the Debbie Downers around here? Is JerryH starting a club?
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Old 07-12-2013, 10:02 PM   #487
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that would be the same reason why people that don't ride ask why, they will never understand and the people that do never ask.
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Old 07-12-2013, 10:04 PM   #488
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She looks nicely proportioned on that Grom... of course, I'd wager she is less than 5' tall.
My lovely wife is 5' tall. I think that's what she would look like on a Grom.
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Old 07-12-2013, 10:22 PM   #489
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My lovely wife is 5' tall. I think that's what she would look like on a Grom.
got any pictures...?
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Old 07-13-2013, 06:55 AM   #490
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got any pictures...?
She's somewhere on this thread.
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Old 07-13-2013, 07:44 AM   #491
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Forgot about this thread! The Grom seems to have gone from "What's this thing?" to having its own subculture in the US in only a matter of months, haha. I'm already just looking at it and thinking about touring on it...


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She's somewhere on this thread.
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Old 07-13-2013, 08:04 AM   #492
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My lovely wife is 5' tall. I think that's what she would look like on a Grom.
She looks lovely on a PCX. No doubt, she would "dress up" the Grom.

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For those who don't "get" the premise of a small bike... I understand. I used to feel that same way, too. I remember saying, "Anything less than 1000 cc is a girl's bike." And now, I am delighted to be tooling around on a blistering 13 hp scooter!

What happened? I was about ready to give up riding... I bought a "little bike" (650 V-Strom), so I had to modify my thinking (see the above paragraph). Then, my wife said, "Let's get a couple scooters."

I put my foot down and said, "Yes, Dear." I had no idea HOW MUCH FUN these things would be. And I am old enough and secure enough that I don't give a rat's rear what anyone else says or thinks of my ride. I've been riding for 45 years, have hundreds of thousand of miles on two wheels, and don't have to "prove" anything. I just wish I would have seen the light sooner... I totally get the premise of the Grom. And all the smaller scooters that a poster above can't appreciate. Easy. Light. Flickable. Utilitarian. FUN!

I won't be buying a Grom, but I understand the appeal. I hope Honda sells a bunch of 'em!

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And, for GoreTX: that pretty, petite wife of yours will improve the looks of any bike she sits on! And, maybe she'll let you ride the PCX once in a while.

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Old 07-13-2013, 08:21 AM   #493
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Exactly the same thing you can do with any other motorcycle - have a sense of freedom and uniqueness. People that don't get small bikes, never will. People that do get small bikes, usually own several larger bikes too and they will always tell you the small ones are more fun to ride.
I second that.
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Old 07-13-2013, 09:11 AM   #494
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As long as as the balls of my feet can touch the ground at a stoplight, I'll ride anything (yes, even a moped).

...and damn you guys for making me search for pics of gore-tx wife.
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Old 07-13-2013, 04:56 PM   #495
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As long as as the balls of my feet can touch the ground at a stoplight, I'll ride anything (yes, even a moped).

...and damn you guys for making me search for pics of gore-tx wife.
Dude, you should have called me. I have a BUNCH.

Just kidding gore-tx.

Hope I don't get my butt kicked for that one.
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