New honda monkeybike coming soon! Honda Grom

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by Dezzie, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. Speedo66

    Speedo66 Transient

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    Can't imagine Honda US ever putting out an official video with wheelies, stoppies, and frying the rear tire. Good for Japan!
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  2. Dezzie

    Dezzie Been here awhile

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    if the US did a video there would be kittens and butterflies, how green it is and fuel efficient with soft music and girls waving at ya through a hazy sunny afternoon lol, the do gooders of the world spoill all the good stuff these days!:1drink
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  3. Reconstructed

    Reconstructed Been here awhile

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    I think I will watch this one. It is unlikely to appear in the States, but I would pick one up if it does.
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  4. Woodsrat

    Woodsrat Gone ridin'

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    So what price would it take to make you get the checkbook out?
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  5. YJake

    YJake Roaming

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    That is very cool.

    Price wise in the U.S. it would have to be low... I mean, a Ruckus is $2,500 here so that thing would top $3k easily and at that price I would buy used.

    -Jake
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  7. Chillis

    Chillis Land Barge Pilot

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    Very cool. I want to bicycle tour as well but would rather go out of the US for new scenery.
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  8. Reconstructed

    Reconstructed Been here awhile

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    I might go for $3,000.

    I bought a Zuma125 thinking it would be fun for the city, but the thing just does not have enough lean angle, and I can not adapt to how it handles.

    This would be just what I want. A street legal mini bike that has to be fun. Bring it!
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  9. Dezzie

    Dezzie Been here awhile

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    I had a ksr for my first monkeybike, had a 143cc kitaco barrel, manual clutch etc, this one is the very bike i had!
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  10. Nihon Newbie

    Nihon Newbie Been here awhile

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    Man, now I'm knee-deep in looking at KSR builds, and wanting to build up a monkeybike, lol!

    That's how I feel about motorcycle touring now. Before my bicycle tour, I had only been to 3 US states, now I've been to 49, and thus want to tour in Western Europe next time I have the time/money. You might be surprised though, at how much there is to see via bicycle here in the US, and from a different perspective than you get from driving a car through places like Alaska, New England, or the Midwest. :beer
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  11. DandyDoug

    DandyDoug Been here awhile

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    I can see me on one of these hot monkey bikes after the wife retires and i convince her to hit the road in a motor home/travel trailer with one inside so i can play while she reads her book.
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  12. LandPirateMBC

    LandPirateMBC Full blown child

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    If it hits the US I'll definitely be buying one. Seems small enough to have fun thrashing but big enough to actually respect it for a commute. It will need to be priced less than the cbr 250r (another small displacement bike I could see myself buying) I agree that 3k sounds fair.
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  13. Woodsrat

    Woodsrat Gone ridin'

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    autoevolution.com says the critter will be available worldwide--but probably not in the U. S. Is our governmental regulations too costly for them to bring them in? Is is the exchange rate? Or is American Honda run by a bunch of goodie-two-shoes types who can't understand the concept of what motorcycling is all about (FUN!!)?

    They sold more Ruckus 50's than they ever dreamed they would. Maybe they ought to take the gamble, bring in the MSX-125 and see if they can create some excitement. If they want to sell expensive motorcycles in the future to the youngsters of today they're going to figure out a way to draw these kids into the sport right now.

    I'm sure old gray haired farts like myself won't be the key target market for bikes like this but that's okay--I'll be happy to buy one and look like I'm in the middle of a midlife crisis. I won't look any sillier than I do when I ride my street-legal hot rod XR-50.
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  14. DOUBLE-O G

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  15. Kennon

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    I can see it fitted with adjustible forks and a pitbike swing arm and some engine fettling done for some more oomph from its little thumper.

    Kennon
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  16. Reconstructed

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    I can only speak for myself here, but think about bikes like the yamaha ysr50. Great little bike that many grown men would still love to have. Many of the smaller bore trail bikes (xr100, ttr125...) would sell here in the States if they were offered as dual sports.

    I still don't expect to see it here, but with honda beginning to bring over bikes that are less cutting edged and more focused on simple enjoyment of riding as well as good value for the money, they may surprise us all by making it available.

    Just my two cents.
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  17. cogitate

    cogitate What Marcellus Wallace Looks Like

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    I had a YSR 50. As a grown man:eek1

    I would buy this bike. Yellow, please.
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  18. Dezzie

    Dezzie Been here awhile

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    if anyone wants to see more of them go on msxthai.com or look for the same on facebook as they put up new stuff on there and its probably more accessible to more people, saves going through all the lingo and page after page, they just put the pics straight onto there facebook wall!:clap
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  19. scootrboi

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    Must be a lot of fun. Honda works deep.
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  20. Chillis

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    I wish America would get back to simple core values like this bike.

    Unfortunately I wasn't around for it but mini-bikes were huge fun despite their size before my 33 years of existence.

    The older I get the more I let go of the ego-centric ways of our society and enjoy the basics on a much more fulfilling level.

    Sadly, this bike most likely would fail here as most small machines do. To think how much fun it would be in a place like San Francisco, Seattle, or other urban environments with low speeds and twisty roads.
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