New honda monkeybike coming soon! Honda Grom

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

  1. DOUBLE-O G

    DOUBLE-O G Smooth Operator

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    I just registered! May be I'll be the lucky winner... :clap
  2. klaviator

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    You better hope not. One ride on the Grom and you will turn into wheelie popping, stunt riding, child molesting, crazed hooligan who will be a menace to society.:rofl
  3. DOUBLE-O G

    DOUBLE-O G Smooth Operator

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    And how would that be different from any other day? :lol3
  4. rkwfxd

    rkwfxd Adventurer

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    Well from what I understand he normally does it on a Zuma 125.
  5. klaviator

    klaviator Long timer

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    And here I thought that all scooter riders were model citizens, paragons of virtue, role models for all the other riders out there.

    Oh the humanity!!


    :lol3:lol3:lol3
  6. rkwfxd

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    :lol3
  7. CaptnJim

    CaptnJim Scootist

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    My dear ol' Mother used to say to me, "Well, if it doesn't work out, you can always serve as a bad example."

    That's my contribution to the role model thing. :evil
  8. rkwfxd

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  9. Chillis

    Chillis Land Barge Pilot

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    That's awesome. Masculine speedometer :rofl

    As a side note, I showed a non-riding coworker the Grom and he is looking to get one.

    I say mission accomplished Honda.
  10. rkwfxd

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    Oh yeah, same thing happened to me. Co-worker that has never ridden saw it on my CP and started asking about it. He is seriously thinking of getting one.

    Not only will Honda sell a ton of these but they will create a new nitch economy just like they did with the XR50.
  11. quasigentrified

    quasigentrified Ape Trumpet

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  12. Jimmy the Heater

    Jimmy the Heater Tilting the Horizon

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    :rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl
  13. JagLite

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    Great advertizing!

    The video tells me:

    If I buy one of these "Exciting" scooters, I will have lots of young, fun loving friends who jump and cheer a LOT.

    We will go adventuring all over on our scooters without care in the world, except when we are helping the endangered baby turtles make the dash to freedom in the sea.

    I can almost see the new sub-forum on ADV for people going RTW on these scooters.

    Almost...

    Me? I'll go for the Grom :lol3
  14. JerryH

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    I give up on the Grom. At first cops were looking forward to it as an easy way to meet their daily ticket quota. Now police departments are thinking about upping the quota.
  15. rkwfxd

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    Jaglite it is funny you say that as I was thinking almost the same thing. Wow, if I could get one of those I would instantly be young again and have zero worries.:rofl

    Still I think the world does need a TRUE DS scooter in the 150-200cc range.
  16. DOUBLE-O G

    DOUBLE-O G Smooth Operator

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    Probably a 205 but I don't care.

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  17. DOUBLE-O G

    DOUBLE-O G Smooth Operator

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    Video of still images that include technical drawings.

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  18. XPADREX

    XPADREX Funslinger

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    I believe it.

    I was in the "metric" bike business for years, and it was not uncommon for a hot new product to be either delayed, or never show up at dealerships that didn't always "play ball." Often times it was connected to how many of ____insert model that won't sell in your area here______ you ordered the prior year.

    I will also suspect the "markup" on a 2014 $2999 bike isn't going to bbe more than a coouple of hundred max.


    The good ol' Ninja 250 is a similar non-starter profit-wise, designed to get new customers.
  19. DOUBLE-O G

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    No one has a ride report yet? Not even from Europe?
    C'mon somebody's got to have had a go at it!
  20. JerseyBiker

    JerseyBiker Living the life!

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    I think the thread in the road warriors section has some reports.