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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    They look awesome! I really like the white one. I am still waiting for mine. I think it should be here by next weekend.

    Congrats on the purchase!
  2. DOUBLE-O G

    DOUBLE-O G Smooth Operator

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    Anyone else here got their Grom? I'm still waiting for mine...
  3. Tip Over

    Tip Over Whoopsie!

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    I went down to the powerhouse Monday, and they had already sold every Grom they had for the first two months.
  4. Jurgen

    Jurgen Trolljegeren Super Moderator

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    Elvis on a Cell Phone? Before there were such things? Proof that he is with the Aliens now.

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  5. gumshoe4

    gumshoe4 Been here awhile

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    I have to admit my attitude is changing about the Grom, based on your enthusiasm for the machine you folks have expressed.

    A Honda dealer up in farm country about 75 miles from here is advertising a black Grom on CL. Might have to head that way tomorrow or so and go look at it...
  6. longhaul747

    longhaul747 Been here awhile

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    Ride Motorsports in Woodinville WA got 2 in today. A red and a black one. Both are pre sold. They contacted both buyers and they were already on the way down with extreme enthusiasm.

    Interestingly the phone rang off the hook with people offering more if they can have a Grom today. Seems to be a hot little bike!

    It was smaller then I thought it was going to be. I sat on it and it was not half bad for room. Not sure I would spend all day on one but it should make a nice in town bike. Since its geared I expect some pretty good MPG reports unless they all get ridden like they are stolen witch I bet will be the case.

    Wish I could ride one but the 2 they got are already pre sold. Mechanic doing prep took it out and said it was surprisingly zippy for what it is and handles like a hoot. Tires obviously still glazed so this would only improve.

    I talked to my guy in sales. If I "REALLY" wanted one he could make it happen. Under traditional rules next opportunity is Jan and the OTD price is $3,978. I might be able to to a tad better because its "me"!

    Its cute and it is tickling my fancy but I got enough to keep me satisfied for the next 12 to 18 months. Plus I feel it makes a nice novelty but in the grand scheme of things not very practical so it probably would not get a lot of use especially since I am already loaded with bikes to the gills. I passed on it!

    I do feel once they sell in reasonable numbers some will be coming back as trades on larger bikes. I think they will hold value for the foreseeable future but eventually they will settle down. I may get one used one of these years.
  7. JagLite

    JagLite Long timer

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    I stopped in our one and only Honda dealer and asked when the Grom's would arrive. The salesman said that they ordered several but were only allotted one so that went to the first person who put down a deposit.

    It should arrive here in Anchorage September 1st and if I want to see it I better plan to be there as soon as they open the doors as the buyer wants to get it asap. I don't blame him/her!

    They hope to get a few more Grom's in the next order in December. He didn't want to tell me how many were pre-sold but he did say there have been more requests for the Grom than any other bike or ATV.

    Nice to see a small, inexpensive, FUN bike be so popular. :clap
  8. DudeClone

    DudeClone Long timer

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    same here, and would like to thank the community at large for enlightening me on the bike

    as a scooterist with no experience riding MC's i initially thought "stupid little bike." i mean why would ANYONE want a scooter sized 125cc motorcycle, shifty and all, when they can just ride a scooter?

    um...well, now i know and understand. and maybe some motorcyclist will ride a small bike for the first time and understand the appeal of a small scooter? not the appeal of an under powered bike, but rather a small, lightweight bike. like our Grom, here

    but whatever the case, i now think this thing is AWESOME!! go little Grom, go!!

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    oh, and big folks can ride it. look at this guy. i am not that big but i am somewhat beefy. Grom can handle it!

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  9. Chillis

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    The rough riders version with dropped front and extended swing arm. Would not want a wheelie when you drop the hammer!
  10. wannabe1

    wannabe1 Been here awhile

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    Any of you Gromsters had a chance to test out the top end mph yet? Just wanting to know if it will hit a true 65 mph.
  11. ben2go

    ben2go Moto Flunky

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    On the forum,a guy did his first test ride and maxed out at roughly 55mph.I don't know if the top end will get better as the engine breaks in or gets worse.
  12. RABBIT170

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    As the engines are getting broken in they are getting 65+ out of them.
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    ben2go Moto Flunky

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    :thumb
  14. JerryH

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    Amazing how the price went up 25%. It won't be to long till they will be all over Craigslist at reasonable prices as many people who bought them realize they made a mistake...
  15. itrack

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    First the pics
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    I work at a dealer here in Houston, Tx. Nothing has drawn a crowd of employees like this bike. It handles really well as long as you sit up on the tank. It shifts good but I would prefer a firmer engagement. It probably has buffer springs on the clutch. Power is decent, but would be way more fun with a small bump ie a pipe, tuner, and air box mods. I really enjoyed riding it. Top speed for a big boy (250lbs) is 55mph and 58 tucked. Bike had 3 miles on it and might wake up as broke in. Home run Honda!
  16. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    how is it Honda has complete misses on bikes, they built too many and they just sit...then they have sales winners like this bike, the 500 & 700 twins and the CRF250L and Honda falls very short on making enough?
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    [​IMG]Picked mine up today! It looks very cool in person I think. I am 6 ft almost 2 in for size reference. I think it will be a hoot for in-town riding, and my short commute to work. Oh, and it fits easily in a Honda Odyssey.

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  18. itrack

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    I highly doubt that. When bikes are this cheap people normally just keep them. Its a novelty item and attention grabber that also functions for cheap transportation. I imagine the Ruckus crowd will be jumping on board, so you might get a deal on one of those soon. If you don't believe me, type in CRF250L in craigslist and see how many are for sale vs the 4400 2013 MSRP.

    As far as pricing goes dealers have to charge prep, freight, and TTL. These are real charges. The price didn't go up, its just a new bike purchase same as any motorcycle from the big four.
  19. DudeClone

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    i'd love to pull up at a light next to one of these on one of my scooters. a Stop Light Gran Prix would not get more ridiculous :rofl
  20. JagLite

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    How about a "Grom Prix" series?

    Bring back the old type of racing where the racers compete on the same bike on a variety of tracks.
    Flat track, TT, Supermoto, hill climbs, road racing, and even drag racing.

    Maybe have 50 yard drags instead of 1/4 mile though :rofl