Honda GROM (MSX125)

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by cabanza, Jun 9, 2016.

  1. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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  2. voltsxamps

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    The restyle is not that bad imo. Good that Honda kept the msrp the same as before, as affordability is as much of the Grom's appeal as is the fun.
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  3. BrendaEM

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    To me, the old one looks cuter, well in the 1980's Honda way.
    Because the new one has a low exhaust system, people are going to have to change it to ride in the trails with fat tires.
    The new fender is angular because?
    The older rearset mount looks better.

    At 125cc's they just aren't that provocative. They are a nice platform for modding, but a stock one might lose a race to many scooters.

    Though, if they were 200-250cc's....
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  4. Moat

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    Agreed - old being more "unique", in a good way. And the stepped seat is a bad move on a little bike like this!

    Bob
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  5. voltsxamps

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    I too agree that the older one has more "character". The new one loses some of its charm by looking more like its other bikes. Honda hit some home runs in recent years with its utilitarian/monkeybike look (Ruckus, Grom, etc) and has had an eye for great designs imo for many decades. While this refresh is a little less appealing (and less unique) to my eyes, I'm glad that they exercised restraint and kept the overall design.
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  6. BrendaEM

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    I did a photoshop blend on the two, only to find Avrider doesn't take pictures directly.

    The handle bar position is more forward. There is little else changed
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    I wish they would have upped the fuel capacity. Right now that is what is selling me on the Z125.
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  9. novaboy

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    I still think they should make a scrambler version with spoked wheels and a high exhaust. I'd buy one then.
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  10. jon_l

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    ADV does allow direct uploads.

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  11. scootermann

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    What? Did the designers at Honda lose their french curves?

    So now when I hear people say, "I can't even draw a straight line." I can tell them that they won't be able to work for Honda.

    Sorry, as much as I think the Grom is a cool bike, it isn't for the looks of this new model. My 2ยข...
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  12. jon_l

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    Cool little bikes, for sure. I would really love a Grom to play with, but that is just too much $ for me for a toy. My PCX probably does everything (but misbehaving) better.

    15-18HP from 150-200cc would be nice.

    I think the wheels are kind of small for the rest of the bike. I wonder what 14" would look like? The increased height and ground clearance wouldn't hurt either.

    I like the straight seat on the previous model better than the stepped one, though that wouldn't be hard to change.

    Cabanza - you just bought another PCX, and now you almost bought another Grom?? Bad boy. You have an understanding (& lovely) wife. Lucky fellow!
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  13. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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    Well, yes. There are just too many bikes out there! My wife actually LOVES the bright yellow Grom. We didn't buy it because we're not in a position to buy right now but we both wanted it.

    Here's what a 14" wheel Grom looks like:

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  14. jon_l

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    I like it! What is the story?
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    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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    Not much love for the 14 wheels over there, but I think they look "right-sized".

    ImageUploadedByHondaGrom.net1409556727.244159.jpg
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  17. cabanza

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    I'm not sure. May be 13" would look better?
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    I'm thinking about swapping my wheels out for 13's. Or maybe only change the front to a 13 and leave the rear at 12. Would that look wierd?
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    I have an e-scooter with 1" bigger wheel in front. It's great! Earlier e-scooters had "same-sized" wheels, which were squirrely at speed. Front wheels that are bigger and wider are a sign that the seller has put some thought into the scooter, and has added value. Usually more expensive, too, as there are usually other "quality" components throughout, like LED bulbs.
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  20. bravada

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    The new seat caught my attention. Just who or what cue little thing would actually fit on as a passenger?
    Inquiring minds want to know?

    Maybe we should start a Grom girl thread .
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