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I got the Grom Tuesday 8-27 and put 160 miles on it so far and already wanted to push it to the limit. I found a parking lot nearby and decided to do some cornering practice driving around a big triangular island, seeing how far I could lean her over. With my novice skills I still got her a little loose a couple of times and also grazed the pegs on either side. Monkey bike! :monkey:

The pegs apparently scrape before you lean the tires over to their edges (see wear pattern below). Shifting weight a little bit the bike can still use all its grip on nice sealed tarmac. I was learning the foot-out technique and could reach the limits at low speed without hanging off the saddle much.

The dirt on the tires is from the construction site nearby. With new found confidence, I nearly low sided it but was able to get both (!) feet down behind and catch the bike, credit ENTIRELY to its low weight. Phew.

Pics below, for what they're worth. The dirt doesn't extend as far as the tarmac scuffing, of course.

Couldn't imagine a better bike to learn on. :blackgrom:

tl;dr: the grommet will forgive amateurish mistakes and still leave you with a shit-eating grin
 

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Haa Love it! No chicken strips there! I, too, tested my limits on the Grom today leaning into a couple of the corners we have here in Central Indiana. Provokes a lot of confidence the Grom does. The Grom out bikes me for my skills thus far. But it sure feels goood! Nice riding, and be SAFE!
 

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I got the Grom Tuesday 8-27 and put 160 miles on it so far and already wanted to push it to the limit. I found a parking lot nearby and decided to do some cornering practice driving around a big triangular island, seeing how far I could lean her over. With my novice skills I still got her a little loose a couple of times and also grazed the pegs on either side. Monkey bike! :monkey:

The pegs apparently scrape before you lean the tires over to their edges (see wear pattern below). Shifting weight a little bit the bike can still use all its grip on nice sealed tarmac. I was learning the foot-out technique and could reach the limits at low speed without hanging off the saddle much.

The dirt on the tires is from the construction site nearby. With new found confidence, I nearly low sided it but was able to get both (!) feet down behind and catch the bike, credit ENTIRELY to its low weight. Phew.

Pics below, for what they're worth. The dirt doesn't extend as far as the tarmac scuffing, of course.

Couldn't imagine a better bike to learn on. :blackgrom:

tl;dr: the grommet will forgive amateurish mistakes and still leave you with a shit-eating grin
dirt is like loose sand be careful, for me the first thing I'm changing is the tires when I get my GROM.
 

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Haha this is so funny, I too last night tested my Groms limits. At the local college there's a circle run-a-bout. I just keep on driving in circles till I filed a nice flat spot in the corner of my shoe. It was a blast.
I use to do the same thing on my F4i back in the day. But that was taking off/on ramps at 75 mph plus to get the same effect.
Grom-on my friends.
 
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