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Just wondering who's going to be first to strip this bike of ALL non-essentials and add light weight parts. Can't wait to see the community that gets built around this bike. Just spent time at a Supermoto School on a DRZ400, and I think the Grom would be more fun!
 

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It already looks pretty streetfighter to me. How much lighter can you make at 225lb bike? I weigh more than that, myself. LOL! Whatever, it's super cool. I'd definitely chop the tail off just because it doesn't look right.
 

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Hey all! First time poster here. The Grom looks so awesome. I've even been able to get my Fiance interested in it, as well; and that's saying a lot! I think it may end up being my first bike. And possibly even her first bike, too! :D

When I first saw a pic of the Grom, the first thought through my head was removing that factory exhaust and giving it an under-mount exhaust like on the KTM 690 Duke / Duke R. Anyway, I did a quickie Photoshop mockup of it. I also removed the factory license plate holder from the pic, as well. :)

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Let me know what you all think! :)
 

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Well simple weight saving would be taken care of with a fender eliminator and an exhaust. But you could potentially get some rear sets to remove the passenger pegs, I've seen carbon fiber front fenders that weigh much less than the stock one (or even no fender at all), aftermarket rims should be able to achieve lighter weights. I'm sure with a carbon fiber front fender, they're developing carbon fiber replacement plastics, not that it would help much. But right now the bike has 22.5 lbs per 1 HP. Lets say with all these items you save 25 lbs (conservative number) so the bike is closer to 200 lbs, and with the exhaust and a good tune you get 1 extra horse power with no other performance upgrades you're looking at a little over 18 lbs per HP. That's a pretty good improvement.
 

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Hey all! First time poster here. The Grom looks so awesome. I've even been able to get my Fiance interested in it, as well; and that's saying a lot! I think it may end up being my first bike. And possibly even her first bike, too! :D

When I first saw a pic of the Grom, the first thought through my head was removing that factory exhaust and giving it an under-mount exhaust like on the KTM 690 Duke / Duke R. Anyway, I did a quickie Photoshop mockup of it. I also removed the factory license plate holder from the pic, as well. :)

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Let me know what you all think! :)
yes. this is exactly what i want to do with my exhaust. i have some 1099 stock cans that we used to use for our stuntbikes. the cans look like the ones you photoshopped in too....
 

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Hey all! First time poster here. The Grom looks so awesome. I've even been able to get my Fiance interested in it, as well; and that's saying a lot! I think it may end up being my first bike. And possibly even her first bike, too! :D

When I first saw a pic of the Grom, the first thought through my head was removing that factory exhaust and giving it an under-mount exhaust like on the KTM 690 Duke / Duke R. Anyway, I did a quickie Photoshop mockup of it. I also removed the factory license plate holder from the pic, as well. :)

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Let me know what you all think! :)
Sweet, reminds me of the Buell!
 

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twin headlights and mini cowl aka triumph street triple design would look cool, or even a Honda cb1000r influence, show me the magic!
 

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Reminds me of the old Bimotas.
 

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Reminds me of the old Bimotas.
I would hope so. :) Took the front and rear off of the Vyrus 986 M2. Ascanio Rodorigo, who founded Vyrus, originally spearheaded Bimota's hub-center steering design.

I've always thought they looked insanely awesome. Would love to do that to the Grom. Would probably be ridiculously expensive, though, LOL.
 

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I think there is a reason we do not see center hug steering on race bikes and it has nothing to do with cost. I am aware of the potential anti-brake dive benefit but I think there are other issues.

But yes.... they do look cool.
 

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I think there is a reason we do not see center hug steering on race bikes and it has nothing to do with cost. I am aware of the potential anti-brake dive benefit but I think there are other issues.

But yes.... they do look cool.
Yeah, biggest issue is lack of feel and feedback. Certainly a biggie. Reading about the street version of the 986 M2, though, Vyrus say that they have largely solved that issue. Not sure how, though.
 

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Hmmm. It would also make 2WD easier to adapt.
 
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Removing the front and rear fender would give a simple/ more aggressive appearance, and maybe spray plasics flat-black.:furious:!!!
 
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