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Hello everyone, I'm glad to have found this online community for the new Honda Grom! Hopefully this will be "the place" to go for all the greatest info on this soon to be hot little bike!

I'm 34 and I've never owned a two wheeled motorized vehicle so I am STOKED that Honda is bringing this to the states.

I've been a member of totalruckus and the TWforum for years with dreams of someday owning my own entry level machine.

My wife however isn't thrilled at the idea of me owning a "motorcycle" (being a father of two young boys) so I've been trying to convince her for years that I would start out small (scooter size), not that this makes me invincible to any accident but maybe ease her mind a little as I have no aspirations to jump on our crazy freeway system any time soon. Just want it for commuting to work or running short errands around town to gain some riding experience.

I've wanted a bike for probably the last 15 years and I'm thinking that when my truck finally dies (nearly 300,000 miles) that it will be time to push for this little Grom.

Grom will cost me what...around 3500 OTD vs newer car of 5k or more. Get way better gas mileage and a hell of a lot more fun for commuting. I spend on average about 60 bucks a week driving back and forth to work, what would the Grom run me...maybe 10 bucks?!

Anyways, can't wait to go see this thing on the showroom floor and to read the countless reviews and feedback sure to start popping up this summer and hoping to get my hands on one within the next year or two, I'm a fairly patient person, hehe.

Glad to be here. =)
 

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Hello everyone, I'm glad to have found this online community for the new Honda Grom! Hopefully this will be "the place" to go for all the greatest info on this soon to be hot little bike!

I'm 34 and I've never owned a two wheeled motorized vehicle so I am STOKED that Honda is bringing this to the states.
If you are a first time rider, I'd suggest going down to the Alabama Traffic Safety Center at Montevallo, and taking the Basic Rider Course this Summer. I have a friend who bought a CBR250R for getting to work and back, and taking the course was one of his wife's requirements.
 

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Welcome, sorry to hear about the wifey. But glad to hear you're still getting a Grom.
Hehe, thanks. I know there are plenty of guys that have wives that fully support or even ride themselves and that's great! We've been married for 14 years now and I love her to death, I can understand that she's just worried something might happen to me leaving her behind with two young kids to raise herself which at times is hard enough with the both of us, lol. I understand that riding a bike is dangerous and I think with a training course it may help me understand things better and sharpen some skills and let her know that I have safety in mind. I tend to lean toward the attitude "when it's my time to go, there's no stopping that" ya know? You can die walking down a flight of stairs and bump your head, are you going to avoid all flights of stairs now?

If you are a first time rider, I'd suggest going down to the Alabama Traffic Safety Center at Montevallo, and taking the Basic Rider Course this Summer. I have a friend who bought a CBR250R for getting to work and back, and taking the course was one of his wife's requirements.
Thanks for this, will definitely look into it!
 
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