2023 Honda Monkey Europe Announcement
The 23 Monkey's look fugly. I still think my 20 blue monkey is the best looking.
Not a Monkey but I have a 2014 4-speed Grom I put 6000 miles on years ago. Then I bought a 2022 5-speed Grom last year and BAM! ...I realized I was having way more fun racing around with the 5-speed gear box. So much so, I bought 2 more 22 5-speed Groms and modified and dressed them all up differently. I've put on over 16,000 miles between my 3 2022 5-speed Groms as of right now. The 5-speed makes a definitive fun factor difference. No one is going to convince me otherwise. I still ride the 4-speed Grom every blue moon and I will just say, the 5-speed Groms have me rather spoiled at this point.I'm all over that Plaid Red. I'm hoping the local dealer will call me back with good news. I now need to put my DRZ SM up for sale.
Chim, what makes the 4 speed better than the 5 speed?
I always put down a $100.00 with a few dealers the moment a model I want leaks. I did that with the Dax and I don't even know when that model is going to be offered in the US, if ever. That puts me first on the list when the dealer eventually gets one.If the 2022's were hard to find, I'm thinking the Red 2023 will be that much harder. I called 5 to 6 dealers around the country with no luck. They all took my name and number.
What's the best way to grab up one of these?
I enjoy reading about you guys that have got yours. I'm confident my dealer will get at least one this year and I'm in no hurry as I have plenty of little bikes to goof around with meanwhile. If it was my only bike I'd be searching enthusiastically. So I'm apt to wait on my local dealer I have a relationship with, as they don't play games with pricing and I've had money down for the first 5-speed since last April.Best of luck. I called 10 to 12 dealers that I was willing to drive to. Only received 2 phone calls back. So thankful that one of them was only an hour away. There may be a dealer in a small town that don't know what to do with the ones they got.