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Now that you've riden it, is it worth the wait and hype? Would you advice those of us still waiting to hold off and wait for second generation? Mine suppose to come in late Aug.
 

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Good question! I have been reading the reviews and am having second thoughts. My dealer has 2013 cbr250rs at almost the same price as the Grom. I'm thinking about getting one instead. Help!?
 

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I have been thinking the same thing. Went to the Honda dealer and sat on the Grom, it is like you are sitting on top of it knees high, handler bars seem to close too me. Sat on the CBR 250 you sit in it, nicer seat, handle bars right where I like them, higher than the CBR 600. The 2012 priced at 2999.00 that is 1,100 cheaper than the 2013 CBR 250. I am now more interested in the CBR.
 

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I understand your guys doubts but the thing is, you cant really compare the bikes.. Honda Minibikes have their own history and feel different, nothing like anything else! if you have that in mind and you drove other older minis before, this Grom is heaven. For me i would not want anything else because I'm a big minibike fan, so i didn't even have to choose. Follow up the forum some more, because I'm pretty sure all the con's that people are having at this moment will be different when the broke in the engine. Goodluck on choosing, all I know is that I'm having a great great time on my MSX!
 

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the bikes a blast worth the wait. shes baddass, i think bikes great other then pipe is super quite but seat fine power is great for stock seriously honda did a great job on this bike. dont get me wrong we all want more but thats what my ktm duke 690 in feb with my tax return money will do it for power. but she is better then any video u have watched on your phone or computer. buy it and have fun. if u want one bike and big power get a big bike. but remember this " he with the most toys wins!"
 

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Hi

The bike definately loosens up and I got 65mph on my daugters - and i am HEAVY!

She sees 70mph

It all depends what you want the bike for and the laws, your size etc.

I bought this bike for my daugter - she is short, so the bike suits her - the CBR 125 was too tall.

Also in UK now you can only ride up to a 125cc from 17 to 19 years old - so anything above 125 was not an option.

The bike is GREAT - she loves it - I have riden it a few times and it goes fine - I ride a FZ1 - so for sure the MSX is underpowered compared to that - but for what it is its a good bike.

You need to deside what you want the bike for, what type of riding and any age / power related laws in your area / your physical size etc.

If I was commuting in a city - this bike is perfect - if I was doing 2000 mile touring weekends - then you need something bigger and faster.

Also the race reps - are killers on your forearms and back at slow speeds - great at high speed though due to the riding position and bike aerodynamics.

No one bike will suit everyone - for everything - thats why Honda and the other manufacturers make a range of bikes.

Me I have 4 - depends what I feel like - They go from a KLX250S to my FZ1 and a Raptor 350 for the wet and rough.

You pays your money - you make your choice - but ultimately its YOUR choice.
 

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Agree, Grom should not be compared with other bikes, as it is a minibike.
If you think of other bikes as well you should test them all.
I was also thinking of Ktm Duke 125, 200, 390, Ninja 300 as a 2nd bike, all of them could be fun, but due to license regulations I decided to buy a 125, so that my girlfriend could try it. Of course financially Grom was also cheaper. But if I buy a 125, I wanted something unique.
So I bought the Grom and I do not want my girlfriend to try it anymore. Muhahahaha.
 

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, handler bars seem to close too me.
I found the same thing.
But that's an easy fix, undo the clamps and move them forward.
That's what I did, made a huge difference to my ride.
I'm 6ft and 260lbs

As for comparing it to other bikes...hmm don't get this one
It's a Grom. A mini bike. A teeny tiny 125 motorcycle....!!!!!
If you're expecting it to anything like a CBR250,
or any other full size bike then you will be disappointed.

At the moment in my garage including my Grom,
I have a HD Sportster, 700 Honda Transalp, Yamha XT + various 50cc scoots inc my Ruckus.
I'm loving my Grom, It does everything I expected and more.

If you want to go fast buy a sports bike
If you want to go offroad buy a dirt bike
If you want to have fun on a mini bike......See where I'm going with this. :encouragement:


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The grom is the evolution of the Honda mini bikes. There are many people that are pationate about collecting and modding them. It is really for us, they aren't for everyone.
 

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While it is true that after a few miles of riding, especially after the first oil change, a bike's clutch seem to get smoother, and the brakes work better, I cannot really say I have noticed improved top end or disappearing wobbles with time. The seat position is not going to change either. On the other hand, I have often noticed problems with a new bike from the first minute of riding it...like the Ninja 300 stall, engine noises on a GZ250, vibration on a Ninja 650, thunking shocks on a Gixxer, clunky gear box in a Triumph Street Triple r, that were permanent...at least the fix was not easy and never happened. If I had second thoughts about the Grom, I would be looking at the Ninja 300, not the Honda 250. They have fixed the stall with a recall.
 

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Now that you've riden it, is it worth the wait and hype? Would you advice those of us still waiting to hold off and wait for second generation? Mine suppose to come in late Aug.
These ARE the second generation. The first gens were released last year in other countries. Grom is a small bike for local errands and short commutes. With a few mods it will be a blast in the local canyons. If that is what you are going to use it for, you will be happy with it. IMO. Of course I am STILL waiting for mine.:disappointed:
 

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But still the little unicorn get's compared with 'big' normal sizes bikes right? I hope no one has to drive a china honda copy bike, because the differences are day and night! I hope no one regrets buying one!
 

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I am very happy with this bike and in no way regret my purchase. I had unreasonable expectations before I bought it, hoping it would be a mini supersport bike.
 

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Some of you may have misunderstood my concern. I am not mechanically incline with regards to performance modification, I am more on aesthetic modification. This unit maybe 2nd generation but still 1st generation for the US standard which manufacturer may have done something different to comply. Just like when I buy new cars I usually wait for the second gen so that they can get all the major bugs out (people concern) and will be to a minimum concern on my part :) I've had ysr50 back in the 80's and Tw200 in the 90's both where by yamaha and never had any issue in first time owning it.

Thanks for all the input, still will get it when it gets here.
 

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These ARE the second generation. The first gens were released last year in other countries. Grom is a small bike for local errands and short commutes. With a few mods it will be a blast in the local canyons. If that is what you are going to use it for, you will be happy with it. IMO. Of course I am STILL waiting for mine.:disappointed:
There are no official 2012 grom's. The msx only has been released this year. First country to get them was Thailand in january 2013.
 

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Im after the grom for modding. you can change it up to look like whatever you want. like the ruckus. bigger bikes will cost a ton more to mod the body. I live in down town san diego so taking it around the streets here is great. don't need to worry about freeways.
 
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