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I commute to work on a Ninja 650, weather permitting. I don't expect the Grom to replace the Ninja, but I'm in the market for a new toy and for some reason the Grom is calling to me. For those of you that have a bigger bike, how often do you find yourself on the Grom?
 

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Welcome to the forum, Dave.

From a Honda Monkey owner perspective, I ride the little Honda much more than the larger cc bikes in my garage.

You need a Grom... now.
 

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I have a Z900RS that's literally collecting dust in my garage from all the riding I've done on the Monkey instead of it. For back road bombing, you really can't beat a mini moto. Dont be surprised if you wind up taking corners at WOT XD
 

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I have a '22 Grom, the Ninja 650, and a Speed Triple 1200 ... the Grom is a different bike. It's great for around town, and it doesn't get hot. I use the Ninja for freeway commuting or some occasional short weekend twisties. Speed is for shouting holy shit inside my helmet but it's a lot of bike, runs hot, tall 1st gear, tall seat, low mpg, risk of tickets, all that big bike stuff. Try -1/+1 sprockets on your Ninja 650 if you want a sleeper stop light hole shot monster. I was hoping to bbk (big bore kit) mod the Grom next year from 8whp to 12.
 

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I have a Ducati Multistrada 1200, Yamaha Tracer 900GT, and now 2022 Grom. If I'm not getting on the freeway to my destination, I'm taking the Grom.. it's a hoot to ride! It easily keeps up with and gets ahead of city traffic. Of course, it doesn't have the big motorcycle advantage of my over 100hp bikes but it's a lot of fun to ride.
 

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Thanks for the welcome and the confirmation that this little bike can bring big smiles. I'm going to see if my local dealer has one this weekend.
 

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R6 and Hypermotard 950.

I ride the Grom more than any of those bikes, but only on a local twisty route. The Grom sucks if you try to use it like an R6 or a Hypermotard. Super fun in the right environment. Worthless and painful in the wrong environment.

Same applies to the bigger bikes.
 

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I was peer pressured into getting a Grom I had have a RnineT, Bimota DB9 SP, KTM 790 Duke, 701 Vitpilen.
So now I just replaced my 4sp 2017 Grom with a 2020 Grom and a 4sp Monkey.
The Grom is so lovable, it’s fun, infinitely customisable and makes you laugh out loud. Mine has already been modded with Öhlins front and rear, Vammos exhaust (sounds great and awesome value for money), indicators, tail tidy and Mitas tyres.
The only question when deciding on a Grom is the colour.
 

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When I got my Monkey I looked for every excuse to ride it over the other bikes.

Funny how that works. It made me reevaluate motorcycling. Wish a manufacturer would kit out a tiny bike with 30hp and all the fixings and I may not ride bigger bikes anymore!
 

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When I got my Monkey I looked for every excuse to ride it over the other bikes.

Funny how that works. It made me reevaluate motorcycling. Wish a manufacturer would kit out a tiny bike with 30hp and all the fixings and I may not ride bigger bikes anymore!
I'm seriously considering getting the CRF 300L for exactly that reason. Stick some supermoto tires on it, and you have insta-30HP fun. I just don't think it's quite the looker the Monkey is, and that's the only reason I'm (probably) going to hold off until next year. Wife is going to murder me in my sleep if I get a 3rd bike - hell she still wants me to get rid of one of the two I have... =P
 

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Right, they are track bikes.
Gotta wonder if those Daytona motors are for sale and if they'll fit into a Monkey? (wink, wink... Chili)

FYI - they are for sale here: Daytona 150cc and 190cc Engines - Daytona Engines - Engines - TBolt USA, LLC

Also.. I have never been so happy to be so wrong! I CAN register an off road bike so long as I add all of the safety gear (lights/turn signals/etc... ,pay a fee for the correct forms, and have it pass state inspection. I might be selling my Monkey to fund buying an Ohvale... Just gotta find somewhere selling the GP-2 version...
 

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I bought a Grom because it reminds me of why I got hooked on motorcycles. It's fun! You can tell how much fun a bike is by how much it gets ridden
 

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I found a dealer that had one and yeah, it's everything I thought it would be. However, he wanted 5K OTD. o_O

Yeah, I've bought a new bike before, but that is ridiculous. I'll wait for a used one to show up on CL or FB.
 

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Yeah, there's a dealer in NYC that's high volume and low prices, but that's a hectic drive for a country boy. Maybe I can get a better deal in the winter and have it for spring.
 

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got a rsv4 and a 22 grom. honestly the grom gets more use, I love the rsv4, but honestly thats a track bike that requires a lot of air to keep cool, it hates red light (therefore it sucks ass in traffic and stop lights)
 
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