I love the grom its a perfect discipline bike.. any faster bike i would be in 100+ alot lol
I'm with you on that. I've owned and ridden much faster bikes.
A) The Grom doesn't have the power to get you into too much trouble.
B) You can ride it to its potential on a daily basis.
There's no place around my neck of the woods where you can take a bike up a reasonably terrifying speed without getting into serious trouble. Cruising around a heavy Harley gets fucking old-- especially in a downtown urban environment. Cafe racers are cool. I just don't have the time to wrench on one every weekend to keep it going. The Grom is made to whip around corners and rev like a mofo. It's all fun. Out of the box. It turns heads unlike any other vehicle I've ever owned. Today, I talked to two different guys for 5+ min each. Complete strangers that just had to find out the story on the Grom.
One of my best friends is a car fanatic. He's had everything-- from 911s to Ferarris to R8s. When he started to settle down a few years ago, he traded down from a 911 to an Audi S8. He's a family man now. After a year of that S8, he went down to an A4 Avant. Now, we both has the exact same 2012 Audi A4 wagon/estate car-- with its peppy 2.0L turbo engine. It's great for revving around town and handles well. Plus, it has room for the kids, groceries, guns, and other grown up shit. The point is, he told me that he can drive the Audi with its 2.0L turbo to its potential every day. The Porsche, BMs, and Audi S cars never got out of 2nd gear in town.
That's how the Grom is. There's something satisfying about running out of RPMs and gears. Like you accomplished something. Like beating Contra without the cheat code. Plus, I like being unique.... ruffling feathers... freaking out the squares... The Grom has attitude. It has a personality. I smile my ass off every time I'm on it. The low price point means you really never have to sell it. The small footprint means it doesn't take up room in the garage. As far as I'm concerned, my 7 month old can have it when he's 16 years old-- as long as his old man isn't still riding it.