By now the entire Motorcycle Industry has to realize the Grom and MSX125 is going to be a home run for Honda. Do you think Yamaha, Suzuki, Kawasaki will wake up and release something similar?
HELL YEA the rs125 is sweet, especially the rsv4 replica but isn't available here ... base msrp is 5,499 but I also agree with Strokd GE, these are more the sport bike market (for intro riders after the Grom or scooter) ... I would now LOOOOOOOVE a Tuono version from Aprilia in a 125 base with some 12" or 15" wheels to bust around the city!
but the big ruckus failed. lol. theres a difference in a 125cc bike trying to be a "sportbike" and trying to be something different than anything else out there. 125cc bikes fail here because they have tried to make them a "sport" bike. since our license system does not have a graduated system, theres no "need" in customers eyes for the 125cc full fairing sportbike.... (even though everyone could actually benefit from it). so, making the grom something thats NOT out there, its in a sense, opened up its own class that appeals to..... pretty much everyone. its not a full fairing sportbike... its not a scooter... its not a motard... its not a dirtbike trying to be a streetbike.... its just a GROM!!! and thats why we all love it