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Old 09-18-2015, 08:12 AM
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Now now gents. 150cc is as big as we get here. They're no highway studs, but they're quick enough and fun enough for simple riding. It's not 750+ but it's great to get around. Practical I call it.

Trust me, you will never get the adrenaline rush from speed and power if that's what you're looking for.
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Old 09-18-2015, 08:25 AM
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Originally Posted by schoolsout1 View Post
My uncle used to have a pair of Honda Trail 70s (IIRC) that was a blast to drive...I think there is somewhat of a cult following for those bikes now. I looked at trying to pick one up a few years back to tool around at the farm and in parents' neighborhood, but never could find one for a good enough price.
Yea, that's what I found when shopping. A bit of a cult jacking up the prices on what are now mostly junk bikes. New bikes pretty dang pricey too. So I get my mini-hp fix from a 12' jon and 8hp merc.
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Old 09-18-2015, 08:25 AM
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I know a few people who own them and like you they cannot explain the appeal. My 25 and 26 year old sons who have been riding since they were 3 and both own sport bikes, have talked about buying them and 2 guys I know at the local Yamaha dealership own them. I was told they also are running the go cart track at palm beach international raceway.
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Old 09-18-2015, 09:38 AM
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I think they would be fun if you had some friends that owned them. Maybe do some parking lot races.

Lower HP does present a little bit of a fun factor. In everyday riding, you would actually want to ride smooth and carry speed through turns because of the bike's limited performance.
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Old 09-18-2015, 04:52 PM
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Just recently, I started considering a basic commuter bike. My daily driver for the last 10+ years has been a scooter of some type (Aprilia, Vespa). They are awesome for around town, but my job is building a new office that is up the road a little more and it requires a jaunt on the 55mph highway. My 50cc scooters won't cut it anymore and I'd rather not drive my big truck if I can help it. It's still a year out or so, but I want to get a grasp on what's out there.

I've looked at the Grom before and thought it was a neat idea, but the general consensus I've seen (not just on here) is the same. At the end of the day, that little bike will get old.

What other ideas does anyone have for a good basic commuter bike? Triumph Bonneville?
What about a Ninja 250? They'll get up to 75 or so.

Got mine up to 80, and kept it there for an hour. After the trip, all I needed to do was add a little oil. But 60 minutes at 80 mph with that little 250 howling at 14,000 rpms will make your nether regions go numb.

If all you need is below 75mph, a Ninja 250 is a fun little bike. I bought a used one for $2k, doubled the odometer from 4,000 to 8,000, and sold it a year later for $1,900.

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Old 09-18-2015, 07:07 PM
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I sold this for 3800. It don't think it was even a year old and I'd only put about 3.5k miles it. Check out one of these or a yamha wr for stuff in town or off road. Check out a drz if you want in town, highway and off-road. Check out a ktm exc if money is no object. Good luck
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Old 09-25-2018, 05:33 AM
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I had a feeling THT would have discussed this and sure enough, it has.

My brother, who goes 6' 230lbs got a new Grom in 2014 and has put almost 40,000 miles on it and it has been his second bike to his FZ 09. He is going to sell it to me, with lots of extras, for $700. I'm going to use it to get back and forth to work as I only have an 11 mile roundtrip on city side streets that I currently use my 2017 Beta 500 RR-S for. I'll leave the Beta plated and use it every now and then so it doesn't just sit and for when I go riding I can still go on the streets-legally, but the Grom will be perfect for commuting.

I have ridden the Grom and it is a hoot. More than enough power for me anywhere but the highway and the motor is reportedly as reliable as it gets. I'm going to shoot for 100,000+ miles and give the thing to my kid in 8 years or my daughter in 10, when and if they want to ride it back and forth to school.
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Old 09-25-2018, 06:00 AM
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A Grom is on my list behind an XR650L. Very cool, capable bikes:

https://advrider.com/f/threads/tat-2...ition.1324638/
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Old 09-25-2018, 06:05 AM
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I might go down Thursday night and put it on my VersaHaul and take it back home on Friday.
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Old 09-25-2018, 06:10 AM
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Fun bike to commute on.
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Old 09-25-2018, 06:13 AM
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The monkey is pretty cool
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Old 09-25-2018, 06:16 AM
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Fun bike to commute on.
Awesome. Yours is the Gen1 Grom, same as what my brother has but in black.

He has all sorts of stuff on it/aftermarket and I want it quiet. I love the white.

How many miles do you have on it now? Any issues at all?
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Old 09-25-2018, 06:25 AM
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I see these on the road and they look like fun but I want to go back in time and get a 1986 Honda Rebel (CMX250).
My friend had one and I borrowed it often (he took my car).
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Old 09-25-2018, 07:39 AM
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The grom has some in class competition.

https://www.google.com/search?q=hond...hrome&ie=UTF-8
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Old 09-25-2018, 08:33 AM
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Originally Posted by schoolsout1 View Post
Honda Ruckus
This is a 49cc motor but a guy I know that owns one said for a few years they made a 250cc Ruckus. He said that is the one to get if you can find one. Same guy owned a Grom too.
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Old 09-25-2018, 08:48 AM
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Funny this thread came back up. I could never bring myself to pull the trigger, dealers in S Florida were selling at MSRP+$500, and used they held their value well enough that I could never justifying picking up a used one. I still think they look like awesome toys.
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Old 09-25-2018, 08:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Flot View Post
Funny this thread came back up. I could never bring myself to pull the trigger, dealers in S Florida were selling at MSRP+$500, and used they held their value well enough that I could never justifying picking up a used one. I still think they look like awesome toys.
same for me with this
https://powersports.honda.com/2019/monkey.aspx
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Old 09-25-2018, 08:56 AM
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My dealer had them on his floor for $2,999 and the current generation looks even better than the 2014 Gen1's.

They do seem to hold their value up TOO well. It is why, when I can get one for $700, I will just have to do it. My brother says new engines are $6-700 so even if I had to get a new motor someday, as the bones of the bike are still mint, it would be worth it.
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Old 09-25-2018, 09:01 AM
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Jmop but the grom is just as dangerous as any full size bike maybe even more dangerous , ya need a 5 ft high orange flag just to be seen.

btw i'd like one probly a lot of fun, just not as safe as one might think.
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Old 09-25-2018, 09:11 AM
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I have a Grom and a Ruckus. They both are a kick to ride. You aren't gonna get on the interstate with it, but where I live, it's still pretty rural and it's cool to ride around in the country. I can do basic errands too. The main reason I bought it was to bring it camping. Great for running around the campground. I know guys who use them for daily transportation. The dealer I purchased mine from can't keep them in stock either. I had to wait 6 months for mine...and I buy a lot of bikes from these guys.
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