I found the Grom yesterday and I am seriously considering buying my first NEW bike in more than 30 years.
That Grommet looks like a hoot. Normally I Iwould wait a year and buy a used one but this thing...
Of course if I do buy one, I can almost guarantee that next year Honda will release the dual sport version.
6" travel, larger front wheel (14"?) and a better skid plate.
But, I never leave anything stock so I can see myself modifying whatever I get.
I can justify it saying it is for my wife.
She loves her Honda XR80 and feels the TW is too big and heavy for her.
But the XR isn't street legal and the Grommet is.
This way she can ride on the dirt roads I like to explore and be legal.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it!
I can see a big aftermarket buildup for this bike.
Considering how popular the hideous Ruckus is and this has a bigger engine, bigger wheels, a 4 speed tranny and clutch, great styling...
(I beg your pardon if you are a Ruckster)
It is still too stinkin' heavy though!
What is making it so heavy?
I want the sub-200 lbs. bikes I grew up with.
Hodaka, Honda SL100, Yamaha, Suzuki, Kawi 90 & 100's.
Oh, well, it is what it is and I still want one for play riding.
I stopped at the local Honda dealer after work yesterday to see if they had ordered any and they have and are very excited to get them.
They are sure the bikes will sell real well to the high school age target market and also to the more mature and experienced riders who want a fun little bike that isn't a scooter.
I think I will get a black one...