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I've been looking into buying a zuma or equivalent to use as a pitbike for dirt bike races and such. Even puting around camp at the desert. Would I be able to put some decent tires on the grom and use it in the dirt? Would also love to romp around on the street on this thing. Any ideas are appreciated!
 

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You could put dirt tires but the suspension and clearance of the GROM/MSX was built for the road (pavement/tarmac)

It might be able to handle light off road but nothing extreme.
 

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Watching the grom promo video shows that the bike is very capable on the road for popping wheelies and doing very quick short turns. But I haven't seen any footage of it going off road.
 

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Watching the grom promo video shows that the bike is very capable on the road for popping wheelies and doing very quick short turns. But I haven't seen any footage of it going off road.
People have swapped out the tires on the ruckus for a more aggressive treaded tire. Going off road is just a matter of changing up the tires to meet the conditions. It can be done. If the Ruckus can handle it the Grom should be able to as well.

 

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Watching the grom promo video shows that the bike is very capable on the road for popping wheelies and doing very quick short turns. But I haven't seen any footage of it going off road.
I had the same feeling that the Grom was capable of a lot too. The Grom can pretty much doing anything and go anywhere. Yes there might be somethings you have to change but nothing is impossible. I can't wait to try some of those moves in the video. Body protection gear is key ;)
 

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How is the suspension like on the Grom? I would guess it would have to be tuned to ride off road.
tough for anyone to say what it's like since most of us are American's and haven't seen them yet but im pretty sure the Grom would only be good with mild off-road riding, don't expect it to do things a real dirt bike can do. I would advise upgrading to the aftermarket shock absorber posted here
 

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tough for anyone to say what it's like since most of us are American's and haven't seen them yet but im pretty sure the Grom would only be good with mild off-road riding, don't expect it to do things a real dirt bike can do. I would advise upgrading to the aftermarket shock absorber posted here
The MSX has been available for a while now. Maybe someone from Thailand can give us some insider info :)
 

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I have read on another forum for the MSX 125 that the suspension is quite stiff and meant for more aggressive riding and free riding terrain. The seat was mentioned to be very stiff too.
 

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The seat could be firm it doesn't matter to me the type of riding i'll be doing my arse would be off the seat most of the time anyways. But for those riders who are using the Grom for a daily rider their butt might suffer from falling asleep.
 

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People have swapped out the tires on the ruckus for a more aggressive treaded tire. Going off road is just a matter of changing up the tires to meet the conditions. It can be done. If the Ruckus can handle it the Grom should be able to as well.
This is what I was thinking. I obviously wouldn't be riding on anything really rough, or trying too large of jumps (I have my dirt bike for that) But it would be nice to take it on some uneven terrain now and then as either a pit bike or while romping around town!
 

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Because your original post said you were thinking at a Zuma I feel I have some useful input for you. I have an 03 Zuma with light mods (Pipe, variator, etc,). I use it for offroad bashing while camping every summer. I am amazed at the Zuma's ability to smoothly travel on the road to dinner while camping. Then after dinner hit the trails and I have actually kept up with enduro bikes on the trails with a Zuma!

As for the Grom...I am planning to purchase one on arrival to the USA. I have no plans to use it offroad. I am sure a gaurd can be made but that pipe looks like a rock smashing waiting to happen. I think it will make a great hooligan on road machine. I am leaving the offroad play time to the Zuma
 

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It would be interesting to Dual Sport this bike with the right tires, perhaps a skid plate. Just thinking out loud. Sure there would be drawbacks (it is not a KTM)...but riding reasonably, equipped right, it may be a different approach...just like it is for the street. And why not? Thoughts?
 

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Dual Sporting a Grom -

I've been looking into buying a zuma or equivalent to use as a pitbike for dirt bike races and such. Even puting around camp at the desert. Would I be able to put some decent tires on the grom and use it in the dirt? Would also love to romp around on the street on this thing. Any ideas are appreciated!
Odd as it sounds - it is street legal and perhaps could be a new category of Dual Sport bikes. Better Tires, a Skid Plate? Maybe suspension work....of course it is not a KTM - But, maybe a new category - just like it is for the street. Thoughts?
 

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Odd as it sounds - it is street legal and perhaps could be a new category of Dual Sport bikes. Better Tires, a Skid Plate? Maybe suspension work....of course it is not a KTM - But, maybe a new category - just like it is for the street. Thoughts?
KTM already makes a 125 _ specs should be close

And remember the old Aprilla 125 racers?
 

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Im sure my Grom will go offroad on occasion
 
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