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I've had many scooters in my days. Loved all of them. some of them can RIP.

GROM looks like a good step up from a scooter?
What do you think?

Advantages of GROM over scooter?

The way I look at it is that it's a scooter/moped except you don't look gey riding in one.
 

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haha I dont think those are scooters, more like wheelchairs for senior citizens lol not much comparison lol good one though.
 

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Well it is similar to a ruckus and that's a scooter in principle...

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That is why I ask. This is a step up from a Ruckus or other similar scooters. Maybe even the not so cool Vespa

 

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I could see the Grom being a gradual upgrade for scooter and moped rider. For those who want to venture off and get their feet off the floor board the Grom would be a good match up and only slightly progressing in displacement and power.
 

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I've had many scooters in my days. Loved all of them. some of them can RIP.

GROM looks like a good step up from a scooter?
What do you think?

Advantages of GROM over scooter?

The way I look at it is that it's a scooter/moped except you don't look gey riding in one.
For those who got use to the power of the 50cc engine on the scooters can move up to the Grom's 125cc and still be in the comfort zone. The only thing that changes is the riding position. They might find it a tad bit uncomfortable. Judging from what the Grom is used for I am guessing the seat is much firmer as well.
 

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The scooter is meant for comfortable riding while the Grom is meant to be much more than that. Watching the promo video, I think Honda expects their customers to really throw the Grom around. I don't think a scooter is capable of doing that.
 

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I don't think scooters are all too bad functionally. Good for using in the city. And probably much more comfortable than the Grom. I just feel the man card is revoked when riding in one of them.

 

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I don't think scooters are all too bad functionally. Good for using in the city. And probably much more comfortable than the Grom. I just feel the man card is revoked when riding in one of them.

The scooters are for comfort and cruising and that is about it. You wouldn't see a scooter owner doing wheelies and stoppies. Maybe the unorthodox ones.
 

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As I mentioned in another post but may be insightful to Chye...I ride a scooter sometime. I am one of the "Unorthodox" ones as Bama Dave put it but I do ride a scoot. I also ride a full size sport touring motorcycle (07 VFR Interceptor)

To ask if the Grom is a step up from a scooter is kinda a trick question with trick answers.

The scooter is a scooter with scooter intensions. Twist throttle and go - in comfort.

The Grom is a motorcycle only smaller. Not a scooter. I say this because it has a manual clutch and gears. The Groms intensions are to either be a beginner bike for someone maybe moving up from a scooter to a motorcycle - or for experienced people to do "unorthodox" things with.

If you like the scooter because its comfy and has storage under the seat - stick with a scooter. If you want to have more agressive power and move closer to a full sized bike without the power - Grom may be for you.

I have ridden the YSR50 and other mini sized street bikes that use the same sized rear tire as the Grom. They are not comfy on the road for any length of time if you are cruising. I will have a Grom soon regardless of this but my plan isn't to do much cruising.

Hope this helps.
 

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how i see it this is not a step up from the traditional scooter you see everyone riding in big american cities, they are different from the Grom and serve a total different purpose. While they are for a to be commutes and comfort during those commutes the Grom is a fun mini-sportbike made to be a ton of fun in it's segment.
 

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As I mentioned in another post but may be insightful to Chye...I ride a scooter sometime. I am one of the "Unorthodox" ones as Bama Dave put it but I do ride a scoot. I also ride a full size sport touring motorcycle (07 VFR Interceptor)

To ask if the Grom is a step up from a scooter is kinda a trick question with trick answers.

The scooter is a scooter with scooter intensions. Twist throttle and go - in comfort.

The Grom is a motorcycle only smaller. Not a scooter. I say this because it has a manual clutch and gears. The Groms intensions are to either be a beginner bike for someone maybe moving up from a scooter to a motorcycle - or for experienced people to do "unorthodox" things with.

If you like the scooter because its comfy and has storage under the seat - stick with a scooter. If you want to have more agressive power and move closer to a full sized bike without the power - Grom may be for you.

I have ridden the YSR50 and other mini sized street bikes that use the same sized rear tire as the Grom. They are not comfy on the road for any length of time if you are cruising. I will have a Grom soon regardless of this but my plan isn't to do much cruising.

Hope this helps.
Well said LS1.

I think most people who even some knowledge of bikes wouldn't confuse the Grom as a scooter.
 

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I have a BMW, Ducati, Vespa, and a few other rides. Scooters are a blast and we have ridden them on several 250 mile rides in a day. Last year I rode more miles on scooters than I did on Motorcycles. We have a 50cc Ruckus, 250cc Big Ruckus,and a 300cc Vespa, and a 400 Burgman, it is the power of the larger scooters that sets them ahead of the others. I have ridden down the expressway at 70mph and passed a lot of people. The power is my only real concern with the Grom.
 

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As I mentioned in another post but may be insightful to Chye...I ride a scooter sometime. I am one of the "Unorthodox" ones as Bama Dave put it but I do ride a scoot. I also ride a full size sport touring motorcycle (07 VFR Interceptor)

To ask if the Grom is a step up from a scooter is kinda a trick question with trick answers.

The scooter is a scooter with scooter intensions. Twist throttle and go - in comfort.

The Grom is a motorcycle only smaller. Not a scooter. I say this because it has a manual clutch and gears. The Groms intensions are to either be a beginner bike for someone maybe moving up from a scooter to a motorcycle - or for experienced people to do "unorthodox" things with.

If you like the scooter because its comfy and has storage under the seat - stick with a scooter. If you want to have more agressive power and move closer to a full sized bike without the power - Grom may be for you.

I have ridden the YSR50 and other mini sized street bikes that use the same sized rear tire as the Grom. They are not comfy on the road for any length of time if you are cruising. I will have a Grom soon regardless of this but my plan isn't to do much cruising.

Hope this helps.
Thanks for the insight!

I was just wondering where the GROM is placed in the 2 wheel world. The way I look at it - it seems like if I had a scooter and wanted something more like a motorcycle but didn't want to go for a 250 or higher CC, I'd get the GROM.
 

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I love scooters... don't care if people think I need to give up my man card for riding one lol.

The Grom seems to fill the space between a scooter and a motorcycle. I wouldn't call it a step up it's just a different vehicle.
 
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