That picture above is an old model. I would say about 2010 model below. This is the new ksr Kawasaki Thailand
Looks alot better. I was thinking about getting the grom too. But here in the Philippines they still havent released the grom. Dont know yet when. Yesterday local dealer had a 2013 ksr on display. Fell in love right away with the mini bike. If you plan on staying stock, the grom is a good choice. But if you plan on modding, the ksr is better since its carb type. Easier to tune. Ill try to post some pics once i get the bike.
Also the ksr has both kick & electric start which is really good. So you have backup just incase you have a drained battery. Before it only had a kick start. Thats why I was surprised that now it had electric start aswell.
Always wanted a KSR. Had plans to get one. Bought a grom and I will never look back. I can say that you will see the KSR fuel injected here in the next year or so. Kawasaki will not sit back and let honda take the lead
I love the KSR, it is light, it performs and handles well and in my opinion it looks nice, but it doesn’t come with a clutch (I have to buy an aftermarket one), it doesn’t have an rpm gauge, it has a carburetor, and I think a 120 rear would be better.
I have never riding the Grom so I don’t know how it performs, it’s about 15 pounds heavier than the KSR, and I don’t like the looks (it's ducati looking), but having own many Hondas before I know the Grom will be a blast to ride. I don’t know about the tire selection, but the Grom comes with everything I like, clutch, digital gauge (includes rpm gauge), and it’s fuel injected.
I’m just happy to see Honda bringing the mini scene here to the US, and hope the other manufactures will follow.