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So, you're ready to order a 2014 Honda Grom. You've been day dreaming about it since the launch announcement, you followed the stories on news sites about the speculation, you've watched every video. Every bike you see transforms into one in your mind.

You even know which of the two colors you want, and you've started thinking about aftermarket parts, paint, decals, and you can't wait to ride it throughout town. The big question now: ARE THEY AVAILABLE NOW AND HOW DO I GET ONE, BECAUSE I CAN'T WAIT!



Short answer: YES!!!

Long answer: You need to contact a dealer and get in early. Honda dealers have been told to expect their first order of Grom's in the first week of August 2013. That means that if you have put yourself in line with a deposit, you should be in line to get a Grom soon!

How much of a deposit? Which dealers are the best to go to? Some of the details below should help you out with those questions:

  • Most dealers in the US are charging a $100 refundable deposit. This makes your decision process a bit easier. You also won't get one without one at this point. In the words of a dealer today: "It looks like the only way you are going to get a Grom is to put a deposit down or wait until 2014 when the shipments will pickup."
  • Honda Powerhouse dealers are a better choice if you are worried about getting your Grom quickly. Powerhouse dealers get the bikes FIRST, and get automatic replenishment when a Grom is ordered -- meaning, they will have Grom's first, more of them, and get them back in stock faster. You can find a Honda Powerhouse dealer on Honda's website, or you can contact Rod's Power Sports in New England. They're very helpful, have 12 Grom's incoming of which 3 are currently allocated to customers, and have both colors coming, and as of June 15th they can hold one for you for $100 US as a deposit. URL: Rod's Power Sports, Lincoln, NE. Hurry though, they go fast! [aimgr=150]290[/aimgr]
  • Non-Powerhouse dealers are only expecting one unit per month for the remainder of the year. If you are going to those dealers, you better get your deposit down and work fast!
  • The MSRP on a 2014 Honda Grom today (June 15th, 2013) is $3224.00 US, which includes Destination, Fuel, Prep, and Setup. This will vary by State, and is the New England price, but gives you a guide of what your price should be when you are shopping for a Grom.

Hopefully this helps you get your Grom faster.. I know most of us here are excited about this bike. Thanks to Rod's for the great info above and helping connect our great friendly members with their dream bike.

Joe
 

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This is great stuff Joe, thanks for posting it up! The deposit sounds really reasonable actually. I've seen a few people say they gave higher deposits. Also great that you found somewhere we can buy.

Didn't realize Honda Powerhouse dealers got that kind of preferential treatment. I guess membership has its' privileges. :)

UK members, is this pricing in line with what the MSX125 numbers were like?
 

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This is great stuff Joe, thanks for posting it up! The deposit sounds really reasonable actually. I've seen a few people say they gave higher deposits. Also great that you found somewhere we can buy.

Didn't realize Honda Powerhouse dealers got that kind of preferential treatment. I guess membership has its' privileges. :)

UK members, is this pricing in line with what the MSX125 numbers were like?
thanks, not sure what our uk members paid.. i've seen a few threads and you'd have to account for conversion, etc. that and i don't know if deposits work the same way there. i'm sure someone will jump in though and tell us.

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Hi. UK price "on the road" which is the same as "out the door" for you is GBP2600 which is approx USD4000. However, we have an extraordinary high vehicle tax and Value Added Tax (purchase tax) so the nett price pre-delivery and pre-tax will be about GBP1900 / USD3000 (all very rough figures mind you).

With our higher cost of living and so forth, the pricing is based on what the market will bear, so a direct cost comparison is nearly impossible without the underlying figures.

It is EUR 3200 in France so this compares to GBP 2800 / USD 4300.

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Hi. UK price "on the road" which is the same as "out the door" for you is GBP2600 which is approx USD4000. However, we have an extraordinary high vehicle tax and Value Added Tax (purchase tax) so the nett price pre-delivery and pre-tax will be about GBP1900 / USD3000 (all very rough figures mind you).

With our higher cost of living and so forth, the pricing is based on what the market will bear, so a direct cost comparison is nearly impossible without the underlying figures.

It is EUR 3200 in France so this compares to GBP 2800 / USD 4300.

Jeff
friend in canada (a fellow gamer) mentioned their value added tax, i think he called it hst, made the price of the bike he was looking at really high.

thanks for the info jeff!

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Canada HST is a big tax 13% plus emissions are very strict here I am going to call dealers soon and get prices on groms. This info help me very much thanks. Sammy
 

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Our VAT / Purchase Tax / HST is 20% which equates to approx USD 800 plus registration fee plus road tax which adds about another USD120 / GBP 75 to the price. In total, a good USD 900 to the Government. Then our fuel is taxed up to about 75% on top (special fuel tax plus VAT so we pay VAT on the tax as well !!!!) I just paid GBP 1.37 for a litre which is just under USD 4 per US gallon.

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Not to be a jerk because I appreciate all of your info but how do you know they're coming in the first week of August. My dealership said they just places their order this last Friday. I'm just curious if you have some inside information. Thanks!
 

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Not to be a jerk because I appreciate all of your info but how do you know they're coming in the first week of August. My dealership said they just places their order this last Friday. I'm just curious if you have some inside information. Thanks!
no worries, it's a good question.. i've been contacting dealers for the past few weeks. a few in canada (bc, ontario), a few in the us (california, new england, new york where i live). most of them are saying they are getting their bikes towards the beginning of august.

the powerhouse dealers have been doing it in advance and have more available, plus are being given guaranteed refills (very much like a starbucks refillable drink, which i had today!) as long as deposits are made.

best advice is to put a deposit down as soon as possible, of course, but shop around and you will find some dealers have some coming in that are unallocated. it's rare though, many are already sold out. high demand!

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Demo models?

Ok, so they don't have the bikes on the floor for sale yet but it's hard for me to imagine buying one without ever actually seeing one. Do any of the dealers have not for sale demo models yet?

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My dealer is a powerhouse dealer, I've been tracking the Grom(MSX) for quite some time now. I told my dealer if they ever come to the U.S. I want the first one, & on the same day the announcement was made by Honda I received a call from my dealership. Apparently there have been several people in the past few months inquiring about them & putting their names on the "waiting list" for one. So they asked $500 for the deposit due to the high demand and low supply. (which I was fine with) seeing as I get numero Uno for my area.
 
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