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I was just wondering what people's thoughts are about the 125cc and if you think it will be enough power for you? I know there are some kits that will add more power to the Grom either 150cc to 200cc. Is anyone else planning to add one of these kits or are you going to keep it stock?
 

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Those kits are not going to be simple. You still have to figure out how to tune the fuel.

I don't think people buying 125ccs are too worried about power. Having more power is great and it's something I would pursue but I am not worried about owning a 125 at all. You have to know your limitations with every motorcycle you get. I see the GROM as a nice cross between a dirt bike, a scooter, and a sports bike.
 

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I've never driven a bike with 125cc but I think for its purposes the amount of power should be enough. Maybe adding an extra 25cc should be fine but I feel adding more than that might make the bike unbalanced.
 

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I'm a speed junkie and from the sounds of it 125cc doesn't sound like a lot but some reviewers have said it's enough for the type of bike the Grom is, so i'll take their word for it. But chances are i will ride the grom as it is in it's 125cc stock form until i get bored and upgrade get the bore kit to 150cc.

I think thats the best way instead of immediately jumping to a 150cc bore which some people may do, enjoying the Grom at different stages will be best!
 

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Personally I think the 125cc for the Honda Grom is good enough. In the past when I rode the pocket mini bike's with 50cc I thought it was fun because it was a small bike I can;t imagine how a 125cc would be. For such a small bike I think it is enough, you wouldn't buy this to use for every day commuting especially if you have to hit the freeway. Not saying you can't but it would definitely take the braver soul to do it.
 

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Personally I think the 125cc for the Honda Grom is good enough. In the past when I rode the pocket mini bike's with 50cc I thought it was fun because it was a small bike I can;t imagine how a 125cc would be. For such a small bike I think it is enough, you wouldn't buy this to use for every day commuting especially if you have to hit the freeway. Not saying you can't but it would definitely take the braver soul to do it.


your talking about these ones right? I refer to them as clown bikes for it's size. Those are only 50cc and are fun to screw around with I would imagine the Grom to be for the riders who want to do some stunts and share of wheelies in. I wouldn't be able to take anyone seriously if they said they were buying the grom for a daily commuter.
 

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Yes!!!! Those are fun as hell!

The only difference is that those are illegal to ride on the street where with the Grom you can ride it anywhere possible. The dirt trail, to the convenience store or just have some fun in a parkade.
 

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I wonder the same but like others i know there will be options to ugrade later on, besides my main reason for getting it is so i can hang out with some old friends and do group rides with them and the ruckus groups
 

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Those kits are not going to be simple. You still have to figure out how to tune the fuel.

I don't think people buying 125ccs are too worried about power. Having more power is great and it's something I would pursue but I am not worried about owning a 125 at all. You have to know your limitations with every motorcycle you get. I see the GROM as a nice cross between a dirt bike, a scooter, and a sports bike.
I would disagree people buying 50cc even want a little more HP. The more hp the better . People will pull more hp out of a weedwacker just to say the have more hp in theirs than you do.

 

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My first bike was a 1970 Honda CL100. I rode the wheels off that bike! I took it on the highway, on trips, off road, everywhere. I never felt it was too small or unsafe. Maybe it was pure ignorance , but I enjoyed every minute I spent on that bike. The Grom sounds like the same sort of ride.
 

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I would disagree people buying 50cc even want a little more HP. The more hp the better . People will pull more hp out of a weedwacker just to say the have more hp in theirs than you do.

haha I do agree.. I was shopping for a vacuum cleaner yesterday and it was $50 more for the 6hp one vs the 5hp one.

I was a sucker..
 

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I'm used to so much more power...that being said my daily commute is only 8mi and full of twisties...fingers are crossed that 125 will be enough to keep me smiling
 

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My first bike was a 1980 honda 110. I rode it until it self destructed. I just want something light and nimble to learn to stunt on.
Exactly my plans too... something small and cheap that hopefully won't turn to shit when I loop it... and something I can use to commute to work. If I want power, I'll get on my B12... I tried riding it more to work to save on gas, but only get 25mpg. I guess that's better than the 15 I get in the truck, but damn...
 
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