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Do you guys think the Grom is a good first bike to learn on? The weaker engine should be better than riding a sports bike with a big strong engine IMO. But I was wondering if the smaller size would be easier or harder compared to a full size bike.
 

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I think it is a very suitable like to learn on.

The other options would be other 125cc's or 250/300ccs.

Or even some non sport 500s and 600s.

The only bikes I would say are difficult to learn on would be the super sport 600s and 1000s where the throttle is very sensitive and the power would mean a mistake could be life threatening. Especially since those hit some frightening high speeds - not as suitable as a learners bike but not impossible.
 

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This is probably an ideal bike to learn on. It's low powered and light so there would be less worry about the bike being hard to handle or dropping it.
 

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oh its a no brainer. for such a small displacement the Grom would be great for any beginner. Since the Honda grom utilizes full controls exactly like a full sized motorcycle. Great to get a feel for the controls before stepping up to a bigger bike.
 
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Although it's a smaller bike with a mild power range you should still take as much precaution as you would ride any motorcycle. But yes it would be a great start bike to begin riding with. I would love to say its forgiving but you can still get injured on the Grom just not as life threatening.
 

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The size has a big part in riding. The Grom would be suitable for pretty much any rider size since its small. Getting a good feel and having control because of the size is key to help with the riders confidence.

The Grom is good for any adult I would say since its 3/4 scale of a full size bike and weighs half of it as well.
 

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The size has a big part in riding. The Grom would be suitable for pretty much any rider size since its small. Getting a good feel and having control because of the size is key to help with the riders confidence.

The Grom is good for any adult I would say since its 3/4 scale of a full size bike and weighs half of it as well.
Yes exactly. Being able to flat foot and bring bigger than the bike, give me a good sense of control. The grom is so small I would imagine you can pick it up.
 

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I wish I had a Grom to learn on in the late 90s
 

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How about for kids around 10 years of age? My little one is getting pretty interested in motorcycles. I've been reading that most kids usually learn on dirt bikes. But I'm thinking he could probably learn on the Grom. Then I'll pass it on to him when I decide to get something else.
 

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Ill probably do something similar with my kids
 

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I wish I had a Grom to learn on in the late 90s
meh... you guys still had cool bikes in the 90's. CBR's were still around and surprisingly CBR's from that time still looked as amazing as they do now...well not so much but you get what I mean
 

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meh... you guys still had cool bikes in the 90's. CBR's were still around and surprisingly CBR's from that time still looked as amazing as they do now...well not so much but you get what I mean
Yeah I had some cool toys. These are just my full size street bikes. Dirt ad minis not included.

Years and bikes I owned
1997 - 82 Virago 750
1998 - 97 Magna 750
1999 - 94 CBR900RR
2000 - 98 CBR900RR
2001 - 95 CBR900RR
2002 - 99 CBR900RR
2008 - 94 Magna 750
2009 - 02 FZ1
2010 - 01 CBR1100XX
2013 - 98 CBR900RR
2013 - 14 Grom??
 

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Yeah I had some cool toys. These are just my full size street bikes. Dirt ad minis not included.

Years and bikes I owned
1997 - 82 Virago 750
1998 - 97 Magna 750
1999 - 94 CBR900RR
2000 - 98 CBR900RR
2001 - 95 CBR900RR
2002 - 99 CBR900RR
2008 - 94 Magna 750
2009 - 02 FZ1
2010 - 01 CBR1100XX
2013 - 98 CBR900RR
2013 - 14 Grom??
Damn dude, CBR900's and CBR1100's. What are you riding currently cause there's no way the 125cc grom will be your only bike especially with your history. Got to be some big CC bike in your garage :cool:
 

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Or maybe he has all of them right now

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I wish. Just an old school 900rr now
 

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Yeah I had some cool toys. These are just my full size street bikes. Dirt ad minis not included.

Years and bikes I owned
1997 - 82 Virago 750
1998 - 97 Magna 750
1999 - 94 CBR900RR
2000 - 98 CBR900RR
2001 - 95 CBR900RR
2002 - 99 CBR900RR
2008 - 94 Magna 750
2009 - 02 FZ1
2010 - 01 CBR1100XX
2013 - 98 CBR900RR
2013 - 14 Grom??
I'm guessing you are a fan of the Honda CBRs
 

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I am hoping it is a great starter bike, as I haven't been on a motorcycle in awhile - had a ton of honda's growing up including three wheelers 80cc and 250's plus a bright yellow honda odessey.
 

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A far as mechanics, theory, and muscle memory, the Grom should fair well i think.

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All I'll say is this...

My first bike was a D675...crashed it many times. Eventually picked up track riding after thinking I was hot stuff in the canyons.

Started doing trackdays...was humbled very quickly even in the beginner group

After doing a handful of trackdays, I did a mini trackday with an NSR50...dragged knee for the first time and actually learned the value of RPM management and preserving momentum.

Right after that, I did a trackday again in C Group and was immediately bumped up to B group. In the B Group I was within the mix.

After doing about 5 more trackdays in B Group, my pace was fast enough to be in the advanced group.

So after about 10 trackdays, I was and now currently ride in the advanced group.

I would say the Grom is great bike to learn on...especially if you are trying to teach someone young.
 
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