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Do any of you guys plan to use the Grom for daily commutes for work? My daily commute is about 20km one way in stop and go traffic on the highway and easy pacing on local roads. Is it wise to use my Grom or is it better left for an extracurricular activity?
 

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For the fuel economy that the Honda Grom offers yes it would make a great commuter but the only downfall is that you might struggle on the highway, not saying you can't but i would be dangerous. You might want to sub out the highway and find more scenic routes.
 

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I think the Grom or MSX125 is good for both commuting but I have to agree with Bama Dave that it would be to smart to get on the highway with one. The 10 horsepower might not be enough to maneuver around highway traffic speeds.
 

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Do any of you guys plan to use the Grom for daily commutes for work? My daily commute is about 20km one way in stop and go traffic on the highway and easy pacing on local roads. Is it wise to use my Grom or is it better left for an extracurricular activity?
Stick to local roads. I asked the same thing before but with the Grom's low top speed and low horsepower taking the highway wouldn't be a good idea. Stop and go traffic should be fine, but you can never know if that will always be the case.
 

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Do any of you guys plan to use the Grom for daily commutes for work? My daily commute is about 20km one way in stop and go traffic on the highway and easy pacing on local roads. Is it wise to use my Grom or is it better left for an extracurricular activity?

20km in stop and go traffic taking streets you will be perfectly fine and you'll love it's fuel economy, 130MPG is what i heard last, could even be more, haven't done the math.

Like mentioned above, avoid highways, unless it's a really short highway run, anything long distance should be avoided.
 

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You could pull of a long distant trip but the only thing is you might suffer from the riding position of the Grom being so small. With 130MPG you could do it.
 

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id definitely use it as my daily driver.. would get a lot of looks too.

joe
 

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Since the Grom's top speed is 125km and would cause instability. What's the highest consistent riding speed would people recommended? For example, going 100km in the slow lane of a highway shouldn't be too bad in slowing down traffic.
 

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My travel is mostly city too but hills.. but wouldn't mind to freeway option for short bursts

About going up hills, i wonder how well the grom will do going up hills cause it is a 125cc 9BHP 225 LBS bike, never been on a bike like it before so who knows. I just won't expect it to chase 10 second supra's :D

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My commute is 16 miles and just under 20 minutes. 13 miles are highway. No traffic just cruising open road. I plan to ride it to work
 

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What? Can't wheelie to and from work? Hmmm...
Stunt life baby!
 

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Sounds like a lot of you guys plan to commute the Grom. No stunt riders here?
Well the GROM doesn't have to be JUST a stunt bike. It's lightweight and easy to control which makes it fun to stunt.

You still have to ride to the parking lot to do the stunts right?

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Trailer the Grom from lot to lot. Lol
 
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