Have to agree with that, sensible analysis.I see the grom as just a fun bike to mess around with, not something I would daily ride like I would with the CBR250. If I was just starting out and needed something to commute to and from work...CBR250 would be it. Plus I don't like the idea of the Grom topping out at 65MPH. I rather be able to ride at 65MPH and past that without worrying im topping my bike out
I highly agree. I never would have thought I'd go back to a lower than 600cc motorcycle but after seeing the GROM I sort of knew that this would be one of those cool small CC motorcycles. Kind of like how I view the Ruckus scooter.The 250 is a beginners/learners bike. The average guy would be kinda embarrassed to ride one. I couldn't park my cbr900 and ride a cbr250. The grom is awesome! It's a gangsta little super moto mini bike. To me there is NO comparison.
That's like comparing a Lotus Elise to a VW Beetle because thy are both small 4 cylinder cars. Nothing alike. Not even the same ballpark.
On another note I did see two young men with wife beaters on, riding together on one CBR250. Seriously. My wife and son pointed out he two guys on a bike together and I noted it was a cbr250.
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this is so true, the Grom only comes in one model which helps give it a good image, meanwhile when you buy a CBR250R it's seen as the cheapest, least powerful and basic CBR you can get since there are a few models above it.I highly agree. I never would have thought I'd go back to a lower than 600cc motorcycle but after seeing the GROM I sort of knew that this would be one of those cool small CC motorcycles. Kind of like how I view the Ruckus scooter.
I have no shame rocking around in the GROM. Where as in a CBR250R I will always feel like I couldn't afford/not enough balls to get the CBR600RR.
I dont think there is any limitations.Do "student" or "learner" motorcyclists in the US get restricted as to power / engine size? In the UK, a "learner" (basically) gets restricted to 33 bhp so either a de-tuned bigger bike or a 125/250 under 33bhp.
There are other rules (motorcycling is getting restrictive thanks to UK/Euro laws discouraging motorcycling).