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As someone new to the world of bikes, I am interested in getting a bike that is easy to learn on but will also keep me interested as I become more experienced.

The Grom has been placed on my shortlist of bikes I am looking to own as my first bike. I've also been interested in the CBR500, Ninja 300, CTX700 among others. All those bikes have more power than the Grom.

So my question is will the Grom keep me interested as I become more experienced? Or should I look into something with more power from the get go? What kind of bikes would you suggest that has oomph but won't kill me as I learn?
 

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well, given the extensive aftermarket you can get you should be able to boost the power on it fairly easily. maybe we can get some builds put up on the site so everyone can see what our msx125 friends have done to their bikes, that way we can copy it when we get "bored" of our groms.. i say bored in quotes only because i doubt i would get bored that easily

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personally i am going to keep the grom the way it is. i just want to pretty the bike up with some shiny parts here and there.

I plan to buy a larger displacement motorcycle in the near future to satisfy my power needs. most likely a cbr600rr.
 

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At $3000 the Grom is very affordable so it won't exactly kill your pocketbook, especially if you plan to finance.

Buying a Grom really depends on your purposes. If you are looking to learn and have fun. Then it should be a good fit. Testing your limits or going for long road trips, than probably not.
 

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I would just keep the Grom as it is. Maybe a few cosmetic touches here and there since I want to customize it my way. But for a bike of this size just leave it. If you want more your never gonna get to what you intend on getting rwally in terms of power. Just get another bike like a cbr500r or something along those lines.
 

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To be honest it would be cool to have a fast Grom but really for a bike this size what do you really want to do with it. I think the power from factory is a good balance to use. Not like your going to start riding it like on the isle of man.
 

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If you get bored of it and want more power just find other things you can do with the grom. whether if it's stunting, riding in the dunes or even auto x int he parking lots. you can't do all those things with a super fast Grom.
 

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Some of these guys are talking about turbocharging the grom. Maybe that will help in making a bit more horsepower but it would take away some of the capabilities like the parking lot obstacles the rear end would break loose.
 

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I will keep this bike stock performance. For a stunt bike, I think 125 is more than enough. If I feel a need for more power. I will buy another bike for that purpose.
 

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I will always appreciate more power. I don't mind drawing more power out of the GROM but I know that no matter what I do - there is no replacement for displacement.
 

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I will keep this bike stock performance. For a stunt bike, I think 125 is more than enough. If I feel a need for more power. I will buy another bike for that purpose.
i really think in stock form the grom will be fine as is. but big bore kit will be a must for people wanting crazy amounts of straight line power.
 

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I will probably end up adding a kit to add an extra 100hp. I think everyone wants more power, but less are willing to pay extra.
 

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Upgrading the intake and exhaust has got to give it a little bit more juice. Behold the unleashed noise of a 125cc thumper!
 

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I like the fact that it's a smaller cc bike. As a female, larger bikes are a bit intimidating. I had a 450 for a while and it was definitely more than enough for me so I'm not too worried about the small step down in power.
 

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I already have a 950 CC cruiser and I often feel like i need more power on the high ways. But I think a grom could be very fun as a second bike, especially given the price.
 
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