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So do you think the Grom will strike a cord with the mainstream audience in North America or will this just appeal to niche group? How popular is the MSX125 in places like Thailand? Is this a common bike or is something that's rare to see on the road?
 

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i think it will be popular in urban areas.. i am sure you can get people in the cities to buy this. that's usually where you saw the ruckus, albeit a different bike, you would see it in cities where speed and hp weren't as important as fuel efficient and fun.

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i think it will be popular in urban areas.. i am sure you can get people in the cities to buy this. that's usually where you saw the ruckus, albeit a different bike, you would see it in cities where speed and hp weren't as important as fuel efficient and fun.

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City commuters for sure. I think anyone shopping for small commuter bike in the city like a scooter or moped, will come across the Grom.
 

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Won't be mainstream. But very popular in a small niche group
 

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In not america it seems that a lot of people whether they be serious bike enthusiasts or even people that just want something really cheap to commute around in, Vespa-like scooters are the way to go, and it's the mainstream thing.

The Grom on the other hand targets a not so wide niche and it's more for people that want a mini-sportbike thats fun and not boring like Vespa's. I doubt we'll see as many Groms out there as we do Vespa's
 

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It all depends on how Honda markets the Grom in North America. They need to have enough campaigns and adds to appeal to the public even for those who aren't interested in bikes. If they do a good job capturing audience then they will have a good turn out for the Grom in my opinion.
 

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Will Grom's be popular

I have three "popular" dual sport bikes and have only ever seen one of them on the road (a KLR650).

At least in Texas I doubt I will ever see one on the road. Unfortunate but that is the fact. Still this little bike looks to have a lot of potential to create many many smiles for its riders.
 

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I have three "popular" dual sport bikes and have only ever seen one of them on the road (a KLR650).

At least in Texas I doubt I will ever see one on the road. Unfortunate but that is the fact. Still this little bike looks to have a lot of potential to create many many smiles for its riders.
You might see mine on the road in Texas
 

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I don't think low displacement motorcycles will ever be "popular" in north america.

I do see the GROM being a popular bike in the class but not a popular motorcycle in general.
 

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I don't think low displacement motorcycles will ever be "popular" in north america.

I do see the GROM being a popular bike in the class but not a popular motorcycle in general.

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Sadly, small displacement bikes in North America are seen as either toys or girly bikes. I hope the recent influx of smaller bikes can change the stereotype, but I wouldn't bet on it.
 
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