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Offline catang5oh

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New Honda 125, coming to US
« on: May 14, 2013, 12:08:34 PM »
Looks like a new CT 70 kinda

http://youtu.be/SOwGdUBjupE
2014 new Honda Grom 125 US. official promotional video
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Re: New Honda 125, coming to US
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2013, 02:05:29 PM »
Cool bike...except for the name.  :-*

Interested to see how much Southern Honda will be selling them for.
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Re: New Honda 125, coming to US
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2013, 02:35:41 PM »
Can't say I'd be likely to buy one, but I'd imagine it would be a fun bike to ride.

"Better to ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow" kind of thing.
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Re: New Honda 125, coming to US
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2013, 02:38:12 PM »
So is it a sporty scooter or what? Trying to figure out what market they're going for. 4 stroke 125? Seems like it'd be a turd, but it didn't look turdly in the video.

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Re: New Honda 125, coming to US
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2013, 02:49:57 PM »
So is it a sporty scooter or what? Trying to figure out what market they're going for. 4 stroke 125? Seems like it'd be a turd, but it didn't look turdly in the video.

aimed at "entry level market", and capturing market share

and breaking a price barrier usually held my +250cc

now they can justify lowering prices, since prices have NOTHING to do with cost - notice +1000cc bikes are usually DOUBLE the price of 600/650cc bikes

it is a pricing strategy

and - you can spin the rear wheel on a scooter  8)
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Offline catang5oh

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New Honda 125, coming to US
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2013, 03:05:35 PM »
I will have one, like I said its resembles the little trail bikes. Maybe put some knobbys  on there.

Or just wreak havoc in town on a mini-motard!
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Re: New Honda 125, coming to US
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2013, 07:06:25 PM »
That is just plain bad ass.

If they make it in the $2500 range, I'd bet it would do well.
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Re: New Honda 125, coming to US
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2013, 09:22:06 PM »
 MSRP of $2999 (I bet it goes for a few hundred less)

Check out the specs here.
http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bikes/2013-honda-grom/#more-42942



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Re: New Honda 125, coming to US
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2013, 10:21:02 PM »
I really like it.  Mulley knows me: I like ringing the neck of smaller stuff as opposed to having to always hold back on big displacement bikes.

Matter of fact, if it is under $3K out the door, I'd be interested.
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New Honda 125, coming to US
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2013, 12:58:00 AM »
I like the specs


Model:   Grom125
Engine Type:   124.9cc air-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke
Bore and Stroke:   52.4mm x 57.9mm
Compression Ratio:   9.3:1
Valve Train:   SOHC; two valves per cylinder
Induction:   PGM-FI with automatic enrichment
Ignition:   Electric
Transmission:   Four-speed
Final Drive:   Chain
Suspension   Front: 31mm inverted fork; 3.9 inches travel
Rear: Single shock with steel box-section swingarm; 4.1 inches travel
Brakes   Front: Single 220mm disc with hydraulic dual-piston caliper
Rear: Single 190mm disc with hydraulic single-piston caliper
Tires   Front: 120/70-12
Rear: 130/70-12
Wheelbase:   47.4 inches
Rake (Caster Angle):   25 0.
Trail:   81mm (3.2 inches)
Seat Height:   29.7 inches
Fuel Capacity:   1.45 gallons
Fuel Economy Estimate**:   TBD
Colors:   Pearl Red, Metallic Black
Curb Weight*:   225 pounds
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New Honda 125, coming to US
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2013, 05:33:47 PM »
GROM is slang for "unruly kid" in Europe. Seems appropriate.
Definitely has my attention.

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« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2013, 05:36:36 PM »
I also saw where they are claiming 130 mpg. Max speed 65 mph as shown.I question that kind of fuel mileage.

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Re: New Honda 125, coming to US
« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2013, 11:44:40 AM »
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Re: New Honda 125, coming to US
« Reply #13 on: May 31, 2013, 03:14:02 PM »
Does anyone make more of a dirt road /trail oriented tire for it ?

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Re: New Honda 125, coming to US
« Reply #14 on: June 05, 2013, 03:01:05 PM »
Yep.

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