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post #1 of 6 Old 05-10-2017, 11:13 PM Thread Starter
 
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Honda to Offer CB650F, CBR650F, and Grom in the U.S. for 2018 | Cycle World


"Ride Safe, Chop Safer" Motorcycles are not unsafe. However; they are extremely unforgiving of inattention, incompetence, ignorance, and stupidity.
Dismantling, sawzalling, and rattle canning does not make a bobber.
Those are STEPS toward customizing, not customizing unto itself.
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Rumors are already circulating about a blacked out stripped down VT650F Shadow (you know, where the VT stands for V-Twin).

"Ride Safe, Chop Safer" Motorcycles are not unsafe. However; they are extremely unforgiving of inattention, incompetence, ignorance, and stupidity.
Dismantling, sawzalling, and rattle canning does not make a bobber.
Those are STEPS toward customizing, not customizing unto itself.
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Are motorcycle manufacturers ever going to make anything resembling a muffler again? A v-twin version of that engine would look just like a Kawasaki Vulcan 750. The air cooled retro styled CB1100 is back, unfortunately it is out of my price range. The sales manager at Western Honda, where I got my new Rebel told me it had been some time since they had sold a Grom. At first they had a waiting list, but it seems everybody that wanted a Grom already has one. OTOH, the Grom has kind of become the new Ruckus. Many owners are doing several thousand dollars worth of modifications to them.
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Maybe the Poor quality control on the Groms turned off a lot of potential owners. All the trainer Groms in Eastern Canada had to have custom clutch plates manufactured to cure warpage of factory clutches when they were brand new.. It was impossible to find neutral on these things. Terrible trainers anyway,, they are like toy bikes.

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Sounds like the Grom will be a good collector in a few years when the used price bottoms out.

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Quote:
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they are like toy bikes.
Too bad they lack a toy price.

"Ride Safe, Chop Safer" Motorcycles are not unsafe. However; they are extremely unforgiving of inattention, incompetence, ignorance, and stupidity.
Dismantling, sawzalling, and rattle canning does not make a bobber.
Those are STEPS toward customizing, not customizing unto itself.
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