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    Mini Bikes (Groms and such)

    Anybody here own a mini bike like a Grom or Z125? I just picked up a Benelli TNT 135.

    This is the smallest bike I've own but man its fun.

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    I had a Grom, and a minibike.

    Minibike:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfAiaTJZwgk

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khr5oDYvgyo

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXtGd-iX980

    Grom:



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      #3
      Loving your burnout
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        #4
        I just finished building a mini bike last week.




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          #5
          I don't get the hype for groms and such, when it comes to street use there's nothing they can do that a small dual sport or street legal dirtbike doesn't do better and the thing they're good for, pit bike/trucker's bike, is a very niche use.
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            #6
            Hyped? Sure.

            But they're insane fun on a tight twisty road.
            They're like Miatas, no power, no weight, tons of smiles.
            I do things.

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              #7
              This is why https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkYzB9HbbbY

              So much fun
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                #8
                Stunting on the street with a bunch of squids is really not my style. Even then, I'm not seeing anything a mid displacement dual sport or dirt bike couldn't do better. I'm a tough audience though, since I've raced dirt bikes and know their capabilities on and off road.
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                  #9
                  Originally posted by varg View Post
                  Stunting on the street with a bunch of squids is really not my style. Even then, I'm not seeing anything a mid displacement dual sport or dirt bike couldn't do better. I'm a tough audience though, since I've raced dirt bikes and know their capabilities on and off road.
                  I'm with you.

                  That looked like a giant, douche convention.
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                    #10
                    Originally posted by varg View Post
                    Stunting on the street with a bunch of squids is really not my style.
                    +1, not a fan.

                    I think Grom/Z125's are cool or cute or somewhere between, but they're not for me.

                    Biggest draw for me is that I could get a new Z125 for $2799 (CAD, + tax etc) right now, whereas something like a Ninja 300 or any other new small bike starts at almost double that.
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                      #11
                      Truth be told, a CB300F, and Ninja 300 is almost as light and way more useful.

                      I loved my Grom, but it definitely had it's limitations, it was really only fun on mountain roads, really twisty stuff.
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                        #12
                        When I get the e30 done I'll focus on my metsllic yellow CT70 4 speed
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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Melon View Post
                          Truth be told, a CB300F, and Ninja 300 is almost as light and way more useful.

                          I loved my Grom, but it definitely had it's limitations, it was really only fun on mountain roads, really twisty stuff.
                          i cross-shopped a new grom and a used ninja 300 when i was shopping.

                          i'm 6'3", no grom fun for me, the handlebars hit my knees.

                          once i made enough ergo adjustments and weight reduction to the 300, it became the perfect bike for an urban area like san francisco.

                          i suppose my first two bikes were "minis"- Derbi GPRs, 80cc two-strokes in ultralight frames. miss them but they were pretty high-maintenance.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by decay View Post
                            i cross-shopped a new grom and a used ninja 300 when i was shopping.

                            i'm 6'3", no grom fun for me, the handlebars hit my knees.
                            I'm 6'6'', Groms are a ton of fun! for a short time haha
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                              #15
                              I'm 6'-2" 350lbs.
                              I feel ya bigger fellas.
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