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Old 09-16-2014, 03:15 PM   #1
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Grom or Ninja 250 - that is the question!

The question I have been mulling over is to buy a Grom or a Ninja 250?

Grom is $4,000, a used Ninja will be $2500 or so.
I want the Grom for the fun factor, would be so much fun knee draggin and stoppies on the mini plus the zippy-ness around town can’t be beat. I love how light it is and the total ease of riding it around.

The Ninja will definitely go faster on the highway with ease, I’ve owned a Ninja before but I sold it for profit after I fixed it up. My main use for it would be track riding since my RC is a much better street bike around Houston than the Ninja. With 1-2 track day events available each month I would be satisfied, but that is also a $200+ cost per event. Cost to operate a Grom is much lower as well, but the half price Ninja would get me a lot of track days….

So I keep going back and fourth. What would you guys do?
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Old 09-16-2014, 03:23 PM   #2
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I got my grom for 3k +/- $200 somewhere around there with 300 miles.

The 250 though would be more fun on the track and they're also very cheap to maintain. Race class is getting more and more competitive
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I use my grom as more of a stunt bike and the ninja 250 for light weight endurance racing..

They're both very fun bikes, 250 on a track has more fum to me because I simply enjoy track more. Both bikes are good just ask yourself what you'll lile more
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I know if I get the Grom I will ride street more, but street isn't nearly as fun as track riding by a long shot. Still, there is the freedom aspect of just gearing up and going for a ride to dinner on a nice evening. Track riding you have to load the bikes in the truck, get up at the crack of dawn, wait for the specified day, etc. That's why I remain so indecisive.

I do know I don't have interest in actually racing as of now. I already have a KTM65 motard that I enjoy, I just wish it was street legal lol. If I could just trade or sell my 125 shifter kart I could probably get both, but it's not looking good on that front.
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I'm more leaning towards the grom. Great platfrom, light as , and fuel injected and easy to stow. The Grom would be killer for TMGP and at GSS.

Used groms can be had for around 3k and used 250s about around 2k. Those are the cheapest prices I've seen around. I love my 250s but I wouldn't mind selling one for a grom and slapping a baby snail on it or run some funny gas.
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Well don't buy a Grom if you have trouble resisting the urge to mod stuff.
I've already spent more in mods than I paid for the bike.
Other than that, they're awesome little bikes. :-)
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since you've already had a ninja250 before you might as well go with the grom, worst case scenario you can always pickup a wrecked 250 and work your magic on it in the not so distant future.
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Like all the guys already said. You can get a 250 all track ready for 3000 to 3500.
It's the most fun I ever had!!! I was at MSRH last Sunday, even though I was not allowed to pass on the inside I had a blast running my best time at 2:02. I never rode a Grom so I can't say about the handling. I like so much that I thinking about another one to race against Myla I still have lost of fun with my 600 but it's something about the 250 that I just can't explain. I guess is like every one told me before I own one. "It's so much fun making a slow bike go fast..."
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I'm more leaning towards the grom. Great platfrom, light as , and fuel injected and easy to stow. The Grom would be killer for TMGP and at GSS.

Used groms can be had for around 3k and used 250s about around 2k. Those are the cheapest prices I've seen around. I love my 250s but I wouldn't mind selling one for a grom and slapping a baby snail on it or run some funny gas.
he said the F word. just saying.
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4K for a GROM? At a dealer?
Yep, my bf works at a motorcycle dealer. By the time TT&L and dealer fees are all said and done it is like $4k. I've never seen a used one yet.
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Yep, my bf works at a motorcycle dealer. By the time TT&L and dealer fees are all said and done it is like $4k. I've never seen a used one yet.
thats crazy, he's trying to rip you off find a new bf

no seriously, go to the grom group on facebook and most people paid 3200-3500 TOTAL for a brand new one off the floor
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That's not what I'd get it for, that's just how it is with the regular fees.

Is it a Houston Grom group or a national one?
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Oh ok... Well gf discount should be at most $3500 or so. Groms are fun for sure.
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Hm, I'd be interested to see what the price actually is. He isn't a sales person so I wonder if they are feeding him a line for what they cost. Seems like there are some pretty sweet new Grom prices out there. I honestly hadn't looked.
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That's not what I'd get it for, that's just how it is with the regular fees.

Is it a Houston Grom group or a national one?
The local grom people

https://www.facebook.com/groups/582575505175168/

the national/international grom people

https://www.facebook.com/groups/hondagrom/
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