Living With The 2014 Honda Grom — Long-Term Test: Month One RideApart

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Living With The 2014 Grom – Long-Term Test: One

The tiny little Honda is the friendly, fun face of motorcycling. spending an extended period on one to see if a that can barely hit 60 mph can keep up in world riding. This is the Grom’s been up to during its month with us.

The biggest with the Grom so far was just it home from Honda’s in Torrance to my place in Hollywood. On bikes, that’s about a 30 ride across the city, down the 405 fwy. But the Grom’s not legal, so we had to hop on PCH and sit at traffic lights all the way up to Beach.

That took a while, but the Grom can’t get on the freeway, more than capable of ahead of even fast-flowing street traffic around Los Acceleration begins to taper off 45 mph, but it’s happy pinned at 56 mph for minutes at a time, the next red light.

I stopped at for a (good) coffee and a (terrible) on the way. The Grom’s seat doesn’t agree with my tailbone for more than 30 minutes and their location at Boulevard and Lincoln was a nice about 45 minutes into the one and 15 minute ride. As soon as I in, Deus’ art director Hiroshi came running down the office, helmet in hand.

I threw him the key and he spent the next 10 riding around the parking lot a huge smile on his face. The just seems to have effect on people.

2014 Grom 125

One of my biggest concerns riding the Grom in LA’s traffic was that its diminutive would see it disappearing between But so far, no more problems drivers not seeing me than While it is a small bike, it has a presence (and a bright You sit upright on it, with good

While you can’t see over the way you would on a supermoto, the Grom at provides equal vision to sportbikes; your helmet up at about the same height.

much as soon as I got the Grom RideApart’s CEO Jon called and politely me he’d be borrowing it for a little The little bike is ideally to the tight, hilly roads in the neighborhood he lives in; I had a blast it over to his house, using throttle pretty much the way. Riding home in a Porsche Cayman S was a stark you just can’t enjoy a car that on most city

I park the Honda Grom in my yard; it makes an excellent ornament.

Jon roared around the canyons on it for a few weeks while I was in Europe and really, really want to give the Grom when I got home. I eventually the key from his hands, only to it disappear again right A friend managing the pop-up for Kanye West’s Yeezus called and wanted to know if it spend a couple days helping them sell

I was honestly surprised they for the Grom. While we motorcyclists small equals fun, I expect non-riders to take it But, when I rolled it the Melrose storefront, the sales and too-cool-for-school managers all lit up with

That’s been the reaction I’ve gone so far. No one the Grom genuinely makes smile. They should try one, maybe we’ll do next month.

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