Interested In A Honda Grom or Grom Clone?

I ride a Chinese Dual-sport TaoTao TBR7. The TBR7 is my first motorcycle, and even though it’s been fun learning to ride and work on that motorcycle, I feel I am ready to expand my fleet from one motorcycle to two. I am actually looking at the Honda Grom, but then came across the Grom Clone class of motorcycles.

I have been sitting on the fence trying to consider my second motorcycle: I Want A Second Motorcycle But Have No Money Pile.

Do I Want A Smaller Motorcycle For Running Around Cities?

A zippy little “moto-thug” bike I can try to learn to do stunts on? Or have fun zipping around town.

Do I Want A Bigger Motorcycle For Highway Cruising?

Now a highway bike creates a lot of analysis paralysis on its own. Do I want a leather-daddy cruiser or a midlife crisis crotch rocket?

Well, I narrowed down I want both. However, I had to decide what order I would have to buy my next motorcycles.

If I Get A Highway Cruiser, I have to be prepared to shell out some bucks for something I feel is big enough for the highway. If I shell out too much, I might delay getting my next motorcycle.

If I get a smaller, zippy urban rider, I can save enough money to get my third motorcycle faster.

Solution: Small Urban Zippy Bike, the Honda Grom.

The Honda Grom is a small displacement 125cc motorcycle with a low seat height. The Grom has a strong following and a lot of support from an ample after-market parts supply. These bikes are tricked out and customized to match the rider’s taste.

I have talked(Text Messenger) with a salesperson today and asked if he could get me information on the 2022 Honda Grom in his showroom. I am interested in learning about their out-the-door price.  

I don’t have a ton of money, so I want to save for the bike and not worry about paying money in interest to a bank. Update: Honda Grom Salesperson No Reply? Financial Providence?

Why A Small Bike Like The Grom For A Second Motorcycle?

But making a small urban rider motorcycle my second, I can save money and get my third motorcycle. All while I am having fun enjoying the zippiness of a small urban racer.

This is just a quick post, and I hope my readers will leave feedback on whether I am heading in the right direction and interested in picking up a 2022 Honda Grom.

FYI, Not Just Looking For A Grom Knock Off!

I’m looking for the Best Grom Knock Off!

Okay, kidding aside. Face it; the Honda Grom is a great-looking motorcycle with a lot of aftermarket support, and I want a Honda Grom “like” bike without the price.

Also, what you call a Grom Knock Off, few things are not exact copies of the Grom, the fuel system. Grom Clones, or Grom Knock Off’s, generally have carbureted fuel systems versus the fuel injection type.

Carburetors allow for more shade tree mechanic upgrades and tuning, so I am looking for a Grom Knock Off, but a good one first.

Thanks for reading Ride Safe, Ride Fun!

Update: I Ordered My Second Motorcycle!

A Boom Vader Gen 2 (BD125-10) motorcycle: I Ordered My Second Motorcycle, A Grom Clone! (Finally!)

I’m sure you are thinking about some quick answers to the questions when someone decides on their second motorcycle to be smaller than their first. Also, some other general second motorcycle questions I got from others.

1.- Why A Smaller Bike For A Second Motorcycle?

Fun. Just put, fun.

I imagine ripping up the highways on some monster bike, but I don’t ride much on the highway. Do ride occasionally, getting to areas where I want to ride, the back-country roads, thanks to my many upgrades to my first motorcycle, a TaoTao TBR7 motorcycle( TaoTao TBR7 Review & Specs ).

So, I have a taste of highway riding, but this second motorcycle will focus on more Fun and play only on back-country roads. So for me, smaller was better.

2.- Why A Honda Grom Knock Off – A Grom Clone?

Well, knock-off makes it sound not nice. I ordered a Boom Vader Gen 2 motorcycle (BD125-10) ( I Ordered My Second Motorcycle, A Grom Clone! (Finally!) ). It’s grown an extensive following of motorcycle riders and seems less a knock-off (as in cheap) but a sincere competitor to the Honda Grom for small motorcycle sales.

The Boom Vader Gen 2 also has an extensive aftermarket of upgrades that might not exist if everyone only wanted Honda products. Grom Clone upgrades can be cheap looking, feeling, and break often, but with good research, you can get the best motorcycle parts at still low prices.

3.- Will You Buy A Third Motorcycle, And Will It Be A Big Motorcycle?

Very possible, but then I might be looking for a unique motorcycle. One I’ve been looking over is the three-wheeled, side-car-mounted, two-wheel-drive URAL motorcycle.

If I get the URAL, I’m sure I will have to get a big family dog, so it becomes the complete chick-magnet motorcycle.

The jury is still out, and I’m not sure if I could find enough ‘dog’ to become a chick magnet. 😀

4.- If You Like Off-Road Motorcycles, Ever Think About A Dual-Sport Grom Clone?

Yes. I’ve seen people customize their Groms and Grom Clones into off-road dual-sport motorcycles. Not very practical, with the small tires and limited ground clearance. Not a fan of how Groms and Grom Clones have that exhaust so low to the ground.

Wonder if someone makes a Grom, or Grom Clone, scrambler exhaust upgrade where the exhaust travels up the side of the engine. Better than the one I see on the Honda Monkey motorcycle.

Just imagining what a Grom dual-sport motorcycle would look like, I believe it’s doable. 😀

5.- Didn’t You Want A Honda Grom Clone Crotch Rocket?

I don’t know what that means. I understand, Grom, and I understand crotch rocket, but not Grom crotch rocket. If someone could send me a link to a Grom crotch rocket photo, maybe I can have an option for it. Thank you.

Update: I Received My Honda Grom Clone Motorcycle!

My Grom Clone - A Boom Vader Gen 2 125cc motorcycle still in delivery crate.
My Grom Clone – A Boom Vader Gen 2 125cc motorcycle.

First, I opted for a Honda Grom Clone instead of a genuine Honda Grom motorcycle, and I bought a Boom Vader Gen 2 125cc Motorcycle.

The Boom Vader is a lower-cost motorcycle, much lower than the real Grom. Also, the quality of this Grom Clone is no match for the real Grom.

This lower quality is OK; with the money I saved, I will upgrade parts and customize the motorcycle to match my riding style. Even in the end, I can make this motorcycle more than just a Honda Grom Clone, but MY Grom Clone motorcycle.

Follow along, and I will be posting my Boom Vader upgrades, well, Grom Clone upgrades, on this page:

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Boom Vader Gen 2 Upgrades

Picture of me, as a New Motorcyclist.
Just Me…Newly Licensed.

Hi I’m Tom, A New Motorcycle Rider and Blog Author.

I am a new rider(Pa Learners Permit at the end of 2020, and I received a Pa Motorcycle License in 2021 after passing a Motorcycle Safety Course).

I bought my first motorcycle, a TaoTao TBR7, at the beginning of 2021 and have been doing upgrades on that motorcycle since.

I added to my motorcycle collection by buying a Boom Vader Gen 2 in 2022, and that Grom-Clone motorcycle has been upgraded by me as well.

I continue to ride my Boom Vader Gen 2 motorcycle as well as my TaoTao TBR7 dual-sport bike.

Read more on my About Me page.

Fun Fact: I’ve only been on one group ride.

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