The MSX 125 Grom 2021 topic

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Re: The MSX 125 Grom 2021 topic

Post by Earnest Thrasher » Tue May 04, 2021 7:04 pm

Capitano wrote:
Sun May 02, 2021 11:30 am
Earnest Thrasher wrote:
Sat May 01, 2021 4:38 pm
I've just bought one. Should arrive best week after 4/05/2021.
More to follow when it appears.
Excellent! They look great. 8-)
I personally think it's overburdened with technology, but I am looking forward to it nonetheless. My project Cub is on hold for the moment so I thought I'd have a laugh, the fact that it has passenger provision is good. I'm not a porker, so we'll see what it's like with my wife on the back haha. Usual Honda Britain though, limited colour options and it will also be interesting to see what paltry accessory options are available.

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Re: The MSX 125 Grom 2021 topic

Post by Earnest Thrasher » Wed May 05, 2021 3:28 pm

Arrived today, and it is a lot better than anticipated, plenty of torque for its size, and brilliant around town. I'm just shy of 6 ft and I'm not cramped, and the tank aerodynamics seem to keep the wind of my knees (hail storm here today) Down side, budget rear shock with no preload adjustment, so that will be first in the priorities to get sorted, otherwise everything else fine.

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Re: The MSX 125 Grom 2021 topic

Post by Dogsbody » Wed May 05, 2021 5:15 pm

Is it 4 or 5 speed?

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Re: The MSX 125 Grom 2021 topic

Post by Earnest Thrasher » Wed May 05, 2021 6:52 pm

Dogsbody wrote:
Wed May 05, 2021 5:15 pm
Is it 4 or 5 speed?
5. One down, the four up. 300 miles of being careful. The motor is totally different from the old one, different bore and stroke (long) and a standard oil filter instead of the centrifugal one. Apparently it's faster (too speed) in fourth when you hit the rev limiter, as it won't rev out in top unless you have a strong tailwind or downhill. The Speedo reads about 4-5 mph fast at 30. There's less technology on it than the new Cub, yet it costs more, maybe a good thing ?

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Re: The MSX 125 Grom 2021 topic

Post by Dogsbody » Wed May 05, 2021 7:42 pm

Wonder if the Super Cub will get the updated engine? Doesn't appear on any website so far.

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Re: The MSX 125 Grom 2021 topic

Post by Newtsalad » Wed May 05, 2021 8:06 pm

Dogsbody wrote:
Wed May 05, 2021 7:42 pm
Wonder if the Super Cub will get the updated engine? Doesn't appear on any website so far.
I was thinking the same. To meet Euro 5 maybe?

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Re: The MSX 125 Grom 2021 topic

Post by cozi70 » Wed May 05, 2021 10:38 pm

Sounds like a happy customer
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Re: The MSX 125 Grom 2021 topic

Post by cozi70 » Wed May 05, 2021 10:43 pm

Good choice.
I ran a 2013 og msx from 2014 until this year.
Changed the drl to white, kepseed swingarm, kitaco shock, just sensible mods.
Only sold it as it was quite similar to the z125 which has a nicer seat.
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Re: The MSX 125 Grom 2021 topic

Post by Earnest Thrasher » Sat May 08, 2021 8:09 am

Went for a decent run yesterday, Sun, sleet, hail, and rain :lol: :lol: Still taking it easy, though "torque" and 125 wouldn't normally.appear in the same sentence, it pulls remarkably well, better than the current 125 Cub. The back brake (non abs) needs a good bit of pressure to pull things up, and as it's the first thing I've ever had with tiny wheels, pot hole vigilance is a must. Registering an average mpg of 162.8.

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Re: The MSX 125 Grom 2021 topic

Post by Earnest Thrasher » Sun May 30, 2021 8:54 pm

cozi70 wrote:
Wed May 05, 2021 10:43 pm
Good choice.
I ran a 2013 og msx from 2014 until this year.
Changed the drl to white, kepseed swingarm, kitaco shock, just sensible mods.
Only sold it as it was quite similar to the z125 which has a nicer seat.
What sort of cruising speed was it comfortable at. Now that mine is run in it will pull faster in 4th than 5th unless you've got a decent tailwind or downhill. It seems comfortable at an indicated 50 mph in top.

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