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 Post subject: Ducati-Powered Grom
PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2016 4:55 pm 
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...because you'll quickly outgrow a 125 and get bored with it. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Ducati-Powered Grom
PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2016 5:37 pm 
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Now that's a scary concept right there.. Having ridden both Groms and Ducatis, I would say the stock Grom is dangerous enough with its tiny wheels and short wheelbase. If it had enough horsepower to get up to serious speed it would be lethal.

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 Post subject: Re: Ducati-Powered Grom
PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 3:13 am 
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https://www.facebook.com/ceo.kleff/vide ... 629836361/

From what I've read on the project, it caught fire on the second or third voyage.

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 Post subject: Re: Ducati-Powered Grom
PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2016 4:21 am 
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lol!
It only has 1 gear,
4th!
all the others are useless :D


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 Post subject: Re: Ducati-Powered Grom
PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2016 3:20 pm 
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The whole project is useless IMO..except for the challenge of actually putting it together. It would be totally impractical to ride. Overpowered, high C of G, short wheelbase, small wheels. The stock Grom will stoppie VERY EASILY under hard braking due to the wheelbase, C of G issue. (I've seen newbie students do it) . Given the speed potential of the big engine, I could see a good possibility of someone doing a high speed end over end on that thing sooner rather than later.

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 Post subject: Re: Ducati-Powered Grom
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As it turned out, it ended up best served as a prop for the next Ghost Rider flick. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Ducati-Powered Grom
PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2016 8:35 pm 
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It's the best bike to ride upside down in tunnels!


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