Well I would willingly plunk down the cash for the new trail or cub after a positive test ride but I really have no love for the grom or it's ruckus loving fan club, and that much cash is painful to think about.
I came across the k pipe almost two years ago when I rolled past one in a parking lot and I had to go back and see what on Earth it was. The larger wheels and smaller size had me in love. I looked around and found some semi local dealers selling them at 2k msrp, but now I can find 2 year old models for as low as about $1200 and for what the bike offers I consider it to be very fair pricing. It doesn't have the same power as the Honda offering but on my list of needs in a bike that size I put power somewhere down around the 4th or 5th item.