The Genuine Buddy is on its way to being the most successful scooter model in the sordid history of American scootering. With its well-known reliability, vintage-inspired looks and approachable price point, the Buddy is almost a scooter brand unto itself. An americanized PGO Bubu scooter, the Buddy catapulted Genuine Scooter Company to success at a time when their flagship scooter at the time, the Stella 150, was encountering a production halt in its native India. Those issues were later resolved and the Stella re-joined the Genuine lineup in subsequent model years, but the Buddy remains the new banner carrier for Genuine to this day.
Today Genuine has announced a new color for its venerable Buddy 50 and Buddy 125 models: Titanium Gloss. We saw this color previewed on the Genuine Roughhouse Titanium Special Edition. Genuine has stated that all the existing Buddy 50 and Buddy 125 colors will remain in the lineup, with Titanium Gloss not replacing any current offerings. In addition to this new deep silver color line, the Titanium Gloss versions of the Buddy will feature blacked out details – those items such as bezels and badges that are typically chrome on other Buddy color lines.
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Official Press Release: Genuine Scooters, the largest US-based scooter company, today announced a new color option to its popular Buddy line of scooters: Titanium Gloss.
In addition to the Titanium Gloss color, all previous chrome accents on the scooter are “blacked-out” in matte black. This includes the headlight bezel (surround), speedo bezel, rear turn signal housings, accent triangular plate on front, mirrors, rims, front forks, engine cover, passenger foot blocks, and “Buddy” badges.
The Buddy scooter is the perfect marriage between old-school vibe and modern technology. It’s a vintage-inspired scooter available in a variety of retro colors including black, red, tangerine, seafoam, white, metallic blue, and now, titanium gloss. And at the same time, it has meshed European good looks with plenty of modern features that include under seat storage and a USB charger for a cell phone or other mobile device.
The Buddy 50 engine size makes it drivable in most states with only a standard auto license. But don’t let the smaller engine fool you, the Buddy is great for every-day transportation; running errands around town or cruising across a college campus. And with 100 mpg, you’ll spend less time at the pump and more time scooting around.
The Buddy Titanium 50 retails for $1999 and the Buddy Titanium 125 at $2699, which does not include dealer destination or preparation charges. Both come with a standard 2-year, unlimited-mile Genuine Confidence Warranty and Roadside Assistance Program, supported by a network of 240 Genuine Authorized Dealers across the country.
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