There’s a longstanding, fun little class of scooters that we’ve always thought of as “campsite” scooters. There typically small, 50cc bikes with a really open, basic layout, knobby tires and a lot of ground clearance. They’re like a scrambler in the motorcycle world — not really a dirt bike, but not entirely street focused either. The original Eton Beamer comes to mind. From Genuine Scooter Company, we have the Roughhouse, which has brought all that “soft roading” fun to the mainstream scooter scene for years now, thanks to their partners at PGO.
As Genuine is fond of doing, they’ve recently introduced a new special edition of the Roughhouse: the Titanium SE. This new special edition is more than just a new color way, however. It’s as though Genuine have pushed past the Roughhouse’s soft road chops all the way into a sort of motard scooter. With street tires and sport-oriented brakes and suspension, the Roughhouse Titanium brings a new shine to a model we’d kind of forgotten about.
Special edition features include:
- 12″ Black Alloy Rims with street tires
- Hand guards
- Low-profile sport seat
- Wave-style front brake rotor
- Braided stainless steel brake line
- LED turn signals and tail light
- Red 2-piston front brake caliper
- “Hugger” front fender
- Upgraded rear suspension with external reservoir shock
In its stock form, the Roughhouse is a very fun little scooter to bomb around on. You can go nuts on 80cc kits and other performance upgrades in the after market and have a lot of fun. I would bet that in this street-focused guise, the Roughhouse Titanium SE would be equally entertaining on the street.