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VBB1, GTS, Buddy Kick 125
Joined: 20 Jun 2018
Posts: 31
Location: Portland, OR
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:17 pm quote
We stopped by the scooter shop and one thing led to another...

My wife has never ridden a scooter or motorcycle and she's short. She went out on a little 50cc Buddy to see if it would freak her out to drive one, and loved it. Because she's short and not confident, she wasn't happy with the weight and height of a Primavera, so she ended up getting the Buddy Kick 125. It really wanted to look like a Lambretta and isn't as heinous as a regular Buddy. Baby steps. The Buddy may eventually go to my son when she is confident enough for a bigger bike.

I wanted something more powerful than my VBB, that I could take on the highway and also ride when the VBB is getting worked on. Transportation worthy rather than Sunday drive where it's ok if I end up on the side of the road. So I got a 2019 GTS 300 Touring in the maroon. I swore I'd never get an automatic scooter, but the power and ease are pretty rad.

So excited to have a reliable and powerful bike. Can't wait to cruise around tomorrow! Pic attached!

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Molto Verboso
Vespa LX150 GTS250ie GTS300 MP3 250
Joined: 11 Dec 2009
Posts: 1821
Location: St. Pete, Fla
Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:00 am quote
A fine looking pair. I mean that for the scooters and the riders.
Molto Verboso
Gina, 1965 Vespa 180SS, Bella,1968 Vespa 150 Super, (Both NZ new Airco assembled), Francesca, 2006 Vespa LX150, Sofia, 2007 Vespa GT200
Joined: 21 Jan 2015
Posts: 1106
Location: Hamilton, NZ
Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:16 am quote
Cool pair of scooters 🛵🛵 with a couple of fine looking people. Enjoy the rides.
Ossessionato
2017 Vespa GTV 300, 2017 BMW C650GT
Joined: 21 May 2017
Posts: 2906
Location: Downtown Toronto
Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:10 am quote
Congrats! Indeed a couple of fine looking scoots (especially the Vespa ) and couple.

Aslo congratulations on getting your wife on a scoot. You've beaten me by at least a season on that one.
Hooked
1986 Honda Elite 150 (sold), 2009 Scarabeo 200 (sold), 2007 GTV "Pazzo"
Joined: 15 Oct 2008
Posts: 298
Location: Talent, Oregon
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:13 pm quote
Congrats! Nice looking scoots. In particular the Buddy Kick - which I wasn't aware of - and which, you nailed it, really wants to be a latter-day Lambretta --- it's quite cool looking and Genuine makes excellent small scooters.
Have fun with them!
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