Browsing the "Buddy" Tag

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Enviromoto Helps Build a Better Buddy

Last week, I wrote an article about Genuine’s new Lemonhead Buddy scooter, wherein I called the little scoot zippy, practical, and traffic-carving. I figured the Lemonhead to be a sweet little ride, but complained about the bike’s 30 mph top-speed … to just about anyone who would listen. One person who listened was my friend and Twist n’ Gone superstar Jeremy Hall. In addition to inventing the nacho cheese fountain, Jeremy also happens to run EnviroMoto, an online resource for go-fast scooter parts. SO, does Jeremy have a plan to make the lil’ Buddy a bit sweeter? “I can make your Buddy SCREAM!” he replied.

July 19th

Genuine's New Lemonhead Buddy is a 100+ mpg Sweetie

I’m not gonna lie, Genuine’s Buddy line of small-displacement scooters have a special place in my heart. Over the past twelve months, I spent (quite literally) hundreds of hours riding various scoots, from Honda Metros to big-engined maxis, and the Buddy was always “just right”. It’s a “Goldilocks” bike, in other words … and now, thanks to Ferrara Pan and the introduction of this new Lemonhead model, the lil’ Buddys have gotten a lil’ bit sweeter.

July 12th

Twisted n' Went, 2012

This year’s Twist n’ Gone scooter race has … twisted? Gone? Went? Either way, it’s over, and it was AMAZING! The people were great, the atmosphere was buzzing (or was that the 2-strokes?), and there were some pretty trick contenders in this year’s drag classes, too. Some of the top performers at this year’s races […]

May 16th

When Does 90 MPG Seem Low?

That right there is the 50 cc Honda Metropolitan that’s been carrying me across Chicago these past few months. With only 50 cc pushing the little scooter along, I can’t say it’s fast – but in rush hour traffic, with big-engine pickups and ultra-fast turbocharged Porsches dicing for position among stop-and-go city trucks? It’s plenty […]

October 23rd

Video: the Scooter Commuter … from 1962 to 2011

Gas prices across America have been climbing steadily upwards in recent months, forcing many Americans to re-evaluate the kind of car they drive and even the kind of driving they do – with many coming to the following conclusion:  they don’t need a car at all. As such, there have been renewed interests in bus […]

May 14th

BMW C is Scooting to America

With the price of gas climbing above $5/gallon in some parts of the country, fuel economy is becoming a major issue for many Americans.  For some, the answer may “downsizing” to a smaller car or trading up into a new Volt or Leaf electric.  For many, though, the answer is just as likely to be […]

April 27th