2008 Genuine Scooter Co. Buddy International Little Italia 50

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2008 Genuine Scooter Co. Buddy International Little Italia 50

Model Overview:

2008 Buddy International Little Italia 50

Bodystyle Scooter
Warranty 24 months
Manufacturer Country Taiwan
Introduction Year N/A
Displacement (cc) 50
Engine Type Single-Cylinder
Nextstep Bg

2008 Genuine Scooter Co. Buddy International Little Italia 50

Intro

The International line continues to be one of Genuine Scooter Co.'s most popular scooters; and has for over a decade. In the early 2000s, they split the line into three segments to offer a smaller 50cc and a midrange 125cc. In 2008, the increased the 12-cc to 150cc and added another to make the lineup triplets. The Italia, the 150-cc option, became the most popular seller and is the scooter usually still called International without a qualifier.

The International line is popular for its Italian looks, great ergonomics, and fun ride. Competing most notably with the Vespa series, they have won respect for their great style coupled with durability and practicality. For the rider, they sport a great bit of handling and the 150-cc model is not speed limited to low-speed operation, adding to its versatility.

Most of the International's appeal comes from its genuine Italian design and great two-tone paint options – something few others can offer. Rather than festooning the scooter in chrome, the Genuine Scooter Co instead opted to use style cues and paint to set off the look of the Italia. This gives it a more realistic retro appeal and simplifies maintenance and upkeep.

New For 2008
  • New, larger 150-cc engine, first introduced in 2008, sees valve train and performance improvements
  • Louder, more intimidating Stebel air horn at 139 decibels, made standard
  • Maxxis whitewall tires made standard to complement the nostalgic look and feel of the Buddy
  • Added factory-direct, two-year, free roadside assistance for new buyers
  • Top speed of over 60 miles per hour possible with the new 150-cc engine
  • Slightly raised seating cushion for improved ergonomics
  • Three two-tone color schemes to choose from: baby blue on gray, red on white, and green on off-white

Key Competitors For The 2008 Genuine Scooter Co. Buddy International

  • Taotao CY150E
  • BMS Palazzo 150
  • BMS Mediterranean 150 Moped
  • Rowdy 150
  • Vespa LXS 150 IE and S 150 IE

Accessories

  • Color-matching helmet in cap-top or full face available
  • Front-slung fanny pack storage bag that can be removed and worn as an actual fanny pack
  • Rear-mounted luggage rack and soft or hard case storage to replace the rear over-light handle
  • Clear plastic, self-adhesive edge guards to protect the edges where frame and footrest meet, a point most often the victim of scuffs from mount and dismount
  • New buffed stainless steel replacement cover for exhaust port and muffler to create a more retro appeal
  • Kick stand and front wheel locks for added security while parked
  • All-weather slipcover for protection from the elements when stored or parked outdoors

2008 Genuine Scooter Co. Buddy International Specs

  • Model: Buddy International
  • Engine Type: 150-cc , two-valve four-stroke
  • Bore and Stroke: N/A
  • Compression ratio: N/A
  • Valve Train: Reed valve
  • Induction: Air
  • Ignition: Electric with kick
  • Transmission: Continuously variable (CVT)
  • Final Drive: N/A
  • Fuel Capacity: 1.5 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: 90 mpg
  • Brakes (Front): Hydraulic disc
  • Brakes (Rear): Drum
  • Suspension (Front): Telescopic front fork
  • Suspension (Rear): Mono shock
  • Wheelbase: N/A
  • Rake: N/A
  • Trail: N/A
  • Seat Height: 29 inches
  • Curb Weight: N/A
  • Tires (Front): 90/90 10-inch
  • Tires (Rear): 90/90 10-inch

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