2008 Genuine Scooter Co. Rattler

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2008 Genuine Scooter Co. Rattler

2008 Genuine Scooter Co. Rattler 110

Intro

The 2008 Genuine Scooter Co.’s Rattler is a classic looking single-cylinder, two-stroke scooters that wows riders with estimated gas mileage of 85 mph on regular gasoline. Its 108 cc engine has a top speed of 55 mph that is fast enough for most roads, but not freeways. This entry-level motor scooter was introduced in 2006 by the Chicago-based company, which was started when owner Phil McCaleb began restoring vintage Vespas in his home garage. From there, he founded Scooterworks USA, a mail-order catalog for vintage scooter parts. In 2002, his Scooterworks acquired vintage scooter manufacturing equipment and the rest, as they say, is history. A Genuine Scooter model also starred on the big screen where it was ridden by Tom Hanks in Larry Crowne, a film also starring Julia Roberts.

The classic scooter, with its twin headlights, is sturdy and built to last. Just ask Pete Waterman who, in 2010, rode a Rattler from Washington, D.C., to Deadhorse, Alaska. The scooter broke down about 100 miles south of Whitehorse on the return trip. According to Waterman’s blog, this was the first major breakdown in 10,000 miles of riding, and probably would not have occurred had he heeded warning signs and not pushed the scooter at high speeds until a belt broke.

The 2008 Rattler comes in the color combinations of red/black and silver/black. It has a seat that makes it easier for short riders to reach the ground at stops and also allows taller riders to stretch out some.

New For 2008
  • Not applicable as 2008 is a carryover model.

2008 Genuine Scooter Co. Rattler Specs

  • Model: Rattler 110
  • Engine Type: Single cylinder, two-stroke
  • Bore and Stroke: not available
  • Compression ratio: not available
  • Valve Train: Reed valve
  • Induction: Carburetor
  • Ignition: Electronic
  • Transmission: Automatic, continuously variable (CVT)
  • Final Drive: not available
  • Fuel Capacity: not available
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: 85 mpg
  • Brakes (Front): Single hydraulic disc
  • Brakes (Rear): Expanding (drum) brake
  • Suspension (Front): Telescopic fork
  • Suspension (Rear): Single sided swing arm
  • Wheelbase: not available
  • Rake: not applicable
  • Trail: not applicable
  • Seat Height: not available
  • Curb Weight: not available
  • Tires (Front): 120/90-10
  • Tires (Rear): 130/90-10

Accessories

  • Rear rack
  • Top case in assorted colors
  • Windshield

Key Competitors For The 2008 Genuine Scooter Co. Rattler

  • 2008 Piaggio Fly 100
  • 2008 Aprilia Scarabeo 100 4S
  • 2008 Honda Lead
  • 2008 Hero Honda Pleasure
  • 2008 Hyosung KR 110

Available Rattler Sub Models

2008 Genuine Scooter Co. Rattler 110 Buyer's Guide 2008 Genuine Scooter Co. Rattler 110
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