Founded in Chicago in 2002 as an outgrowth of a garage-based business selling vintage Vespa and Lambretta scooters, Genuine Scooter Company is an American scooter manufacturer. The company is well known for producing the Stella, a contemporary model based on classic Italian scooters from the 1950s and 1960s. After partnering with Taiwanese manufacturer PGO Scooter in 2006, the company also began producing the Buddy, a model with a continuously variable transmission and more modern styling. The company soon branched out further, producing various other new models including the now-discontinued Rattler, the off-road ready Roughouse, and the high-powered Blur; a scooter capable of comfortably maintaining expressway speeds. Known as America’s one true ""sport scooter,"" the Blue SS220 I was the 2010 scooter of the year. Designed by true scooter enthusiasts, the Blur is a performance model that delivers smooth mid-range power and can reach speeds upwards of 70 mph. The bike is also known for its capable handling around sharp corners and over twisting roads.
The 2011 Genuine Scooter Co Blur is a well-balanced scooter with a precision fit and a quality finish. Built on a standard scooter sized frame but equipped with a big, powerful engine, the 2011 Blur SS220i is regarded as something of a hot rod in the scooter world. Equipped with a 220.1cc, air-cooled, four-stroke engine paired with a continuously variable transmission, the 2011 Blur is as able a performer as you’ll find in today’s scooter market. The bike comes equipped with a telescopic fork front suspension and a rear suspension that consists of a single sided swing arm. It has hydraulic front disc brakes and rear hydraulic disc brakes. Unlike the General Scooter Co Stella, which features the classic styling of a vintage Vespa, the 2011 Blur boasts contemporary styling that’s heavily indebted to that of a modern sport bike. Rather than being based on an Italian scooter like the Vespas and Lambrettas the Stella was inspired by, the 2011 Blur is based on an Asian scooter known as the GMax. After having failed to find a niche within the scooter market, the Blur was killed off in 2007, only to be reintroduced in 2010. The 2010 and 2011 Genuine Scooter Co Blur SS220i features the same aggressive high tank look that previous models sported. However the new Blur comes equipped with a more powerful engine. While the original Blur had just a 150cc engine with a carburetor, the 2010 and 2011 Blurs feature a 220cc engine that’s fuel injected and air-cooled. Unlike the Blur’s from a few years ago, that arguably looked faster than they actually were; the new Blurs have got the speed to match their sporty looks. The 2011 Blur also has handling to match its spirited performance along with beefy looking brakes that provide excellent stopping power. The Blur has a comfortable seat that’s big enough for the rider and a passenger. It has the same aggressive front end and high step through design the original Blur did. Taller than most scooters, the 2011 Genuine Scooter Co Blur has roomy footrests and ergonomics more in line with that of a scooter than a motorcycle. The Blur’s instrument panel is clean and clean, while the grips and headset give the scooter a solid, substantial feel. The general consensus is that Genuine and its partner PGO managed to preserve the best things about the Blur while improving the aspects that needed work. The Blur is available in a white or white/gray color scheme and is capable of hitting speeds of just upwards of 75 mph.
For a company that first got into scooter production because they got ahold of some vintage scooter manufacturing equipment and loved classic scooters, Genuine Scooter Company has done an admirable job producing a contemporary model such as the 2011 Genuine Scooter Co Blur SS220i. With style, performance, reliability, and the quality of the Genuine Scooter name behind it, the 2011 Blur is one of the most capable scooters on the road in terms of performance. Genuine Scooter Company also has an affiliation with Scooterworks, who provide a line of accessories for all Genuine Scooter models.