The 2012 Genuine Scooter Co Blur marked the third model year of the mid-level scooter from Chicago-based scooter manufacturer Genuine Scooters. Only one model is available with the 2012 Blur. Genuine Scooters sets the manufacturer’s suggested retail price at $3,999.
Marketed as the United States’ only true ""Sport Scooter,"" the 2012 edition of the Blur is officially known as the ""2012 Genuine Scooter Co Blur SS 220i"". The ""SS"" initials refer to its sport pretensions. The ""220"" suffix stands for its engine displacement, which is measured at 220.1 cubic centimeters.
The engine that powers the 2012 Genuine Scooter Co Blur is a fuel-injected, four-stroke, air-cooled single-cylinder, with an overhead valve configuration. The engine is paired with a Continuous Variable Transmission, which shifts through a wide range of gear ratios to promote greater engine efficiency – and consequently, better fuel economy. The 2012 Blur gets a fuel economy of 78 miles per gallon, and its top speed is measured at 70 miles per hour. Each scooter gets a belt drivetrain for low or easy maintenance.
The 2012 Genuine Scooter Co Blur uses hydraulic disc brakes at the front and rear wheels – 13-inch aluminum on wrapped in tubeless tires – for its stopping power. All-wheel disc brakes give the Blur greater braking ability than scooters with all-wheel drum brakes or front-disc-brake rear-drum-brake layouts. For absorbing bumps on the road and ensuring a smooth, controlled ride, the 2012 Blur has a front telescopic fork and a rear shock with single-sided swing arm.
The 2012 Genuine Scooter Co Blur is made out of a steel frame for a firm build and feel. Exhaust guard, front and rear fenders, upper fairing, and an aerodynamic spoiler complete the scooter’s look. A one-piece vinyl seat is big enough for two occupants (the driver and a passenger).
For digital instrumentation, each 2012 Genuine Scooter Co Blue has a tachometer, trip odometer, speedometer, and fuel level warning gauge. There’s an area on the scooter for hanging a helmet, in addition to a glove box and under-seat and lockable compartments for storage. A power outlet is located underneath the dashboard for charging a mobile phone. Halogen lighting and a pair of side mirrors provide enhanced visibility on the road.
For some scooters, advertising them as ""sport"" machines can be a huge exaggeration. That’s not the case with the 2012 Genuine Scooter Co Blur. Blessed with impressive top speed, lightweight build, braking prowess, and smooth handling, the 2012 Blur is a good choice for anyone looking for fun and excitement on a scooter.