Friday, February 29, 2008

70mph, 85mpg Grocery Getter!

Here's our Genuine Buddy 125 decked out with Genuine Accessories ready to hit the supermarket! People actually gather around to watch outside the grocery store to see how SIX (6) bags of groceries fit on a scooter!

Philadelphia Scooters carries a full compliment of Genuine Buddy Accessories and Genuine Stella Accessories, in stock and ready to go! This Buddy 125 comes with the Genuine chrome rear rack, Genuine top case, Genuine chrome cowl protectors and passenger footrests, Genuine windscreen, and Genuine front basket.

So here's how to carry SIX (6) bags of groceries on your Genuine Buddy!

One (1) in the front basket...

Two (2) on the "curry hook" behind the front legshield...

Three and four (3,4) in the underseat storage compartment...

Five and Six (5,6) in the Genuine rear top case...

Even Seven and Eight are possible secured with a bungee net on the passenger seat! Scooters were originally designed as Italian ladies shopping bikes. You can certainly get some shopping done with this Buddy, all while getting up to 85 miles per gallon, indicated top speed of 70mph AND free parking! The BEST form of FUN, FUN, FUN transportation for Philly!

Kymco People 50

Our best selling scooter over the last 5 years, the Kymco People 50 is one of the best built, most reliable, trouble-free 49cc scooters in the market today. Riding on large 16" wheels, the ride is smooth and stable, with excellent stability at top speed of 45mph+. Strong 2-stroke engine, quick off the line to get you out ahead of traffic, perfect for getting around Center City.

The Kymco People 50 is a full size scooter, but with a low seat height. Nimble and well balanced, the People 50 is super easy to ride. Available in Wineberry, Silver, Ivory and Powder Blue.

We still have a few 2007 Kymco People 50s available at a discount. In stock and ready to go! Hurry in and get yours just in time for SPRING!

Thursday, February 28, 2008

2008 Kymco SUPER 8 - Coming Soon!

Here's a sneak peek of the new 2008 Kymco SUPER 8! 125cc sport scooter, with large 14" wheels to really carve those turns, flashy graphics and aggressive styling. Stay tuned for a ride review as soon as we get one!


Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Tiffany Blue...

A better pic of the Powder Blue Genuine Stella, fondly dubbed "Tiffany Blue" by one of our favorite customers. There's just something about America's Favorite scooter. Hurry in, they're going... going...

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2008 Genuine Buddy - Scooter of the Year!

We're excited to share the fresh new colors of the 2008 Genuine Buddys! The first to arrive are the 125 Tiffany Blue, Tangerine and Seafoam Green. You can't beat a Buddy for its seamless blend of modern technology, practicality, and vintage style.

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Improvements include longer, extended mirrors, Stebel air horn (loud!). The new '08 even sound a bit throatier and more powerful (as if 70mph+ isn't fast enough!) And don't forget to dress up your Buddy with Genuine Accessories! Everyone should have a Buddy!

We're expecting the new 2008 Buddy 50's later this week. 2 stroke pop (up to 45mph+) and no motorcycle license required in PA!

Monday, February 25, 2008

PAIJIFA 150cc 2-stroke Taiwan Vespa?

The Taiwanese Paijifa 150cc 2 stroke Vespa style scooter. Paijifa Industrial Co. of Taiwan entered into an agreement with Bajaj Auto Ltd. in 1976 to produce scooters in Taiwan. Bajaj had previously entered into a technical collaboration agreement with Piaggio of Italy to manufacture Vespas in India.

The Bajaj Super, Cub and Chetak were all based on the Vespa Sprint style scooters, while the Paijifa scooter looks to be based on the Vespa P series scooter. The Paijifa had a short run, and is no longer being made, but there are a few examples still in existence.

Interesting speedo and fuel gauge, looking more Indian than Italian. You can find more pics of the Paijifa and many other Asian Vespa style scooters at this great Japanese Scooter Blog. Click on the links and check out the Taiwanese T5, some great old Bajaj Ads, and crazy custom Indonesian scooters.

Vespa partnered with many different companies around the world to manufacture scooters. The Paijifa 150 is a distant cousin of America's favorite scooter, the Genuine Stella.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

The Perfect Valentine's Day Gift...

For the one you LOVE!

Roses are red, Violets are blue,
For Valentine's Day,
I got this Buddy for YOU!

Available in passionate pink, romantic red, tangy tangerine, breathless black and irresistible ivory!

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Scooter Parking in Philadelphia

So what is the deal with scooter parking in Philly? Latest "unofficial" word is that scooters can be parked within 3 feet of a building, as long as it does not block pedestrian traffic, entrances etc., and the building owner doesn't object. We've also heard that scooters can be parked on bicycle "U" type racks. Scooterists have been getting tickets parking scooters on the sidewalk next to the street (locked to a street sign, parking meter etc.)

You can always park your scooter in a car parking space, but experience has shown that our small light scooters get knocked over, stolen, or even moved by inconsiderate car drivers for that coveted parking space!

If you get a scooter parking ticket, fight it if you can. More often than not, the parking adjudicator dismisses the ticket. In fact, we've heard that many scooterist have been told they shouldn't have gotten the ticket to begin with.

Our advice is, use common sense. Locking your scooter to parking meter, blocking the sidewalk on South St. over the weekend guarantees you a parking ticket. Park on a side street where the Parking Authority isn't as likely to patrol.

And if you're reading this, Philadelphia Parking Authority, scooterists are mostly responsible riders, reducing traffic congestion, saving gas, and making more legal parking spaces available for cars!

Of course, the most important thing to remember when parking your scooter, USE YOUR LOCK!!! Chain your scooter to something secure.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008


America's favorite scooter is back and better than ever! Improvements include deeper, more luscious paint...
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...redesigned PX style halogen headlamp...

...Classic whitewall tires on the new Avocado, that stay white!

Genuine "G" embossed super comfy grips...

Sporty Continental Zippy 1 tires on the Baby Blue, Tangerine, Black and Red Stella's. Grimeca hydraulic front disc brakes and new Gabriel shocks for positive braking and firm handling!

And of course, don't forget the bling! Dress up your Stella with Genuine Accessories!

Stop by today and check out America's favorite steel bodied, 2-stroke 150cc, 4-speed shifter scooter! We still have a few left, so hurry in before it's too late!

Monday, February 04, 2008

2008 Philadelphia Auto Show

Small is big at Phila. Auto Show
by Marie McCullough
Inquirer Staff Writer

The concept cars, the hybrids, the Hummers, the ultra-luxury vehicles, the ubiquitous SUVs and minivans all got their due.

But the car that seemed to truly capture the imagination yesterday at the Philadelphia International Auto Show was the itty-bitty Smart Fortwo, which has been available in the United States for less than a month.

With a recession threatening and gasoline headed for $4 a gallon, many people who checked out the Mercedes-built coupe said they could see owning such a thrifty, nifty auto ($11,590 base price and an EPA mileage rating of 33 m.p.g. city and 41 highway).

Want even better gas mileage? Get a scooter! We've had a Kymco Agility 49cc 4-stroke scooter that we've calculated to get 114mpg on Philly streets!

How 'bout a BUDDY that'll get you around Center City in style, and get you up to 85mpg!!

Scooters are still easier to park and much less expensive to insure and operate than a car! Plus, they're so much more fun!!!

Sunday, February 03, 2008

SUPER BOWL XLII and Scooters!

Congratulations to the NEW YORK GIANTS!!!
Super Bowl XLII Champions!

Especially to 1st year Defensive Coordinator STEVE SPAGNUOLO!!! Great job Steve! Steve was the Eagles' linebackers coach last year, is still a Philly resident AND A FELLOW SCOOTERIST!!!

Don't forget to trickle charge that battery Steve!


From Kevin K on Modern Buddy, as seen at the Scooterville booth at the Minnesota International Motorcycle Show. A sneak peek of the new 150cc International Series, the BUDDY PAMPLONA!

We're expecting our shipment of the new 2008 150cc International Series Genuine Buddy's as well as the 2008 125cc and 49cc Genuine Buddy's with fresh NEW COLORS this month!

C'mon Philly, get on a scooter! Center City is PERFECT for getting around on a scooter! With our small Colonial one way streets, lack of (or expensive!) parking, high gas prices, stop signs at every corner and SEPTA schedules, the BEST way to get around town is on a BUDDY! Take your BUDDY on the town!

Friday, February 01, 2008


Exxon Mobil Posts Record Profits

HOUSTON (AP) — Exxon Mobil Corp. posted the largest annual profit by a U.S. company — $40.6 billion — on Friday as the world's biggest publicly traded oil company benefited from historic crude prices at the end of the year.

Exxon also set a U.S. record for the biggest quarterly profit, posting net income of $11.7 billion for the final three months of 2007, beating its own mark of $10.71 billion in the fourth quarter of 2005.

The previous record for annual profit was $39.5 billion, which Exxon Mobil had in 2006.

The eye-popping results weren't a surprise given record prices for a barrel of oil at the end of 2007. For much of the fourth quarter, they hovered around $90 a barrel, more than 50 percent higher than a year ago.

Crude prices reached an all-time trading high of $100.09 on Jan. 3 but have fallen about 10 percent since then.

Also extraordinary was Exxon Mobil's revenue, which rose 30 percent in the fourth quarter to $116.6 billion from $90 billion a year ago. For the year, sales rose to $404.5 billion — the most ever for the Irving, Texas-based company — from $377.64 billion in 2006.

Do you really want to contribute to this??? THAT'S $40.6 BILLION PROFIT!!!

Do your part, get a SCOOTER! Stop our dependence on oil. Our scooters can get up to 100mpg!