January 2007 ArchivesSee Scooters @ Convention Center
posted by Bob | January 25, 2007 | link
Don't forget to stop by the Scooterville Minnesota display at the Cycle World International Motorcycle Show. It's being held at the Minneapolis Convention Center, Friday through Sunday, February 2nd-4th.
Along with a great selection of new Kymco scooters, we will be unveiling the newly redesigned Buddy 125 from Genuine Scooter Company. This will be the North America's first opportunity to see the 2007 Buddy which, since being introduced to the U.S. last May, has made a huge splash!
Representatives of this year's Summer scooter rally, Rattle My Bones, will be on hand with information, t-shirts, and opportunity to pre register for the mid-August event.
Come and see us at display #1714 or just look up in the air for the big Kymco sign. See you there!
2007: The Year of the Scooter
posted by Bob | January 03, 2007 | link
Here we go!! The change of the calander signals the beginning of season number six for Scooterville. It seems like only yesterday that we were working our tails off and pulling out our hair to get the shop ready for opening day. We've since undergone two expansions and are continuing to work at making Scooterville a better place.
2007 is offering a bit of variety for the scooter enthusiasts. Some new scooters; the return of some old scooters; a farewell to the scooter that started it all; an anxious wait to see if a phoenix will arise from the ashes.
Let's start with the new stuff. Kymco has introduced a variation on the People line of scooters with a new family called the People S. Redesigned to appeal to the European consumer, the People S features a more angular chassis style and employs a taller and wider stance on the 16 inch wheels. The People S uses the same frame with the option of a 50cc 4T, 125cc, or 200cc engine platform. The larger People S 250 offers highway speeds and a dual caliper front disk brake. They've retained the popular People 250 and 150 models with their retro styling and have brought back one of our most popular models ever, the People 50.
Genuine Scooter Company introduced the Buddy to the U.S.A. last summer and it made a huge splash. Overnight, the Buddy became our number one model. How did they do it? Genuine gave you a great scooter at a great price. How do they top themselves for 2007? With a redesigned Buddy 125 and a limited edition model, called the Series Italia, that is a total knockout!! That's not all. The Rattler is back with a 110cc 2 stroke engine to satisfy the thrill seeker in all of us.
Production on the scooter that started it all, a reliable, metal bodied, manual shift, retro styled scooter, the Bajaj Chetak, has been halted or (more accurately) terminated by Bajaj Auto in India. A limited number of 2006 models remain available on a first come basis. The Chetak was the first scooter sold at Scooterville and most of them still reside with their initial owners.
Lots of our customers want to know the status of Stella. Recent rumors indicate that the factory may resume production after a year of shut down. While we hold out hope for a resurection, many questions remain concerning a reintroduction to the U.S. market. Foremost is their being able to produce a model that meets the new emission standards set by the EPA. I know we've been saying it for quite a while, but..... stay tuned.
Highlight your calanders for the Second Annual Cabin Fever Rally, Sale, and Vintage Swapmeet at Scooterville on Saturday, January 20th from 9am 'til 5pm. If you attended last years' inaugural, you know the routine. If you haven't, know this. There will never be a better time to buy. One day of huge mark downs. No prices available until the day of the sale. Don't miss the rally! It's the best way to jumpstart your scooter season!