News ArchivesBuddy 50 & Black Cat
posted by Bob | July 29, 2006 | link
Now there is a Buddy for everybody. The Buddy 50 landed at our loading dock this week, along with an explosive companion called the Black Cat.
These two scooters are the latest offerings from Genuine Scooter Company who have been the source for the popular Stella models. While we remain SOLD OUT of the Stella models for the season, we remain hopeful for her triumphant return for next season.
Meanwhile, Buddymania is sweeping, not only the Twin Cities, but the entire nation! While the Buddy 125 has sent many Minnesota residents clammoring for their motorcycle endorsements, the introduction of the Buddy 50 offers the opportunity for registration as a moped. Just your Minnesota Drivers license required.
Stop in to see what the excitement is all about.
posted by Bob | May 26, 2006 | link
The Buddy is here. We've been anxiously awaiting the arrival! The wait is over and well worth it. This is our fith season selling scooters in the Twin Cities. We've seen it happen with the Stella and the Kymco People models. Now it's happening with the Buddy. Shoppers walk into the show room and fall in love at first sight. Take a short ride and the romance blossoms. For now, supplies are limited. Hurry in to select your new best friend.
GENUINE SCOOTER COMPANY INTRODUCES GENUINE CONFIDENCE
If the introduction of four new Genuine scooter models wasn't enough to gather your attention, add this news to the mix. All of the new 2006 Genuine models will come with a two year unlimited mileage warranty AND a year of free roadside assistance. Ask Scooterville for details.
posted by Bob | May 04, 2006 | link
Kymco has been enticing the US scooter market with a touring style scooter for nearly two years. It is known across the world as the Xciting 500. Although it has been released and met with stunning reviews across Europe, it has just been approved for the US market. Factoring in production scheduling and shipping time, Kymco USA has scheduled the XC 500 for September delivery to dealers. It's $5999 MSRP brings it in at a price well over a thousand dollars less than the nearest competition.
Now the XC has reached our shores using the legendary Kymco 250cc engine platform that has powered the B & W, People 250, and the Grand Vista. With the addition of the XC 250 , Kymco offers four rock solid, yet distinctly different choices to the American consumer.
The XC offers the largest frame size from Kymco and the most amazing brakes
we've seen. For more details, check out what Dave Harrington from Just Gotta Scoot has to say about the Xciting.
We can't wait for the XC 500 but while we do the 250 is giving us plenty to be excited about.
For a limited time, Scooterville is offering the XC 250 with no destination and set-up charges! We have them on the floor for $ 4899.00.
All The News That Fits......
posted by Bob | May 02, 2006 | link
There are lots of new developments in the world of Scooterville. New models, new accessory selections, and new opportuities for the consumer.
Supply shortages and an unprecedented consumer demand for Stellas has created limited availability.
Anticipating the shortage, Scooterville placed orders for as many remaining 2005 models as we could aquire. Although we've been able to keep most of our customers supplied this Spring, we are beginning to run into supply shortages on many colors. We just received our last shipment from the Chicago warehouse. When these are gone, there will be a 2 month stretch before we can restock.
We are excited to announce the introduction of at least four new models from Genuine this season. The first will be the Buddy 125. Attractive, nimble, and FAST are the adjectives that best describe this new offering. We expect to see our first models in mid May.
TGB Introduces 2006 EPA Compliant 2 strokes.
posted by Bob | February 14, 2006 | link
TGB has broken from the pack to lead the way with the first EPA compliant 2 stroke 50cc scooters for 2006.
While many top OEM companies, such as Honda and Yamaha, have abandoned the 50cc 2 stroke platform, for 4 strokes [which tend to be slower with poorer acceleration], TGB pursued the notion of a cleaner burning 2 stroke. They now can offer the American consumer cleaner emissions and robust performance.
Cobra Powersports, U.S.A.'s distributor for TGB, has also implemented two year, unlimited milage, warranty coverage on 2006 models.
The line-up also has also received some stylish cosmetic changes. The popular 101S has been christened the Key West. The popular 303R scooters have been renamed the R5 for the 50cc, and the R9 for the 150cc.
Coming this Spring is the R50X! Without a doubt, this is the most dynamic scooter design to hit the shores of the U.S. in years.
To make room for the incoming 2006 models, Scooterville is offering closeout opportunities on a limited selection of 2005 TGB models. Call for details.
Scooter Show @ Minneapolis Convention Center (with motorcycles).
posted by Bob | January 29, 2006 | link
Coming up this weekend is the 25th annual International Motorcycle Show at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Visit Scooterville at booth number 1735 (next to Aprilia) for a look at scooters from Bajaj, Genuine Scooter Co., Kymco, and TGB. We'll have show specials, a few give-aways, factory reps from Kymco & TGB, and a few more surprises.
Hours are: Friday, 4pm-9pm. Saturday, 9:30am-8pm. Sunday, 10am-5pm.
See you there.
Bring cash or a checkbook and pick up your tickets to the Minnesota Rollergirls Saturday night bouts at Roy Wilkens Auditorium.
Bajaj Chetak 2006
posted by Bob | January 25, 2006 | link
The much anticipated model changes to the 2006 Bajaj Chetak have not happened. After over 40 years in production, Bajaj Auto has decided to discontinue production of the Chetak model. The Indian consumer, which makes up the majority of Bajaj sales worldwide, has shifted interest from the scooter style to the small displacement motorcycle. As a result, the venerable Chetak will cease to exist after the 2006 model year.
This comes as a great surprise to fans of the Chetak styling both in India and in the Western world, where the retro metal body and 4 speed gearing had garnered a dedicated following.
Scooterville just received its first alotment of 2006 Chetaks. The subtle cosmetic changes to the design are very pleasing. The improvements in paint finish are really incredible. The '06 models come in a choice of three metallic shades. Black, which comes off more as a deep charcoal, jade green, and a warm silver. The finish quality compares with the best we've seen on any scooter, anywhere.
Talk about an instant collector. The 2006 Chetaks. Without a doubt, the finest 4 stroke traditional scooter ever. While they last.
CABIN FEVER RALLY
posted by Bob | January 17, 2006 | link
This Saturday, January 21st, we will be hosting the first ever Cabin Fever Rally. A mid-winter occassion to get together with some old friends, make some new friends, and talk about Springtime. The day kicks off with a scooter swap meet beginning at 9am and going on all day until 5pm. There will be a variety of vintage Vespa and Lambretta scooter parts and probably a few vintage scooters in "project" or "basket case" status that just need a little love and a lot of money to become your next ride. Don't rule out the chance of a lifetime on a hidden gem. Get here early. The best stuff goes fast. To sell: The doors open @ 9am. Space is free and limited. Bring a chair or stand up all day. No new products. Used stuff only.
Next door to the swap, in the Scooterville showroom, will be our first ever ONE DAY SALE!!! Starting at 10am and going to 5pm we will be slashing prices on helmets, locks, accessories, close-outs and significant savings on all in-stock scooters. This is one day only, so be ready to buy. Full price only. No deposits or layaways.
Eric and Michael Dregni will be on hand from noon until 2pm to sign copies of two (!) new books. Eric's latest is Scooters: Everything You Need To Know. The brothers have teamed up on a great new title, The Scooter Bible. Don't miss this opportunity to meet these local authors and scooter enthusiasts!
Members of the Minnesota Roller Girls will on hand to show off their bruises and promote their upcoming bout on Sat. February 4th. Scooterville is an authorized sales outlet for Rollergirls bouts. Pick up your tickets while you're in.
Scooterville service technicians will be giving seminars during the day on basic maintainence techniques and tips to keep you and your scooter smiling all season.
Stop & see us this Saturday You won't be sorry.