Yeah Kymco or buddy. It you liked to tinker and work on your bike (and enjoy doing so) then look at the Stella/Vespa route. You could buy my Super and pay Derrick $1500 to rebuild it and you'd have an awesome bike but it won't ever be as trouble free as Kymco or Buddy.
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Well, I do like the old school. I think that's what keeping me from heading back to Ed at Scooterville to buy the new Buddy Italia. I don't know anything about maintaining a scooter. I have an old Motobecane that I can't get running and it's time to move on. The new Vespas are easy to maintain aren't they?
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Well you didn't say anything about vintage styling so I didn't suggest a Stella or vintage Vespa.
If you are a fashion victim like some of us then get a Stella or a Vespa. But... they are NOT as easy to operate or maintain. Especially a crapped out old Vespa.
99% of the people that want a scooter want a vintage Vespa but should get a modern twist and go.
I can personally attest to the quality of both the Buddy and the Kymco line.
A new Buddy 125 goes out the door for under $3K. The Kymcos will be more.
The Buddy is a lot of fun for cruising around town. It's a snappy performer with decent brakes. The suspension is a little harsh, IMO.
The Kymco People 150 will do everything the Buddy does and more. It would make an excellent machine for commuting to work. But it does cost a bit more.
I think that Scooterville still has one Bajaj Chetak left, in case you're interested in a metal-bodied shifter scooter and can't find a Stella (although there's a few used ones out there).
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