i’ve never ridden a genuine scooter, though they seem to be getting pretty popular in boston. they do have a pretty neat look to them. their 50cc scoots, including the buddy, tend to have 2-stroke engines. that means a little more power, but a little more smoke and noise, and also a separate oil tank that you have to keep refilling along with the gas. it seems like these prices are a little high, though…. there’s only one qualified seller (and therefore, one qualified service shop) for this scooter. while people seem to like that shop, i’m not sure why these are going for the same prices and hondas, yamahas and vespas. based on a scooters go green ad on craigslist in june 2012, it looks like a new one costs $1999.
7/8/12: $1600, allston, 2010 with 1700 miles, baby blue. speed derestricted and cigarette lighter installed (presumably for gps use).
7/3/12: $1800, somerville, 2011 with 500 miles, red/creme. comes with windshield and rear scooter bag.
5/6/12: $1300, hyannis, 2009 with 5(!) miles, olive green/cream. willing to deliver up to 100 miles for free. if you’re in the market for a used genuine buddy, this seems like the right deal to hop on on CL.
12/3/11: $2100, boston, 2011 with 250 miles, green (like the picture above). reposted on 2/21/12, same mileage, same price. price is definitely too high, even though this has low mileage.
8/22/11: $1600, boston, 2006 with 2000 miles, white. reposted on 8/30/11.
6/5/12: $2450, somerville, 2012 with 600 miles, black. very nice looking, but compared with the prices below, too pricey. reposted on 7/4/12. apparently, no realization from the seller that this price is way too high.