Genuine Buddy 170i First Impression

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Genuine Buddy 170i First Impression

Postby New2Scoots on Sun Mar 15, 2015 12:08 pm

I love this scoot! =D> Rode my Buddy 170i home yesterday & I'm not good with directions so I got lost. 22 mile ride ended up a 70 mile ride. GoogleMaps on my iPhone was reversed so it kept leading me in the wrong direction until I zoomed out & saw that east was west. Anyway it's very nimble, almost as nimble as my Metro 50 but way more power. Suspension damping & spring rates are spot on for me & I weigh 260. Wondering if the dealer put a stronger spring on it for me. Smooth, controlled ride. No bouncing or bottoming out. Comfortable seat. Stronger brakes than my Metro. I'm 6'1" but I didn't feel cramped on it. I plan on keeping this scooter for many years & putting lots of miles on it. I'd ride it to work but I'm afraid of someone stealing it. I'll take pics sometime of both scoots & post an update after it's broken in with a few hundred miles.
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Re: Genuine Buddy 170i First Impression

Postby GizmoGal on Sun Mar 15, 2015 1:15 pm

Best of luck with your terrific new scoot. Good review of a fine bike.
Nice that you got lost so you enjoyed all those extra miles of riding fun. ;)
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Re: Genuine Buddy 170i First Impression

Postby HelloPitty on Thu Jun 04, 2015 6:03 am

How fun!
New2Scoots, I asked you in another post if you got your Buddy, so I'm sorry about that, I hadn't spotted this thread yet.
Every time I ride one of my scoots, I tend to take a long extended route home. I can't recall ever doing the same with my car or van.
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Re: Genuine Buddy 170i First Impression

Postby New2Scoots on Thu Jun 04, 2015 2:58 pm

It's been so much fun. We finally get a break from the constant rains & floods so I can start riding again this weekend. The roads are a mess. Pot holes everywhere now but at least they're open again.
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Re: Genuine Buddy 170i First Impression

Postby HelloPitty on Sat Jun 06, 2015 6:08 am

Safe travels!
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