Don’t Fear the Reaper

One thing that sets the Genuine Buddy apart from the rest of the pack is the slew of upgrades and modifications available.  And another thing that sets it apart is the fact that you don’t need to change a thing to have a solid scoot— but where’s the fun in that?

One of the fastest Genuine Buddy scooters around, thanks to perfromance upgrades

Custom Buddys are typically geared more towards performance than looks.  It isn’t all about an air ride, custom paint, and LEDs.  It’s about adding horsepower and torque, everyone’s two favorite ingredients.

Genuine’s tech advisor, Massimo, decided to have some fun after work last fall with a Buddy 170i prototype and created what he affectionately calls the Reaper.  The Reaper’s hobbies include wheelies, burnouts, really fast rides along the beach, and sewing.

Performance Genuine Scooter Exhaust

Massimo kept most of his engine and transmission modifications pretty simple by using our NCY bolt-on parts.  He beefed up the suspension and brakes with more NCY goodness, and tweaked the look with our blackout kit, low profile seat and sport mirrors (expected in stock this spring).  He also upped the ante by changing the transmission gearing, and more importantly, installing a racing stripe.  The only thing missing is more cowbell.

Upgraded NCY suspension and brakes on this scooter give is a more comforable ride with some real stopping power

 

There are quite a few sleeper Buddys out there, and you won’t know them until they waste you off the line.

 

Parts List:

NCY Performance Exhaust (0500-1014)

NCY Front Forks (1000-1279)

NCY Brake Disc (1000-1013)

NCY Performance Shock (1000-1044)

NCY 177cc Ceramic GY6 Cylinder Kit (1100-1014)

NCY GY6 Super Trans Kit (1200-1048)

NCY Decompression Tube (1100-1282)

Big Valve Head (1100-1445)

Low Profile Buddy Seat (0400-1050)

Buddy Black Out Kit (0300-0107)

Black Buddy Rear Rack (maybe it is like a spoiler or something?) (RRB1-B)

Rogan’s Custom Ice Bear Maddog

Michael Rogan is up to his old tricks. This time he has gone after the Ice Bear Maddog, a Honda Ruckus clone that has been spotted terrorizing the US streets for the last year or so.

 

Custom Honda Ruckus

 

His first priority was performance. By upgrading the ignition system with our NCY CDI, Direct Ignition Coil and Performance GY6 Regulator, he was able to squeeze a little more fire out of this beast’s belly. He also added the NCY GY6 Performance Exhaust for a freer-flowing throatiness and the NCY Decompression Tube, for good measure. All of this was topped off with a Scooterworks Performance Air Filter.

 

GY6 engine in a custom Ruckus Clone.

 

He then went after the handling, to better tame the beast he’d built. He replaced the stock tires with Vee Rubber Sport shoes and replaced the grips, bars and clamp with NCY-goodness for a more comfortable feel and a better look. Rogan decided to keep the stock ride height so the rider can lay the bike down on sharp turns and hop over speed bumps without bottoming out.

When we last spoke with Rogan, he summed it all up for us;

What I made was a practical custom that is meant to be ridden while still looking as if it runs off robot blood.

Robot blood indeed, Mr. Rogan. Robot blood indeed.

 

 By changing the handlebars, clamp, and grips to NCY, this scooter is one that momma would be proud of.

 

Follow Mike’s latest projects at www.rogan.info.