Lower Your Genuine Buddy!

Short Buddy Riders Unite!

We have confirmed that the Scooterworks Low Down rear shock fits on all Genuine Buddys, RoughHouse, Rattler and Black Cat!

Lower your Genuine Buddy by three inches with this seat and rear shock

Our adjustable Scooterworks Low Down shock will lower the Buddy seat height from ½” to 1½”, giving you a new seat height of 28½”.  When this is combined with the Buddy Low Profile seat, the seat height drops an additional 1½”, for an overall drop of three inches, bringing the total seat height down to 27”!

 Lower the seat height on your Genuine Scooter up to three inches.

Installation is a snap.  To fit the Scooterworks Low Down shock on these models, you’ll need just to flip the lower clevis (so the offset is facing outward and the bolt enters from the inside).

 Close up of Low Down Shock installation on a Buddy Scooter.

For heavier Buddy riders, or those who ride two-up, we advise that you adjust the preload higher and set the height of the shock to no lower than a 1” drop, unless you remove the rear fender for added clearance for the fuel valve.  We tested the shock at this setting on a Buddy with a 220lb rider and had no clearance issues.

The RoughHouse low profile seat is due in this spring.

Presenting the Gentleman Moustache Face Mask, from Prima

Are you sick of face masks that can’t keep up with your fast-paced lifestyle?  Are you tired of trying to keep up with the routine care and maintenance required by your homemade moustache?  Do you get a little depressed when you’ve realized that you just ate an entire bag of Doritos in one sitting?  We’ve all been there, buddy.  But now there’s hope.

 

We are happy to present the Gentleman Moustache face mask, from Prima!  Constructed of neoprene, known for its magical wind and water resisting properties, and featuring the classiest reflective moustache available to man, it is sure to meet both your mask and ‘stache needs.  This is quite possibly the coolest way to keep your face warm while riding your scooter.

 

At $14.99, you are practically losing money by not scoring yours today!  Pick up an extra one for that special scooterist / cyclist / biker / skier / postal worker / dog-sledder / face-haver in your life.

Soft Italia 42L Comet top case takes it all off.

The Soft Italia 42L top case detaches easily and has a handle. Take that, other top cases! You can pack it at home, pop it on the mounting plate, and pop it right back off at your destination. There are no anchor screws to fiddle with, or adjustable straps to unclip- you just turn the key in the opposite direction and pull.

Don’t want it to be detachable? Fine, be that way. There is a lock on the inside of the top case that will override the latching mechanism.

It is available in five different colors and comes with a Vespa or Genuine color-matched insert.  Still not convinced?  Check out how its smaller cousin stood up to our testing.

Now in stock, color-matched top cases from Soft Italia!

Made in Italy by people who’ve been in the two-wheeled luggage business since 1969- they know what they’re doing, and they’re damn good at it.  These top cases feature a superior fit and finish, refined lock/latching mechanism, and a universal mounting system.

Now available in both Vespa and Genuine colors, because the only thing better than a top case is a color-matched top case.  Impress your friends and coworkers, maybe even that jerk, Steve.

We took some time in the Scooterworks lab to pit the Soft Italia top case against our old TC5 in a series of what we assume are industry standard tests.  The results were conclusive; the Soft Italia 35L top case was the clear winner: