How many American scooter brands can you know? Now, you’re about to know one – the Genuine Scooters company. In this blog post, you’ll discover more about who they are and some of their more known models.
What are Genuine Scooters?
Genuine Scooters is a scooter and motorcycle maker founded in Chicago, Illinois, in 2002, with more than 240 dealerships all over the United States. According to their website, their goal was to “bring a better scooter to the United States.” Currently, they have a total of 13 models available – from the Buddy to the Urbano 200i. Some of their scooters, like Roughhouse 50cc and the Buddy Scooter are actually rebadged PGO Scooters – a Taiwan-based scooter company that Genuine partnered with.
Are Genuine Scooters available in Europe?
Yes…in a strange sort of way. Scooters with the Genuine badge are only available in the US, but some of their models are rebadged PGO Scooters. That means that if you have a PGO scooter, you might have had a Genuine scooter all along.
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Some known Genuine models
Based on the PGO PA, the Buddy is one of Genuine’s most popular scooters – available in both 50cc, 125cc, and all the way up to 170cc with the Buddy Kick 170i. The basic 50cc Buddy Scooter model has a 2-stroke, air-cooled engine with a top speed of up to 30 miles per hour. If you’re interested in the Buddy Kick, check out this review from the Scooters for Newbies YouTube channel:
According to the official website, “the Rattler 200i doesn’t slither – it strikes.” As the biggest scooter in Genuine’s lineup, the Rattler 200i sports a 4-stroke fuel injected engine and a top speed of 60 miles per hour. For more info on the Rattler, check out this review from the ClevelandMoto YouTube channel:
Genuine Roughhouse 50cc
Just like the Buddy, the Genuine Roughhouse 50cc is a rebadged PGO scooter – specifically a PGO PMX 50 (also known as the PGO Big Max 50 in some Scandinavian countries) The basic Roughhouse 50cc model has a 2-stroke air-cooled engine and a top speed of 30 miles per hour. In addition, there’s also a special “Sport” edition of the Roughhouse. Although the top speed is no different from the base module, the Roughhouse Sport has alloy wheels, LED turn signals, and a sportier seat.
This might be a surprise to you, but Genuine doesn’t just make scooters (even though the word is in the brand name). Since 2018, they’ve also offered a pure motorcycle called the Genuine G400C. With its 397cc engine and retro look, the G400C stands out from the rest of the Genuine lineup.