125cc v.s. 150 cc?

by Lisa
(Redondo Beach, CA)

Hey Kathi! I've been looking at the Genuine Buddys and like them a lot. How can 125cc and 150cc both go up to 60 mph? I'm very new in this scooter world (obviously), and wanted an answer from someone other than a dealer trying to sell me one.


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Jan 08, 2010
Decisions! - Decisions!
by: Happy Old Scoot

Lisa --

Kathi's right -- I own a Buddy 150, and a number of riders in our scooter club ride 125's. The 150 is quicker off the mark, but the 125's keep up all right. I think the significant difference is the weight of the rider. If you are a lightweight (I won't get personal here!) the 125 should do fine. I weigh 170, and a 125 would have to work a lot harder than my 150 to get up to speed. Check the web for reviews, and I think you will find most writers / riders reach similar conclusions.

Happy Old Scoot

May 18, 2009
Interesting Question
by: Kathi

Hi Lisa... Well, I'm no mechanic, but I'm guessing there just isn't that much difference between the two. I have a 125cc Buddy, but the last two years, they've been 150. They don't look any bigger; I'm guessing they just have a slightly more powerful engine, which might mean a bit faster acceleration. I doubt it's a noticeable difference to us non-mechanics, though.

Hope that helps!

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