Any Recommendations for Genuine Buddy Storage?

by Anna

I just recently purchased a USED 2009 Genuine Buddy 150 Pamplona scooter. So far I have only put about 140 miles on it -- it only had 400 miles on it when I got it!

I have been a passenger on my husband's motorcycles and/or Bergman scooter for almost 39 years. I wanted to take on a new challenge. Tried to learn how to drive a motorcycle but had so much difficulty with the gear shifting, the clutch, etc. etc. -- so I decided to start with a Buddy.

I look forward to some fun times on it.

Right now I'm looking for more storage for it. Genuine makes a topcase that matches it but I've heard some poor reviews on it. Putting a topcase that's black on the back of my scooter that's the dark red/gold colors seems tacky! Any ideas/recommendations would be appreciated.

Thanks for any help anyone on here can give me...

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Jun 09, 2010
Pace your buys
by: Anonymous

I really wanted a top case and could find none in the range of $32 to $42 Googling it. It happens I bought the $42 thinking the expensiver the better. It came with the plate to attach to the rack and with bolts and washers, etc.

Of course, I did not buy everything at the same time. I bought the rack two months earlier, not to have the expense altogether. I pace my buys on a monthly basis and it does not hurt that much.


Oct 02, 2009
by: Anna

Thanks for your idea here, Ron. I will continue my search and see what will work best for me. I am in no big rush to add the storage. I want to make sure it's what I really want before I put any money into it. Have fun scootering!

Sep 30, 2009
by: Ron Goldwyn

Dear Anna,

If you find a storage unit that you like, buy it regardless of its color. Then go to an auto supply store and buy two small cans of spray paint. The first is a primer and the second is a matching color or a contrasting one of your choice. In this way you can have your cake and eat it also.

Take a look at the picture I submitted regarding what I did, by using two water proof utility boxes from Plano and a small piece of aluminum plate between them. this allowed me a place to hold shopping bags held in prace with bungi straps or even a full carton of computer paper. The saddle bags holds tools, empty cloth shopping bags, my poncho, flash light and many other useful items like a plastic cup holder. The boxes are kept secure with brass small padlocks.

The choice is yours to make, but take a look at what pictures you can find on the internet to see all your options for scooter storage.

Sep 30, 2009
by: Anna

Thanks Kathi -- I will go to Scooterworks and see what they have. I appreciate what you've done with your Buddy in order to provide more storage. I guess it's like with many things: When there's a will, there's a way!

Sep 30, 2009
by: Kathi

Hi Anna... I have a Buddy too! It's the Italia version, like yours but olive green and cream. I've proved over and over how much you can carry if you're motivated. The underseat storage does hold quite a bit and you can also carry stuff on the running board and in a backpack. I've brought home 3 bags worth of groceries on quite a few occasions!

But I just recently satisfied my urge for more too. I considered the topcase option. Have you been to They sell a bunch of different colored topcases, though not specifically for the Pamplona. There is a cream one that might go.

I considered a topcase, but the cost of that PLUS a rack to hold it was something I couldn't justify for myself. So then I started thinking about a crate and I ended up with a sort of crate/basket. It's black wire mesh and I got a black rear rack to hold it. The two (plus a stretchy mesh cover) only cost me about $100 (from Scooterworks), about half what a topcase/rack would have cost.

I wasn't sure about the black either, but it actually looks pretty nice. Turns out there is a fair amount of black on my Buddy, so it kind of coordinates. Of course, the basket doesn't lock and it's not protected from the elements, but I mostly just use it to cart stuff home from the store or run to the coffee shop with my laptop. So it's the perfect solution for me now.

Here's a picture


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