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Jun 08, 2011
Maybe Not for You...
by: Kathi, Site Owner

Hey Scuddha... I'm not really sure how to answer, as I don't have tons of experience with different scooters to compare to my Genuine Buddy.

Yes, I DO feel it when I go over a pothole, manhole cover or speed bump. After all, it's just a small two-wheeler scooter. I do find though that the seat cushions the shock pretty well... though I don't have the delicate body you refer to. I'm pretty tough! haha

Seriously, though, you might look into one of the scoots that have larger wheels... I'm guessing they'll weather bumps better. SYM makes scooters with 16" wheels (I think that's the size) and I believe Kymco does as well. They might be larger bikes than a 125/150cc though.

Good luck... Kathi

May 22, 2011
by: Scuddha Buddha

Question: how is this scoot for vibration and road impact (potholes and bad city streets)? I have a slightly delicate body now in my late 50's. Airhawk II seat pad has not done the job for me (yet) on my Yamaha Vino 49 cc. Your thoughts?

Mar 18, 2011
You Know It...
by: Kathi, Site Owner

I know what you mean, Judy, but unfortunately it's not spring here yet. I did get out one day on my Buddy, but it's cold again now. Yesterday it snowed hard, though it's all melted already.

Starting to look like spring, but definitely no warm breezes in my hair yet! (haha)

Mar 17, 2011
I LOVE my Buddy!
by: Judy Cobb

I'm so excited with spring in the air.
Nothing like the wind in my air and my buddy purring like a kitten!
Life is good!

Aug 15, 2009
Not Sure...
by: Kathi

Eric, There is definitely not room under the seat, unless maybe your laptop is mini size. The topcase, I'm not sure, as I don't own one. My advice is to take your laptop shopping with you and try it out!

Aug 15, 2009
Storage space
by: Eric

Do you think that there is room to store a laptop in the underseat storage? How about in the top box. Thanks, I am glad I found this page.

Aug 11, 2008
Great Scooter!
by: Kathi

I'm commenting on my own scooter, so I can give it the 5-star rating it deserves!

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