Whether you’re a new rider looking to start on a smaller bike, a student looking for more convenient campus parking, or a professional looking for a fun way to and from the office, the Genuine Buddy has you covered. With industry-leading performance and reliability, the Buddy line of scooters by Genuine is a smart investment for anyone looking for an exciting and new way to scoot around town.
The benefits of owning a Genuine Buddy speak for themselves:
- over 100 miles per gallon
- low cost of maintenance ($75 annual cost based on shop and industry comparison)
- simple riding characteristics
- lightweight design
- low seat height
- multiple safety features
Riding a Genuine is as easy as it is fun! Take advantage of the 2-year warranty and year roadside assistance, standard on every Genuine product.
COVID UPDATES: Orders are filling now for 2021 Buddy 50 with fulfillment set for the first week of February. Due to COVID-19 disruptions in manufacturing, all scooter orders require a $250 downpayment to secure your shipment. Downpayment is due at the time of signing with remaining balanced paid on pick-up.
Riding Speed 35+ mph0
Fuel Economy 100+ mpg0
Maintenance (based on avg. yearly tune-up $75)0
We know you have questions. Let’s answer some general questions to help you get more familiar.
DO I NEED A MOTORCYCLE LICENSE TO RIDE A SCOOTER?
No. Riding a scooter 49cc or under – commonly listed as 50cc or just “50” – requires no special license or endorsement. A standard driver’s license is all you will need!
AM I REQUIRED TO REGISTER MY SCOOTER AND GET A LICENSE PLATE?
No. In the State of Missouri, your scooter (49cc or under) does not require a traditional license plate or registration with the department of motor vehicles. Standard 49CC plates are required in certain states and are available for purchase at Flying Tiger.
ARE ANY SALES OR PROPERTY TAXES OWED AFTER I PURCHASE A NEW OR PRE-OWNED SCOOTER?
Sales tax on all new scooters, 49cc or under, is calculated and applied at the time of purchase. Property tax is not assessed on scooters 49c or under in the State of Missouri.
DOES MY NEW SCOOTER COME WITH A TITLE?
New vehicles, including scooters, are shipped with an MSO or Manufacturers’ Certificate of Origin. This document serves as a record of manufacture for the specific vehicle including a vehicle identification number (VIN), place of manufacture, manufacturing date, vehicle weight, power, etc. This document serves in place of a title until the vehicle is registered if required to do so.
IS INSURANCE REQUIRED TO OPERATE MY SCOOTER ON PUBLIC ROADS?
While you are not legally required to have insurance in the State of Missouri for a scooter 49cc or under, some riders do choose to insure their scooters for potential damage, loss, or personal injury. Check the local laws in your city or state and contact your insurance provider for details on how to protect yourself and your Buddy!
SHOULD I WEAR PROTECTIVE GEAR SUCH AS A HELMET OR LEATHER JACKET?
While we don’t expect you to adopt the black leather, patches, and metal spikes look right away, we do encourage all riders to protect themselves as best as they can. A DOT (department of transportation) rated helmet, protective clothing such as padded or armored jackets, gloves, and pants, all help to keep you safe when you’re out on the road.
DOES FLYING TIGER OFFER AN INSTRUCTIONAL RIDING A COURSE?
Our staff is happy to provide new riders with a basic introduction to safely operating your scooter at the time of purchase. In-depth riding courses are available at Forest Park Community College and can be scheduled by visiting the Motorcycle Riders Course page. We highly suggest this course for all riders, new and experienced alike.
ARE SCOOTERS AVAILABLE FOR TEST RIDES?
Normally, we have one or two scooters prepped and available for test rides. All you would need to provide is a valid driver’s license and to read and sign a waiver of liability. Flying Tiger can provide helmets for test riding.