Originally Posted by DDTHLD
After really comparing the the Buddy and the Zuma, I think I'm leaning towards the Buddy line. The Buddy seems to have just a bit more floor board space to allow some extra "fidget" room over the Zuma, plus it has a little smaller footprint. I think I'm going to stay "little" on the scooter size and move up to a maxi if my needs change. Now I just gotta talk the boss into the idea, which will probably include selling the Tdub, but that's okay as I don't really have much of an deep woods offroading desire anymore.
Just for what it's worth: I've had both.
In scoots, I started with a 150
cc Buddy 'International' series 'Italia'.
That's a good machine, a solid, quality machine. But i 'outgrew' it real quick - 'outgrew' in terms of handling, and of sheer torquey pulling-power, right out of the box. With simple final drive gearing upgrades, the fun doubled.
And - when the urge takes me - the Z125 has no problem on dirt trails.
Gee - if a i had some spare, geetas, i'd be all over your TW...