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Old 07-23-2010, 10:01 AM   #16
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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 150cc 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...
DR-Z400SM, '68 Honda 305, '64 Honda C110, '06 Honda VT750, GTS 250ie, Genuine 150, Vino 125, Zuma 125, Yam C3, Honda Met, Tomos ST, PCX 150, Honda PS250 Big Ruck, Vino Classic 49, Honda Rebel, and a Lifan CT 70 clone I forgot about...
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