Fortunately for fans of vintage-style metal-bodied scoots and their shift-for-yourself transmissions, Genuine appears to have changed as little as possible to build a modern, clean-running 4-stroke Stella. In fact, the entire front half of the new bike is identical to the current model. Out back, a new tubular frame cradles the engine and swingarm assembly and bolts to the rest of the scoot just behind the floorboards.
According to our friends at 2 Stroke Buzz, the new 4-stroke Stella rides just like its predecessor, only quieter and cleaner. Estimated fuel mileage? About 120 miles per gallon, says Genuine. California emissions testing is reportedly taking place as you read this, and Genuine hopes to have the new scooter on the sales floor in January of 2010.
[Source: 2 Stroke Buzz]