Finally, what seems like years worth of rumors can come to an end: The Genuine Scooter Company is indeed launching a new 4-stroke version of the popular Stella scooter. In case you're unaware, the Stella is assembled by an Indian company called LML and is a close descendant of Vespa's own PX150. Up until now, all Genuine Stellas were powered by 2-stroke engines and were therefore unable to pass California emissions testing.
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A few years ago, Bajaj stopped making their Chetak and Legend scooters, and since then there has been a dinstinct lack of any steel-bodied, manual transmission, 4-stroke scooters on the market. Genuine Scooters has begun selling their Stella scooter again after a short absence and Vespa themselves re-released 500 of the PX150 model to the American market, but both of those machines feature 2-stroke engines. Bajaj made some pretty compelling claims regarding the emissions improvement of their 4-s
Our good friend Steve from The Scooter Scoop has found himself swamped with news of electric scooters over the past few weeks, so his last few posts have all been on that subject. Of course, scooters already are savers of gas, but as many of you probably already know, they often pollute more than cars. The good news is that for the same reason that scooters save on gas (light weight, smaller engines) they also save on electricity when using electron power instead of dead dinos. So, take a look h