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.
It's generally accepted that riding a scooter can save you money at the gas pump. Even between the little two-wheelers, though, there is a big difference between the fuel mileage that one machine offers versus another, with the final figure depending on the size of the engine, the gearing of the transmission and the weight of the machine plus rider. As it is with cars and trucks, modifications can be made to improve the fuel economy of a scooter, and Genuine Scooters has just announced that it's
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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