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Blur dead for 2008. New Buddy 150s, New Stellas!

 
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illnoise
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2007 8:56 pm    Post subject: Blur dead for 2008. New Buddy 150s, New Stellas! Reply with quote

my network of spies pays off again:

http://2strokebuzz.com/index.php/?p=3823

No Blur

150cc Buddy "International" editions
50cc Italia
new Buddy colors

New Stellas in Jan, new colors, other small changes

New "Roughhouse" 50cc

Photos tonight.

Bryan

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louden
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 1:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No wonder they were dealing on the 07's (of which I bought one)!

Well, maybe the Blur will become a collectors item or something like that. I wonder what that means for part and service moving forward. I hope we hear something from Genunine about that topic.

Maybe the G-Max/Blur are ahead of their time?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 1:56 am    Post subject: Long Live the Blur! Reply with quote

Long Live the Blur!

...Had to get that in there...
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 3:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Blur was just too far ahead of its time for the USA market.

I'm with louden. The Blur is Dead! Long Live the Blur!


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fs8gbe
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 6:02 pm    Post subject: still getting one... Reply with quote

yeah i'm still going to get one (blur). i just hope the parts chain doesn't wither into death...
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justscooten
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok i am really up set now Crying or Very sad thanks for making my day way to go . no more blur thats just great finaly i get my wife to say i can get the darn thing (in the spring) and now there not going to import it thats just facken great Mad now what genuine dosnt make any other scooter that size that can fit 2up well. what now kymco betandwin? the buddy is just to small now my life is over Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the bet and win has a nice feel to it, but hands down the styling and handling of the blur just beats it out.
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illnoise
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They don't import the bet and win anymore, but I liked it a lot and you could probably find a new one cheap-ish.

There's no reason NOT to buy the blur, there are tons in stock, and they'll be on the roads for years, they're a good bike and we have a good community here. There are really good discounts on 06s, and the 07s will be available for a while. And who knows, maybe next year will bring a new Blur, if the 07s sell out over the course of the year.

Bb.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Taiwan's law now require all motorcycle and scooter equip with fuel inject system in 2008(your H-D motorcycle just passed the exhaust test in Taiwan rencently).

PGO rencent offer the G-max 150 EFI in the market.


Hope blur 200 for you soon!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 12:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the style of the Blur is something that just doesn't appeal to most Americans yet. It doesn't conform to what people think of as a "motorscooter" (didn't look like a Vespa or even a maxi) but wasn't so revolutionary that it defined its own category (like the MP3). It also didn't offer huge performance advantages over the Buddy. So it was kind of in limbo.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Erlkonig wrote:

Hope blur 200 for you soon!


I hope so, too! If they can bring over the Blur 200 to the US market, that would fill that gap for Genuine. Since the Blur is supposed to be the sportier model, why don't they get one with a meatier engine for it?

I sort of got the impression that, for many people, the extra 25cc for something close to $1000 more wasn't enough of a factor to switch from Buddy to Blur (of course, I chose the latter because it wasn't just the cc's that made the difference for me).
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

beelzebubbles wrote:
I sort of got the impression that, for many people, the extra 25cc for something close to $1000 more wasn't enough of a factor to switch from Buddy to Blur (of course, I chose the latter because it wasn't just the cc's that made the difference for me).


I chose the Buddy over the Blur in 2006 for a variety of reasons, but mostly it was the price. I wasn't a rider yet, and to me the idea of paying all that extra money for a bike that wasn't any faster seemed silly to me.

Now I'd like a Blur too. We'll see. Money is still the big issue for me, it would be tough to justify the purchase, even if I sold the Buddy which I don't really want to do.

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