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Royal Alloy GT 150 in the USA

 
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:33 pm    Post subject: Royal Alloy GT 150 in the USA Reply with quote

So this happened. Has anyone ridden these? I'm still on my Stella 2T because nothing made after looks as nice to me but am seriously considering one of these.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like that color but that seat color reminds me of 70's couch
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice but I'll wait for the GP200 LC or GT200 LC. Or even better, the GP300LC.

GP/GT200LC: ABS, FI, 4-Valve DOHC, 17.5HP, and liquid cooled.

Why does Genuine always neuter everything they bring into the US?! They take away all the things that make a scooter exciting and interesting and give us ho-hum.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't need a motor big enough to tour on just fast enough to get on the big road for a couple of exits. I got a kymco gti300 for a work horse this would make a very pretty back up. I'm wondering if the engine is sourced thru a known manufactor or it's all new in house.
It would make a very beautiful unicorn.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If Genuine needs someone to put a bunch of miles on one to show how reliable it is I would happily volunteer.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is awesome. I am really excited that Genuine is back in the vintage-style scooter game. (But I hate those bar-end sliders, those turn signals, and that center stand!)

I seem to remember seeing some gossip (not here) saying that Royal Alloy came about from a dispute between Scomadi (who have been making Lambretta-style scooters for a few years now) and a manufacturer. After the dispute, the manufacturer kept making the scooters, branded them as Royal Alloy, and intentionally beat Scomadi to the US market. (This is just a vague memory of a probably unreliable source. Does anyone know more?)
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JohnK, that's the story that I heard. The Scomadi / Royal Alloy are the best looking vintage scoots outside of the Stella.

Don't get me wrong, I love my Stella 2T and all, but I keep watching what other things are coming out.

http://www.genuinescooters.com/grandtourer150.html

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, it looks like a classic Lambretta, more or less. But it is not a shifty. I'm surprised this would attract many fans of classic P/PX Vespas or manual Stellas.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks like Genuine didn't learn their lesson from the Stellauto.

at only 125 cc's the Stellauto was pretty much DOA.

Had the Royal Alloy been at 250 - 300 cc's I would've been interested.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agreed, RoaringTodd. I'm not sure why they didn't they bring in the GT200 LC? That would have differentiated the offering from everything else currently available through Genuine.

I've ridden my neighbor's Kymco 300i. That thing is a blast and you can take it out on the interstate. For the sake of product diversification, a larger displacement scoot would be the logical choice.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe they're trying to also snag the Class L license customers? Does feel a bit like Stella 2.0 though, with the vintage look. Anyone find out what the HP rating is?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RoaringTodd wrote:
looks like Genuine didn't learn their lesson from the Stellauto.

at only 125 cc's the Stellauto was pretty much DOA.

Had the Royal Alloy been at 250 - 300 cc's I would've been interested.


The Stellauto failed because they started to break down within a few hundred miles. People don't want to spend $3500 on a scooter that spends more time in the shop then on the road. If the Stellauto was as reliable as a Buddy 125 they would have sold a lot more units.

Hopefully the Grand Tourer 150 is reliable and rides well. If it sells then maybe down the road Genuine will bring over the 200cc version(with ABS.)
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

easy wrote:
I'm wondering if the engine is sourced thru a known manufactor or it's all new in house.


Don't know if it's true, but I heard that it has a SYM engine.
Philly scooters is supposed to have them in a few weeks.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The stellauto had horrendous reliability issues. Not to mention the ECM needed replacement out of the box. Our local dealer had several and had buyers ready but the bikes were just junk. To my knowledge they are all out in the wild being ridden though.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whew! That is hot stuff. I'm looking forward to seeing one of those close up.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Look at how thin that floorboard is! What kind of construction does the thing use? Traditional tube frame, or some kind of ridged unibody?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stanza wrote:
Look at how thin that floorboard is! What kind of construction does the thing use? Traditional tube frame, or some kind of ridged unibody?


Leaf springs?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dooglas wrote:
Yes, it looks like a classic Lambretta, more or less. But it is not a shifty. I'm surprised this would attract many fans of classic P/PX Vespas or manual Stellas.


Kind of reminds me of a Kymco Like. Nothing wrong with it but it doesn't do anything for me. It's kinda like the New Beetle...meh. Is it plastic? .

Nothing like riding a 74 Lambretta Serveta Jet 200!

Now I would like to take a Scomadi manual out for a ride! I think it's 400cc 4 speed twist shift. That would be fun!

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BuddyRaton wrote:
Dooglas wrote:
Yes, it looks like a classic Lambretta, more or less. But it is not a shifty. I'm surprised this would attract many fans of classic P/PX Vespas or manual Stellas.


Kind of reminds me of a Kymco Like. Nothing wrong with it but it doesn't do anything for me. It's kinda like the New Beetle...meh. Is it plastic? .

Nothing like riding a 74 Lambretta Serveta Jet 200!

Now I would like to take a Scomadi manual out for a ride! I think it's 400cc 4 speed twist shift. That would be fun!


The GP200 has metal body work while the GT200 has plastic. I don't know what this neutered version of the Royal Alloy has, though I would guess plastic since it has "GT" on the name plate.

I agree, the Scomadi 400 with a 4-speed would be a kick in the pants to ride. Hopefully an importer with vision will bring them into the US in the near future. Personally, I won't buy another scooter with an engine smaller than 200 or 250cc. I'm presently looking at buying either an Aprilia Sportcity 250 (used) or Yamaha XMax 300 (new or used).

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Genuine site says "metal bodied classic."
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

johnk wrote:
The Genuine site says "metal bodied classic."


I saw that but something is a little odd because on one website, they say that the GP series are metal bodied while the GT are plastic in order to save on weight for better performance. Then on Royal Alloys own website it says all models have plastic (ABS) bodies. It also says that the 150's dry weight is 130kg which is about 286lb which conflicts with Genuine's websites 265lb. I have no idea whats what. Guess it doesn't really matter to me anyway since I'm never going to buy one.

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