Riding on the open road is much more pleasant with the wind in your hair and without the smell of an old cheeseburger wrapper stuck under the passenger seat. Get some fresh air with today's Groupon: for $2,300, you get a Buddy 150 International Scooter at Scooter World in Overland Park (a $3,199 value).
Scooter World, the incarnation of Philip McCaleb's European-born love of two-wheeled freewheeling, peddles vintage and modern scooters and parts procured in-house from McCaleb's own manufacturing company, the Genuine Scooter Company. The Buddy 150 International barrels down streets at the behest of a 150cc four-stroke air-cooled engine, with automatic transmission and a Stebel air horn ideal for intimidating rival scooter gangs and passing jousters. Choose from models including the Pamplona, the Saint Tropez, and the Italia, which all come accompanied by a two-year warranty and a two-year roadside-assistance guarantee. The sturdy vessels' estimated 90 miles per gallon depends on variables such as road conditions, riders' weights, and tendencies to make revving noises with one's mouth while in line at the drive-thru.
The experts at Scooter World take two wheeling seriously, supplementing scooter sales with services, accessories, and a wide variety of brand-name gear. Before customers ride into the sunset on their new biwheeled steeds, they can peruse the store's stock of riding accessories, half-moon wheel covers, and helmets emblazoned with decals of smaller helmets.