NEW SOHO AND XOR STROKE SCOOTERS HEAD GENERIC LINE-UP AT BIKE SHOW
November 21 2007.

Two new 50cc and 125cc scooters are making their debuts on the Generic stand at this week's Bike Show at the NEC. The 50cc Generic XOR Stroke arrives next month and the Soho 125 will be available from March, 2008.

The Generic XOR Stroke is a development of the familiar XOR with a slightly naked, minimalist look and feel. The handlebars and instruments for example, are exposed. The 50cc 2-stroke engine has the perfect power and economy balance for nippy commuting, with 1.54 KW and 3.16 Nm torque. The XOR Stroke seats two and has an automotive CVT transmission, electric and kick start and front disc brake.

The Generic Soho 125 is as edgy as the districts of London and New York after which it is named. It uses a 4-stroke petrol engine producing 7.5 KW at 8,500rpm and 7.5 Nm of torque at 7,500rpm. Transmission is automatic, and the Soho stands out from the crowd with larger, 16 inch spoked wheels.

The Generic stand in Hall 1 also features a 50cc XOR and a racier-looking XOR Competition with red alloy wheels and a sportier exhaust. Three 50cc Ideo models have new colours and detail improvements for 2008 and a 50cc Cracker will also be on display.

Generic also has three 50cc Trigger models - two of which are available now. The Trigger SM has supermoto looks and styling while the Trigger X is a small-engined enduro, both with 4.25 KW, 2-stroke engines. The Trigger Competition will arrive in March next year. Transmissions use six-speeds with disc brakes front and rear and plenty of ground clearance. The Trigger looks and behaves like a serious on and off-roader, but with the easy handling and low cost more normally associated with scooters.

Generic is an Austrian company with its own manufacturing plant in China, and has quickly gained a reputation for innovative, creative designs, combining great value for money with the quality and design flair of a European brand.

They are distributed in the UK by E. P. Barrus - the company also responsible for the fast-growing Hyosung range.