YAMAHA VINO & VINO CLASSIC - OWNER REVIEWS



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2010 Yamaha Vino 50 Classic
2002 YAMAHA VINO 50 (JAPANESE SPEC)
Milage: 5000 - 10,000 miles
Likes: Lightweight, no maintenance, fun to ride
Dislikes:
None

Review:I bought my Vino used in Japan with 60 km on it from a girl on base and shipped it to this country via my household goods. It took two years to register it in WA state because the frame numbers were not the standard 17 digit VIN.

The scooter has been totally reliable. It gets 100mpg and has almost 11,000 km on it. Now I’m planning to upgrade the exhaust with an expansion chamber. As things wear out I’ll replace them with high performance items. To note: the Japanese version has little indents in the back panels and a front cowling that incorporates the Japanese signals. The Japanese version also has a funky back rack that follows the contour line of the back of the scooter. Mine came with a windscreen and basket behind the front shield. It’s been a great scooter and will probably be around a while longer if I’m careful.”


2002 YAMAHA VINO 50cc 2-STROKE
Milage: 5000 - 10,000 miles
Likes: Low center of gravity, reliable transportation
Dislikes:
I don’t have any. I love this bike.

Review:I have had this bike for three years. I saved it from a scrapyard. I have done some modifications to it - so far I have 6g racing rollers in variator (restriction washer removed), 64 to 72 main jet, performance air filter and Leo Vince performance exhaust. It runs 54 mph on flat ground with a 3.00x10 tire on the rear. This model is very easy to modify. If you find one, you got a gem.”


2002 YAMAHA VINO 2-STROKE
Milage: 10,000 - 20,000 miles
Likes: Styling, smooth acceleration, solid feel
Dislikes:
None really, except for used parts availability

Review:I bought this Vino used in June of 2015. It had roughly 14,000 miles on it. Aside from a few minor wear & tear issues the body panels and all lights are in excellent condition. I've put roughly 1,000 miles on it already, and although I have not documented the mileage formally, I’m probably getting 65-75 mpg. I absolutely love the pick-up and smooth acceleration. To date I have no complaints, just wish more used parts were available.”


2002 YAMAHA VINO 2-STROKE
Milage: 10,000 - 20,000 miles
Likes: Reliable, good fuel mileage, smooth engine, versatile
Dislikes:
None

Review:I bought this scooter new - it now has over 15 thousand miles. In 15 years and 15k miles, I have had to replace the tires, air filter, spark plug and one headlight bulb. It still starts with the original battery! Good enough power (it's a 50cc) that works well in the city, country or even dirt roads. I have ridden everywhere.

I get 80-100mpg. Top speed with a tail wind (It really does help) is around 44 mph. The true top is 42 mph, (via GPS, not the speedo- which reads a bit high). I got 5k out of the first rear tire, then went to a 3.50 and got 9k out of that one. Get one, and if it's legal in your area, de-restrict it, and RIDE! GREAT value.”



2004 YAMAHA VINO 50 2-STROKE
Milage: 0 - 1000 miles
Likes: 85 mpg, great ride
Dislikes:
Short length of bike

Review: “Had a Kymco Super 9. This one is good, the Kymco was better.”


2005 YAMAHA VINO 50 2-STROKE
Milage: 1000 - 5000 miles
Likes: Fun - cheap to own and operate, great brakes and motor
Dislikes:
Slow but still fun

Review:Give me another one so we both can ride. I like it. Will sell soon to buy the 125 and with only 100 miles on a 2005. I am confident of a fast sale.”
- Glenn B.


2006 YAMAHA VINO 50
Milage: 1000 - 5000 miles
Likes: Quiet, Fun, Zippy, Easy to ride
Dislikes:
Weight limit?

Review:This scooter is awesome! I recently bought it used. It is quiet, smoke-free, and seems quite reliable. It really can get up and go better than I would have expected (with one rider anyway). It can get up to 40 on a flat road. The only concern I have with it is the weight capacity. The manual says the weight limit is 170lb. That's fine for just me, but that would mean no passengers. But, it is a 50cc so I can't complain. Overall, I love it!


2007 YAMAHA VINO CLASSIC
Milage: 1000 - 5000 miles
Likes: The engine and its style!
Dislikes:
Needs bigger floorboard and foot area for tall folks

Review:I looked and looked for just the right scooter in the 50cc class. After blushing at the price of a Vespa, I went for the knock off. Many of the other scooters I looked at seemed to be really cheap until I met the Vino.

The Vino is perfect for those that want the retro style but not the Vespa price tag or the up tight Vespa dealers. Plus you can lay the Vino down a few times without any worries. Try that on the all metal Vespa!”


2007 YAMAHA VINO CLASSIC
Milage: 5000 - 10,000 miles
Likes: Awesome little scooter, everything's to like...
Dislikes:
They don't make a lot of hi-perf parts for it.

Review:Great little scooter ... if you have long legs not for you...I have short legs - 270lb. With me on it I have gone 42mph flat ground light wind. You can derestrict this and get 50-55mph with no parts what so ever....just take a washer out / nock out the muffler ring / cut a wire on the TC-Ignition have seen 61mph....don't do it till your year's up.”


2013 YAMAHA VINO CLASSIC
Milage: 1000 - 5000 miles
Likes: Looks, Performance
Dislikes:
None

Review:I am the new middle-aged owner of a 6 month old 2013 Vino. I must say that it is a great little scooter. I went to the dealer expecting to leave with a new Zuma 50F and came out with a used Vino with cheese! It was a grand less than new and has a three year warranty (the cheese)! I discovered that the 50cc scooters for the most part are a single rider. Also, the Zuma 50F weighs about 30 pounds more than the Vino and they both have the same engine and tranny. Also, the weight capacity is 16 pounds greater than the Zuma 50F (201 lbs. versus 185 lbs.).

I went back and forth with the 50cc versus 125cc. In my state, the 125 required motorcycle endorsement, a course, titled registration and insurance - in essence more money but also on an annual basis for something to run errands and get around in campgrounds while RV vacationing. It just made sense in my case to go with the 50cc. I am comfortable riding it in my city on all but the busiest streets that are posted 45mph. It does not run that fast with me - more like 40-41mph. Perhaps I will get used to the busy areas.

If you are looking for a scooter in the 50cc range it is hard to beat Yamaha as they have a great dealer/parts network. The 2013 Honda
Metropolitan is very similar but is air-cooled (if that makes a difference) and for me, was quite a bit more $$$ finding an almost new Vino. The decision here is 50cc versus 125cc (added cost expenses but more versatile speed-wise) and planned use. I know that I compromised on both. Aside from the slower speed range, I hope that the Vino style will work in campgrounds- some with unpaved roads. All in all it is fun to drive and if it does not work out, I will get a different one! Now, if I can only get it to go a few more mph, say 2-3 mph I will be super happy! I learned a lesson about product brand/part availability years ago and would recommend avoiding any brand that parts were not available in your local area. It is a real hassle when you buy something and parts have to be shipped from Europe, Asia or are actually not really available as in the case with some Chinese products LIKE Generators, on the market! Stick with Yamaha or Honda in most cases. The Vino is a great little scooter.”


2013 YAMAHA VINO CLASSIC
Milage: 1000 - 5000 miles
Likes: Style, usability, price, liquid cooling, rolling rocker arms, ceramic plated piston chamber, fuel injection, self-cleaning lifters, Taiwan made
Dislikes:
Plastic body panels, top speed, torque

Review: GET ONE! I live in Tennessee and in my county I can ride on any road 40mph or less with just a regular license and tags. If I want to ride it anywhere I just have to get a motorcycle license and insurance. I put a $90 60cc big bore kit on it and I go up the steepest of hills at 27mph. If I wanted to go faster all I have to do is install a rev limiter and CDI and I can get 60mph.

Don't buy anything but Yamaha in a scooter. Nothing else is made like these since the 2013 model. And don't buy a Zuma 125 to go faster. This thing goes faster with the right mods because it is liquid cooled. That means the compression ratio is greater than the Zuma 125 with forced air induction(12.something:1 vs. 10:1 I think). Top speed on the Zuma 125 is an actual 54mph at best vs. at least 60mph with the least expensive mods to the vino that can't be noticed by the law.

I've seen a lot of questions about the mods for this. eBay sells 2 big bore kits, a 60cc from Taiwan and a 75cc from Italy. Both of these countries make great parts. Stay away from Chinese. Magnum Tuning sells a rev limiter and a CDI. Change to 4g Dr. pulley sliders ASAP. Polini makes a great variator and clutch kit. Wanna go too fast? Change the final drive gear. I'd say you could get 65 top speed with all that. Don't change the exhaust. It's illegal federally and these things do get impounded. It's unnecessary. Removing the plate from the back of the air filter helps. Drilling extra holes at the intake would help too with all other mods.


2014 YAMAHA VINO CLASSIC
Milage: 0 - 1000 miles
Likes: Fuel injection, water cooled, top speed, 110 mpg
Dislikes:
No kickstand lock like Zuma 125

Review: After having two 2009 Zuma 125's, one Chinese (junk) 125, one Honda 2009 Metropolitan, and one 2014 Zuma 125, I can honestly say I love this Vino the most. It costs pennies to ride, the top speed is 42 mph and the fuel injection is priceless. Touch the starter button and go.

It has plenty of storage, more leg room then my Metropolitan had. It has a cup holder, which is great for holding my phone and wallet. It handles great and you can park anywhere. Before buying it I test rode a new Honda Metropolitan before I decided on the little Vino. The Honda beat the Vino in comfort with a better suspension but it topped out at 34 mph and took longer to get there then the Vino. I’m very happy with the Vino Classic.”



2014 YAMAHA VINO CLASSIC
Milage: 1000 - 5000 miles
Likes: MPG, easy to ride, high quality, light-weight, no tags or license required where I live
Dislikes:
Plastic body, can't modify to go faster

Review: AWSOME! Best scooter made over all. Drum brakes stop vehicle incredibly well. I can easily roll this scooter onto my hitch receiver carrier onto my SUV or the back of my camper. I get about 100mpg using 100% 93 octane gas. Top speed is 40mph with my fat-a 220lbs and I can still go up large hills no less than 28mph. I can get 2 plastic wal-mart bags of groceries in the underseat storage with a small bag on the center hook.

I have had scooters since I was 13 with a PUCH moped, and this is more fun and easier to ride and own than a Honda
Helix, which I used to consider the most reliable and usable scooter for the money, until this came out with no need to have a license or tags. You don't even have to have the title. It's considered a motorized bicycle.

DO NOT purchase one of these to make it go faster. I have made every mod possible, including a big bore kit, and it only got 2mph top speed. Goes 9mph faster up my worst hill though. If anyone knows how to make these things go faster please address this.”


2015 YAMAHA VINO CLASSIC
Milage: 0 - 1000 miles
Likes: Amazing fuel injected engine, low center of gravity, high quality
Dislikes:
Front drum brake

Review:I bought this machine for my GF's 40th birthday. She absolutely adores it. She is 5'3", so the seat height and low weight are perfect for her. I swear that this scooter does not have an internal combustion engine, but instead has an electric motor; so smooth and quiet is this thing. Everything about this machine shouts quality. It is so well packaged. Indeed, I'm quite amazed at how little it is and how much technology they managed to fit in it, yet I can ride it somewhat comfortably (I'm 6'1"). If you're looking for a retro styled scooter, with all the modern conveniences, then I strongly urge you to take a close look at this fuel injected Vino.”


2015 YAMAHA VINO CLASSIC
Milage: 0 - 1000 miles
Likes: Peppy motor - even for my 240 lbs
Dislikes:
None

Review:Only had this but a few weeks. Bought it new and must say the fun factor is way over my expectations for this little scooter. From in-towns jaunts to country rides it's been very reliable. I'm still breaking it in but it's nice to read other reviews of their high mileage and low maintenance remarks. It a head turner as well and always getting positive feedback, even the harley riders will give me a nod. Super easy to ride and park as well. If anyone is itchin' to have one of these they certainly won't disappoint.

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