2009 VIP Future Champion 50cc Chinese Scooter

by Steve

I bought this scooter used (only 27 miles on it when I got it)and it has turned out to be great! I have since put 263 miles on it and it is running fine.

They are about $950 new, and I paid $800 for mine. I don't understand why everybody is so scared of the reliability of Chinese scooters, because mine is awesome.

It goes about 45 top speed, and it gets about 80 miles to the gallon. They are cheap, but so far so good for me and my scooter.

Firstly, the thing you must do is find a scooter mechanic guy nearby in case you need any work. I found one, and he told me to get an oil change at 500 miles. Most of the parts are pretty cheap from what I can gather, and even if this thing did die after 5000 or 6000 miles....who cares, I only paid $800 for it!!!

They are really fun, and the look of this model is pretty cool... silver and black with lots of storage areas. You CANNOT go wrong for the money here.

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Oct 31, 2016
Needs Parts NEW
by: Anonymous

So, I got this scooter that wasn't running. I was super excited. My hubs fixed it up, got in running and wrecked it all within a couple of hours time. Everything on the front from the fender up to the headlight assembly is broken and needs to be replaced. This is a pretty popular scooter so I figured that parts would be readily available. I've found that this is not so! Any idea where I can get this stuff?

P.S. My husband ended up fracturing his tibia right at the knee in this accident so I just want to fix it up and sell it. I don't have any interest in riding anymore.

Aug 25, 2014
looking NEW
by: harold

I love my VIP Future Champion scooter but I'm looking for the Front Fender and the Upper Left Body Panel for my mine but like it to be red if someone can help me out on that then it will look like new again. if someone can help me out on that then here is my cell number 219-617-5409. please and thank you.

Oct 27, 2012
I need a body kit NEW
by: Anonymous

Where can I get a plastic body kit

Sep 10, 2012
what size drive belt to use on VIP 2009 future champion NEW
by: Anonymous

I have a VIP future champion 2009 and the drive belt broke. what size should i use when replacing it and also do i need to do anything else besides just put the new belt on when i get it?

Aug 06, 2012
not real happy. But happy NEW
by: Donnie

I just bought a vip furture champion 09 for 300. It broke down the second week I got it but I fixed it. I love it parts are cheap.it was pretty beat up. have no trouble but the drive belt was a pain. easy to work on. but like them all they are cheaply made.

Dec 02, 2010
by: Loosegrit

I am on my 2nd VIP 7 month old 9000 mile. I am a heavy scooter user. You do not need to be a mechanic but handy with tools so the little things
wont drive you crazy. Change the oil every 500 mile or 3 months which every come first. Easy to do yourself. Must be driven at least every other day,letting it sit is a death nail.

Jul 05, 2010
by: Jim Zeiser

If you go to Scootdawg.com forum and read up in the 50cc section section. Many people have gotten better results climbing hills by adjusting the weights in their variator. See what they have to say

Jun 23, 2010
by: Anonymous

Thanks Jim. I am very happy with mine, and it's good to know other folks are happy with their VIP "Future Champion" scooters. That name just kills me...so hilarious. just got an oil change today...and it's running great.

The only complaint I have on these VIP scooters is that they are TERRIBLE on hills... only go about 20-25 MPH. But... I can deal with that if that is the only problem. I have heard the 2-stroke Chinese scooter is faster... I'd like to check those out too.

Jun 20, 2010
Welcome to the Club
by: Jim Zeiser

If I'm not mistaken your scooter is a Bashan. Congratulations on acquiring such a fine machine. I've had mine for almost two years and 2800 miles. It's a good example of getting more for your money.

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