CPI Oliver City Scooter Review

by Walter Shillington
(Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada)

Oliver City Scooter

Oliver City Scooter

CPI is based in Taiwan, however their biggest factory is in China. The Oliver City is a 49cc model.

I hesitated in purchasing this used scooter because there are no dealers in the immediate area. Since it was decently priced, had only 100Km on it and seemed to handle well I took a chance.

These are a blast to drive! How such a tiny motor can provide so much power is beyond me.

Its original max speed (on a flat road) was about 70KPH. Over the course of a thousand kilometers of 'breaking in' the max speed increased to 75KPH. I suspect the speedometer is a little enthusiastic but this is certainly fast enough for in town.

Going uphill slows it down but this little automatic will climb anything. Don't expect to take in the highway though, It's not meant for that.

The only problem I've encountered so far were the mirrors which tended to loosen and move from the correct angle from vibrations. A little glue on locking nut fixed that problem.

It's the best looking scooter I've seen, fun to drive and very reliable. I'm sitting here waiting for the snow to melt so I can drag it out again.


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Jul 16, 2014
Display NEW
by: Anonymous

doesnt work display .what is the microschiem for showing date,time etc

Jun 19, 2012
cpi NEW
by: Anonymous


May 27, 2012
Update on CPI Scooter NEW
by: Walter Shillington

I've put over fourteen thousand kilometers on the scooter and it still works well.
Problems have been minor; the battery was replaced, a section of fuel line (inexpensive rubber) was replaced and a few screws have vibrated out.
This little bike has turned out to be one of my better investments.
Walter Shillington

Jul 28, 2010
by: Bryce


Yeah, that alarm is pesky. I'm told that if you push the 'alarm cancel' button twice on your remote, it will deactivate the alarm. Of course, I keep this remote/key-chain' in my pocket and tend to activate the alarm again, just by walking! Still, I have no problem stopping the alarm noise by pushing the button.

In my original post I said the top speed was 70 -75KPH. Must have been a typo. It's actually 60 -65KPH.

I've put over 7,000 Kilometres on this scooter so far... and it's still a hoot to drive.


Jul 28, 2010

The alarm goes off on the scooter at times and
is difficult to shut off, has anyone had that

Mar 22, 2009
Yet Another New Brand
by: Kathi

Thanks, Bryce, for sharing this review of your scooter. It seems there are as many brands of scooters as the day is long. But I'm glad to hear your risk in buying an unknown used brand has worked out well for you. By the way, the picture is great... the scooter is cute and the scenery gorgeous! Have fun scootin'!

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