Lance Venice 150 Motor Scooter Review

by Scooterchick

A Red Lance Venice Scooter

A Red Lance Venice Scooter

We bought this Lance Venice, a 150cc scooter, in April of 08. It is dark metallic red, and a very pretty scooter.

It very quickly started to get rust on the cheap metal parts, even acorn nuts on the seat pad back. It sits outside, so I am not too surprised. The paint and chrome on the plastic scratches very easily, so if you're anal like me, this scooter might not do.

The seat is very uncomfortable, not much better than a 2 X 4. I can flat foot the scooter, I am 5' 7". The 10" wheels don't make it feel very stable. The hand grips were terrible, and needed to be replaced with nice soft cushy ones.

It stops very well, for having a drum brake in the rear. The floormat started to come up on the corners right after we brought it home, so we drilled holes in it, through to the body, and bolted it down. Easy fix.

The short case GY6 engine is carbureted, and is really peppy. It doesn't seem to use or burn any oil at all. It runs fine on Rotax motor oil from Walmart.

I like the fact that it's a twist and go. No shifting means less distracting. The scooter's body panels are all plastic, I wonder how long they'll last. Even the mirrors are plastic.

The odometer reads in kilometers, who knows why. It has 12,000 KM on it, and it starts first time, every time. The only trouble it has given us is the muffler welds break, and it almost falls off.

Once, the rear inner fender liner came loose, rubbed on the back tire until it had a hole in it. A replacement was not cheap. It is the same scooter that TNG and Flyscooters have now, so parts will be interchangeable. It shouldn't be too hard to find a good mechanic, as long as he is familiar with Chinese scooters. It does not ride well two-up, there isn't enough room on the back for a full grown passenger.

The bike cost us about $1450.00 out the door without dickering. That was when the 2009 models were going for about $400-600 more. It came with a rear trunk, which will hold a bag of groceries, or a purse and a set of Froggs Toggs.

I would recommend this scooter for anyone who is not concerned with a lot of comfort. My GF rode it 17 miles one way to work every day for a year, and loved it.

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Please advice resale price for 2010 Lance venice
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May 15, 2010
Lance should come in Lemon color
by: Anonymous

Scooter Dynasty on Pico sold me a Venice 150.
He put in FOUR batteries the first 1000 km. He said the battery was drained because I knocked the air-box loose. Then he replaced the CDI unit
saying I over-heated the engine for driving 2 hours straight. I guess fifteen years on scooters didn't teach me very much.

The directional lights have rotted rubber and fall off the flimsy bracket.

Gosh, the Lance is so much fun and useful...
when it runs.

They take 3 days to return my phone calls.

Mar 10, 2010
It was comfortable to me...
by: Annie

I'm the "GF" Scooterchick mentioned in the review. While she has always been uncomfortable on the Lance, I have no problem with it. As she mentioned , I rode to work and back (17 miles each way) for over a year. It wasn't like riding on a pillow, but it was no worse than any other scooter. I should also mention that the rider should check all the bolts for tightness regularly, especially in the suspension.


Mar 10, 2010
Same as Mine
by: Jim Zeiser

Your scooter s the same as mine except yours is built by Znen and mine by Bashan. I'll have to keep an eye on the muffler and fender, although I have had to tighten the fender bolts and exhaust occasionally. Otherwise I agree with most of what you say, my seat is a rock. I garage my scoot so it doesn't rust.

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