Peg, Proud Owner of a 2009 Yamaha Vino 125 Scooter

by Peggy T.
(Agua Dulce, CA)

The little Yamaha Vino

The little Yamaha Vino

The little Yamaha Vino

My husband decided I needed a scooter one day, and got it for me almost a year ago. I had ridden motorcycles a bit but never was a big fan of kickstarting and could use some practice with down shifting and braking and did have an accident that involved a broken leg about 11 years ago. Never really got that riding confidence back up to par.


So I assume, to get me comfortable on two wheels, he got me the Vino. During the winter time I didn't venture out much on it but did practice tight turns and other maneuvers back and forth around and near our rural property.

It is pure fun and I have been enjoying taking it around our back roads here and have made many trips to the local market with it when I need to pick up a minimal amount of groceries.

It tops out at about 38 MPH going up a steep hill near here and goes about 65 down the same hill. It is too small for the freeway and I have not used it for commuting to work since I drive 62 mostly freeway miles one way to work. I estimated it would take me about 2.5 hours taking the back desert roads to ride the scooter to work. Perhaps someday I will do it.

The farthest I have taken it is about a 30 mile round trip from our small town to another small town North of Los Angeles.

I would like to find other fellow scooter riders and organize some meet ups and possibly a club some time soon since it has started to get a little lonely riding by myself and it would be twice as fun to ride with like-minded scooterheads.

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Oct 08, 2015
upgrade NEW
by: Peg

Since 2012 I have upgraded from the Yamaha Vino to a 2012 Piaggio BV 350. I loved my little Vino but it didn't take too long to realize it was under powered for our local mountain back roads.
The Piaggio has been the perfect scooter for me. It keeps up with my Husband's Harley and I can ride it on the freeways or across the vast desert highways with no problem.

Oct 08, 2015
awesome NEW
by: Jamie

It's so cool. You and your scooter taking up the world! Haha I bet you have a lot of fun!

Feb 07, 2012
Welcome!
by: Kathi, Site Owner

Thanks for joining our little online scooter club, Peg. Sorry it took a while to get this published... I've been dealing with a personal loss, as well as some health issues.

But you are VERY welcome here and we have a number of southern Cal scooter riding members, so you just might be able to arrange a meetup. You can try our forums too:

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