Review of the 2007 Yamaha Vino 125cc Scooter

by Robert
(Twin Cities, MN)

I bought this Yamaha Vino 125cc scooter in May 2007 as an alternate means of transportation during the summer to help cut down on fuel costs. Now 4 riding seasons later, I have nearly 16,000 miles on pretty much a trouble free ride.

For the first 600 miles I avoided WOT and kept my speeds to 40 or slower per break in instruction and then took it back to the dealer to get its first service done.

After that initial service, I have performed all of the required maintenance myself since the scooter is extremely easy to work on.

The only major issue is the exhaust bolt snapping thus causing my exhaust to break, but thankfully Yamaha stepped up to the plate despite the unit being out of warranty and covering the cost of the part.

I am a fairly heavy guy at 220lbs and the scooter has no problem maintaining a 60mph speed on level ground and 50 up most small hills. the slowest it has gone up a hill is 25 but that was a steep hill.

On average I get about 90mpg but during the winter months, it drops down to about 70mpg due to ethanol winter blend fuel and denser air. I got 11K miles out of my rear tire and I am still going on my front tire. I have also had to replace my front brakes once and my rear brakes I did when I changed the tire.

Recommended upgrade would be NYC stainless steel exhaust as the stock exhaust will rust if you live in a northern state.

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