Vento Hot Rod Scooter Review

by The Loopy
(Beach, FL)

Vento, Hot Rod Scooter

Vento, Hot Rod Scooter

The Vento hot rod is like a Vespa meets a Harley with Honda performance. It has a nice beefy look with classic style. The 150cc power is just right to get ahead of traffic and establish your presence as a vehicle on the road. Speedometer says 90, I have only gotten it to 60.

That's plenty. Very comfortable saddle for a short commute or commuted over 10 miles. 1.2 gal tank has no problems getting over 100 miles of travel. It has Harley type handle bars which are perfectly placed for great comfort.

The only thing I would like is an auto start, a locking button latch for saddle trunk and if there was storage in the center console. Personally I might put on a chrome pipe and some ground effect lights. ;)

Brand new, you can pick one up for $1,400 or 1900. Other dealerships will try to jack up the price. I'd go straight to a Vento dealer.

They are unique, powerful and fun. Word on the street is they are mostly Honda parts, so service is do-able. The coolest part besides the form/function, is that its an American company.

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Dec 16, 2011
by: Anonymous

About the parts. In Mexico have any part of this bike. Some pieces is the same like Honda.
If you can tell to "Liverpool" store in mexico they have many services for Vento Hot Rod
Is a beauty Bike. Only for style bikers

Dec 07, 2011
Looking for Knees cover for my Vento Hot Rod
by: Jean

I'm living in mexico City, where can I find a knees cover for my vento Hot Rod ?

Sep 28, 2010
by: Anonymous

Having owned a Hot Rod and driven it on cobblestones in Mexico I can say they are downright dangerous. After 1500 miles the steering column broke off on the plate that fastens to the handlebars. In other words, literally, the handlebars, signal lights and head lights were in my hands detached from the steering column. The front wheel flopped to the left. Thankfully I was parking it at the time. i have since talked to a service department and they have had 4 fail like this. If one is traveling at any speed the least would happen is seriously hurt and the worse is killed.


Jul 20, 2010
Thinking about purchasing a Vento Hot rod
by: Anonymous

But hear that the company has closed its doors? Interested in knowing about the Honda Parts ? ANY info on this is GREATLY appreciated!

Dec 02, 2008
Thanks, The Loopy
by: Kathi

Thanks for taking the time to post this review. It was nicely balanced. The Vento sounds like a solid value for your money. Have fun scootin'!

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