Fun, reliable, and good on gas, what more do you want?
Clutch pivot rivet broke recently at 31,900km, welded what was left and it's like new again.
Otherwise nothing in 3 years, but by-the-book maintenance every 3000km!!
- I bought the Zuma or BWs as it's called in Canada, brand new in July of 2006, the dealer I dealt with has closed its doors unfortunately, but luckily a new one opened near me, so I can get parts. (No dealer ever touched this bike except for initial assembly, which they still managed to screw up)
- I've been through more brake pads than I care to count (probably around 9 sets at $25-$30 a pop). Still on the original rotor though.
- Engine and carb have never been opened till this day.
- Recently put new tires at 30,000km.
- CVT tranny has been overhauled at 24,000km, and again at 29,000km, because of a prematurely worn belt.
- Muffler has to be painted every once in a while as it likes to rust.
- Very easy to work on, very minimal maintenance, and very simple machine. Three recipes for reliability.
- Performance is alright for a 50cc 2 stroke engine, compared to some other 50's I’ve tried, if you don't want to have a top speed of 65-70km/h then get yourself a motorcycle (modifying these things IMO is a waste of $$$)
- Handling is great, very light and agile perfect for busy city streets.
- Fuel economy is okay, I average a real world of 77.7 MPG (US) over 110 fuel ups!!
- I've taken this little scoot on some good trips, (Toronto to Detroit and back in one day) (Toronto to Ottawa twice) what I gathered from these trips is this the seat is absolute garbage, but then again I’m sure this thing isn’t made for these types of journey's.
- Lots of storage space with the Givi top box.
- Not much else to say, but this is one of the best buys I’ve ever made!!
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th October, 2009