Yamaha Vino Classic Reviews from United States of America

2006 Yamaha Vino Classic

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Acceleration marks 6 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 6 / 10
Handling marks 10 / 10
Braking marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired4 miles
Most recent distance980 miles

Summary:

Fun, reliable, and economical transportation

Faults:

Difficulty starting after blown over onto R side in a windstorm, but started fine after tilted back to L side, then righted again.

General Comments:

I love my scooter. She may not have much oomph, but boy is she fun to ride. I can get her up to about 43 mph on flat pavement, and 30 on an upgrade. She sips the gas (about 95 mpg), and handles very well on the back roads I ride to work.

I've had her for about two months and am very pleased. She was the last of two 2006 models the dealer had. In time, I may get an M class license and trade her in for a 125, but I don't see that happening in the near future.

The only major downside is other traffic. They tend to pass me even if I'm doing the speed limit (or better). I think they are just jealous. After all, I'm saving a heap on gas money.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th June, 2008

19th Jul 2008, 17:24

It is doubtful that leaning it back to the left and then back right again had anything to do with making it run again. When it tipped, the fuel drained from the carb, so all you'd have to do is twist the throttle several times and then hold it while starting.

2006 Yamaha Vino Classic

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Acceleration marks 7 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 9 / 10
Braking marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance1924 miles

Summary:

It is great transportation and fun to ride

Faults:

I have had no problems with the machine.

General Comments:

I purchased this vehicle April of 2006. I have ridden it almost daily until recently. I have been averaging about 96 miles per gallon of gas. Temperature and wind seem to affect the mileage the most.

I really enjoy the handling of this scooter. I have had to lock the brakes twice. Once when a deer ran out in front of me and once when a car pulled out in front of me at an intersection. I was able to stop in time in both instances.

The only negative for the scooter is a lack of power. It slows noticeably on hills and into a strong wind. It also has slow acceleration from a stop.

I would buy another. It is great transportation around town. I would try the 125 cc to see if the acceleration from stops and slowing on hills would be corrected by the larger engine.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th November, 2006

2006 Yamaha Vino Classic

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 7 / 10
Handling marks 9 / 10
Braking marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.9 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance300 miles

Summary:

Super reliable, super easy, super economy

Faults:

None.

General Comments:

This little scooter is perfect for beginners. I got it brand new from the dealer, nothing has gone wrong with it. It tops at about 40mph on a slight downhill, but 25mph uphill. Not a scooter that can take you flying, but it sure can get you through the most narrow alley in the city.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th November, 2006

Average review marks: 8.8 / 10, based on 3 reviews