Sunday, August 14, 2011

Yamaha Zuma 125

Yamaha Zuma 125 has basically replaced the Vino 125 which is now no longer available in the United States. It makes sense that Yamaha didn't want to have competition between the two 125cc bikes and the Zuma is more refined than the Vino. If you are a fan of the original Zuma then you will love the Zuma 125. It has everything that you wished the 50cc model had.

First impression is you either love it or hate it. It looks vastly different than most other scooters on the road. From its two large dual round headlamps & tail lights, larger rugged tires, handlebar "wings" etc. At the time I had looked at the Vino 125 and the Zuma 125 and I preferred the Vino's more classic look and chrome but I will admit that the Zuma rode a lot better.

Yamaha made a lot of changes to this scooter and all for the good. It has a 125cc fuel injected air cooled 4 stroke engine that has plenty of power. Add 12" wheels with off road type tread and you have a stable scooter. The brakes work very well with the front disc and the rear drum that can stop you on a dime. The Zuma also has a larger seat for a passenger and dual shocks to make for a very forgiving ride. Open the large seat and you have 5.2 gallons of storage space to carry a full face helmet and some a few smaller items. The gas filler cap is also revealed by lifting the seat. The seat is lockable like most scooters as well.

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