2012 Yamaha Zuma 50F Review [Video] —

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The playful Zuma is reborn a new four-… engine

So was born the Yamaha Zuma 50F. At glance the 50F doesn’t appear to be different from the model it Blame it on the focus groups. helped dictate the direction of the Zuma’s styling. They that styling and fuel were the two biggest factors determining which scoot to

Yamaha showed these groups a myriad of different sketches ranging from to subdued, and as the elimination process a pattern emerged: the twin headlights from the previous were huge hits shouldn’t be touched, and clean, and simple styling was preferred “plasticky,” sharp designs.

The end is a machine that looks like its predecessor. The fact other styling cues carried over makes the old and new harder to distinguish. It’s not you look closely that you the slight tweaks. The side and front fender are reminiscent of bikes, while the knobby-ish and easily replaceable tube-type inspire some semblance of pretenses.

All are similar to their on the outgoing model, but aren’t the same.

The biggest styling difference the new Zuma and the old is in the ergonomics. Where the old had the rider and passenger sloped the 50F comes with a flatter, seat that lends to ergos for both rider and

With the looks of the new Zuma out of the getting more mileage out of the engine was the next task. Of the biggest difference overall to the previous model is the all-new Gone is the 49cc two-… and in its is a SOHC, liquid-cooled, three-valve engine of the same displacement.

It sports fuel injection and rocker arms for reduced An automatic CVT transmission takes of shifting duties, and best of at least as far as Mother Nature is it’s much cleaner Yamaha claims more and better throttle response to the two-….

Fuel misers rejoice in the fact the Zuma 50F even better mileage before — to the tune of 132 miles per (claimed). No, that’s not a typo.

Further changes include the 1.2-gallon fuel tank to the floorboard tunnel instead of the seat. This in turn the center of gravity for better and frees up space in the under-seat compartment, which now holds 23 of stuff. Other convenience include an integrated cup holder, a hook to hold things groceries, and a rear luggage and grab bar to strap down (though not too big) items.

chose to invite the press to San to get a taste of the new Zuma 50F in one of the harshest for scooters. If you know San Francisco at then you know what I’m about. This town is with steep hills punish engines. On top of that, arranged a scavenger hunt for the journalists that included in every corner of the city.

Not would the Zuma’s hill-climbing be tested (often), but its maneuverability traffic would be put to the test as

Ergos aside, the main on the mind of all the journos in attendance was the How would it perform? Well, a top speed of 40 mph I wasn’t expecting and there’s no getting around the that with only the Zuma wasn’t going to win any contests.

That said, low-end from the little four-… is stronger than the old two-… evident especially when a … stop. The CVT automatic was seamless except when again after coasting down to crawling speeds.

It go without saying that the 50F has two speeds — stopped or wide The latter is the case especially trying to negotiate San Francisco’s inclines. Without much for a running start in most the Zuma could manage a of 15 mph up the steep grades, throttle stretched to the max.

On flat the 40 mph indicated top speed is attainable, but it around 15 seconds or so to get there.

through town to get from one to the other, the Zuma is largely to hold its own, though the is finding the power needed to to merging speed when the flow of traffic.

Yamaha Zuma 50 F
Yamaha Zuma 50 F

Considering my lack of seat on the previous model, I asked in attendance how the new four-… compared the old two-…. All agreed that the position was more comfortable on the new They also agreed while the four-… makes torque than the two-…, top end felt better on the old scoot.

I say because top speed for both peaks around the 40 mph mark.

On the front, the tiny telescopic and single rear shock surprisingly well. San Fran’s roads were nicely up by the suspenders, and only big potholes upset the chassis. One benefit the 50F has is its weight and nimble handling, it to dash in between cars and in the way. Another asset is its A 180mm wave-type disc is larger than last and has great stopping power.

combined with the rear brake, the Zuma comes to a very quickly.

But Yamaha’s groups show that of the Zuma don’t care power or brakes. They a practical mode of transportation sips gas and accommodates their needs. To that end the Zuma is capable. The underseat storage swallowed up the helmet you see in these along with a jacket, and camera bag. Yamaha claims there’s space for a helmet in there, too, and I it.

The pop-out hook features a closure to make sure don’t “jump off” hitting a bump, and the integrated cup is plenty big enough for a water or even a Venti latte if your thing (careful the bumps with that

As far as fuel mileage goes, an entire day of running around San at wide-open throttle, the fuel hardly moved. As impressive as was, the others in attendance, the owner of Zumaforums.net, Jon Wegener, also impressed. Wegener me that the real-world mileage for his two-… Zuma are nothing to the 123 mpg Yamaha claims.

Instead, he around 60 mpg on his “tuned for mileage” Zuma and noted that he have had to refuel if he took his on the day’s journey. If that’s then college students and commuters all over the country pay the Zuma 50F some close Your ride has arrived.

Available in Team Yamaha Alpine White and Raven, the 50F retails for $2540 and is available in now. If a higher-speed scooter is the Zuma 125 returns for 2012 from the previous year, at $3350.

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