2012 Yamaha Zuma 50F Review

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Yamaha Zuma 50 F

2012 Yamaha Zuma 50F

Most serious motorcyclists see scooters as no more than pit handy for scooting around on at but not seriously intended for real tasks. To refute that Yamaha invited a bunch of to San Francisco to take part in a tour with 10 scenic conveniently programmed into a Nuvi 220 GPS navigator.

We were to photograph the locations to prove been there (yes, was a prize as an incentive), then on to the next spot. In the course of a sight-seeing tour of California’s popular tourist attractions, we up and down some of the steepest imaginable. You’ve probably them in movies, if not in person.

some of them had to be negotiated at no more than 10mph, but the scooter plugged away and it was never beaten. If you bear in that I am six-foot-five and 220 pounds, the of the little Yamaha’s feat can be

New for the Zuma 50F in 2012 is a fuel-injected, three-valve, four-… single to a continuously variable transmission. It is with a dual catalyst for running, and sports a tiny at the side through which air is by a crankshaft-mounted fan.

According to we found on European websites they have a scooter Neo’s 4 that uses the engine), the little single about three horsepower at rpm, and about 2.3 pound-feet of at the same revs.

That’s not a but the machine managed to keep with traffic in downtown San quite well, and even ridden pretty much the whole time, returned than 100 mpg from its 1.2-gallon Yamaha quotes EPA fuel estimates as “up to 132 mpg”, but that’s going to happen in San Francisco!

But the new engine is not all that‘s new on the Zuma The single-pipe tube frame new bodywork that features a underseat compartment that accommodate a helmet, a low-slung tank filled at a point your feet (where it not require the seat to be lifted), and handlebars with dirtbike-like

Most scooters have handlebars, but the Zuma’s are …, and the binnacle floats free of the bars. Dual headlights are as before, giving the bike utilitarian look many prize. There’s a cupholder-sized pocket inside the fairing, and a to hang bags securely a rider’s knees.

A single key slot handles steering lock and seat-release and the Zuma needs just a at the starter button and a twist of the to go. There’s a single hydraulic brake up front—accented with a red and hub—and a drum out back. are controlled by handlebar levers.

We the brakes quite strong our up-hill-and-down-dale adventures, with good lever feel. The steers very lightly, and has big tires that negotiated San famous streetcar rails a moment’s instability. There’s a bit of cornering clearance before the touches down, so you can get quite in the corners.

Of course, this is a runabout, so any handling talent is a bonus to its convenience features. include a big, comfortable for two and mirrors with which you can see behind you.

With a top speed of no more 45 mph or so, the Zuma 50F is not intended for freeway But if you can commute and shop on surface the Zuma will tackle it surprising facility. And it will likely make you smile at its efforts to haul you around

50Fs are available in Raven Alpine White, and Team Blue.

Yamaha Zuma 50 F
Yamaha Zuma 50 F


Beginners, intermediate and experts all ride the Yamaha Zuma 50F Its twist ’n’ go mode takes all the out of riding. Everyone will the storage capacity and the ease which this little handles.

Every rider that carrying a helmet is the downside of getting around on two and having the Zuma swallow it you get about your business is one of a biggest attractions. Experts may be by its modest power output, but might also just themselves enjoying the challenge of with traffic.


Honda’s is a carryover model from but it has a liquid-cooled, carbureted four-… much like that of the and it costs about $500 than the Yamaha. The design is staid, and it has a drum front but you can’t beat the price.

offers its Sportcity 50 model for a more than Yamaha’s and the bike has an air-cooled four-… and a disc front brake. In other ways, its technical is very similar to the Zuma’s. one over the other probably on which design you like, the of the dealer and your own idea of who more reliable machines.

Vespa’s S50 4V is also a direct to the Zuma 50F, boasting a four-… engine, a steel frame, Vespa’s famous link front suspension, rear spring preload, and a front brake. The prices are higher than competitive and the S50 4V is about $660 more the Zuma 50F’s MSRP of

For more information on the Zuma go to http://www.yamaha-motor.com

Yamaha Zuma 50 F
Yamaha Zuma 50 F
Yamaha Zuma 50 F
Yamaha Zuma 50 F
Yamaha Zuma 50 F

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