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Yamaha Zuma

Gateway to Bigger Bikes?

My scooter was a new 2004 Yamaha scooter. The cost of ownership and make the Zuma a very machine. It is a small bike. to carry two adults albeit at a slower speed than With the rising cost of (over $4.00/US gal for regular in Massachusetts) motorcycle and scooter are finding it difficult to maintain stock.

While Yamaha has stopped production of the Zuma, the model is available in Blue or [black]. Is the Zuma a long alternative to a car or bicycle, or is this fry only a gateway to something powerful?

The Zuma has an aggressive The signature twin bug eye head are set up at the factory to work light twin head light One side is the standard head that is always on, the other is the high beam. The secret the salesman may not know is that 15 minutes and two ten inch pieces of the owner can easily rewire the to work exactly like headlamps.

Both of the lights will be on the bike is running, and when the beams are activated, the second will lighten the road away. Simple instructions are on the http://www.ZumaForums.net news group or www.youtube.com video: http://youtube.com/watch?v=AbC9UqTN4rM. modification is an advantage for this scooter over many motorbikes.

There is no reason to a kit to do this modification.

The scooter is well padded. Unfortunately, small scooter has limited travel compared to larger That means that this scooter for over 200 in a day can be punishing for the over 40 year old of this rider.

However, the D’etre of the Zuma is quick jaunts or short commutes. The rider or those who wish to around the campground will be with this choice.

is a good amount of under storage and a tail rack on the Zuma. Access the under compartment by turning inserting the key in the and turning it counter clockwise. The pops right up unveiling a large enough to hold one and a few small items. Strap items to the tail rack while only rated for 7 is much more sturdy that.

There are small compartments on side of the front apron big to hold sunglasses or a cell

Start the engine by turning the key be sure that the cut off switch is in the run hold the left brake and press the red ignition button on the A nice feature of the Zuma and other small scooters is they have a kick lever on the left side, there be a problem with the the bike will kick on the first or second try.

usually have a step design that allows for mounting and dismounting. Riders who are not to swing their leg over a bike appreciate this Many states and communities operators to park 50cc wherever they allow (check your local

These two features mean scooters like the Zuma are to many disabled riders who are to park closer than the handicapped parking space. the Zuma has a fairly low 30 seat which is great for shorter Taller riders, over six might find the Zuma to be a bit

Another advantage of scooters is the front apron and floor protect the rider from grime and weather. This dates back to the design of the Vespa scooter as conceived by D’Ascanio, an Italian aeronautical

Mount the Zuma twist the and go. The transmission is automatic — clutch or gear changing. 50cc bikes are built restrictions on the engine or exhaust weaken acceleration and slow the top

The Zuma has no such restrictions. modification, this little will haul a small to size … to over 40 mph on pavement in a reasonable time and Modifications exists to increase performance and top speed well reasonable limits.

The standard running at top speed will a gallon of regular gas in about 75 Yamaha’s claim of over 120 MPG is to substantiate. Still, 75 MPG beats the 28 MPG I get my Toyota MR2 which seats the number of adults and has only a bit storage space.

At 75 MPG, the Zuma has a range of 100 miles. That is adequate for little bike.

Please to check the oil reservoir with other fill up. 2 cycle burn oil with the gasoline. A dry oil is a quick ticket to a seized

That the Zuma has an oil tank and oil is an advantage over bikes require the rider to measure 2 oil into each tank of

How fun is this bike to ride? It is sporty and responsive. While it like an off road or hybrid it is much better on city Those commuting to work on bike will arrive and smiling. Heavy riders find that this which is built to carry two weighing up to 350 pounds, to have power.

Then again, the suspension probably will not out in normal riding, they discover that the ride is too

How reliable is the Zuma — In two months, this rider put miles on the scooter. That is a lot for any bike. In that time, the did not require mechanical attention of any

Nothing loosened, nothing

Many states do not require the of a 50cc bike to have a license. Although the Massachusetts of Motor Vehicles classifies capable of over 30 MPH as a motorcycle of engine displacement, most Bay Zumas carry a moped

The only downside of the Zuma is the $2199.00 plus delivery and for a new 2009. Many 50cc and mopeds cost less. Of the reliability and quality Yamaha are well known. Used with 1000 miles or are readily available on Ebay and List.

Expect to pay between and $1900.00 for a used 50cc

Yamaha builds two scooters 125cc engines, the Vino and that cost $700 and more than the 50cc respectively. It would be easy to almost that much on modifications to the 50cc Zuma to it go 50 MPH. The 125 models will top 55 MPH out of the In addition to the stronger engine, the 125 have large frames, suspension, more effective The 125 cc scooters may be much less over all.

Many owners of 50cc trade up soon after purchase looking for faster and more comfort.

Dave is an Associate Clinical Professor at Dental School in Boston, and a dentist in Malden, Ma. Dr Leader is the of the Council on Dental Benefit of the Massachusetts. View profile


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