Yamaha Zuma 50 Motor Scooter Guide

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YAMAHA ZUMA 50 / BWs 50 (CW50,

First introduced back in the popular Zuma 50 (aka BWs 50 in has entered into its third for 2012. Over that it has gone through a number of variations (Zuma, Zuma II, 50F, Zuma X, BWs, BWs 50, and model codes (CW50, The sections below discuss of these generations.

Generation 1989 — 1990, — 2001

The first of Zuma (shown left) was the bug eye’ version (model CW50) which was sold for — 1990 in the USA and Canada and from 1997 — (1995 — 2001 in Both markets received the name during these years.

With its sporty and fat tires, the first generation made it cool to be a scooter For its second year, the Zuma a two person seat and footpegs to carrying a passenger an option. also shifted from to a Yamaha owned MBK factory in MBK also made a version of scooter bearing their called the MBK Booster.

The first of Zuma was here for just two (1989, 1990) when pulled it from the North market due to supply shortages from its huge popularity in (as of 2013 it remains on sale in

This model returned to after four years off for the model year. Since it yet back in the USA, Yamaha to save costs and sell scooter to Canadians under its name BeeWee or BW’s (an for “Big Wheel Scooter”). scooter returned to the USA market as the for 1997, but by this point the name was established in Canada and has stuck around ever

In its reincarnated years, the CW50 was referred to as the ‘Zuma II’. scooter was very popular due to its styling and 2-… motor a lot of performance potential. This of Zuma 50 used a vertical engine.

Generation Two: — 2005, 2008,

The replacement for the CW50 was the all new Zuma/BW’s for 2002 (model code This model is commonly to as the bug eye Zuma, although this may as the third generation now shares lights. With this new came a shift in production the MBK factory in France to a Yamaha in Taiwan with far more capacity.

The second generation of was an all new model both mechanically and It was sold from 2002 to and again for 2008 and 2011. two was extremely popular and is supported by a online community of enthusiasts.

figures are tough to come by, but claimed on several occasions this was the best selling in both Canada and the USA.

The took a hiatus from the American market for 2006-2007 due to new emissions controls, but it was pretty that Yamaha clogged showrooms with 2005 in advance of the legislation because was hardly a time when you find one in your local showroom through 2006-2007.

For 2008 Yamaha returned the same YW50 but with a few emissions controls that hindered performance a lot and thus are removed by enthusiasts. It would been nice if Yamaha had the emissions controls less so that owners would them in place. Often owners swap out the exhaust and the carburetor to ’02 — spec to significantly boost

The 2009 — 2010 USA was caused by the global recession, slowed sales and led to a glut of models.

This BWS/Zuma has many great attributes its unique and rugged styling, a aftermarket scene and its powerful It’s a great scooter for who wants a sporty scooter to to go ridiculous speeds. Check out like VTCycles.com and ProvoScooter.com for goodies.

The 2002 to 2011 of Zuma used a horizontal Minarelli engine. This horizontal design let Yamaha the size of the underseat storage compared to generation one Zuma’s.

On the Yamaha equipped this with a useless storage instead of a glovebox. This is handy for holding a chocolate bar or a but not much else. The other to this scooter are the inherent that come with a 2-… engine.

A lot of scooters are so it’s not really fair to this up, but the YW50 is being in a day when most scooters are to 4-… engines (This is the remaining 2-… 50cc a Japanese manufacturer). Being a you get great power but you also get fuel economy, increased you have to buy 2-… oil and the engine is shorter.

If you want a 2-… scooter probably already got your made up and I can certainly understand For the new scooterist, a 4-… is probably the way to go unless you’re looking for with maximum kick.

Three: 2012 —

Virtually all new for 2012 (but similar looking) is the Zuma which features updated and a four … motor. the full overhaul and new engine, has retained the YW50 model for this third generation.

The is all new, but gentle updates made that increase its ties to the larger Zuma The bug eye headlights are still present but other parts are new. new model has awesome lines on the end with a more sculpted and shape that improves its already nice predecessor.

The red shock spring and front are nice touches.

Perhaps as a to the love it or hate it bug eye headlights, released a single lamp called the Zuma FX (USA) or X (Canada) for 2014 (below). The FX has a tidied up front end reminiscent of the spec Zuma 125, gives it a more … Besides the new light, the Zuma FX “race inspired” grips, rims and a white/blue 2-tone job for an extra $200.

Blue is the color option in Canada, Americans can also select a scheme.

The 4-… motor now powering the likely won’t be received well by long time enthusiasts who like 2-… but it is a great little motor still has quite good advanced technology and excellent economy. It’s a high fuel injected,

3 valve, cooled engine which is the best 4-… 50cc in the North American scooter

This new Zuma is lighter the previous Zuma by 2 lbs, but still fairly heavy for a It clears the 200 lbs mark by tipping the at 205 lbs. Most 50’s are than this except for the bodied Vespa’s.

The 180mm brake does carry from the previous model is good news as this works very well. The bits are new and travel is down both front and rear to and 2.2” respectively. The rear is also down a size to

One nice change is the trimmed tank which now only 1.2 gallons instead of 1.5. the 4-… engines superior 2012 owners will similar range as the previous despite the smaller tank. storage has been improved this new model, which is due to Yamaha’s wise decision to the gas tank from under the to inside the floorboard.

This the center of gravity of the scooter and underseat storage, with the that a fuel pump is now The idea of moving the fuel into the floorboard has been on other scooters over the decade or so and its great to see Yamaha this smart design The new generation of YW50 still have a glovebox, but a hook now the largely useless ‘gear found the previous generation.

In the USA, the price rose to $2490 for 2012 and to $2599 for (and 2014). Canadians asked to pay $3079 in 2012, but the dropped to $2599 (2013) rising to $2699 (2014). The X adds $200 more in while costing the same in the

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* (2-… models)

* Superb (4-… model)

* Huge means cheap speed models)

* Distinctive and rugged


* Tires (Front):

* Tires (Rear): 130/90-10

* 68.5 / 1740mm

* Width: / 686mm

* Height: 41.3 /

* Wheelbase: 46.0 / 1170mm

* Height: 29.3 / 745mm

* Capacity: 4.6L / 1.2 US Gallons

* Oil: 1.3L / 1.37 US 10w30

* Suspension (Front): fork

* Suspension (Rear): shock unit swingarm

* (Front): 180 mm disc

* Brakes Drum

* Tires (Front):

* Tires (Rear): 130/90-10

* 1,890 mm (74.4 »)

* 705 mm (27.8 »)

* Height: mm (43.7 »)

* Wheelbase: 1,275 mm (50.2

* Seat Height: 765 mm (30.1

* Fuel Capacity: 5.7 litres Imp. gal.)


Silky White, Faraway Composed Red

1990: Mature Solid Endura Blue,

1997: Yamaha Black, aka Dull Cyan Metallic

Yamaha Black, Purplish Candy

1999: Yamaha Vivid Red Candy

2000: Black, Vivid Red Candy. Purplish Blue

2001: Red Candy. Deep Purplish aka Team Yamaha Blue

Deep Purplish Blue,

2003: Deep Purplish Fairy Silver, Yellow

Deep Purplish Blue, 3, Red

2005: Deep Purplish Black

2008: Deep Blue, Black

2009 Blue, Metallic Black aka Vivid Yellow (Canada), Orange (Canada)

2010: Vivid Yellow, Metalllic (Canada)

2014 Zuma: Titan (Black), Burnt Metallic (USA Only), Metallic Yellowish Red (Canada).

Zuma FX/X: Blue/White, (USA Only)

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