2012 Yamaha Zuma 50F: Serious improvement
On the subject of Yamaha scooters, the company recently introduced its 2012 Zuma 50F in San Francisco. It seems my invitation got lost in the mail. Oh, well. Mr. Scooter Scoop hisownself, Steve Guzman, was there, and he produced a video review which follows the jump.
To summarize, Yamaha’s 50cc street fighter gets a complete makeover, highlighted by a new liquid-cooled, fuel-injected 4-stroke engine. Rider and pillion will enjoy a more comfortable seat and riding position, while a $2,540 MSRP and claimed 132 mpg fuel consumption will be easy on anyone’s wallet.
The gas tank has been relocated to the floorboard, freeing up enough space for a full-face helmet in the underseat storage bin. The claimed 40 mph top speed was attainable on flat ground, but if any of your riding is done on sizeable hills, you may want to consider the $3,350 Zuma 125.
Plus: Increased comfort for two, 132 mpg, lotsa storage, it has a CUPHOLDER.
Minus: It’s still a 50. Hills could be difficult…
|Construction:||Tubular steel frame with plastic body panels|
|Wet* weight:||205 lbs (93 kg) (*fluids full, no accessories)|
|Length:||73 in (1854 mm)|
|Width:||28.8 in (732 mm)|
|Wheelbase:||50.3 in (1278 mm)|
|Front susp:||Telescopic fork|
|Rear susp:||Swingarm w/coil spring & telescopic damper|
|Front brake:||Hydraulic disc|
|Rear brake:||Mechanical drum|
|Engine:||SOHC 3-valve 4-stroke 49cc, liquid-cooled w/EFI and electronic ignition|
|Transmission:||CVT with centrifugal clutch|