Schwinn, an American manufacturer of bicycles for more than 100 years, turned out its first motorized two-wheelers in 2005. The Campus 50 motor scooter was one of its first scooters. The Campus 50 is very similar to the Collegiate 50, also introduced that year. Except for colors, the two scooters look the same and have mostly the same specifications The Campus 50 is two pounds heavier than the Collegiate 50, and also has a leading link fork while the Collegiate 50 has a telescopic fork. Both brakes on the Campus 50 are drum, while the sibling only has a rear drum brake. The Campus 50 is an entry-level scooter. It also would be good for an experienced rider who only wants to tool around town. Highway riding is not an option with the Campus 50 as the 49.5 cc engine does not go fast enough; the scooter has a top speed of 28 mph.
The 2007 Campus 50 is retro styled, and comes in blue/white and black/white color combinations. The instrument panel includes a speedometer and fuel level warning gauge, but no trip odometer. This means riders will need to keep track of mileage between fill-ups, which won’t be frequent since the Campus 50 gets 117 mpg; it has a 1.5-gallon tank. The Campus 50 has taillights that are inserted into the scooter‘s plastic body, rather than sticking up or out as they do on other manufacturers’ scooters. This adds to the scooter’s sleek look. Owners give the Campus 50 high marks for providing a comfortable ride and the lowest marks for performance and reliability. The Campus 50 is manufactured in the United States.