The 2008 Schwinn Laguna 50 scooter is a sport scooter made to ride the city streets in more style and comfort than most other 50cc scooters. Compared to the Schwinn Hope 50, it is designed to have better handling and response when ridden around town. The Laguna 50 is still a 50cc scooter, meaning that it is designed for beginner riders, those looking for a very safe bike, and those needing something primarily for traveling to and from work and for the occasional weekend errands. The single-cylinder, four-stroke engine produces approximately 2.7 horsepower and 4.8 lb-ft of torque. The intake valve manifold uses a single overhead camshaft (SOHC) design for a smooth supply of air. The carburetor is made from quality parts, making it durable and efficient at supplying the engine with fuel.
The continuously variable transmission is similar to most other small scooter transmissions, quietly shifting gears automatically to eliminate the need of a clutch. The suspension is a more sport design that most other scooter suspensions. It uses a 1.1 inch front telescopic for and a rear single sided swing arm with one shock absorber for added agility and quicker response than most other 50cc scooters offer.
This suspension, combined with the comfortable seats, spacious floorboards and ergonomically positioned handlebars make for a nimble scooter that has better handling, most suitable for city riding.