The 2008 Schwinn Newport 50 scooter is a city scooter made to ride the streets around town in comfort and style. It has more features to accommodate comfort and ease-of-use so running errands, commuting to and from work or riding to a friend’s house is more relaxing than before. The Newport 50 scooter uses a single-cylinder, four-stroke engine produces approximately 2.7 horsepower and 4.8 lb-ft of torque. This is not made for highway speeds or quick acceleration however it is a great city scooter and with fuel economy of nearly 100 miles per gallon (mpg), this scooter is very cost effective. The engine is also a single overhead camshaft (SOHC) set up that sends air to the engine block in consistent and precise amounts for an optimal fuel and air mixture ratio.
The Newport 50 uses a continuously variable transmission to shift gears flawlessly and with ease. The absence of a clutch makes this scooter much more user-friendly and easy to ride since the scooter shifts gears automatically, ridding the needed of the bulky clutch. The suspension and chassis are paired together very well to give the rider more handling and control than in other scooters. It uses a one inch front telescopic fork and a rear single sided swing arm with one shock absorber that absorbs most bumps and dips you will see on city streets. The Newport 50 is a quality scooter with all the comfort and amenities needed on an 50cc scooter.