The 2008 Schwinn Sport 50 is a sport scooter designed and built to own the city streets in more style and comfort than what is offered in most other small scooters. The Sport 50 uses a single-cylinder, four-stroke engine that pumps out approximately 2.7 horsepower and 4.8 lb-ft of torque. The engine uses an air cooling system to keep engine temperatures to a minimum while riding frequently throughout the day or during a hot summer’s day. This engine is not something that is going to break record track times or conquer the high speeds of highways however it is more than enough to handle the streets around town. Its single overhead camshaft design (SOHC) ensures that the engine is supplied with a constant and precise amount of air, improving reliability than with other manifold designs. The sport 50 uses a carburetor that sends fuel to the engine in accurate amounts, reducing the chances of flooding and guarantees the scooter will start. The ignition is electric and therefore started with a key however, as a backup or for those who prefer it, there is a kick start option to make sure that one way or another, you can start this scooter.
The Sport 50 shifts gears automatically with a continuously variable transmission. This transmission is very smooth shifting and keeps noise to a minimum by running at lower temperatures. The suspension and chassis are slightly bigger than other Schwinn 50cc scooter models allowing for a larger maximum weight but more importantly, making for a scooter that is agile and responsive when riding on city streets. The suspension uses a 1.1 inch telescopic fork in the front and a single sided swing arm with one hydraulic shock absorber. The chassis is wider, has a larger overall height and length which combines with the larger suspension for tighter handling than in most other 50cc scooters.
Overall, the engine, transmission, suspension, comfortable seats, spacious floorboards and ergonomically positioned handlebars all work in concert to make for a more sporty 50cc scooter that makes city riding much easier and more fun than before. Those looking for a safe, fun and fuel efficient scooter should consider the 2008 Schwinn Sport 50 when in the market for a city cruising 50cc scooter.