Flyscooters first introduced the retro-looking La Vie scooter model in 2008, which is manufactured in China, as are all Flyscooters. This handsome scooter will do just fine at highway speeds, but it performs best on the street. The longer one rides this scooter, the faster it seems to want to be ridden. Drivers can average 55 mph easily while riding in a crouched style and alone, but the bike handles best when ridden at top speeds around 45 mph. The 2010 Flyscooters La Vie also comes in a 150cc model.
The body of the 2010 Flyscooters La Vie is an eye-catcher, built on a solid steel frame with a plastic body sculpted to feel like a singular, complete, and stylishly elegant body. Although the seat is 31 inches high, the frame is 27.6 inches wide, so shorter riders may not be able to sit flat-footed, but this shouldn’t be a problem for the experienced rider. Standing flat-footed at stops is important for the less experienced rider, but standing on your toes should not be an issue for riders with years of experience. The double vinyl seat is exceptionally soft and comfortable for two riders. The Flyscooters La Vie holds 1.3 gallons of gas and gets 74 mpg, and the bike can go even farther if you avoid highway speeds. If you really want to see how fast you can fly on this scooter, try a crouched riding style for fun.
The 2010 Flyscooters La Vie is a well-balanced scooter that is perfect for commuting. You can adjust the rear shock for more weight on the bike, and it will still handle great, which is a good idea for a heavier rider (over 200 pounds), or if you plan on riding with a friend. The storage under the seat is perfect for a spare helmet, or small shopping runs, with storage being spacious for a bike of this size. The instrument panel comes standard with a speedometer, trip odometer, and fuel level, situated like a smile between the handle bars. Color options include Sea Mist green, Peruvian gold, Montego red, and Cinnamon brown, each giving a distinct look that perfectly matches just about any rider’s personal style.
The Flyscooters La Vie is powered by a 149.6cc, GYC, air-cooled, four stroke, carbureted, single-cylinder motor that develops 8.4 horsepower at 7000 rpm and 5 lb-ft of torque at 6000 rpm. This gives the scooter a quiet and smooth ride, even over bumps and potholes, and handling the La Vie is typically said to be a pleasure. The transmission is a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT automatic) with a dry, centrifugal-type internal clutch. Experienced enthusiasts will notice the difference. Flyscooters has found a way of letting its China-manufactured scooters feel as authentic as possible. For suspension, the 2010 La Vie has dual hydraulic shock absorbers up front and a pre-loaded adjustable hydraulic shock absorber in the rear. Both the front and rear brakes are power-assisted hydraulic single discs. Stopping in rainy weather is no issue, as this scooter is built to handle all types of streets. Your pleasure will only increase the more you ride this scooter, and the scooter, similarly, will handle better the more it is enjoyed.