The Yamaha Zuma is a sturdy scooter that does a yeoman’s job, providing good value for the price, owners say. The Zuma is an entry-level motor scooter, but those for whom speed isn’t important will find it a good scooter to ride around town for work, to school, or for running errands. The top speed is 40 mph, though riders may be able to pick up an extra mile or two in speed going downhill. (One rider was clocked by police going 46 mph down a gentle hill.) The Zuma’s jaunty, modern looks are refreshing, coming at a time when the retro look is popular with so many scooter owners. The front end slants downhill, as does the rest of the scooter, including the seats. Tall riders say the slanting seat makes the Zuma somewhat uncomfortable for them to ride.