2008 Schwinn Newport Review


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.

New For 2008

  • The 2008 Schwinn Newport 50 comes with a single-cylinder, four-stroke, 50cc engine that provides nearly 2.7 horsepower and 4.8 lb-ft of torque.
  • The Newport 50 has a fuel economy of nearly 100 miles per gallon (mpg) which saves you loads of money by limiting how many times you need to fill up at the pump.
  • The engine's intake manifold is a single overhead camshaft intake that supplies a constant amount of air to the engine block in precise amounts.
  • The reliable carburetor supplies a precise amount of fuel to the engine so that the air and fuel mixture is optimal for various speeds.
  • The Newport 50 comes with a continuously variable transmission that automatically shift gears smoothly and quietly. This system does not use a clutch so riding is much easier and more enjoyable.
  • The Newport 50 suspension uses a one inch telescopic fork in the front and a single sided swing arm with one shock absorber in the rear. The suspension is very absorbent yet stiff, perfectly complimenting the chassis' good handling and turn response.
  • The braking system uses a hydraulic caliper with one disc on the front wheel while the rear wheel is equipped with a drum braking assembly.
  • The Newport 50 is available in painted schemes of Fire Red or Midnight Black.

2008 Schwinn Newport Specs

  • Model: Newport 50
  • Engine Type: Single-cylinder, four-stroke, 50cc
  • Bore and Stroke: N/A and N/A
  • Compression ratio: N/A
  • Valve Train: SOHC
  • Induction: Carburetor
  • Ignition: Electric/kick start
  • Transmission: Continuously variable
  • Final Drive: Belt
  • Fuel Capacity: 1.1 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: 100 mpg
  • Brakes (Front): Hydraulic caliper with a single disc
  • Brakes (Rear): Drum brakes
  • Suspension (Front): 1.1 inch telescopic fork
  • Suspension (Rear): Single sided swing arm with one shock absorber
  • Wheelbase: 71.3 inches (total length)
  • Rake: N/A
  • Trail: N/A
  • Seat Height: 44.5 inches (total height)
  • Curb Weight: 162 pounds (dry)
  • Tires (Front): 3.5 – 10.51J
  • Tires (Rear): 3.5 – 10.51J


  • The Newport 50 can be retro fitted with a full windshield that is made from top of the line, poly carbonate plastic for maximum impact resistance. This windshield will keep you upper body protected from dangerous debris and wind blast when riding at higher speeds.
  • A rear metal rack made from aluminum can be installed to the rear of the scooter. The metal rack comes standard in a chrome finish and is used only for lightweight storage and storage of items that will be driven shorter distances.
  • Many of the smaller parts of the scooter are easily replaced for maintenance reasons or to add new paint matched or chrome parts to help make your Newport 50 unlike any on the road. Some of the interchangeable parts include parking lever, brake lever, handlebars, handlebar mounting clamps, handlebar mounting clamp covers, handlebar ends and mirrors
  • A top case can be installed to the rear of the scooter that is weather resistant, hard locking with a separate key, and has storage capacities of 6.6 gallons up to 9 gallons. This top case is ideal for those in need of extra storage space in addition to the amount that already comes standard underneath the driver's seat.
  • A passenger backrest made from leather or vinyl and ultra-soft inner material provides much more support than the stock back rest. It is positioned higher than the stock back rest for extra lumbar support and promotes proper posture while riding.
  • The Newport 50 should be covered with a general dust cover if it is going to be stored in a covered area such as a garage or covered parking where it will mainly be subjected to dirt and dust. If it is going to be stored outside, perhaps on the street, then it should be covered by a premium dust cover made from waterproof material with reinforced stitching to provide superior protection from rain, snow, dirt or mud.

Key Competitors For The 2008 Schwinn Newport

  • Yamaha Vino Classic
  • Honda Vision
  • Suzuki Love
  • QLINK Star 50
  • SSR Motorsports Europa 50