2008 Schwinn Sport Review


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.

New For 2008

  • The 2008 Schwinn Sport 50 uses a single-cylinder, four-stroke, 50cc engine to power this scooter with approximately 2.7 horsepower and 4.8 lb-ft.
  • The Sport 50 has a fuel economy of nearly 100 miles per gallon (mpg) meaning you spend less time at the pump and more time on the road.
  • The engine is transferred to the wheels with a continuously variable transmission that shifts gears quietly and smoothly, ensuring that all the power this little 50cc engine has to offer is not wasted.
  • The automatic transmission also eliminates the need for a clutch meaning you do not have to shift gears every time you come to and leave a street intersection and can ride in comfort.
  • A carburetor supplies the engine with accurate amounts of fuel depending on the speed of the scooter as to ensure proper air to fuel mixture ratios, increasing horsepower and fuel efficiency.
  • The 2008 Schwinn Sport 50 comes available in paint color options of Midnight Black or Schwinn Red.

2008 Schwinn Sport Specs

  • Model: Sport 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: 72.8 inches (total length)
  • Rake: N/A
  • Trail: N/A
  • Seat Height: 44.9 inches (total height)
  • Curb Weight: 198 pounds (dry)
  • Tires (Front): 3.5 – 10.51J
  • Tires (Rear): 3.5 – 10.51J


  • A hard, weather proof top case made from high quality plastic with a locking option is ideal for those in need of extra storage space than what comes standard under the rider's seat.
  • The Sport 50 can be fitted with a windshield made from high-quality, poly carbonate plastic that comes in a clear or tinted finish. This windshield will not only protect you from the annoying windblast subjected to at high speeds but will protect from potentially hazardous debris that can be thrown your way while riding around town.
  • A chrome metal rack can be fitted to the front or rear of the scooter. This rack is capable of holding lightweight possessions or items while riding around town running errands going to a friend's house.
  • Two types of dust covers are available for this scooter, one that is used for indoor storage to protect from dust and dirt that can accumulate when stored in a garage and the other is a high quality dust cover made from water proof material and has reinforced stitching throughout.

Key Competitors For The 2008 Schwinn Sport

  • Yamaha Vino Classic
  • Honda Vision
  • Suzuki Love
  • QLINK Star 50