2008 Schwinn Valo Review


The 2008 Schwinn Valo 50 is new to the lineup of Schwinn scooters. 2008 is the first year it has been offered to the public and is similar to other sporty type of 50cc scooters that Schwinn has to offer. However it has a more concept car look to it with lots of vertical lines, sharp corners and aggressive looking body work rather than the traditional bulky scooters with a more bulbous design and rounded features, similar to those seen on the streets of Europe. If you are looking for a scooter with a more original look, one that embraces the genre of concept car designs then the Valo 50 may be for you. It also has a much more sporty suspension than most other 50cc scooters making for a much more fun time while riding.

The Schwinn Valo 50 comes standard with a single-cylinder, four-stroke engine that delivers approximately 2.7 horsepower and 4.8 lb-ft of torque to the wheel. The engine is air cooled for quality cooling to make for a much more reliable and durable engine. This engine is extremely efficient with a fuel economy of nearly 100 miles per gallon (mpg) however it does have a smaller engine, producing small amounts of power that are not going to win you any drag racing competitions. The engine also uses a single overhead camshaft (SOHC) design to smoothly deliver the correct amount of air needed by the engine at various speeds. This system improves reliability and fuel economy than most other intake manifold designs. The Valo 50 carburetor is made from reliable components to increase durability and help deliver precise amounts of fuel, increasing precise delivery of air and fuel mixture ratios. The scooter also uses both an electric starter with a kick start option. The electric starter is reliable and makes the scooter that much easier to use, however for emergency situations the scooter can be started by a simple kick.

The Valo 50 uses a transmission with continuously variable technology to automatically shift gears without the need for a clutch. This transmission is very smooth shifting and keeps noise to a minimum by running at lower temperatures. The Valo 50 suspension is larger and much sportier than other 50cc scooters. It uses a 1.1 inch front telescopic fork and a rear single sided swing arm with a single shock absorber. The bigger suspension makes for a much more accommodating system by supporting more weight while also having the features and technology for increased handling, quicker response and more nimble maneuvering.

The overall design of the scooter combines body style and design, a fuel efficient engine, smooth shifting transmission, spacious floorboards and ergonomically positioned handlebars to make for a quick and agile scooter that makes riding much more fun than before.

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 an astounding 100 miles per gallon (mpg).
  • The transmission uses continuously variable technology to shift gears quietly and smoothly so that no power is wasted or excessive time spent shifting from one gear to another.
  • 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 high quality and reliable carburetor delivers the correct amounts of fuel needed at various speeds.
  • The 2008 Schwinn Sport 50 comes available in one paint option of Flame Orange.

2008 Schwinn Valo Specs

  • Model: Valo 50
  • Engine Type: Single-cylinder, four-stroke, 50cc
  • Bore and Stroke: 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 weather proof, hard top case made from high quality plastic can be fitted to the rear of the bike. It is a locking case with a separate key to make sure your possessions safe and secure.
  • A windshield made from impact resistant poly carbonate plastic is available in a clear of tinted finish.
  • A chrome metal rack can be fitted to the front or rear of the scooter. This rack is capable of storing a small amount of items but nothing too large or heavy such as luggage
  • A general dust cover for protection from dust and dirt while stored indoors.
  • A weather resistant dust cover made from water proof lining and reinforced stitching for storage outside.

Key Competitors For The 2008 Schwinn Valo

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