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.