2008 Vectrix VX Review


The base MSRP for the Vectrix VX touring scooter is around $9,400. The engine for this scooter produces around 28.1 horsepower at 3,000 RPM and 47.9 pound-feet of torque. The top speed for this electric scooter is around 62 miles per hour. The Vectrix VX electric scooter takes about two hours to fully recharge and has a range of 35 to 55 miles. The estimated battery life for the scooter lasts approximately for ten years. Many riders like this electric scooter because it produces less pollution, less noise, and has lower repair costs than traditional scooters.

These 2008 Vectrix VX scooters have wheels that are made of aluminum and Brembo brakes and frames that are made from a steel and aluminum composite. These scooters come equipped with a two-piece vinyl seat that has a backrest and is meant to accommodate two riders. The 2008 Vectrix VX comes equipped with a standard grab rail and a floor board for both riders as well. The body of the touring scooter is made of plastic. These electric scooters come equipped with a spoiler and wind deflector also.

The center console of these electric scooters have digital instrumentation, a fuel level warning gauge, a temperature warning light, a standard speedometer, a trip computer and trip odometer as well. These scooters are equipped with a tall windshield, halogen headlights and a power outlet as well. The 2008 Vectrix VX scooters have adequate under-seat storage, glove box storage, helmet storage and lockable storage available for the driver’s convenience. These scooters also come with a standard rear rack as well.

Surveyed riders showed an overall preference for the 2008 Vectrix VX scooter in comparison to other scooters and motorcycles currently available. These riders thought that the Vectrix VX electric scooter had better engine performance and styling, better off-road capabilities, was more reliable and had lower maintenance costs than other scooters currently on retail. Riders also thought the Vectrix VX scooters were safer to ride, more fun to ride and were worth more for the money as well. These also riders thought other scooters and motorcycles had superior racing track and touring capabilities in comparison to the 2008 Vectrix Vx-1 electric scooter.

Riders say the 2008 Vectrix VX-1 scooter is fun to ride, easy to maintain, and easy to recharge. Riders typically say that one of the biggest benefits with the 2008 Vectrix VX is being free of the need to look for gas stations while riding around. The 2008 Vectrix scooter can be a great daily commuter for a student or someone that typically travels light or runs errands around the local area. Some riders choose to add aftermarket cargo boxes in order to improve the storage capacity of this economic scooter.

New For 2008

  • The Vectrix VX touring scooter was a new release for 2008.

2008 Vectrix VX Specs

  • Model: 2008 Vectrix VX-1
  • Engine Type: electric
  • Bore and Stroke: N/A
  • Compression ratio: N/A
  • Valve Train: N/A
  • Induction: N/A
  • Ignition: Electric
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Final Drive: Shaft
  • Fuel Capacity: Electric
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: N/A
  • Brakes (Front): Hydraulic Disc
  • Brakes (Rear): Hydraulic Disc
  • Suspension (Front): Telescopic Fork
  • Suspension (Rear): Twin Sided Swing Arm
  • Wheelbase: 60 inches
  • Rake: N/A
  • Trail: N/A
  • Seat Height: 30.5 inches
  • Curb Weight: 515 pounds
  • Tires (Front): Pirelli GTS23 120/70 R14
  • Tires (Rear): Pirelli GTS24 140/60 R13


  • The 2008 Vectrix VX lineup is available in Burgundy, Forest Green, Metallic Silver and Sapphire Blue.
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Key Competitors For The 2008 Vectrix VX

  • 2008 Yamaha Majesty
  • 2008 Suzuki Burgman
  • 2008 Honda Silver Wing
  • 2008 Schwinn Del Mar 400
  • 2008 Piaggio BV 500
  • 2008 Aprilia Scarabeo 500