2008 Vento Phantom Review


The Vento Phantom scooter was first introduced back in 2007. The base MSRP for the 2008 Vento Phantom is around $1,600. The air-cooled engine for the 2008 Vento Phantom produces around 9.4 horsepower peaking at 7,600 RPM and 6.3 lb-ft of torque peaking at 5,100 RPM. The scooter is around 6.2 feet long, 27.2 inches wide and about 50.8 inches high. These scooters come equipped with floorboards for the driver and passenger, a one-piece vinyl seat for both riders and a grab rail as well. The rear suspension and frame of the 2008 Vento Phantom scooters are made from steel and the wheels are made of aluminum.

The driver’s console of the 2008 Vento Phantom scooter features digital instrumentation, a standard clock, trip odometer, a speedometer and a fuel level warning gauge. The Vento Phantom scooters provide riders with a glove box, helmet storage, hard vinyl rear rack storage, a rear rack, lockable storage, and storage under the seat. Theses scooters also come with a standard halogen headlight, engine immobilizer and rearview mirrors as well. Many riders like the 2008 Phantom scooter because of its aerodynamic design and responsive braking system.

The 2008 Vento Phantom scooters don’t come equipped with a stock engine case guard, tank guard, heel guards or fuel tank cover. However, these scooters do come equipped with standard fork guards, a side cover, an upper fairing and front and rear fenders as well. These lightweight 2008 Vento scooters are ideal for people that go to school or predominately travel locally. These scooters are perfect for people that typically don’t need a lot of additional storage room for personal items when running errands around town. This is a great choice for people interested in lowering gas expenses and minimizing repair costs over the long-term.

The 2008 Vento is not the fastest or most luxurious ways to travel, but it’s certainly one of the most economical. Many riders are typically able to confidently get these scooters to travel at speeds of up to around 50 to 60 miles per hour. Some riders suggest that the amount of maintenance and repaired work needed for these scooters is best reserved for riders that are already experienced or mechanically inclined. Riders are often impressed with responsive the throttle and acceleration remain when the 2008 Vento Phantom is carrying two riders. The 2008 Vento Phantom scooters are typically an appealing alternative for riders living in urban areas, the suburbs and rUral neighborhoods as well.

New For 2008

  • Vento discontinued the Phantom GT5 from 2007 for the 2008 launch.
  • The 2008 Vento Phantom scooter was around $100 cheaper than the previous year as well.

2008 Vento Phantom Specs

  • Model: 2008 Vento Phantom
  • Engine Type: 150 cc four-stroke single-cylinder
  • Bore and Stroke: 2.26 x 2.28 inches
  • Compression ratio: N/A
  • Valve Train: OHV
  • Induction: Fuel Injected
  • Ignition: Electric or Kick
  • Transmission: Continuously Variable (CVT)
  • Final Drive: Belt
  • Fuel Capacity: 1.4 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: N/Av
  • Brakes (Front): Hydraulic Disc
  • Brakes (Rear): Hydraulic Disc
  • Suspension (Front): Telescopic Fork
  • Suspension (Rear): Twin Sided Swing Arm
  • Wheelbase: N/A
  • Rake: N/A
  • Trail: N/A
  • Seat Height: 34.8 inches
  • Curb Weight: 229 pounds
  • Tires (Front): 130/60 R13
  • Tires (Rear): 130/60 R13


  • The 2008 Vento Phantom lineup is available in Candy Red/Silver, Yellow/Silver, and Blue/Silver.

Key Competitors For The 2008 Vento Phantom

  • 2008 QLINK Sienna 150
  • 2008 Schwinn Newport 150
  • 2008 Schwinn Rally 150
  • 2008 QLINK Achilles 150
  • 2008 E-TON Beamer III