2009 Tomos Velo Review


The 2009 Tomos Velo is a sleek scooter designed for image-conscious riders who want an affordable way to travel short distances. Its 150cc single-cylinder, four-stroke engine offers plenty of power for its light weight (a mere 225 pounds). This makes it a convenient vehicle for anyone who needs a way to cover ground quickly, without relying on a car whenever they need to run errands.

The 2009 Tomos Velo has a continuously variable transmission that lets riders concentrate on where they are going, instead of what gear they are in. A front telescopic fork suspension, and rear twin sided swing arm suspension, adds to the comfort of driving this stylish little scooter. Thanks to its 51-inch wheelbase, drivers will never feel unsteady, even when they come to a complete stop. The Tomos Velo feels just as secure at rest, as it does when traveling at cruising speed. That's a big advantage for anyone who has worries about tipping over at a stoplight.

The Velo's 31-inch seat height makes it perfect for young riders, and shorter people. Teenagers living in urban and suburban areas could easily use this scooter to get to school on time, to cruise the streets with their friends, or to commute to a part-time job.

The 2009 Tomos Velo has a central headlight, which gives it a slightly retro feel. Two side mirrors jut out like the ears of a cartoon ogre. The seat, which could seat two in a pinch, has a gentle slope that not only feels nice during the ride, but also looks cool when it's in park. Even the Tomos Velo's small wheels match its overall aesthetic. Anyone with a remotely hipster sense of style will immediately spot this as the kind of scooter they could enjoy.

The 2009 Velo certainly isn't for everyone. Those looking for more power or more storage space will want to look elsewhere. Even the looks won't appeal to every buyer. Tomos, however, knew exactly who they were targeting with this scooter. They succeeded in building a reliable vehicle with a sleek sensibility, good handling, and a comfortable ride. Given those qualities, it's one of the best options for people who want to travel short distances without spending a lot of money on gas-guzzling cars. Even compared to fuel-efficient economy cars, the 2009 Tomos Velo offers more convenience, at a fraction of the price.

New For 2009

  • Tomos released the first Velo in 2008. There are no significant changes for the 2009 model.

2009 Tomos Velo Specs

  • Model: Velo 150
  • Engine Type: Single-cylinder, four-stroke
  • Bore and Stroke: 2.06 inches X 2.28 inches
  • Compression ratio: 9.7:1
  • Valve Train: SOHC
  • Induction: N/A
  • Ignition: Electric
  • Transmission: Continuously variable
  • Final Drive: Belt
  • Fuel Capacity: 1.35 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: N/A
  • Brakes (Front): Hydraulic disc
  • Brakes (Rear): Drum
  • Suspension (Front): Telescopic fork
  • Suspension (Rear): Twin sided swing arm
  • Wheelbase: 51 inches
  • Rake: N/A
  • Trail: N/A
  • Seat Height: 31 inches
  • Curb Weight: 225 lbs.
  • Tires (Front): 120/70 - 12
  • Tires (Rear): 120/70 - 12


  • None listed

Key Competitors For The 2009 Tomos Velo

  • 2009 Vespa LX
  • 2009 QLINK Pegasus 150