2011 Yamaha Vino Review


The 2011 Yamaha Vino is stylish, fun, economical, quiet, and practical. In other words, it offers everything one looks for in a scooter, and then some. The 2011 Vino doesn’t offer much change over its 2006 major revisions, but that doesn’t matter, because what it does offer is a continued tradition of excellence.

The Vino Classic boasts an incredible 110 miles per gallon, making it one of the most fuel-friendly scooters on the market. Even with its 1.2-gallon fuel tank, there are still many miles of around-town enjoyment to be taken in before having to stop for a refill.

Like its predecessors, the 2011 Yamaha Vino Classic features an open, step-through steel-tube frame that makes mounting and dismounting easy and smooth. The telescopic front fork suspension offers 2.3 inches of travel, while the rear single-shock suspension has 2.1 inches of travel. The combined suspension system is more than capable of absorbing most bumps on the road, making a drive of the Vino a comfortably confident experience. Meanwhile, the Vino's matching 110mm front and rear drums and capable 90/90 R10 tires on the front and rear offer excellent stopping power and road-gripping performance, respectively.

The 2011 Vino Classic is powered by a clean and reliable 49cc, liquid-cooled, SOHC, four-stroke engine that’s conveniently started with the push of a button. It also offers the benefit of kick-start capabilities for backup emergencies. Adding to the easy drivability of the Vino is its V-belt transmission, which is fully automatic. Simply twist the throttle, and you’re on your way. Driving a scooter doesn’t get much easier than that.

With the 2011 Yamaha Vino Classic, the Japanese manufacturer continues its tradition of making some of the most rider-friendly scooters on the road. Included on the Vino are such high-end accessories as an easy-to-read instrument panel with an electronic fuel gauge, flexible turn signals, a large chromed headlight, highly visible front and rear side reflectors, a wide sculpted front apron, a full-size floorboard, a generous under-seat storage compartment, and a lockable fuel cap and steering column. Like its predecessors, the 2011 Yamaha Vino is designed and built with rider comfort and functionality in mind; it also comes standard with beautiful retro styling and one of the best fit and finishes in the business. If you’re looking for the coolest way to beat the pump, then the 2011 Yamaha Vino Classic is an affordable solution that you’re just going to love.

New For 2011

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2011 Yamaha Vino Specs

  • Model: Classic
  • Engine Type: Four-Stroke
  • Bore and Stroke: 38mm x 43.5mm
  • Compression ratio: 12.01:1
  • Valve Train: SOHC
  • Induction: Carburetor
  • Ignition: Electric / Kick
  • Transmission: Continuously Variable (CVT)
  • Final Drive: Belt
  • Fuel Capacity: 1.2 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: 110 mpg
  • Brakes (Front): Drum
  • Brakes (Rear): Drum
  • Suspension (Front): Telescopic Fork
  • Suspension (Rear): Twin-Sided Swing Arm
  • Wheelbase: 45.7 inches
  • Rake: N/A
  • Trail: N/A
  • Seat Height: 28.1 inches
  • Curb Weight: 178 pounds
  • Tires (Front): 90/90 R10
  • Tires (Rear): 90/90 R10


  • Rear Basket
  • Re-Settable Hour Meter
  • Scooter Windshields by Sportech
  • Vino 50 Windshield

Key Competitors For The 2011 Yamaha Vino

  • Vespa LX50 4V
  • Kymco Sento 50
  • Hyosung Rally 50