2018 Yamaha Vino Classic

One cool little tool

2018 Yamaha Vino Classic
2018 Yamaha Vino ClassicCRS

The Vino Classic melds timeless scooter styling with modern features such as electric starting, fuel injection, and liquid-cooling for its little 49cc four-stroke single. A fully automatic transmission makes riding this little 179-pound bumblebee easy; just twist the throttle and go, and keep right on going. That’s because the Vino returns a claimed 127 mpg, granting you a theoretical range of 155 miles per 1.2-gallon tankful of fuel.

Utility is one of the Vino Classic’s strong suits, thanks to its bodywork and floorboards, which help keep your feet and legs clean while riding, a rear rack for carrying small items, and a big underseat storage area in which to secure your helmet after reaching your destination. Available factory accessories including a top case, a choice of windshields, and even heated handgrips morph this little scoot into a practically year-round transportation device. And while you’re out and about, a standard rear-wheel lock and an ignition switch cover help deter lowlifes.

Likes: Miniature fuel-injected and liquid-cooled engine, incredible fuel economy

Dislikes: Tiny 10-inch wheels and drum brakes are functionally relics

Verdict: For economically "getting around," the Vino Classic is tough to top

2018 Yamaha Vino Classic Specs and Pricing

MSRP $2,299
DISPLACEMENT (CC) 49
SEAT HEIGHT (IN) 28
WET WEIGHT (LBS) 179