Head To Head: Sub 50cc Scooters-Fun Little Errand Runners And City Commuters
Engine: 49cc, SOHC 4-stroke
Bore x Stroke: 39mm x41.1mm
Transmission: CVT Automatic
Fuel delivery: Carburetor
Power: 1.9bhp @7,400 rpm/ 3. Ft-lbs @7,000 rpm (according to Kymco)
Weight: 203.9 lbs (dry weight)
Seat height: 31"
Fuel Capacity: 1.3 gal
Fuel Economy: 102mpg
While it might not exude the retro vibe of the Yamaha Vino or the bare bones ruggedness of the Honda Ruckus, it's hard to pass up the value of the Kymco Agility 50. Rolling in at $1,100 less than the Ruckus and $700 less than the Vino, the Agility 50 is a great buy for someone who just looking to get by with a pair of motorized wheels. Sure you may never hit Back to the Future warp speeds of 88mph on the mighty 50, but you'll have plenty of go to easily maintain city traffic speeds and leave pedal pushers in the dust. Text books, a couple boxes of cereal, a change of clothes, or even a helmet can be hidden out of sight in the storage compartment. And when the time comes to haul more than groceries, the passenger pillion is there to provide a comfortable seat or can be used as a rider backrest when going solo.
Engine: 49cc, single cylinder 4-stroke
Bore x Stroke: 37.8mm x 44mm
Transmission: Automatic V-Matic belt drive
Fuel delivery: 18 mm CV carburetor with automatic choke
Power: 4.3 hp/3.3lb-ft tq (according to hondaprokevin.com)
Weight: 194 pounds (wet weight)
Seat height: 28.9"
Fuel Capacity: 1.3gal
Fuel Economy: 114mpg
The Ruckus bares it all with practically no body work. With its exposed bones and rugged, industrial look the Ruckus has quickly become a hit in the custom scene. Ride it as is and enjoy the hell out of it, or turn to the aftermarket for a wide array of parts and accessories such as stretched frames, LED lights, and wide wheel kits to make it yours. The minimalist styling of the Ruck makes it easy to work on but leaves on-board storage space rather lacking compared to the Vino and Agility 50. With Honda's track record of building reliable and durable automobiles and motorcycles your worries about repetitive repairs or roadside fixes will be few and far between.
Engine: 49cc, 3 valves, SOHC, single cylinder, 4-stroke,
Bore x Stroke: 38.0mm x43.6mm
Transmission: Automatic CVT
Fuel delivery: Fuel injection
Weight: 179lbs (wet weight)
Seat height: 28.1"
Fuel Capacity: 1.2 gal
Fuel Economy: 127mpg
Dripping with style, the Vino is Yamaha's nod to the classic Italian scooters favored by British mods of the '60s. Borrowing styling elements from the iconic Vespas and Labrettas, the Vino's smooth sweeping lines make it a real looker that easily catches the attention of admirers wherever it goes. As the lightest of the bunch the Vino is a piece of cake to whip around making it ideal for tight alleyways and narrow bustling streets. Boasting nearly 130 combined city/highway miles per gallon, you could run an month worth of errands on a single tank of gas. Precious valuables and a couple groceries can be safely stored in the lockable under-seat compartment to help give you peace of mind when away from the scooter.