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 My review of the Vino 125 
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Ok, I decided last week to starting looking at Vino's again, because I just can't wait for the z125 any longer.

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So I found one at my local yammy dealer that gave me such a big run around before. I just happened to call down there and ask if they had any as I was curious what story I would hear this time.

It just so happens they claim a customer backed out of the deal on one. I asked what color, and they said blue. I said what is the OTD price??? They said they would call me back.

They phone back and told me $3400.00 OTD. I said I will take it.

I went down, and applied for yammy credit, and I was TURNED DOWN. :wth:

Not because I have bad credit, but because apparently the banks are denying people even with 700+ credit scores because they are afraid to loan money.

Especially on a small loan amount. The saleman said if it was for a 10K bike, I would have had a better chance because they make more money on the deal for the risk.

Anyways, I just had a friend come down and co-sign for me because he know's I'm good for it, and I don't intend to keep it financed. I was just doing it so I don't have to put all my money out up front.

Ok, so we do the deal on Saturday morning by the time I can meet up with my friend, and I take it for a test run down the street near the dealer.

WOW is all I could say. I didn't put my helmet on, and I wish I had because the thing has so much power. I mean for real. I cannot even describe it other than to tell you it feels like a "mini" motorcycle.

The break in period is 600 miles, and they claim it will get faster and more fuel economy. :wth:

I have already put 50 miles on it, and I still have a half tank of gas.

I intend to use it for commuting as soon as I get my ME. I have been calling around but all the BRC classes are booked until the end of August, and I don't think you can even get your permit in FL now due to the law change on July 1. They are requiring everyone to take the BRC.

So I guess I will have to limit my riding until I can figure that out. I am going to call the DMV first thing Monday and see if I can get the permit or not. I know... It's illegal I'm sure. :doh:

I can tell you that for all of us who felt like the Zuma was sketchy in traffic, I feel the v125 has the power required to keep up with the flow, and not tick off drivers at a light from take off.

Actually, I would say some will be surprised when I zip past them. :q:

I've had the scoot up to 50MPH, and that is about good enough for me at this point. I would like to get a windshield to cut down on the wind noise.

Other than that, the bike seems to handle very well, and has a bunch of nice features such as helmet storage under the seat as well as two hooks for a rider helmet and yours if the seat storage is being used.

Over all I am very impressed with the v125, and I would like to test drive a z125 in comparison.

Depending on what the z125 is like, I might be tempted to buy another Vino for my wife instead, and just keep this one.

If you are thinking about a v125, I say go for it!!! :q:

Oh, the OTD price was $3400.00 and I was able to get an additional 3 years warranty. So altogether I have 4 year warranty on the scoot.

In hindsight, IF I could find one, I would have snapped a used one of these up in a heartbeat. :q:


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You can live with the Vespa look huh?

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Very nice review Waldog.. My sister is thinking of getting one. she's really into the Vespa look.. classic style..

HOpefully i'll help her get one when she moves here to NC..

You and ur friend should get the Z125 once it comes out.. and review that..

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You can live with the Vespa look huh?


I wasn't crazy about it... but it's growing on me... :D

But at least it's not a ruckus... :q:

My plan is to pass this to the wife when the z125 comes out, that is, if I like the z125....


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Very nice review Waldog.. My sister is thinking of getting one. she's really into the Vespa look.. classic style..

HOpefully i'll help her get one when she moves here to NC..

You and ur friend should get the Z125 once it comes out.. and review that..


I would really like to test drive a z125 before I buy one.


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IDK about you, but I know if i Test drive the Z125, I know I'm going to like it better than the Z50 I'm driving now... :P

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IDK about you, but I know if i Test drive the Z125, I know I'm going to like it better than the Z50 I'm driving now... :P


I would say that is a fair assessment.... :q:


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awesome review man... glad you bought it! u had that need for more speed :)

HOW BOUT SOME PICS!! ? :)

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Rubadubcubb wrote:
HOW BOUT SOME PICS!! ? :)

Yeah...PICS!!!!!


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CONGRATS! I almost picked a used one up a few weeks ago but the girl sold it before I got there.

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Waldog wrote:
The break in period is 600 miles, and they claim it will get faster and more fuel economy...I've had the scoot up to 50MPH, and that is about good enough for me at this point. I would like to get a windshield to cut down on the wind noise.


I'm at 2500 and I bought it April 08. The fuel economy will go up a tad but not much. I see 85 mpg regularly. The top speed will increase as well. I saw 50 ish at purchase and now see 55+ easily. A windscreen will give you 3-5 mph more, so stock should equate to 60 flats w/ screen.

Dr. pulley weights/sliders will give you more off the line performance and increase the 0-40.

As far as "break in", ask 20 people, you'll get 20 answers. I took it easy for the first few tanks of gas and then ripped into her!

Congrats on your purchase!

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Waldog wrote:
The break in period is 600 miles, and they claim it will get faster and more fuel economy...I've had the scoot up to 50MPH, and that is about good enough for me at this point. I would like to get a windshield to cut down on the wind noise.


I'm at 2500 and I bought it April 08. The fuel economy will go up a tad but not much. I see 85 mpg regularly. The top speed will increase as well. I saw 50 ish at purchase and now see 55+ easily. A windscreen will give you 3-5 mph more, so stock should equate to 60 flats w/ screen.

Dr. pulley weights/sliders will give you more off the line performance and increase the 0-40.

As far as "break in", ask 20 people, you'll get 20 answers. I took it easy for the first few tanks of gas and then ripped into her!

Congrats on your purchase!

Doc


Thanks Doc!!! So far, it's really quick off the line for me. It does what I wanted it to do, get out of the way, and fast!!!

I can cross traffic much safer than with my Zuma. At least it seems less sketchy. LOL

I'm seeing about 60mpg right now, and it would be nice to see more.

As far as top speed, I'm not sure if I have a freak scoot or what. But I climb to 40mph within 4-5 seconds I would say, and I can easily hit 60mph on flat. When I'm at 50mph, I have plenty of throttle left.

Maybe it's because FL is pretty flat???

So far, I am impressed.


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You are at sea level, Doc is around 4,500-5,000 feet somewhere on the front range of Colorado. You're going to have more power because of that.

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You are at sea level, Doc is around 4,500-5,000 feet somewhere on the front range of Colorado. You're going to have more power because of that.


Well at least he has a nice view!!! :q:


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The front range view isn't that great IMO.

Are you planning any modifications? spikes, etc?

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