Yamaha Vino 125
|Also called||Vino 125|
|Predecessor||Yamaha XC125 Riva 125|
|Engine||124 cm³ (7.56 in³) 124cc air-cooled 4-stroke single; SOHC|
|Transmission||Centrifugal clutch; V-belt automatic CVT|
|Wheelbase||1229.4 mm (48.4 in)|
|Seat height||76.0 cm (29.9 in)|
|Weight||103.9 kg (229 lb)|
|Fuel capacity||5 L (1 US gal; 1 imp gal)|
The Yamaha Vino 125 is a scooter introduced by Yamaha Motor Company in 2004 as a larger brother to the 49cc Yamaha Vino/Vino Classic, replacing the Yamaha Riva 125 (XC125) scooter. Little has changed since the 2004 introduction of the Vino 125 with the exception of color choices. Because of the engine size and top speed, in many US States, the Vino 125 requires a motorcycle license to legally operate. The Vino 125 has a relatively low seat height, making it popular among smaller riders.
The Vino 125 has an air-cooled 124cc single cylinder 4-stroke SOHC engine for propulsion. The engine has a fan for supplemental cooling. A Mikuni BS carburetor handles fuel delivery, and an auto-choke and carburetor heat device are standard. The Vino 125 includes a catalyzed muffler, AIR Injection system, and an evaporative fuel canister to control emissions.
Top speed after break-in period ranges from 45-65 MPH on flat land depending on wind and the weight of the operator and cargo according to user reports. A 180mm single disc front brake and a 110mm drum rear brake handle stopping. 3.50x10 tires are standard.
MSRP for a 2008 model is $2649 USD . Black is a new color for 2008, Team Yamaha Blue remains from previous years, and Silver is dropped from the color line up for 2008.
Popular modifications for the Vino 125 include Asian Market taillights and the addition of a rear basket or case hinged to allow access to the fuel tank. Other popular modifications include chrome front fender and side trims.
The Vino has a very similar counterpart in Thailand, called Fino, which looks almost identical.
The Yamaha Vino was the scooter of choice in the American Chopper special where Vinnie DiMartino and Mikey Teutul went on a road trip to New England. These Vinos are tuned with aftermarket parts and have custom paint jobs courtesy of Nub Grafx.