2018 Yamaha Vino 50 Review

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2018 Yamaha Vino 50 Review on Total Motorcycle:

The stylish Vino offers clean, quiet, fuel efficient 4-stroke performance. The easy to ride Vino makes more sense than ever as gas prices continue to spiral upwards. To make the Vino 50 even more fuel efficient, it features fuel injection. Fully automatic transmission, and locking under seat storage make the stylish Vino a sensible, fun loving alternative form of transport.

The Vino 50 in Canada is called the Vino Classic in the USA.




Peppy, 49cc, liquid-cooled (with fan assist), SOHC, 3-valve, 4-stroke engine puts out lively, predictable power with incredible gas mileage. The design concept of this engine is peppy performance with low noise, low emissions, and low fuel consumption.



Super convenient, large, 19 liter locking, under seat storage compartment can easily hold a full-face helmet or other items like a small briefcase or purse. Maximum capacity is 5 kilograms.


///Fuel Economy

Fuel consumption of approximately 46 kilometres pre litre or 130 miles per gallon (imp.) Your actual consumption may vary.




2018 Yamaha Vino 50 Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

Chromed turn signals
• Handy front mounted storage pocket for small items like cell phone or wallet.
• Additional helmet or luggage hook near ignition switch area
• Rear fender extension reduces road splash
• Easy-to-use centre stand
• Easy access oil level dip stick
• Side reflectors enhance visibility
• Low maintenance, sealed battery (battery should be charged during winter storage)




2018 Yamaha Vino 50 Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits


•49cc, liquid-cooled, SOHC, 3-valve, fuel injected, 4-stroke engine produces peppy, easy to use power with incredible fuel economy.
•Fuel consumption rating of approximately 53 kilometers per litre or 150 miles per gallon (imp.). Your actual consumption may vary.
•Vino 50 uses regular 87 octane gasoline.
•Fast, dependable electric starting.
•Liquid-cooling with fan assist.
•maintains consistent engine temperatures even in stop & go traffic
•liquid-cooling allows for a higher state of tune / performance
•reduces mechanical engine noise
•Maintenance-free transistor controlled ignition (TCI).
•produces a strong spark for fast starts
•provides precise ignition timing / mapping for optimum engine performance at all rpms
•3- valve cylinder head.
•utilizes two intake valves & one exhaust valve
•excellent breathing efficiency & excellent fuel economy
•Roller rocker arm valve actuation.
•specially designed roller rocker arms reduce friction for increased power
•reduce mechanical engine noise for a quiet, enjoyable ride
•Intake & exhaust valves feature a special “carbon cutter” valve stem design.
• automatically removes carbon build up from the valve stems
•maintains maximum engine efficiency & power, even during extended slow speed use
• (carbon build up on valve stems can lead to sticky valves & poor performance)
•Lightweight, aluminum cylinder features ceramic composite plating on the cylinder bore.
•insures uniform heat dissipation
•reduces internal friction & weight
•Lightweight crankshaft with carburized connecting rod & lightweight forged aluminum piston.
•optimizes engine performance & provides fast throttle response
•excellent durability (carburization is a heat treating process that increases the strength of steel)
•reduces mechanical vibration
•19 mm, “closed loop” throttle body fuel injection system.
•excellent fuel & good throttle response
• “closed loop system” uses an oxygen sensor to “sniff” spent exhaust & automatically adjust the fuel / air ratio for reduced emissions
•fuel injection benefits include choke-free starting, steady idling during warm up, excellent fuel economy & reduced emissions
•Easy access, paper-type air filter is used. Air box design reduces intake noise.
•Centrifugal oil filtering system.
•automatically removes any particles found in the oil
•never requires cleaning or maintenance
•Fully automatic CVT transmission (CVT = constantly variable transmission).
•”twist-the-throttle-and-go” operation
• no clutch lever or gear shifting involved… the transmission is fully automatic.
•Maintenance-free transistor controlled ignition (TCI).
•produces a strong spark for fast starts
•provides precise ignition timing / mapping for optimum engine performance at all rpms
•Environmentally responsible exhaust system produces a very quiet exhaust note.
• muffler contains dual honeycomb-style catalytic converters
•Air induction System (AIS) is used to further reduce harmful exhaust emissions.
• AIS system injects fresh air into the exhaust to ensure complete fuel combustion
• also helps to maximize the function of the catalytic converters


///Chassis / Suspension
•Rugged “underbone-style” steel frame
•makes getting on & off the BW’s easy
•26mm hydraulic front fork
•59mm (2.3″) of wheel travel
•Single shock unit swingarm rear suspension
• 54mm (2.1″) of wheel travel
•good ride quality
•110 mm front & rear drum brakes
•good stopping power
•fast & easy wear compensating adjustments
•Both front and rear brakes are hand-operated like on a bicycle… making riding simple and fun.
•Lightweight, die cast aluminum spoke aluminum “mag” wheels.
•tubeless, 90/90-10 tires front & rear
•”Saddle-type” single seat.
•good rider comfort
•Easy access, 19 litre, lockable under seat storage.
•can hold selected full-face helmets
•or everyday commuter items like rain suit, laptop, briefcase, etc.
•4.6 litre fuel tank.
•excellent fuel economy means an extended riding range & fewer fill ups
•locking caps
•in-tank electric fuel pump
•Chromed single 35 / 35 watt halogen headlight.
•excellent illumination & rider visibility
•Wide floorboards & front leg cowl.
•good splash & wind protection
•highlights the Vino’s retro European styling
•Instrumentation includes: chromed speedometer with odometer & fuel gauge.
•also warning lights for coolant temperature, high beam, turn signals & engine warning light
•Multifunction, 3 in 1 main key switch operates ignition, fork lock & under seat storage lock.
•Special “G-Lock system (when activated), prevents rear wheel from turning
•anti-theft “shutter” blocks key hole access to prevent tampering
•Rugged chromed rear rack.
•provides additional carrying capacity
•maximum capacity is 3 kgs.




2018 Yamaha Vino 50 – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $ USD





2018 Yamaha Vino 50 – Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $2899 CDN





4-stroke, liquid cooled, SOHC, 3-valve, single


49 cc

Bore and Stroke

38 x 43.6 mm

Compression Ratio


Fuel Delivery

Mikuni 19mm throttle body fuel injection

Estimated Fuel Consumption±

53 kpl / 150 mpg (imp.)

Ignition / Starting

TCI / Electric


Fully automatic CVT

Final Drive

V-belt / Spur gear




Suspension (Front)

26mm fork / 59mm (2.3″) wheel travel

Suspension (Rear)

Single shock unit swingarm / 54mm (2.1″) wheel travel

Brakes (Front)


Brakes (Rear)


Tires (Front)


Tires (Rear)



///Critical Data



1,665 mm (65.6”)


630 mm (24.8”)


1,005 mm (39.6”)


1,160 mm (45.7”)

Seat Height

715 mm (28.1”)

Fuel Capacity

4.6 litres (1 Imp. gallons)

Wet Weight

81 kg (179 lbs)

Maximum Load

91 kg (201 lb)


Dark Greyish Metallic Blue



2018 Yamaha Vino 50 – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)



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