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Schwinn Motor Scooters

March 30, 2006

While we’d like to thank Schwinn Motor Scooters for linking to 2strokebuzz, we’d also like to make it clear that 2strokebuzz in no way endorses Schwinn motorscooters. I don’t think i’ve ever mentioned them before, simply because they appear to be Chinese Yamaha knockoffs with a big Schwinn sticker on the front. Maybe they’re allright, try it out and let us know what you think, but in the meantime, we’d spend the extra few hundred bucks for a real Yamaha Vino. (UPDATE: 4-18-06: It turns out there’s much more to the story.)

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4 Responses to “Schwinn Motor Scooters”

  1. mythdraugNo Gravatar on March 30th, 2006 4:11pm

    Vino? No, try again. The graduate looks much more like a TN’G Milano. Pull up the 360 view of both. Only real difference I see aside from badging is the exhaust. Engine ventilation, seating, and lights all match up.

  2. illnoiseNo Gravatar on March 30th, 2006 4:28pm

    Ha, you win, it’s a copy of a COPY of the Vino. (the TN’G Venice and Milano are copies of the Yamaha Vino 50 and 125). I thought the Vino had the little rubber swoosh on the cowl, but you’re right, it’s the Milano. Ignore that, and the bodies are very similar. (Interestingly, if I remember correctly, the Milano actually came out in the US BEFORE the Vino 125, which was rather amazing, but the original design was Yamaha.)

  3. mythdraugNo Gravatar on March 30th, 2006 4:36pm

    Yes, that I will give you. My thought when I saw it was that it was a Milano (not just a copy). Then I looked and saw that the spec sheet was different enough to make it a copy of a copy of a Vino.

    (Now I want to just buy parts to give my vino the fuel capacity the schwin has. It has almost 50% more. )

  4. BrookeNo Gravatar on March 30th, 2006 4:59pm

    Put a small gas can under the seat. never trust spec sheets.

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