Four 250cc scooters and the Yamaha Morphous compared for posterity, from Qatar’s Peninsula newspaper. (Note: Turns out this was not from Qatar, but a poorly-credited wire story by Susan Carpenter of the Los Angeles Times, it also ran in the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette with a good photo and better proofreading.)
Not yet available in Colin Edwards’ number 5, nor even available in the U.S., the Yamaha Aerox Race Replica is done up like Valentino Rossi’s MotoGP Camel Yamaha. Well, minus an overt Camel logo, you know, for the kids, because a 2-year-old would never recognize that typeface and colors. (Thanks to Motoblog for the link.)
Yamaha has announced that their Japanese-market VOX scooter will come to the United States in 2007, renamed as the Yamaha C3. That, I believe, makes it two better than the BMW C1, but D3 worse than the Pontiac G6 and W(-2) worse than a BMW Z1. (via TheScooterScoop) Update: Something was bugging me about the […]
A reporter test-rides a Yamaha Vino for the Toronto Star and outlines Canadian scooter regulations.
Yamaha have released a new scooter prototype the ASV-3. It features a multi chambered airbag which upon impact opens up from under the seat between your legs. From Taipei Times
(Photos showing the under-seat storage better explain the Ryan’s description.) As we suspected the other day, the Yamaha VOX scooter is actually on the market in Japan, with a fun flash site to promote it (if you read Japanese). Now Japanese mods (don’t laugh, you wouldn’t believe how many Japanese mods there are) are surely […]
Yamaha is testing an airbag on the Morphous. I’m not sure about that placement, as Guzman noted, it’s awfully close to your ‘nards.
Ryetronics Ryan stopped by yesterday to show me his copy of Moto Champ Magazine, which he picked up at Mitsuwa. (They never have it when I go there, dangit). The “Mini Bike in America” section features a story about ScooterBBS admin “SE” and his shop Big Ass Motors. (click on picture for larger image), and […]
Speaking of Asian copycats (Via the BBS): Yamaha Motor Company, U.S.A., Cypress, Calif., has obtained a Consent Judgment in its lawsuit against Yamoto Motor Corporation, Union City, Calif. Yamoto has agreed to stop the import and sale of Yamoto products into the United States which Yamaha claimed were copycats of its products. The lawsuit, filed […]
Yamaha Motor UK is offering free liability insurance on its Aerox 50 and Cygnus-X 125 scooters. The insurance covers up to three family members and comprehensive insurance is available for a very reasonable upgrade fee. The scooters also include 1 year of RAC coverage (the UKâ€™s AAA equivalent) and Datatag anti-theft markings installed.
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, […]
To celebrate our discovery of Scoot2Go, we will help ourselves to one of Rob’s links: Yamaha’s ??????? (Lovino town), an animated series designed to hype the Vino to its target market: six-year-old Japanese girls. Crazy!