Yamaha 50cc scooters like Vino, Jog and Gear are only available in certain markets like Japan
Manufacturers design products according to the specific needs, tastes and preferences of a particular region. A perfect example is the Yamaha Vino 50cc scooter, which shows the Japanese fascination for all things small and super cute. In the 2022 update, the scooter will get two new color options: Bonnie Blue and Matt Armored Green Metallic.
Yamaha Vino 2022 new colors
The new Bonnie Blue color option has a retro feel, which compliments the scooter’s classic design. It is essentially a two-tone color theme of light blue and ivory white in glossy finish. A blue cap has been used around the headlight cowl, front fender, instrument cluster and side panels. A third shade, brown-brown, is featured on the handles, floorboard and seat covers.
The brown-brown shade helps keep the focus on the core color theme of blue and ivory white. It is a delicate color theme, which could have lost its beauty in combination with the usual black colored seat and handles. Even ivory white seats and handles would have worked great for this color theme.
The second color option uses a mix of dark green and black with white highlights. Many of the body panels have a dark green tint, while the headlamp hood and front fender have gloss black paint. Double white strips can be seen on the front panel and the side panels. Seats and handles are in the standard black hue, while the floor section is painted a light gray.
With these new shades, there are now a total of six color options for the Yamaha Vino scooter. The previous color options of Fighting Red, Virgin Beige, Mahogany Brown Metallic and Graphite Black have remained unchanged.
No other updates
Other than new color options, there are no other changes to the Yamaha Vino 50cc scooter. It continues with its retro profile, which can be clearly seen in features such as round headlights and rear-view mirrors, large rounded fender and rounded side panels. Vino has an antique-looking instrument console that is loved by retro enthusiasts.
Other key features include an open front storage compartment, a folding hook, a dedicated glove box with built-in accessory compartment, ample under-seat storage and a rear wheel brake lock. The suspension system consists of a telescopic unit in the front and a swingarm suspension. Braking duties are performed by disc brakes at both ends.
Yamaha Vino is powered by a 49cc engine that generates 4.5 horsepower maximum power at 8,000 rpm and maximum torque of 4.1 Nm at 6,000 rpm. The scooter has a stationary stop system, which saves fuel by turning off the engine at short stops such as traffic lights.
A 50cc scooter should be cheap, but in Japan Yamaha Vino starts at 203,500 yen. This is about Rs 1.33 lakh. 50cc scooters have a limited scope in the Indian market and are unlikely to launch here.