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The words ’scooter’ and ’executive’ aren’t usually associated with one another, but in the case of the Suzuki Burgman 650 Executive , certain exemptions have to be made.

Relative to its market, the Burgman 650 Executive rolls like a boss and comes packed with plenty of up-standard features that other scooters only dream of having. From the choice between a Pearl Moon Stone Gray or Pear Mirage White paint finish all the way to its enormous proportions, the Burgman 650 Executive has definitely earned that ’Executive’ name.

Much more than it aerodynamic and ergonomic design, the Burgman 650 Executive also packs an impressive powertrain in the form of a powerful, liquid-cooled, 638cc, DOHC, 8-valve, twin-cylinder engine that features Suzuki’s fuel-injection system and vibration-reducing dual counter balancer shafts to provide smooth and powerful acceleration befitting its stature as one of the most polished scooters on the market. Although it looks the part of the scooter, the Burgman 650 Executive feels more like a bike that knows its business all the way around.

This posh scooter also comes with a smooth, responsive chassis and suspension set-up featuring a tubular frame and aluminum-alloy swingarm that allows the engine to be mounted in a forward position for excellent balance and agility. Telescopic front forks with 41mm inner tubes provide 4.3" of wheel travel for sport performance and a comfortable ride while an aluminum swingarm-style rear suspension system features twin preload-adjustable shock absorbers offering 3.9" of travel.

Any which way you look at it, the Suzuki Burgam 650 Executive is about as awesome a scooter as you can find anywhere. It’s striking combination of looks, handling, and performance makes it a must-have for all riders out there.

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The Yamaha Zuma is a peculiar kind of scooter because it’s smaller than a bike yet a little meatier than what you’d call a traditional scooter. Yet despite lacking what can be described as a specific niche, the Zuma still enjoys a tremendous following, thanks in large part to the many upgrades Yamaha has provided.

The Zuma employs a unique combination of fun and practicality wrapped in one affordable package. It won’t wow you in terms of looks, but as far as usefulness is concerned, it’s got plenty of items that riders will love. The first is a new, plush seat that can comfortably sit two people and plenty of locking storage beneath it. It also has a wide front apron and floorboards that enhance the Zuma’s sporty profile, as well as a new headlight system that features dual bulbs with housings mounted atop the apron, ensuring great visibility for the rider. More space can be found on the rear cargo rack, while an electronic fuel gauge lets the rider easily keep track of gas level. Finally, the Zuma also has an easy-to-read instrument panel that features a turn signal, as well as high-beam and low-oil indicator lights.

In terms of performance, the Zuma is powered by a rather feisty 49cc, air-cooled two-stroke engine with a fully automatic transmission and pushbutton electric starting, making for a convenient ride anywhere. The scooter’s simple powertrain also allows it to achieve an estimated - and impressive - 123 mpg fuel return. As far as the suspension is concerned, the Zuma’s tiny telescopic fork and single rear shock work very well for a bike of its built. The overall lightness and agility of the Zuma makes it a fun ride, even if you won’t be pushing past any speed limits.

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The Zuma scooter is finally returning into the loving arms of Yamaha after years of being built by outside vendors. But now that Yamaha is finally taking back construction of the Zuma, you can expect it to be as awesome - maybe even better - than the previous models.

The scooter’s construction, comprised of plastic bodywork, a tube-steel chassis, and plenty of unique new details, including an under-seat storage compartment that comes with a cavernous 5.2-gallon capacity, enough room to fit a full-sized helmet. On top of that, the Zuma 125 also has an easy-to-read analog speedometer that’s flanked by a
fuel gauge and indicator lights; two bright halogen headlights with the left side providing a 55W low beam and the right side providing 60W of high beam luminosity; and a pair of beefy 12" tires that were designed to provide tremendous grip and handling on any kind of road surface with matching 220mm hydraulic front disc and rear drum brakes for serious stopping power.

Despite being regarded as a scooter, the Zuma 125 comes with a pretty capable 125cc 4-stroke engine mated to a fully automatic C.V. transmission with push-button electric starting capabilities, making the Zuma a super-convenient and reliable mode of transportation. An electric fuel-injection cranks out tremendous amounts of power, giving the Zuma 125 a new level of high-tech performance very few scooters in the market can rival.

In addition to its design and performance capabilities, the Zuma 125 handles remarkably well for a scooter, thanks to a steel-tube frame that has a step-through design. The bike also comes with a telescopic fork that features beefy outer tubes for strength and slider shrouds to help protect the 27mm inner tubes from debris.

All told, the Yamaha Zuma 125 is a pretty good choice for a versatile scooter that leaves nothing on the table.

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Yamaha ’s Zuma line-up of scooters is fixing to get a new member of the family with the introduction of the Zuma 125. Packed with a combination of impressive design, superb handling, and upstanding performance numbers, the Zuma 125 fits the bill of a well-rounded scooter.

The design of the Zuma 125 fits the mold of a tough off-road machine wrapped in a scooter’s body. The nose of the seat is closer to allow good leg clearance at stop signs while also allowing you to slide back into the wider area of the seat while cruising for maximum body support. The model also features an underseat storage compartment that has enough room for a full-sized helmet to be stored. Out front, the bike carries two bright halogen headlights with the left side providing the 55W low beam while the right side is the 60W high beam. An analog speedometer is flanked by a fuel gauge and indicator lights while the main switch is equipped with a key hole lock cover for added security.

As far as handling goes, the Zuma 125 was built on a hefty steel-tube frame has a step-through design for easy mounting. The telescopic fork features beefy outer tubes for strength, while slider shrouds help protect the 27mm inner tubes from debris. The Zuma 125 is powered by a 125cc 4-stroke engine with 4 valves with ceramic-composite cylinder plating, and electronic fuel injection. The engine’s power is coarsed through a fully automatic C.V. transmission while pushbutton electric starting make the Zuma 125 one of those bikes that offer super-convenient transportation.

For a new line of scooters that follows in the lead of the Zuma line, the 125 offers the best of all worlds, without any compromises.

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50cc. That’s all it takes for the Yamaha Zuma 50F to be the kind of sporty scooter that makes commuting such a fun endeavor. Don’t be fooled by the bike’s relative timidity; it’s not built for that purpose.

What it’s built for is to provide exceptional riding pleasure at the drop of a hat, complimented by a sharp new styling that features an updated twin-headlight set-up that takes the Zuma 50F’s tough, off-road image to the next level. The scooter also has an open and spacious ride for two along with lots of locking storage underneath. Enjoying the simple thrills of life doesn’t have to mean seeking the biggest and most powerful machine out there.

In terms of powertrain, the Zuma 50F is powered by a low-maintenance, 49cc liquid-cooled 3-valve, 4-stroke engine that’s both quiet and powerful. The engine has an electronic fuel injection that provides smooth, seamless power and is mated to a fully automatic V-belt transmission that gives easy, twist-the-throttle-and-go operation. It also comes with pushbutton electric starting that gives the ultimate ease of operation scooters like this are known for. As a scooter, the Zuma 50F’s fuel economy rings up to an estimated 132 mpg with a fuel tank that holds 1.2 gallons of gas. It may not have the power, but it sure manages its fuel well.

As for the top speed? Don’t expect it to hit more than 45 mph, which may sound a little dull, but given the circumstances, the Zuma 50F was never built to be used on the highway. It’s a pure leisure ride for the city streets.

Find our more about the full specs of the Yamaha Zuma 50F after the jump.

Riding a motorcycle need not be all about performance. There is always a place in the market for bikes that offer a highly utilitarian purpose without having any of the all-world capabilities. That’s the group where the Yamaha Majesty fits in. As a cross between a scooter and a motorcycle, the Majesty is a rugged and reliable machine that provides enough power to run at highway speeds while also boasting of enough room for two to go with ample storage space.

The Majesty comes with an aluminum, die-cast alloy main frame with a steel tube sub frame that’s both light and rigid, offering the kind of increased performance and handling that makes for an all-world scooter. The full instrumentation fitted just in front of the scooter comes with all the pertinent information a rider needs in his travels. That includes an analog speedometer and tachometer, and an LCD multifunction display that includes a fuel gauge, coolant temperature gauge, ambient temperature gauge, plus V-belt, and oil indicator lights.

Make no mistake, the Majesty isn’t the cup of tea for performance-minded individuals. It "only" has a 395cc liquid-cooled four-stroke engine with a fully automatic transmission. The bike features an electronic fuel injection system that delivers superb throttle response and low-maintenance reliability, while the dual chamber air box, air injection system, and exhaust catalyst technology reduce air pollution.

All told, the Yamaha Majesty passes all the requisites of a top-end scooter. The size, handling, and performance numbers of the Majesty allow it to be the kind of ride that every scooter-riding savant craves.

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You know what they say about riding on something that just reaches its destination? Well, that’s a pretty accurate description for the Yamaha C3.

The scooter’s trendy “box” design inspired the name ’C3,’ it accentuates cubic space and stresses retro functionality and simplicity designed for individual customization. The overall shape of the scooter gives it great storage capacity, hitting up to about 9 gallons. It also has a wide, comfortable seat that sits 28.9" from the pavement, as well as an instrument display that provides all the necessary information for the rider, including the speedometer, odometer, fuel gauge, high-beam indicator light, and engine management indicator lights. The C3 also has an optional rear rack and an optional windscreen to protect you from wind and debris while you race down the road at 40 mph.

A large-diameter steel-tube frame provides strength, long life, and
great handling for the C3, while a 49cc fuel-injected four-stroke engine that’s quiet, powerful, and extremely low-maintenance serves as the scooter’s powertrain. It’s not the most powerful scooter on the block, but it sure is a lot of fun to drive. The scooter has electronic fuel injection, easy cold starts, and a 19mm Mikuni throttle body that provides optimal mixture in all conditions. Finally, an electric starter and a backup kick start allow for easy drive-ability.

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The Yamaha TMax is one of the Japanese brand’s core products, one that has stood the test of time. In fact, it remains one of the best in the sector and is a practical alternative to a conventional motorcycle.

In the 10 years that the TMax has been around, it has become one of the best maxi-scooters on the market, one that offers true sports performance wrapped in a highly aggressive scooter body. The design of the new TMax is really to die for because it comes with luxury scooter appointments including a double glove box in the streamlined front apron, a position-adjustable operator backrest, a sumptuous dual seat, an illuminated storage box under the seat spacious enough for a large full-face helmet, a fully featured multifunction instrumentation with a speedometer and a tachometer, and Yamaha’s unique wind and weather protection that comes from the TMax’s floorboard, apron, and windshield configuration.

In terms of performance, the TMax comes with a 499cc fuel-injected, DOHC, four-valve-per-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that’s been horizontally mounted and performance engineered with forged pistons, carburized connecting rods, and ceramic-composite plated cylinders for plenty of tractable power. The engine is then mated to a continuously variable transmission that connects engine power to the wet multiplate centrifugal clutch via a durable double-cog-type rubber V-belt. The whole technical set-up of the TMax makes it the ultimate twist-and-go throttle operation.

Meanwhile, the engine is encased in a sturdy, lightweight die-cast aluminum chassis with 43mm front forks, 4-piston mono-block caliper dual front disc brakes, a rear disc brake, and aluminum die cast wheels with radial H-rated tires.

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German automaker BMW is one of the most diverse brands in the industry, having branched itself out past its cars division into other ventures, particularly motorcycles .

At the company’s recent Motorrad Innovation Day 2011, the German brand unveiled their latest two-wheeled concept machine, the electric drive E-Scooter.

Featuring a design that lends itself to the lack of a main frame, the E-Scooter comes with an aluminum battery casing that is connected to the steering head support, the rear frame, and the left-hand mounted single swing arm, which is directly hinged to a horizontally installed shock absorber. The charging device of the E-Scooter comes with a charge cable that allows the bike’s battery to be recharged in a painless manner - any household power socket will suffice.

The electric drivetrain of the E-Scooter allows it to reduce its range by somewhere around 10 - 20 percent depending on the bike’s profile.

The E-Scooter’s performance numbers have yet to be announced, but BMW is pegging the bike to produce an output that ’s right around the range of maxi scooters that are currently powered by a 600-cc combustion engine with a driving range of well over 60 miles.

For a scooter that boasts of an electric drivetrain, that’s a mighty impressive number given that it compares favorably to its fuel counterparts.

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As hard as it may be to believe for those not directly involved, scooter riders love their small and buzzing machines, so because it “wouldn’t be the same without it,” designer Marc Graells Ballve has created the armadillo-inspired armor for scooters.

Called ‘Protect 486′ the system is easy to attach to the scooter’s bodywork and then be wrapped on top of it, protecting the thing from sun, rain and even thieves. Yes, it even has an alarm that goes off if anyone tries to go past the attractive looking orange protective shell.

There’s nothing wrong with the idea of protecting your ride and this actually looks like a practical concept despite the fact that it makes any two-wheeler look like the half of a pimp’s Cadillac.

Source: ohgizmo

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