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Old 09-13-2011, 07:27 PM   #31
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I used to own a Vino for awhile, but I got rid of it almost immediately in favor of a Buddy 125. The Vino seems anemic compared to other scooters in its class. It handled like my grandma's mid 80's Caddilac -- slow, yet graceful and comfortable. My current ride, a 125cc PCX, will set you back almost a grand more (mine came to nearly $4k out the door), but I can hit 60mph easily (then the limiter kicks in), and I get almost 100mpg.

Like others have said here, I think the Vino is a great scooter -- but it is in desparate need of a redesign to remain competitive with the other 125s on the market.
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Old 09-14-2011, 12:59 AM   #32
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yeah the Vino is sorta pokey. they're promoting a Kymco Agility 50cc in this vid but at the :50 mark bring out a 125cc to race a Vino 125. it's not even close

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Old 09-14-2011, 04:32 PM   #33
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To the est of knowledge, the LANCE scooters are being made by SYM. SYM is a quality brand from Taiwan (not mainland China... huge difference). I saw a photo where if you lift the seat in the Lance Cali, you can see the Sym name stamped into the metal on the scoot.

As opposed to a financially risky Chinese scoot, I would buy just about any used or new Sym or Kymco scooter before ANY China-scoot (new or used). I just speak for myself, it's your money to do as you see fit.
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Old 09-21-2011, 04:50 PM   #34
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Yes the Vino 125 is quite slow and outdated, probably why its not bein produced no more. To bad they couldn't just redesign it, maybe power it more similar to the Zuma 125, their both 125 both that about where the similarity ends. Now the Vino 125 is a great little scoot, but it doesn't make a lot of sense over the Kymco Agility 125 with the price difference, probably one of the big reasons its no longer produced here. Now if you want a similarly powered scoot to a 50 cc with much better hill climbing abilities and a little more acceleration and top speed, and you don't really want anymore and like the classic styling, its a great little scoot.
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Old 09-23-2011, 08:28 AM   #35
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I have an 05 and 08 vino 125 for me and the misses. ride it to work about 10 miles round trip everyday. tops at 58-60 mph on the odo (not gps). don't feel the shakiness that others have stated.

my thoughts:

yes these are slow for being 125cc. i can't compare against other 125cc scoots but the video posted previously pretty much says it all.

brakes are very good.

ride quality is harsh and bumps needs to be dodged.

the rear gas filler sucks cause you can't put a trunk on back without modifications or quick detach cables.
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Old 09-27-2011, 02:21 PM   #36
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I have an 05 and 08 vino 125 for me and the misses. ride it to work about 10 miles round trip everyday. tops at 58-60 mph on the odo (not gps). don't feel the shakiness that others have stated.

my thoughts:

yes these are slow for being 125cc. i can't compare against other 125cc scoots but the video posted previously pretty much says it all.

brakes are very good.

ride quality is harsh and bumps needs to be dodged.

the rear gas filler sucks cause you can't put a trunk on back without modifications or quick detach cables.
Thanks for the info. I was wondering about the rear gas cap deal. Could you jsut cut a hole in the bottom of your milk crate?
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Old 09-27-2011, 04:51 PM   #37
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Thanks for the info. I was wondering about the rear gas cap deal. Could you jsut cut a hole in the bottom of your milk crate?
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Old 10-03-2011, 02:16 PM   #38
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Thanks for the info. I was wondering about the rear gas cap deal. Could you jsut cut a hole in the bottom of your milk crate?
Yep...............except my wife's Vino 125 uses a Pepsi crate.
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Old 10-03-2011, 05:28 PM   #39
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Here's a little tidbit nobody has mentioned yet.
With the 10" wheels, if you lean it too far in a left corner the plastic cover will hit the ground and lift the wheel off the pavement.
I'm glad it happened in a parking lot. Very embarrassing to high-side a scooter let me tell ya.

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I love riding the thing. I also bought it for the wife to ride and I put more miles on it than she does.
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Old 10-08-2011, 05:23 PM   #40
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I've heard a lot of good about the 125 Vino. I've also heard about an exhaust bolt problem, and there is a fix for it.
I'm an old motorcyclist that started riding scooters a while back when my wife decided she wanted her own two wheeler. We got her a Honda Metro (total reliability = perfect). I got a Ruckus so we could ride together. Got my daughter a Ruckus also for college transportation around town.
Later the wife decided she wanted something bigger taht we could take trips on. I researched and we got a new leftover SYM HD200 for a good price. I sold the Ruckus and rode my motorcycles.
Then we moved to Hawaii. I couldn't really ship my motorcycles, so I sold them. We did ship the SYM and I then bought a new leftover Kymco People 150. You might be able to get a leftover HD200 at a good price. I've still seen a few 2008s. The People 150 I paid about $2200, which was a great price. The People is a fine scooter too. A bit smaller physically than the SYM, and a little bit slower, but not far off from the SYM. It'll cruise at 50-60 and do just fine. By the way, both SYM and Kymco have industry leading two year warranties. Not even Vespa or Honda have this. And I've read about a lot of stuff Kymco does to promote scooter riding in general.
Still, a new Vino 125 at $1995 would be a great buy.
As a motorcyclist, my bigges bitch about scooters is the low gas tank capacity. In this, they all suck. My KLR650 held 6.1 gallons and got 54 mpg.

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Old 10-08-2011, 05:47 PM   #41
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I don't even know how to respond to that.
The local Harley dealership hosted a "demo fleet" for test rides yesterday and today. I had about 45 minutes for lunch so I rode my Vino over to see if I could catch a ride.

Half the parking lot was marked off as staging where the dozen and a half or so demo's of all kinds were sitting. I guess I shouldn't have come in the exit and weaved through all the bikes and folk standing around but hindsight is 20-20. I suppose I shouldn't have parked right out front of the tents where riders were signing up.

I was greeted with someone who said "you finally decided to buy a real bike?" He sort of chuckled and said he was sorry, he couldn't help it. I think he was being friendly.

I asked if I could get a bike to try out. The fellow at the table said, "sure, what do you want to try?" I told him I didn't know much about Harleys but I'd like to try one with the foot controls not too far out front. He said they were all out that way, but I should try a .... I forgot... it was a middleweight of some sort. I said, "fine" he said I'd have to wait because that bike was going out on the next escorted group ride.

"Oh," I didn't have the time to wait, just pick something out for me. He asked if I had ridden a Harley before. I told him "two times."

He handed me a slip of paper with some numbers on it and said "that's your ride - go listen to the orientation meeting." OK.


"...ride your own ride, come to complete stops, ride your own ride...." Simple enough I thought

I go to the bike.. they gave me this:


I had to ask the guy next to me how to start it.
I figured out how to turn off the radio on my own.

Everyone gave me lots of room during the ride.

It was fun.
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Old 10-15-2011, 07:32 PM   #42
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Is there a front rack for the 125 Vino? Or a rear rack that clears the gas cap?
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Old 10-30-2011, 03:54 PM   #43
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Is there a front rack for the 125 Vino? Or a rear rack that clears the gas cap?
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Old 10-31-2011, 02:05 AM   #44
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i have enjoyed my vino. looking to find another one for my wife. funny how it is reputed to be slow compared to the zuma 125. on provoscooters the zuma guys are talking the same top end-about 55. and in the end they are scooters. i mean who are we trying to impress? it's the journey. i liked the style and we travel back roads so they fit.
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Old 10-31-2011, 08:14 PM   #45
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I got my vino up to 60 again last night. It just takes a long stretch of road and some tucking.
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