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Written by Del Fuego    Monday, 16 June 2008 12:14     E-mail
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This handling prowess converts well to road use, combined with a perky two stroke engine and well sorted CVT it makes for a very good all round urban commuter. The only thing that really lets this bike down is the braking, the front and rear drums prove to be quite weak and introduce the problems we have mentioned many times in the past with both fade issues and the increased need for regular adjustment. This is a shame as it would be easy to fit the Milan with a front disc, this would make it very difficult to find any fault with the performance.

The Vmoto Milan has many other positive features; it is very easy to live with… swallowing a full-face helmet with no problem at, it has a matching, colour co-ordinated top box as an option if you need some more space. Instrumentation is good, if fairly basic. It even has a fuel gauge. The only things really missing are pillion foot pegs and a glove box. Other than that the bike is easy to move around, not too bad to put on the centre stand once you have the technique sorted (it isn’t the easiest if you use the traditional “facing forward” style) and it even has a side stand.

So what we have is a very good all around machine that is easy and fun to ride, handles well with a good, peppy engine and smooth transmission. It is let down somewhat by the poor braking, and not much else. Pricing is similar, if a little higher than other bikes in its class and fuel consumption is relatively frugal at around 85mpg. Dealer backing is very good with a plethora of parts always kept in stock, from replacement panels right down to new steering columns etc for any unfortunate Milan versus wall/car/phone booth incidents. It took Vmoto a lot of mucking about to produce this bike, but it was worth the effort… this is one of the top 50cc scooters currently available and probabably the best for a female rider when taking into account the light weight and impeccable styling. This is definately worth testing if you are in the market for a lightweight, comfortable, nimble urban commuting machine.

PriceAUD$1990, NZ$2590 $USA TBA
0-50km/h10.9 Seconds

Top Speed

Lap Time


43.8 seconds

Fuel Economy

2.8L/100kms - 85MPG

Speedo Accuracy

50kph displayed = 48kph actual


Fast, good detail, good storage, capable and useful

Cons:Bumpy suspension, weak brakes

Fuel Consumption
Value for money
Ease of use
Build quality

Overall Score


Manufacturer Specifications

Max power at shaft 2.57Kw (3.45Hp)@7000rpm
Max torque3.92Nm (2.89lbs)@7000rpm
Engine TypeSingle-cylinder 2 stroke
Cylinder Capacity49.26cc
Seat height---
Dry weight ---
Kerb weight 70kg (154lbs)
Fuel tank capacity5.0 liters (1.3 gal)
StartingElectric & Kickstart
TransmissionCVT “Twist and Go”
Storage volume---
CoolingAir Cooled
Bore X stroke40.0x39.2mm (1.57x1.54in)
Compression ratio6.9:1
Front suspension---
Rear suspension---
Front brakeDrum
Rear brakeDrum
Front wheel/tyre10" x 3"
Rear wheel/tyre10" x 3"
Length1605mm (63.19in)
Width620mm (24.4in)
Wheelbase1220mm (48in)
Max speed (km/hr) ---
Type approval---
Consumption (ECE applicable text cycle)---
Consumption @km/h - km/l---
Audible Indicatoryes
Full helmet storageyes
Glove boxno
Fuel Guageyes
Trip Meterno
Seat release (via remote control)no
Seat release (remote, ignition/switch) no

Comments (3)add
written by vincel , October 23, 2009
Can't see why not, pretty peppy for a 50cc machine, I'm 6'3 and fitted on there fine.

As for the similarity to the vino... yes they are both "clones" or shall we say homages to old vespa's :D
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written by joanthan watson , July 20, 2009
was wondering if I could get around to work on this: I weight near 300 pounds? im like 5'11.
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written by Dave , July 13, 2008
Is it just me or do these scooters (and the Keeway Venus) have identical styling to the older Yamaha Vino (late 90s- early 2000s). Suspicious!
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