English flag Chinese (Simplified) flag French flag Hindi flag Italian flag Japanese flag Korean flag Russian flag Spanish flag

Brand Search

Category:     Keywords:   
Written by Del Fuego    Thursday, 15 May 2008 12:13     E-mail
Keeway Venus 50 - Page 3
Article Index
Keeway Venus 50
Page 2
Page 3
All Pages

Fuel consumption was very good with this little 50cc two stroke returning 35km/L all the while creating a rather attractive and aggressive exhaust note… well, aggressive for a 50cc machine and very aggressive for anything pink! The Keeway Venus 50 also features an easy to use centre stand to augment the side stand. There is also a kick-start unit to supplement the electric start… a feature that I believe should be retained on all scooters and unfortunately is not

Ok so this machine is not all sunshine and light… the suspension is not especially compliant and combined with the small 10” wheels gives a fairly bumpy ride. Braking is adequate at best, it does stop reasonably well for normal use although the drums do fade quite badly after a hard stop. There is a bag hook at the front but no glove box.

Keeway is a large and prosperous company that in general produces good quality machinery. This is in no small part due to European backing and most likely quality control processes. The Keeway factories also produce several bikes branded for companies other than themselves. Case in point is this very bike, which is basically identical to Vmoto’s Milan… This fact makes it less unusual that we liked that bike so much (review up shortly). So keep in mind that if you are tossing up between these two bikes they are virtually the same and the choice should probably be based on dealer support, warrantee period etc.

All in all this is a quick, attractive, easy to operate option at an aggressive price from one of the largest of the Chinese manufacturers. The price and overall quality of this machine combine with its powerful engine and lightweight to create a well balanced commuting option.

PriceNZ$2290, USA $1399
0-50km/h10.9 Seconds

Top Speed

Lap Time


44.0 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 (1)add
written by Viktor , January 30, 2009
Well why don't you say that Venus and Milan are just plain chinese clones of good old Yamaha Vino...
report abuse
vote down
vote up
Votes: -2
Write comment
smaller | bigger


Last Updated ( Thursday, 07 August 2008 19:12 )


Visit us on YouTube for our latest videos.

Sponsored Links