Yamaha’s had a busy spring.
First, they released the Bolt cruisers. Then they unveiled the FZ-09 naked bike. Now, they’re taking the wraps off a new scooter, the Zuma X.
The Zuma X is built around Yamaha’s long-running BW’s50 platform (which changed to a four-stroke motor in 2012, instead of a two-stroke), but with sportier styling.
It has a single front headlight, instead of the dual lamps usually found on the Zuma series. There’s 23 litres of locking under-seat storage, a 26 mm front fork with 58 mm of travel, and a 4.5-litre gas tank. The scooter slows down with a 180-mm disc brake in front and a drum brake in rear.
Perhaps the scooter’s most impressive feature is a bold fuel economy claim – according to Yamaha’s web site, the machine can get 55 km/litre, or 158 mpg (Imperial).
MSRP for the new Zuma X is $2,899.