Yamaha C3 Scooter Review

The evolution of vehicles from a simple bicycle to a luxurious 4-wheel-drive has gone a long way. Nowadays, people from all over the world are patronizing the coolest invention from its generation that helps them travel from short to long distances in a more convenient and traffic friendly way through a motorcycle.

Developing countries in Asia such as Malaysia , Thailand and the Philippines are just few among those having a significant number of motorcycles roaring along the roads. These can either be a private service, leisure, or a public transportation.

Popularly known as scooter, this two-wheeled vehicle has evolved from a manually pedaled rotary machine we all know as bicycle and continuously grow better as technology advances. Several manufacturers of motorcycles were born and the battle for the high-tech design heightens.

Yamaha motors, the leading manufacturer from Japan developed countless cool vehicles from the past years and counting. One of its latest creations is the 2010 C3 which was first introduced in 2007, weighing only 198 lb and has a displacement of 49 cc.

This toy comes with a trendy “box” design that somehow accentuates a cubic space that is why it is called C3 while stressing function and simplicity. The C3 can take you a long way on a single 1.2-gallon tank of gas. It’s fuel efficiency would surely give you a bunch of savings already. It has a completely modern running gear that includes a fuel-injected engine, making it very economical to operate. The liquid-cooled three-valve, four-stroke engine is very powerful and quiet, not to mention low-maintenance. It gives an ultimate ease of operation with its pushbutton electric starter with backup kickstarter. Another pro for this is the air-induction system and exhaust catalyst technology that reduce air pollution.

Below is a more detailed specification that is essential for you to love this scoot.

The parts and body dimension are:

Length   73.0 in
Width     27.0 in
Height    41.1 in
Seat Height           28.9 in
Wheelbase            50.4 in
Ground Clearance                4.5 in
Fuel Capacity        1.2 gal
Fuel Economy       115 mpg
Dry Weight           198 lb

The engine specification as follows:

Type –    49cc liquid-cooled, SOHC 4-stroke single; 3-valves
Bore x Stroke –      38.0mm x 43.5mm
Compression Ratio –            12.0:1
Fuel Delivery –      Electronic fuel injection
Ignition –                TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition
Transmission –      Constantly variable automatic
Final Drive –          V-belt

The Chassis:

Suspension / Front –            Telescopic fork, 2.3-in travel
Suspension / Rear –             Unit swing, 2.2-in travel
Brakes / Front – 110mm drum
Brakes / Rear –      110mm drum
Tires / Front –        120/90-10
Tires / Rear –         120/90-10

Each motorcycle unit usually comes with a 1-year limited Factory Warranty.