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Yamaha Scooter Vity 125 cc Electric start Automatic & what it is worth

What is it Worth for a Yamaha Scooter Vity 125 cc Electric start Automatic. For this estimated value the Yamaha Scooter Vity 125 cc Electric start Automatic must be similar or match the information provided.

Posted by worthmoney on June 20, 2017

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Yamaha Scooter Vity 125 cc

Electric start Automatic

 

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What is it Worth for a Yamaha Scooter Vity 125 cc Electric start Automatic. For this estimated value the Yamaha Scooter Vity 125 cc Electric start Automatic must be similar or match the information provided.

Description : Yamaha Scooter Vity 125 cc Electric start Automatic

Ride Quality & Brakes

The Vity only weighs 110kg wet. A very low 730mm seat makes it very easy to drag around in parking bays and a doddle to u-turn. But on the move it feels unresponsive and a touch wobbly. As a way to get to work cheaply it will do the job, but it probably won’t raise a smile.

Engine

There’s no nice way to say it – the Vity is slow. Top speed is around 60mph and it takes its time getting there, but that’s perfect adequate for the Vity’s intended use as a cheap town commuter. It lacks the zip of other 125 scooters such as Yamaha’s own (pricier) BW’s 125.

Build Quality & Reliability

The Vity 125 is about as basic as you can get, so on the plus side there’s very little to go wrong. Plus if anything ever should, you’ve got the benefit of big-brand dealer and parts back-up to rely on. The leather-effect seat cover looks a bit naff and it’s a bit dated, but it doesn’t look badly made.

Equipment

For the bargain price tag you get a pretty practical package – underseat storage big enough for a full-face helmet, luggage rack, fuel gauge and a decent-sized non-lockable glove box deep enough to take a drinks bottle.

Adding a new entry-level 125cc scooter to its ranks, Yamaha's new Vity is vital in the city... Or something like that

The Yamaha XC125 Vity has just been added to the motorcycle company's scooter line-up in Australia, with a price-point of just $2699.

Propelled by the same engine that provides motive force to its sister product, the Yamaha BeeWee, the 2011 Vity uses a compact air-cooled four-stroke single-cylinder engine displacing 125cc.

The engine is angled forward slightly for better stability and the fuel is electronically injected into the cylinder in measured amounts to improve fuel economy. Money has been saved in the design of the scooter by omitting a front wheel fender, and instead extending the scooter's front cowling to act as a rain/mud guard.
With a single overhead camshaft and two-valves -- one inlet, one exhaust -- the 2011 Yamaha Vity scooter is purpose built for urban environments, though unlike some its rivals it has a modest compression ratio of 9.5:1. Like most modern scooters the rider needn't worry about changing gears, because the Vity has a CVT (continuously variable transmission) setup, giving the scooter true twist-and-go operation.

Yamaha Motors Australia expects to find the majority of potential Vity 125 scooter buyers in urban and city areas, with an affordable price, tidy design and reliable engineering the focal points of the vehicle. In a recent press statement, Yamaha Motor Australia said "Vity is ideally suited to life on congested urban streets," adding that the XC125 scooter "combines city practicality with economy, taking the strain out of the daily commute."

Weighing just 110kg the scooter could probably be bench-pressed by a bodybuilder, and it's this light weight and short 1250mm wheelbase that improve its urban suitably. Yamaha reckons the tiny two-wheeler has quick steering that together with a short wheelbase contributes to improved low speed manoeuvrability.
The fuel tank has a 5.5-litre capacity and the telescopic front forks and rear suspension unit have 80mm and 65mm of travel respectively.

Yamaha has designed the Vity to be an easy-to-ride entry-level scooter with a low 730mm seat height. The low dual passenger seat makes it easy for riders to put their feet on the ground when stopped and "helps to keep the scooter’s centre of gravity low – for great manoeuvrability" says Yammy.

Though the images don't show it, the Vity has a clear instrument panel, with several elements, including a fuel gauge, analogue speedometer, and various indicator and function lights.

To improve long-distance rides, a heavily padded seat that "provides ample room for a passenger" plus a useful storage area below the steering column have been added, not to mention ample underseat storage for "stowing a helmet and essentials." That's probably not a full-face helmet though, as most scooters of this size cater for open faced helmets.

A luggage rack fitted to the rear of the bike comes as standard equipment, improving the scooter's practicality, as does an electric starter button.

As acceleration is taken care of by the 125cc SOHC engine, deceleration falls to a "powerful" 153mm diameter front disc brake. The rear gets a low-tech drum brake. Together they provide "smooth and predictable stopping power".

Running gear comprises light weight 10-inch aluminium alloy wheel rims shod with 100/90-10 tyres at both ends, which are finished in black to give the scooter a bit of visual pride.

As one of Yamaha's more affordable models at $2699, the 2011 XC125 Vity will give the entry-level scooter market a mild shake-up, providing an alternative to some of the lesser-known brands.

 

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2011 Yamaha XC125 Vity specs:
Engine type Air-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, Forward-inclined single cylinder, 2-valve
Displacement 125cc
Bore x stroke 51.5 mm x 60.0 mm
Comp ratio 9.5 : 1
Lubrication Wet sump
Fuel system Electronic Fuel Injection
Ignition TCI
Starter Electric
Transmission V-Belt Automatic
Front suspension Telescopic fork
Front travel 80 mm
Rear suspension Unit Swing
Rear Travel 65 mm
Front brake Single Disc, Ø 153 mm
Rear brake Drum, Ø 110 mm
Front tyre 100/90-10
Rear tyre 100/90-10
Overall length 1860 mm
Overall width 670 mm
Overall height 1045 mm
Seat height 730 mm
Wheelbase 1250 mm
Min ground clearance 95 mm
Wet weight 110 kg with 5.5 litres of fuel
Fuel capacity 5.5 litres
Colours Competition White; Gun Metallic

WHAT IS IT WORTH IN MONEY INFORMATION

SELLING – If you want to sell this item or similar expect to get between the following amounts if selling on-line: Between $1100 Australian and $1200.00 Australian in good used condition

BUYING – If you wish to buy this item on-line or a similar item on-line it’s a bargain if less than the following amount: $1100 Australian in good used condition

PAYING TOO MUCH– if more than: $1400 Australian in good used condition

VALUE – This items full estimated value at the date of posting taking into account on-line and offline prices: Our estimated value is Between $1000 Australian and $1200 Australian in good used condition

BRAND NEW PRICE IF AVAILABLE - $2699 Australian in 2011

BRAND NEW PRICE online download - n/a

KEEPING – If you’re thinking about keeping this item or a similar item for it to grow in value we suggest the following Waiting for at least 50 years for this item to grow in value!

AUCTION START PRICE – If you’re thinking about selling this item on-line at an auction site we suggest a minimum starting price of $800 Australian in good used condition

IS THIS ITEM RARE ON A SCALE OF 1 to 10 (10 is extremely rare) 3

TIPS FOR GENUINITY - Photos if online, long detailed description, good selling reputation

IS THIS A POPULAR ITEM ( 1 = not popular / not wanted 10 = Highly popular / wanted item ) - 6.5

ONE SOLD ONLINE FOR - $955 Australian 20 Jun 2017

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