Scooters are an economical and fashionable method of transportation that don't have the same insurance liabilities that full on motorcycles carry. Yamaha, one of the world's leading motorcycle manufacturers, is also a leading manufacturer of scooters. For the Vino Yamaha has gone with a more retro style.
Powering the scooter is a 124cc 2-valve engine. Cooling is accomplished by forced air flow with fans kicking in if necessary to keep the temperatures under control. The transmission is fully automatic requiring no actions to shift gears. Yamaha has included an electric starting mechanism removing the need for a kickstart, however kickstart capability is still included as a backup.
There are both a 2006, and 2007 version of the Vino with few differences between the two.
As of 2009, the Yamaha Vino 125 costs $2899.00 MSRP.