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Rider

Welland, Ontario

Reviewed on 2009-06-03

Motorcycle reviewed2008 Yamaha C3

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5.0
Over the past 6 years, I've owned and ridden a Honda Jazz (called Metropolitan in United States), for 4 years, and 3 different small, street motorcycles. After my last long motorcycle ride, I decided that I should maybe consider a scooter again, mainly because of the seating position, and comfort of the scooter versus a motorbike. I found the C3 and after a bit of research, bought a 2007 model, with just over 900km on it. I've only had it for a few days, but I already love it. Compared to the Honda Jazz (Metropolitan), it's got more pep, more storage, and looks overall larger, more in proportion with an adult rider. I am very happy with my decision to get the C3. I will post another review after I've had it for a while.
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shawn reckenberger

essex, Maryland

Reviewed on 2009-01-16

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5.0
This is a great scooter. It gets great gas mileage. I've saved a lot of money with this thing. It's not as costly as my truck and four-wheeler that's why I ride this thing the most. I can hold tools and cameras and my iPod and riding gear plus still have extra room for groceries. This thing is so much fun and the quickest 50 factory-wise on the market. Keep up on tune ups and oil changes and this thing will run 50 miles per hour and bury the speedometer. The bike has great handling and is a good machine.
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Stuart

Greenville, North Carolina

Reviewed on 2008-01-15

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5.0
As I thought about buying a scooter, my biggest concerns were gas mileage, reliability and something that would not require a motorcycle endorsement on my driver's license. So, I started looking at a wide variety of 49cc scooters. Initially, what attracted me to the C3 was its unique appearance and large storage compartment (it kind of resembles the old Cushman). Performance wasn't really an issue with me because I figured, hey, it's a 49cc engine; you can't expect too much. Well, I was pleasantly surprised. With its liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, four-stroke engine, the C3 will peg the 40 MPH limit on the speedometer. Also, being a four-stroke, the engine is surprisingly quiet. Overall, the C3 is a great choice if you plan to use it in an area where the speed limit does not exceed 40 mph. I use mine for quick trips to the store, going to the gym (my gym bag fits conveniently in the storage compartment), etc. It's also fun to just get out and cruise around. If you expect more out of the C3, you should consider stepping up to a 125cc Vino or even a motorcycle. The bottom line is I got more than I expected from the C3. I got looks, great gas mileage and a mechanically sound machine. Oh yeah, did I mention I was able to squeeze 118 miles out of one tank (1.2 gallons) of gas? Enough said.
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Thomas Kinney

Pekin, Illinois

Reviewed on 2007-07-27

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5.0
I bought my C3 about a month ago to use as a tool for my small business to save gas as I travel around town a great deal. I now find myself just riding the thing all the time. I just love it. The storage area is huge. I once carried a large camera pack, a large Gatorade bottle, a six pack of soda, and my laptop all at once. It has enough power for back street city riding but could use a little help when the speed limit is 40mph. Over all a great scooter!
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