The Vity only weighs 110kg wet. That and a very low 730mm seat make 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.
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.
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.
If you’re in the market for a mid-sized 125 scooter, you can pay anywhere from £1000 for a cheap no-name model to the best part of £4000 for a tasty Vespa. So £1,799 for a Yamaha and all that entails sounds pretty good value – that’s cheaper than any of their 50cc scooters. But if your budget can stretch a little higher, consider the much better yet £100 more expensive Peugeot Tweet 125. Find a scooter for sale.
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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. For 2010 you also get some race-inspired speed-block style graphics. Compare and buy parts for the Vity in the MCN Shop.