With the EPA cracking down on motorcycle emissions, two-stroke scooters might soon be few and far between. However, Yamaha has made adjustments to its popular 49cc Zuma to keep the scooter in its 2008 lineup.
The latest round of EPA restrictions reclassified 49cc and smaller motorcycles into the same category as the broad under-250cc Class I motorcycles, making it difficult for two-stroke scooters to be kept on 2008 rosters.
The adjustments made to the 49cc Zuma included revamping the carburetor settings and exhaust catalyzers and an automatic transmission and electric start ensure the user-friendliness of the Zuma’s air-cooled, carbureted power plant.
The 2008 Yamaha Zuma will be available from dealers in August with an MSRP of $2,099.