Written on: 18/06/2013
I have had this bike (Bws 125 ) for four weeks Brand new bike only 350 miles on it so far . Im not impressed because it keeps stalling when i stop at the lights or junctions . I cant really understand why every one raves about how good they are may be i just got a bad one. (read more)
Written on: 22/03/2011
I have a yammy(hehe) bws50 2006. I have put some money into it. Compared to a car, I'm laughing. A little slow off the line. Smallest investment for largest payoff. Great in the city. Cheap on gas. No, I don't work for a dealer. All stock, runs great. I want to drive it forever. Summer's coming, can't wait. BWS 50cc club, what do you think? It's fun. I love my yammy. (read more)
Written on: 16/03/2011
I have recently bought a BW (1990 H reg)since the ever incresing fuel costs to commute to work which is now costing me £6 as opposed to £40 a week in the car and in all honestly a can not fault it, other than it is a little slow on hills.
I would highley reccomend the bike for anyone wished to commute to work and run around and also beat the ever increasing fule cost.
Written on: 06/10/2010
Had the little yammie for 2 months and serving me good, mine is a French import so not restricted fully, its reliable but does not like cold mournings, it has taken from Nottingham to Skegness and back with 3 days worth camping stuff and cost in fuel was £4.00 there and £4.00 back, I have a huge respect for this scooter, don't buy a cheap Chinese import get one of these.
Thank you Sam. (read more)
Written on: 26/03/2010
I love my BWS, its called Billy, my folks bought it for my 16th and its still going strong 5 years on!
A few bad points: its quite hard to get parts for, also severe lack of storage means you end up carrying your helmet everywhere.
Good points: big tyres make it very stable and comfortable, picks up speed well, not very common so it stands out a bit, easy to control generally, even with loads of scratches it still looks fairly good, an all round great first bike.
Having said that mine... (read more)
Written on: 16/03/2010
I have a BWS NG (Next generation) which has been de-restricted. I've had it for 3 months now and it's great.
Not enough room for helmet under seat
Lights are quite dim
Does not always start on the electric
Not as fuel efficient as expected
Written on: 08/03/2010
The Bws is probably the best scooter I have ever owned, and this will be my 8th different manufacturer of bike. Stock power was a little low to start with but a little race exhaust made hills more bearable and it seemed a little quicker off the mark too. I have an older model of the Bws so I imagine the later ones are better still. I would take this any day over the Chinese imports or any other 50cc bike. Value for money is just insane and even after 14 years this little bike is still going... (read more)
Written on: 25/01/2010
Great on gas. Starter still works fine. Good looking scooter. A little weak
up hills is my only complaint. Otherwise an awesome scooter. Great in the city. I wish I knew how much the financing was going to cost me. I got all the recommended maintenance for the first couple of years. I think it'll last forever. I love my BWS. (read more)
Written on: 20/06/2009
The Yamaha BWS is a good bike smooth ride bilt of bike is only so,so but still really nice bike and drives good (read more)
Written on: 04/06/2009
BWS 2006 has just started breaking down costing me more money then I care to put into a scooter so soon. I thought it would have lasted longer. For a 2006 I didn't expect to already pay $900.00 in fixing it. Might aswell buy a new one for that price. (read more)
Written on: 25/05/2009
The Yamaha BWS scooter is excellent very reliable and good on gas (read more)
Written on: 25/04/2009 by madmatt69
yamaha bws great bike had it now for a few months now and only one thing has gone wrong with it this the carb got blocked this was only minor. (read more)
Written on: 24/04/2009
my yamaha bws for some reason loses power when going up hill and finds it hard to get moving any ideas (read more)
Written on: 25/02/2009
I simply love my Yamaha BWS. Of course like any other guy on this planet, I wish it went faster (but that would be the same even if I had a 500cc bike - always faster you know...)
Anyway, I was saying that I love it: the looks, comfort, very fun to drive around, and pretty fast off the line for a 3.2 horse power engine. So far it seem reliable too. I put 19.000 km on it so far. (read more)
Written on: 20/11/2008
But another point is wich is the Bws looks like.
I think they can switch the lokking.
They can use new things. I think if the bws lokks like a little bit better, than its the best scooter of the world. (read more)
Written on: 11/11/2008 by flyfishn (1 review written)
I bought my 2008 BWS used in September this year. It had 152 k on it. I know have 2130 k on it. I use it as a daily commuter 40 k a day return. I ride a twisty little road with some good hilLs on it next to the ocean. I ride it in all weather conditions. What a hoot this bike has been. I can't wait to put a pipe on it and some other mods. Though I will not put a carb kit on it. I have 2 windshield, the small for summer and the largest for winter, though I wish it was bigger. One of my peeves... (read more)
Written on: 10/10/2008 by scanman (1 review written)
I love my Yamaha BWS. I've only had it only a week and have already put 500 kms on it. I bought it (a black 2006) second hand and added a Givi topcase the same day I bought it. Tons of storage space. I can do up to 72 kms/hour (on a downward slope). It slows down a bit on upward grades but generally manages to keep up with in-town traffic. Very fast off the line. It took a little while to get use to the riding position. My last scooert was an '85 250cc Honda Elite. I like the Yamaha better.... (read more)
Written on: 16/09/2008
Ive got yammy BW ' S 50 cw, ng. Its fully de-restricted and does 74 mph! im running a 70cc big bore kit 70 cc crank shaft got the cylinder head skimmed as low as possible and a shorter spark plug for more compression, race variator gears n centrifugal clutch, race carb, bottle booster, carbon reed valve, super charger kit no air filter! Custom cdi unit has 3 settings, race exhaust system for a 100cc bizz wizz, and suspension lift kit on rear end chrome forks up rated caliper 6 pot! Chrome... (read more)
Written on: 20/05/2008 by saucepanjeff (1 review written)
I put a 70cc kit and a 70cc pipe on my Yamaha BWS and let me tell you something brother I loose sight of stock bw's in my mirror.
I can pull up to any scooter like derby, aprilla, and make them wish they had a Yamaha. When you go up a hill its easy to accelerate. What else can I say? Its the best bang for your buck. (read more)
Written on: 17/04/2008
Overall, an outstanding scooter! Big Tires and Mean Look for a Scoot. Reliable and fast response/handling. An excellent bike! (read more)
Written on: 06/03/2008 by CrazyRider55
West coast availability
1.You need to ask yourself what u need
2.your perfable comfort speed
3.vehicle handling, weight of the machine, durability
4.Plain-jane and u'r happy ;)
5.Do you want to play? E.g. upgrade, change style, tinker?
6.Want all the bell's and whistle with minimal upgrades
Food for thought air-cooled engines wear out faster when engine displacement is grossly underpowered to its proportion
e.g. 4 cylinder 80's Chrysler Caravan,body weigh's in close to the moon, makes... (read more)
Written on: 14/02/2008 by kyle reid (1 review written)
Big wheels. Easy to ride. Ride far on one tank of fuel. overall its a good scooter I love mine. (read more)
Written on: 03/02/2008 by qqaaqqaa
I commute to work about 5KM /3.5miles and mi 6cyl car was driving me up on gas due to the 26 stops sings I have to manage and thats only one way so I decided that I'm going to look for an alternative mode of transportation.
deciding to buy a scooter when you're in the late 40's is not as easy as you thing put the decision was made I have no sorrows about my decision. This has been the first time in my life I like commuting , I'm actually looking forward to go to work and to ride my... (read more)
Written on: 14/01/2008 by kevintuga
Runs well. Good reliability. Fast. Loads of petrol needed. It's a really good bike recommended from everyone. (read more)
Written on: 28/05/2006 by rugby playa
I have the 1992 Yamaha BWS, it's the best moped I have ever ridden. Mine's derestricted and it has a Technigas sports exhaust. I got 53 mph out of it, my best friend has a brand new Aprilia SR and I beat him at top end speed and beat him off the line! A great bike! (read more)
Written on: 06/04/2006 by Pottsy04
I bought my 2005 Yamaha BWS last Summer and had a blast. I managed to ride it all through the Winter and being Victoria isn't that pleasant. The BWS maintained itself perfectly and got me almost everywhere I needed to go. I would give it a 10/10 for sure. The brakes are amazing for a scooter and the look is fabulous compared to most. (read more)
Written on: 10/03/2006 by Seve Bawasa
In my opinion the Yamaha BWS is the best scooter on the market and a great buy. Very reliable and a neat looking sports scooter with quite a bit of power (read more)
Written on: 01/05/2005 by CharlieC
The Yamaha BWS is a great machine for getting about on level land, but it is certainly not suitable for hilly areas. Sustaining the top end speed is marginal due to slope or headwind/breezes. Handling can be somewhat of a challenge in windy weather. The BWs allows me great flexibility for parking just about anywhere I please. I added a windshield which surprisingly give me an additional 5 to 8 km/hr. Now it speeds at 65 to 70 km/hr. With the addition of a carrier one's storage capacity... (read more)
Written on: 09/03/2004 by toddbam
I just bought a fully loaded Yamaha BWS 50cc in Vancouver. Its awesome speed is around 75-80kmh, its disk brakes are smooth and the underseat compartment is built tough...the lights and horn and ingnition system all work smoothly with rationality on the ergonomic side. (read more)
Written on: 28/07/2003 by MalteseMafia.
Well here's the story I have to tell. Ok; well me and my buddies decided to go to the dominican for a holiday (who doesn't :P) so we grabbed our bags and left.. as soon as we arrived we came up with the great idea to rent mopeds/scooters. Us being under 18 was going to be a problem... but hold on we were in the dominican and rules don't apply there :) so we found someone who would rent us them with no hassle. We grabbed them and soon found out how to ride these things as this was the frist... (read more)
Written on: 10/12/2002 by bigsmiles.
After owning my 2002 Yamaha BWS for a few months, I still love it as much as the first day i got it. It is very good on gas, very reliable, gets me where i need to go. My only complaint is its top end performance, which is fixable with a few after market parts. (read more)
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