Written on: 12/05/2013
this is one of the best looking scooter website on the net. Never before have I ever seen a scooter site like this one. Colorful, great parts, and free shipping. I would recommend this website to all that have a GY6 150cc scooter clone engine. No other website like it. (read more)
Written on: 03/05/2010
Bought the bike used, eventually took it out for several long runs, approx 120 miles each run, then the engine seized. I took the engine apart to find the big end connecting rod had worn, about eighth of inch play in it. When i was costing the new parts I discovered it was cheaper to buy a new engine from an online auction Co, they send a new engine, new carb, new belt already on the engine, new CVT clutches and new engine management systems. It was a simple install, only had to replace... (read more)
Written on: 04/03/2010 by melazza (1 review written)
You absolutely right on the Ventos. Actually, Vento as a company no longer exsist. But you can always get parts for them, as well as scooters with the same body style. Anyway, if you have a Vento or any other scooter similar to the Vento. I recommend that you visit this website called ScooterChromeParts.com .
These guys seem to have just about every body part in chrome. They have many Chrome Accessories, High Performance Mufflers, Chrome Rims, High Performance Engine parts. And I heard... (read more)
Written on: 03/02/2010
i got my vento in 2006, bought it from a friend and i pretty much mistreated it,(leaving out in the rain, gunning as much as i could and borrowing it to dumb people who dropped it) But through all that it was still very reliable and started for me every time. so for the money it ran excellent for 3 years right now it's in the shop getting serviced. finally!!! (read more)
Written on: 16/08/2009 by barry2b (1 review written)
Vento Phantom 150 is OK for the money, you get what you pay for, 2,300 dollars new. looks great but cables, lights,and Gauges are common problem. speedometer in MPH/KPH and tripometer is in Kelometers. RPM gauge is all over the place. plastic side cover mounts break. seat bolt come out, fake carb cover broke off from vibration, same for the battery holder. on the good side is nice tires and wheels. overall good looking bike. not for open highways, cruse speed is only around 45 mph. any... (read more)
Written on: 06/04/2009
i bought a used Vento Phantom 150 from a buddy. it has only 1200 miles on it. runs great but not the most beautiful thing to look at as it has bit the dust quit a few times. other than that i love it, its great for a around the neighborhood vehicle, plus i only gave $200.00 for it. i enjoy it alot and gets me anywhere. wise investment and would highly recommend it. (read more)
Written on: 08/02/2009 by dwhitnack (2 reviews written)
I'll admit I'm spoiled. I drove 10K mikes on a Burgman 650 last year (San Diego to Cabo, and then to Jersey shore), and also own a Honda Reflex 250. These are high end bike, whereas the Vento Phantom 150 is not.
This is a classic example of "You get what you pay for." If you want a high-end bike, you'll have to consider a Honda (Reflex) or Suzuki (Burgman), Vespa or Aprilia. However, you can buy 3 or 4 Phantoms for what you would pay for one of the aforementioned.
My experience with the... (read more)
Written on: 01/10/2008 by mderome (1 review written)
When I took the bike in for repairs, the shop kept the bike for 7 weeks waiting for "a part" from Vento. I called 5 plus weeks ago and ordered a new left mirror assembly. I was told yesterday there is no telling when the part will come in but instead I could buy two black ones (my bike is yellow) at cost. This is no way to run a business. I am extremely disappointed. I was intending to upgrade from the 150cc to the Thunder but have decided against that move. (read more)
Written on: 16/08/2008 by navigator1052
Bought 2004 Vento Phantom in 2008 with only 300 miles on it. Like the looks and feel of it. So far so good. Question w/the 150cc engine what is the top speed suppose to be? My book says 60 Vento told me 50 any though there thanks. Over all good scooter. But for the price of a new one is it worth it compared to the knock offs. (read more)
Written on: 29/07/2008 by steffen
Bought the Vento Phantom on line after speaking with dealer in 04. Shipped directly to home. Easy to assemble and fun to ride. I put 2500 miles on it mostly at WOT on a 55 mph rd with no traffic lights. Straight and level for 17 miles. Belt blew at 2500. Modified exhaust with Pro150 and rejetted carb and moded air filter to K&N. still tops out at 53 mph. I am 5'7" 250 lbs. At purchase I was around 180 lbs. Have seen no decrease in overall top end. Live at 6200' above sea level which takes... (read more)
Written on: 17/07/2008
I think the 150 Vento Phantom I have is great. Smooth quiet and runs perfectly after 1300 miles. I don't know how long it will be good or if I'll be able to get parts though. So far its perfect. (read more)
Written on: 08/07/2008
Built very cheap, I've had to change the muffler 2 times, I left it out side on the coverd pool deck for two months and now the bolts are rusting the plastic on the head lights and turn signals are faded, and the front brake has always squeked and no one seams to be able to fix it. The gasket were the muffler pipe goes into the motor has vanished and made the bike run like there was some thing wrong with the carberator so after waisting time and money I finally figured that out. I bought... (read more)
Written on: 07/06/2008
Overall pretty good, but regular maintence checks HIGHLY recommended for safety of nuts being in place and on tight.
I took it in for first maintenance @ 600 miles and the rear axle nut was MISSING! It just came off. I even drove it to the dealer's like this. I guess I was lucky not to get in an accident!
Regular brake cable inspection & axle nut inspection is HIGHLY recommended for safety!
Hard to find parts (cannot find an 18W H4 Halogen headlight bulb anywhere in Denver, CO). Put in a 35... (read more)
Written on: 20/02/2008 by JpaulR (1 review written)
I have had my Vento Phantom 150 Scooter for about a month and have almost 800 mile on it. So far so good. (read more)
Written on: 06/12/2007 by Alberto Corral (1 review written)
I need the frame (were the back well goes) i don't know how you name in english.
Written on: 26/08/2007 by azweepay (2 reviews written)
Worst investment ever. I never should have bought a Chinese scooter! (read more)
Written on: 23/07/2007 by samR4I (1 review written)
This is my second Vento scooter (first was a Sauron GT 125cc). I got is through my dealer for a big discount. I took the lime green scooter and am very pleased using it as a commuter to work (saves my motorcycle for weekend playtime). I just got 90 miles out of 1.16gal of super-unleaded! Experiencing front end shimmy at around 45mph and suspect an unbalanced tire. I will have my dealer check that out on it's initial tune. Very happy with power. I live at over 5280 feet elevation and... (read more)
Written on: 18/07/2006 by omamerica
Ask me in a year if I'm still glad I got a Vento Phantom 150, but I like my local dealer and am delighted with the Phantom. I'll not be fiddling with the exhaust to get more speed. The quietness endears the bike to my wife and neighbors. I'm still inventing errands I can run on it. I'd suggest avoiding mail-order and getting the bike from a dealer who can set it up properly and service it knowledgeably. Got no dealer? Offer to order one through a local shop and let him make some money... (read more)
Written on: 01/07/2006 by Mary Kay (1 review written)
I don't mind working out the bugs but there is not real Vento help that I'm aware of. I guess I'll have to take my Phantom 150 apart and figure it out myself. I've only been able to put on 1,000 miles so far. (read more)
Written on: 07/02/2006 by BRAINY33 (1 review written)
I've had my Vento Phantom 150 for about 400 miles now, it would be more but I got it in the winter. I'd recommend this scooter because it's a relatively good alternative to getting the name brand that costs double. Mind you if you aren't mechanically inclined, I wouldn't get this bike. If you like to tinker, then get it. I haven't had any major problems with the bike, but if you want to do anything to this bike, the first thing I would do is get a new sport exhaust since the one that... (read more)
Written on: 14/10/2005 by legburners (1 review written)
I order the Vento Phantom Strada 150 TE in Hot Lime because most of the bike is in flat black, hold over from my motorcycle days. Out of the box the bike missed, changed the spark plug and it cured the problem.
Bike rides well, suspension is great for in-town riding and does well on switchbacks up to a limit. I bottom the center stand regularly on one road but so do the streetbikers. I find the tires to have good adhesion and the low profile helps with looks. Important on a scooter.
I... (read more)
Written on: 06/08/2005 by lkkwan
I got my Vento Phantom 150 Scooter as an internet special. It arrived damaged, with scratches, and dents etc... It had an over tightened rear brake drum cable, and an under tightened front fork nut that caused violent shaking during braking. I contacted the seller and manufacturer for information, and the service is repeatedly without any reply. I ended up fixing it myself. Now it works great, but it was a headache. (read more)
Written on: 28/07/2005 by Hotshoe Tom (1 review written)
I have owned the Vento Phantom 150 Scooter for about a month and have spent a fair amount of time playing with it, getting to know it, taking things apart and looking at the way they are made and so on. IMO the bike is reasonably well made, should be reasonably reliable as local transportation, and should be fairly cheap to run. With only 80 miles on it so far, I cant speak about many of the issues that longer term owners can address, but for those short trips it is fun to ride, quick enough... (read more)
Written on: 18/06/2005 by w3wcb (1 review written)
I bought my 2003 Vento Phantom 150 Scooter used last month with only 54 miles on it. I'm Well pleased with the looks, power and handling. It gets 85 mpg and has suprising performance considering I weigh in at 210 pounds. I have a 1000 cc motorcycle for when I have the need for speed, but most of the time I prefer to putt around on the scooter, it's a real blast.
I solved the annoying problem of the mirrors moving by drilling and putting a long screw down into the mounting base. Still... (read more)
Written on: 13/05/2005 by Chinky (1 review written)
I just bought a Strada RX150 for $1299 as opposed to $2000 Vento Phantom 150. It is the same thing with different stickers, even the wheels have the Vento name stamped on them. Out of crate this thing gets up and goes. Although it shows signs of cheapness, I am still impressed and proud to own and drive this vehicle. Since I am a decent mechanic, the minor hardware looseness, and rattle issues can be easily overcome. First thing I did was get rid of cheapo stock engine and trans oil. My next... (read more)
Written on: 03/05/2005 by shira005
I bought the Vento Phantom 150 new in september 2004. I have put 3200 km or miles on it, and changed the oil 3 times.
I had numerous problems with the exhaust breaking off, and order parts are a nightmare. (read more)
Written on: 25/02/2005 by fastone84401 (1 review written)
It has been well documented in other places around the internet but I found no mention here of the fact that if you bought a 2004 Vento Phantom 150, you bought a 125cc scooter, not a 150cc scooter. I bought a Phantom from a Vento dealer because he was local and because his scooter was (supposededly) 20% larger in displacement than the much less expensive clone.
After buying my Phantom I discovered the lie. Vento updated the graphics of the R3 scooter which was advertised as a 125cc, called... (read more)
Written on: 22/02/2005 by armadillorex (4 reviews written)
I have to address some issues of where I purchased the Vento Phantom 150 scooter from "New Era Trans". They are very good at taking your money and sending you the scooter, but if you ever need replacement parts you can not rely on them to deliver. I found the rear wheel of my scooter to be bent slightly and they said to send it back. I did and it has been 3 months since with NO word from them. NO response to e-mails or phone messages. So I CANNOT RECOMMEND "New Era Trans". (read more)
Written on: 19/01/2005 by armadillorex (4 reviews written)
Bought a Vento Phantom 150 Scooter clone from the Chinese manufacture rep for 2/3 the price Vento wants, but is exactly the same. It's fast for a 150cc. I was able to hit 56mph during the first 150 miles (with unbalanced wheels). After balancing it went 70. The Kenda tires aren't rated for that speed (only 62mph rating), so I bought Mechlin Pilot Sport with 94 mph rating. What a difference! Handles higher speed corners like it is glued down. Gets around 80mpg. Suprisingly good acceleration.... (read more)
Written on: 12/01/2005 by coolwater2r (1 review written)
The Vento Phantom 150 Scooter is a great looking bike. Starts up easy and runs quiet. Great features and storage compartments. (read more)
Written on: 01/09/2004 by mike lee
I purchased a new Vento Phantom 150 scooter two months ago and have rode 340 miles thus far. I am just at the point where I can open it up and go like wild fire. I have hit 50 MPH with my wife on back. The bike can go fairly fast with one person on it. Fuel is great because you toss your change from the week into a bag and use it for gas. They claim to get 100 MPG and I actually did get 94 MPG with it. It is fun to ride and great to go to the local store on a Saturday afternoon to pick... (read more)
Written on: 18/08/2004 by speedfreak
First off Im 6'0" 270 Ok I didnt buy one but I had the chance to rent a Vento Phantom 150 scooter while I was in Puerto rico, First I rented a small 50cc yamaha scooter and it was pretty peppy for 50cc, but wanted the 150cc Vento, First impression it is sleek very stylish. I got on it and cranked it up fired right up no hesitation. cruising around the Island I noticed this scooter is no motorcycle but it had enough balls to pass cars doing 25-40mph. Like city driving where cars are stop and... (read more)
Written on: 16/08/2004 by jfrinier
I've had this Vento Phantom 150 scooter for about 3 months and the battery has died on me 3 times. Be careful using the remote start, you might think you've turned it off only to find out later that you've drained the battery.
It runs well when the battery isn't dead. Overall I'm not upset that I bought it but I would never buy another one. (read more)
Written on: 18/07/2004 by mid64 (1 review written)
I bought this Vento Phantom 150 Scooter on ebay and it was shipped in a metal plate. The only assembly was putting the mirrors on and connecting 2 wires in each for the turn signals (it was confusing because there is an extra wire going to each mirror that you don't do anything with... this was for bikes with white lights in the mirror too, which this does not have.
Drive it around for about 30 minutes per day the first few days so you charge the battery.
I've had this at 70 mph easily... (read more)
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