NEW YAMAHA ZUMA / BWs 50 FOR 2012
New Yamaha’s for 2012
It’s now mid-August, which means we’re only a couple months away from the main period of announcements for the 2012 scooter lineups from the major manufacturers. Yamaha has early announced their new 2012 Zuma 50 / BWs 50, so check out that page for complete information on that new model.
In a surprise move, Yamaha has gone with a 4-stroke engine in the new generation of Zuma. Accordingly, the 2011 Yamaha Zuma 50 is likely the last 2-stroke scooter we’ll ever see from Yamaha in the North American market.
The other early Yamaha news for 2012 is the return of Majesty, which was missing for 2011. Sometime in September or October, we can expect to learn which existing Yamaha scooters will continue to make the cut for 2012.
Honda has been a bit more unpredictable in recent years, but traditionally they announce their 2012 scooter lineup in the first week of October. You can be sure all the information will be here when it happens. I’ll also be keeping a close eye on every other manufacturer to get the news posted as soon as it happens.