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2008 Yamaha C3 Scooter Review Photo Gallery
Here's the 2008 C3. She must be doing well because she's now in her 2nd season with plans to come back in 2009.
It’s easy to have an opinion on Yamaha’s C3, but take a moment to think about the C3’s purpose. Where does the Yamaha C3 fit into the world of scooters? Check out the full story in our
2008 Yamaha C3 Scooter Review
The C3 is proof that good things do come in small packages.
The 'C-Cubed' got her name for her focus on the amount of cubic storage space available.
The utilitarian styling and functionality of the C3 has made it an increasingly common site in cityscapes.
The C3 has some similarities to the old-school Cushman scooter of the 50's.
She's got a pretty narrow design which makes her agile in tight spaces. Note that there is little in the way of leg protection, so you might get splashed when shooting through puddles.
The seat may look like there's room for two, but a sticker clearly states that she's built for ONE.
We love her boxy shape.
Very basic gauges. Speedometer (tops out at 40), fuel, high beams, check engine and check temperature.
Here you see the locking under seat storage...
Storage compartment has a side hinge design.
The C3 has front and rear drum brakes. Sure disc brakes are better, but not necessary to stop such a small, lightweight scooter.
Using the 'driver' on the back of the key, you can actually close the ignition slot to prevent unwanted things from getting in there.
Insert the key into the seat storage lock...
Open to reveal a treasure chest of under seat storage.
9 gallons of storage all together! See my video camera? Laptop? Rice Crispy treat? I can never turn down kids with a roadside stand.
The only problem with the storage area is that it's relatively shallow. Definitely not enough room to store a full face or even 3/4 helmet. At least it has a helmet lock mechanism right below the Rice Crispy accessory.
Between your feet is the locking gas cap.
Chunky 10" tires in the front and rear.
Perfect for getting about in an urban oasis.
The C3 is attractive in a off-kilter post-modern sort-of-way, think of an Edouard Manet painting.
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