What makes the Yamaha Mio Sporty a foolproof daily commuter?

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by Aris Ilagan | Nov 21, 2020
PHOTO: Yamaha

It’s been a tough year for everyone. Not only are we facing a pandemic, the subsequent quarantine restrictions have caused widespread financial concerns as well. As a result, many have been forced to find ways to simplify their lives. 

Take transport, for example. To lessen stress and anxiety, commuters must often choose the simplest ride they can take from point A to B without worrying so much about fuel expenses, costly maintenance services, expensive spare parts, and so on.

This is where the Yamaha Mio Sporty shines. Here are seven reasons this scooter is ideal for your daily ride.

1) It’s easy to use.

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Light and nimble, the Mio Sporty is probably the easiest to operate among Yamaha’s scooter lineup. Thanks to its not-too-tall seat height, average-size Pinoy riders can mount this two-wheeler with ease.

2) No electronic parts to worry about.

Made up mostly of mechanically operated parts, this scooter can practically live forever. There are no sensors to fret about in case it gets submerged in floodwater. It also has a kick-starter in case the battery conks out.

3) Parts are available everywhere.

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This is one of the biggest selling points of motorcycles made by the Japanese Big Four brands. Because the Mio Sporty is so common, you’ll find dealerships and service centers that can cater to your maintenance needs in almost every part of the country.

4) DIY is the name of the game.

You can also opt to change this pocket rocket’s oil, bulbs, cables, and belt by yourself. No need for special tools or a big lift, either.

5) It’s not a gas-guzzler.

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Powered by a tiny 114cc SOHC four-stroke, a two-valve engine that generates 7.6hp and 7.2Nm, the Mio Sporty can deliver better fuel economy compared with other scooters—even if you’re not so gentle with the throttle.

6) No alarm? No problem.

Considering the SRP of Mio Sportys P67,900, it’s probably pretty low on the priority list for would-be bike thieves. Even if they forcibly take it from the owner, the best they can do is cannibalize it and sell off the parts. Thing is, competition in that department is fierce given the widespread availability of components. High risk, low reward. Simply put, stealing one of these is not worth the potential jail time.

7) It’s a true workhorse.

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Don’t ever underestimate the Mio Sporty’s powertrain in terms of performance and durability. Take a look around you: Chances are you’ll see plenty of delivery riders relying heavily on this scooter for their daily operations. It can carry heavy cargo without any trouble.

Do you know any more reasons why the Mio Sporty is such a beloved ride? Let us know in the comments. 

NOTE: This article first appeared on TopBikes.ph. Minor edits have been made.

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