Hi there. New to this site and looking for a bit of help. Does anyone have any experience with this particular bike. Benzhou Yiying YYQT50-10. Looking at buying one but just not sure what they are like. Have owned a few scooters but never a Chinese one. Any help would be great. Thanks Dave
I don't own that scooter or even a Benzhou at all, but I think that the experience with most modern Chinese made scooters will be similar. Chinese scooters aren't something to expect to last years on end and rack up miles without issues beyond routine maintenance, but they also don't have to fall apart or fail shortly after purchase either. Expect things like wire connectors that don't go anywhere or even wires that were just cut off and left. Maybe you'll find some stripped fasteners. If you're getting it shipped to you or if you don't have a great dealer that you trust to take good care of it, don't trust the engine and gear oil that come in it and change that immediately. Plastics aren't the highest quality and are known to crack and break. Parts in general aren't up to the standards of say Honda or Vespa, so there will probably be more issues to deal with. When you do need parts, sometimes you have to do a little measuring and comparing to be sure you are ordering the right thing, because there may be differences in certain parts even though the engine platform is a common 139QMB. Unless you have a great local dealer, you don't just walk into a local shop and say I need a ______ for a Benzhou Yiying YYQT50-10 and have them look up the exact thing that you need with confidence.
Without a great local dealer that will actually honor a warranty, you must be prepared to do some wrenching yourself. Otherwise, I think it makes more sense to buy a higher tier scooter (Honda, Yamaha, Vespa, and so on). If I had to pay a shop to do the work that my TaoTao has needed over a few years of ownership and 5,000 miles; I probably would have enough into it that I could have bought a top brand. I've had body panels crack and one fell off while I was riding, I replaced the front brake system, the variator failed, engine oil seals leak, and a few more issues. It's all stuff that can be dealt with, and not too expensively if you can do the work, but it's not for everyone.
If all of that sounds terrible to you, consider looking at your local classifieds or a dealer to find a used top tier scooter. Sometimes you can get a great one for similar cost to a new Chinese scooter. Used scooters again can open up headaches, so you have to choose wisely.
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