Yamaha Scorpio Z

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Yamaha Scorpio Z
A 2011 Yamaha Scorpio Z in Auckland, New Zealand (non-facelift model).
A 2011 Yamaha Scorpio Z (non-facelift model) in Auckland, New Zealand
ManufacturerYamaha Motor Company
Also calledYamaha Scorpio SX-4[1]
ClassStandard motorcycle
Engine223 cc air-cooled, four-stroke, single-cylinder, single overhead camshaft with two valves[2][3]
Bore / stroke70.0 mm × 58.0 mm (2.76 in × 2.28 in)
Compression ratio9.5:1
Power13.4 kW (18.0 hp) @ 8000 rpm[4]
Torque17.5 N⋅m (12.9 lb⋅ft) @ 6500 rpm[4]
Ignition typeCDI
Frame typeSteel double cradle
SuspensionFront: Telescopic fork with 140 mm (5.5 in) of travel
Rear: Swingarm with 100 mm (3.9 in) of travel
BrakesFront: Single disc brake
Rear: Drum brake
TiresFront: 18 in (460 mm)
Rear: 18 in (460 mm)
Rake, trail85 mm (3.3 in)
Wheelbase1,295 mm (51.0 in)
DimensionsL: 2,020 mm (80 in)
54D: 2,025 mm (79.7 in)
W: 770 mm (30 in)
54D: 765 mm (30.1 in)
H: 1,090 mm (43 in)
54D: 1,095 mm (43.1 in)
Seat height770 mm (30 in)
Weight136 kg (300 lb)
54D: 140 kg (310 lb) (wet)
Fuel capacity12.0 L (2.6 imp gal) (includes 3.0 L (0.66 imp gal) reserve)
54D: 13.4 L (2.9 imp gal) (includes 2.4 L (0.53 imp gal) reserve)
Oil capacity1.4 L (0.31 imp gal) (total)
Fuel consumption3.2 L 100 km−1 (31.2 km L−1)[5]
Turning radius2,100 mm (83 in)

The Yamaha Scorpio Z is a commuter-orientated, standard motorcycle which was released in 2006. The Yamaha Scorpio Z underwent a facelift in 2010 and this version can be identified by the 54D model code.[3] The original, unfacelifted version is still available in some markets and the 54D model shares the same engine, transmission, chassis, wheels, and brakes with the original version. The Yamaha Scorpio Z features a 225 cc single overhead camshaft, four-stroke, air-cooled, single cylinder engine which produces 13.4 kW of power and 17.5 Nm of torque.[4]

The Yamaha Scorpio Z's handling and dynamics have been lauded by many reviewers, testers, and owners; especially when the price point is considered.[6][7][8] However, the bike has also been called ugly,[6] perhaps motivating the 2011 facelift. The Yamaha Scorpio Z has a claimed fuel consumption of 3.2 L 100 km−1 (31.2 km L−1).[5]


  1. ^ Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd., Ltd (2006). Yamaha Scorpio (SX-4) service manual. Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.
  2. ^ Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd., Ltd (2006). Yamaha Scorpio Z owners' manual. Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.
  3. ^ a b Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd., Ltd (2010). Yamaha Scorpio Z (54D) owners' manual. Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.
  4. ^ a b c "Yamaha New Scorpio Z". 2014. Retrieved 2014-07-12.
  5. ^ a b Grange, Stuart K. (2014). Fuel consumption and efficiency note: Yamaha Scorpio Z (2011).
  6. ^ a b "Yamaha Scorpio impresses with basic appeal". 2009. Retrieved 2014-07-12.
  7. ^ "Yamaha Scorpio Reviews". Retrieved 2014-07-12.
  8. ^ Schäffler, Lawrence (2007-04-17). "Yamaha Scorpio 250 Review". Retrieved 2014-07-16.