The 2009 SYM SYMply gets back to the basics with a 50cc single-cylinder, four-stroke engine. The 109-pound scooter only offers 3.16 horsepower, but that's plenty for its intended purpose: giving people, including those too young to drive cars, an easy, affordable way to cover short distances without relying on public transportation, or getting sweaty on a bicycle.
The SYM SYMply 50 has a telescopic fork front suspension, and a twin sided swing arm rear suspension, that combine to make it suitable for city streets. It absorbs small imperfections in the road, but its light weight means that pot holes could present a problem. No vehicle weighing under 110 pounds could withstand the thump of a large hole in the road.
With the 2009 SYM SYMply 50, though, drivers can keep an eye out for troublesome spots without getting distracted. A continuously variable transmission slips easily between gears without putting any extraneous demands on the driver.
Thanks to its 32-inch seat height, practically anyone can enjoy a quick spin on the SYM Symply scooter. It's small enough for young teenagers who haven't yet grown enough to operate larger motorized bikes, but feel too mature to be seen riding their bicycles around town. Whether riding to the library, meeting up with friends, or heading home after school, this is the perfect scooter for getting around a neighborhood. Because of its light weight and small motor, however, operators should think twice about taking the SYM SYMply scooter too far from home. The 2009 SYM SYMply 50 doesn't feel comfortable on crowded streets with too many lanes. It's much more suited to less-trafficked, wide open roads.
No one would mistake the 2009 SYM SYMply 50 for a serious scooter with travelling potential. Those interested in more sophisticated machines with bigger engines will need to spend more money on a bike intended for such purposes. Anyone who just wants a simple way to get from point A to point B, however, can rely on the SYM SYMply scooter to cover that ground safely, and reliably.