2008 SYM SYMply Review


When the subject of fine quality vehicles of any kind come up the last thing most people think about is a company from Taiwan. However, if the subject is two-wheeled vehicles it would be a mistake not to take a look at the options offered by SYM. This Taiwan based company has been offering the world market some impressive designs since the company’s beginnings back in the 1950s. It has produced vehicles for some of the biggest names to come out of the Far East including Honda. With a solid, respectable reputation for cutting edge engineering and superior technology, SYM has made it a point to continue the tradition started with the company’s inception and continuously make motorcycles and scooters of ever improving quality. Regardless of the model or year, a vehicle from SYM typically receives rave reviews and as a result the company has developed an impressive number of loyal buyers and fans. While the name SYM might not mean much to the average consumer, this Taiwanese company is making its mark in the highly competitive world of recreational and functional vehicles.

With the 2008 SYMply series, riders are sure to appreciate the fine workmanship that went into producing this scooter. SYM has long had a history of making exceptional scooters and motorcycles. This little number while not the largest or most powerful scooter out there features the good looks and impressive body design fans have come to expect from this company. The sleek, streamlined body design calls to mind the sporty look of dirt and racing bikes. The SYMply features a narrow front and windshield with comfortably placed mirrors and handlebars. The seat is capable of seating two, but this arrangement may be on the cramped side especially for larger people. The 2008 SYM SYMply 50 is small, but is certain to get positive attention simply because of its good looks.

Like most scooters, this model is equipped with a single cylinder engine complete with a continuously variable transmission system. One of the good things about this type of transmission is the nearly flawless shifts it manages under almost any riding conditions. It leaves the rider free to focus on other aspects of the experience. The engine is impressive for its size as well. This single cylinder is 49.5cc with four-stoke capabilities and is air cooled as well. The total fuel capacity on this model is 1.3 gallons and like others of its class, the SYMply provides extraordinary fuel economy, making it the ideal vehicle for commuters or short jaunts around town. Most riders find the kick/electric started easy to use and very convenient. In terms of tires and wheels the SYMply is outfitted with aluminum wheels and road gripping tires. Suspension comes from a telescopic fork in the front and a twin sided swing arm in the back. The braking system for this model is reliable and adds a lot of security for the rider. This model is a good choice for anyone looking to explore the world of scooters with a dependable option.

New For 2008

  • The 2008 SYM SYMply has no major changes for the model year.

2008 SYM SYMply Specs

  • Model: SYM SYMply
  • Engine Type: single cylinder
  • Bore and Stroke: N/A
  • Compression ratio: N/A
  • Valve Train: SOHC
  • Induction: N/A
  • Ignition: N/A
  • Transmission: continuously variable (CVT)
  • Final Drive: belt
  • Fuel Capacity: 1.3 / 5
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: N/A
  • Brakes (Front): hydraulic disc
  • Brakes (Rear): drum
  • Suspension (Front): N/A
  • Suspension (Rear): N/A
  • Wheelbase: 52.2 / 1325
  • Rake: N/A
  • Trail: N/A
  • Seat Height: N/A
  • Curb Weight: N/A
  • Tires (Front): 120 / 70 - 12
  • Tires (Rear): 130 / 70 - 12


  • AirHawk R Comfort Seating System
  • Rider G9 Powerset
  • Air Force Blaster Dryer Kit with Wall Mount

Key Competitors For The 2008 SYM SYMply

  • Yamaha Zuma Base
  • Vento Hot Rod 150
  • Kymco People S 250