2008 Tomberlin TX Review


Regardless of what type of vehicle you are in the market for one thing stays the same. Everyone wants to choose the right model for their needs and ensure that it meets certain criteria such as price, reliability, and that it looks attractive. It simply doesn’t make sense to spend money on something that isn’t up to your idea of quality. The engineers and designers at Tomberlin know this and have made every attempt to ensure the vehicles they produce are up to the challenge. This company has been high quality scooters, ATVs, and golf carts since the company’s beginning in the early 1990s. Originally Tomberlin worked with Polaris to get off the ground and it wasn’t until 1996 the startup company was ready to offer its wares to the world with its first motorsports dealership. Since that opening, Tomberlin has continued with positive growth and received a great deal of recognition. In 2000 the company was ranked second only to Polaris in the youth ATV category. 2003 saw the installation of over 1000 service centers dedicated to maintaining and repairing products from Tomberlin. As before, the company grew rapidly and celebrated its first nationally televised commercial in 2011.

While the company may have started out with ATVs, it didn’t take long for the innovative staff to come up with the idea of producing scooters in addition to its other extensive lines. With the emphasis on saving at the fuel pump, the company started offering its loyal fan base the option of the two-wheeled vehicle. Additionally, its scooters were found to be an impressive addition to race tracks and competitions. For most consumers however, the company’s scooters, such as the 2008 Tomberlin TX 50 were snatched up for recreational purposes as well as for quick trips around town and for daily work commutes especially for those in warm climates or during the summer months. Like most of the company’s other products, these scooters were found to serve their purposes admirably.

The 2008 Tomberlin TX 50 is a single cylinder scooter with an automatic CVT or continuously variable transmission, like many of its class. The engine is fan and air cooled as well as providing 49.5 cc. The single cylinder is also four-stroke and features an electric/kick starter. As far as the transmission is concerned, many scooter manufacturers are using the CVT design for these bikes. Just like in cars and other vehicles, this type of transmission is incredibly reliable for giving up smooth transitions between the gears and freeing the rider up to enjoy other aspects of scooter riding. The TX has a total fuel capacity of 1.7 gallons and as a 50 model provides impressive fuel economy, making the bike even more appealing. When it comes to the tires and wheels on this model, there is simply no way not to be impressed. Each one is equipped with steel wheels for optimum stability and durability. The tires, while not large are designed to hug the asphalt for security and improved handling.

New For 2008

  • For the 2008 model year, there are no significant changes to the Tomberlin TX scooter.

2008 Tomberlin TX Specs

  • Model: scooter
  • Engine Type: single cylinder
  • Bore and Stroke: 39 mm x 41.4 mm
  • Compression ratio: 10.5:1
  • Valve Train: N/A
  • Induction: CVK
  • Ignition: electric/kick
  • Transmission: automatic CVT
  • Final Drive: belt
  • Fuel Capacity: 1.7
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: N/A
  • Brakes (Front): N/A
  • Brakes (Rear): N/A
  • Suspension (Front): hydraulic telescoping front forks
  • Suspension (Rear): single shock
  • Wheelbase: 46.9
  • Rake: N/A
  • Trail: N/A
  • Seat Height: 29.10
  • Curb Weight: 183
  • Tires (Front): N/A
  • Tires (Rear): 3.5-10


  • Lockable top case

Key Competitors For The 2008 Tomberlin TX

  • Cobra TX 220