2009 SYM Mio Review


SYM excels at making scooters that look much more expensive than they actually are. The 2009 SYM Mio 50 is a perfect example of the company's ability to build cool-looking scooters, at extremely low prices.

The 2009 SYM Mio has a 50cc single-cylinder, four-stroke engine that offers 3.75 horsepower. With such a small engine, no one expects the Mio to set any speed records. Given that it only weighs 176 pounds, though, the small scooter might offer more pep than one would expect.

SYM gave the Mio its small engine for a good reason. The scooter is essentially designed for young people who want a convenient way to get around the neighborhood, without asking mom and dad for rides. The 2009 SYM Mio's 50cc engine keeps the scooter's price low, and helps parents feel okay about giving their teenagers a little more freedom on the road.

SYM recommends the Mio 50 for drivers age 16 and older, which tells you who the company wants to target with this scooter. Adults who might need to commute outside of their neighborhoods would likely choose bigger, more powerful vehicles that feel safer on multi-lane roads. Kids and young teens who only need a way to travel small neighborhood streets, however, should feel perfectly happy with the 2009 SYM Mio.

The SYM Mio also includes safety features that will keep parents happy. Front hydraulic brakes let the scooter stop at any moment, and a continuously variable transmission means that kids don't have to make many judgment calls while operating the vehicles.

The 2009 SYM Mio offers more than just a reliable way to cover short distances safely. It also has a cool aesthetic that teenagers will appreciate. A central headlight keeps the SYM Mio sleek and stylish, as does its compact frame. Available in a variety of colors, teenagers can choose a color scheme that make them feel most confident when they venture out into the world.

New For 2009

  • There are no major revisions for the 2009 SYM Mio 50.

2009 SYM Mio Specs

  • Model: Mio 50
  • Engine Type: Single-cylinder, four-stroke
  • Bore and Stroke: 1.46 inches X 1.81 inches
  • Compression ratio: 12.6:1
  • Valve Train: OHV
  • Induction: N/A
  • Ignition: Electric/kick
  • Transmission: Continuously variable
  • Final Drive: Belt
  • Fuel Capacity: 1.2 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: N/A
  • Brakes (Front): Hydraulic disc
  • Brakes (Rear): Drum
  • Suspension (Front): Telescopic fork
  • Suspension (Rear): Twin sided swing arm
  • Wheelbase: 46.5 inches
  • Rake: N/A
  • Trail: N/A
  • Seat Height: 28.5 inches
  • Curb Weight:176.4 lbs.
  • Tires (Front): 90/90 - 10
  • Tires (Rear): 90/90 - 10


  • Rear rack
  • Top box
  • Wind screen

Key Competitors For The 2009 SYM Mio

  • 2009 Tomos Nitro 50
  • 2009 E-ton Beamer III
  • 2009 Genuine Scooter Co. Roughhouse R50