2009 Tomos Nitro Review


The 2009 Tomos Nitro scooter comes in 50cc and 150cc versions. Both have single-cylinder engines with SOHC valve trains, and continuously variable transmissions. This makes them exceptionally easy for anyone to operate, including riders who don't have any experience with motor scooters.

Tomos introduced the Nitro in 2008 to compete with similar scooters, such as the QLINK Axon, and E-ton Sport 50. These scooters offer convenient ways for people to travel short distances, without relying on larger motor vehicles. They are also extremely affordable and fuel-efficient, which makes them attractive for young people who want to avoid the high cost of driving cars whenever they need to run errands.

The 2009 Tomos Nitro has a telescopic fork front suspension, and a twin sided swing arm rear suspension that offers a smooth ride. Despite its light weight (the 50 weighs 250 pounds; the 150 weighs just four pounds more), riders won't feel intense vibrations even when traversing uneven ground, or poorly maintained streets. Having a 50-inch wheelbase gives the Nitro plenty of contact with the ground, which makes it feel sturdy at all times, even when waiting at stoplights. Front hydraulic disc and rear drum brakes bring the 2009 Tomos Nitro to a halt without much warning. This makes it a safe option for those who only plan to travel surface streets, instead of taking the expressways.

The 2009 Nitro doesn't offer a lot of power, but it doesn't need it. This isn't the kind of scooter that riders purchase for thrills. Opting for the slightly larger 150cc engine might create bigger breezes while cruising at top speed, but no one would purchase the Nitro for its performance standards. Instead, this is a practical scooter for practical people who still care about how they look when they're out and about.

The 2009 Tomos Nitro scooter's aesthetics match its engineering. It has a sensible style that resists the temptation to become overly flashy or conservative. At its best, it blends in as a reliable transportation option for people who have little interest in the wasted time and expense of driving a car unless absolutely necessary. Anyone looking for an affordable way travel around the city will definitely want to consider the advantages of owning a small, fuel-efficient scooter like the 2009 Tomos Nitro.

New For 2009

  • There are no changes since major revisions were made to the Tomos Nitro between its introduction in 2008 and the 2009 model.

2009 Tomos Nitro Specs

  • Model: Nitro 50, Nitro 150
  • Engine Type: Single-cylinder
  • Bore and Stroke: 1.57 inches X 1.81 inches, 2.06 inches X 2.28 inches
  • Compression ratio: 11.8:1, 9.7:1
  • Valve Train: SOHC
  • Induction: N/A
  • Ignition: Electric
  • Transmission: Continuously variable
  • Final Drive: Belt
  • Fuel Capacity: 1.35 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: N/A
  • Brakes (Front): Hydraulic disc
  • Brakes (Rear): Drum
  • Suspension (Front): Telescopic fork
  • Suspension (Rear): Twin sided swing arm
  • Wheelbase: 51 inches
  • Rake: N/A
  • Trail: N/A
  • Seat Height: 30 inches
  • Curb Weight: 250 lbs.. 254 lbs.
  • Tires (Front): 120/70 - 12
  • Tires (Rear): 120/70 - 12


  • None listed

Key Competitors For The 2009 Tomos Nitro

  • 2009 SY< SYMply 50
  • 2009 Schwinn Hope 50
  • 2009 QLINK Axon 50
  • 2009 Kymco Agility 50
  • 2009 E-ton Sport 50