SYM Jet Sport X 50.
The beautifully crafted Sym Jet Sport X SR takes itsspecifications from the racetrack and combined with its state of the artaerodynamic bodywork, this 2 stroke scooter will fuel the passions of the mostenthusiastic. The 190mm wavey front disk on the Sport X SR gives superb stoppingpower, the front and rear double disc combination provides the best of brakesystems, whilst the winding exhaust pipe of this Sym Jet Sports X SR offerssmoother power output.The digital meter consists of fuel gauge/over-heat warning/mileagecounter/clock/ RPM/speed meter and offers great visibility day and night.All in all the Sym Jet Sport X SR is much more than a mode of transport, itexudes excitement and promises the performance expected of a top end sportsscooter.
Sym scooters have been making inroads intothe UK market for a few years now. Produced by the massive SanYang Motor Company in Taiwan their quality finish and bargainprice has long since dispelled the old ‘Made in Taiwan’ image.An Italian, Andreani Pierangelo, was chosen to style the updatedJet. As well as designing scooters for Sym, he also lists thedistinctive Cagiva Elephant among his work and he’s done a greatjob of this latest design.In the showroom, the new Jet sat alongside last year’s model andthe difference was immense. From a styling point of view, thisstands head and shoulders above anything that Sym has producedso far. The Italian eye for detail is readily apparent and theTaiwanese manufacturer hasn’t lost any of that sense of style inmanufacture. There have been no corners cut to save cash whenthey built this model, it looks as well put together as any, butstill retains its sense of individuality.So what’s changed from last year’s machine? In a nutshell,almost every component from the frame to its suspension has beenreplaced, and the only major similarity is its 50cc two-stroke,air-cooled engine (a 100cc Jet is also available). The firstscooters arrived in the UK recently and I was immediatelyimpressed with how good they looked and felt. Everything justseemed right, no rough edges, vibrations or tacky lookingplastics to spoil things - it oozes the kind of quality usuallyonly found on European or Japanese machines. Neat little toucheshelp to turn ‘just another moped’ into something to get excitedabout, take the superbike-style digital dash for instance, ithouses a rev counter, speedo, trip function, clock and fuelgauge all in one neat display that not only looks good but isuseful and functional as well.The new forks are a big improvement over the old ones, theydon’t bottom out and they help the chassis to work well over alltypes of road surface. A new wavy front disc helps to give thescoot a sporty look, whilst the rear has a conventional disc(drum rear on the S model). The new alloy wheels look lovely andare a massive improvement over the old ones, they’re fitted withDuro tyres and (although I only rode the scoot in the dry) theywere very impressive.The modern LED rear light not only looks trick, it is also muchbrighter than an ordinary bulb and blends nicely into thewell-crafted rear end with its flush-fitting indicators. The SRalso comes equipped with an optional sports exhaust whichproduces a little bit of extra poke and sounds quite nice aswell. If you’re a full licence holder the Jet has a pair ofdecent flip out pillion pegs and a grab rail, so get the scootderestricted and you’ll be able to take a passenger in relativecomfort at a more sensible speed than in its learner legal form,or better still buy the 100cc Jet instead.For blasting around town this scooter will take some beating, ithandles better than most scooters on the road, giving a qualityride and taking every corner in its stride. I loved the way theJet got around roundabouts and twisty sections of inner cityring roads, it dropped willingly onto its side and felt stableno matter how many times I went round them. As a restricted 50,the Jet pulls well from the off and will soon hit its restricted30mph top speed although the model I rode had been derestrictedand the digital speedo hit a believable 45mph, making thescooter much more useable and safer too.Security is one area that’s been overlooked on the Jet (possiblyto keep the price as low as possible) so there is no immobiliser,alarm or even a security loop. Just make sure you use a longchain around the footboards and attach it to an immovable objectto keep your scoot safe. Apart from that I couldn’t findanything to criticise.The Sym Jet was already a good seller; it hit third in the newregistrations last year and has held a top five positionrecently. The clever and well thought out styling on the newmodel and its attractive price tag and two years warranty, willsee this scoot flying out of the dealers.