Are Shenke scooters any good?

by Judy
(Minneapolis, MN, USA)

I just bought a Shenke 49cc scooter without shopping around first, was wondering if I did the right thing?

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Oct 29, 2014
I own a 2010 Shenke branded as Jonway NEW
by: rdbyrne

I own a stock Shen/Jonway 50cc scooter. Runs great. Change the oil every 500 miles. Even better, have a dealer service it. $29.95 is worth it. A well maintained Shen/Jonway should last you 30,000 miles.

WEAR A HELMET. My wife got crowded by a car and hit a curb spilling her on sidewalk. Scrapes and head concussion. I wear mine all the time. I weigh 290# and scoot all day at 30-35 mph.


Feb 09, 2013
HELP NEW
by: alberto

i bought a shen 2008 and i want to know if is any good?

Mar 09, 2011
Multi Faceted Issue
by: Jim Zeiser

Most Chinese scooters are generic and manufactured using the same components. It's the quality of those components that's the difference. If you go 1,000 miles and nothing breaks then you have a good one. You can help that by being realistic in how you use that Shenke.

A 50cc scooter has about a top speed of 40 mph. That means a cruising speed of 30. If you spend a great deal of time visiting 40 mph you cut down on your scooter's usable life. My 150cc scooter has a top speed of 55 mph. I keep it at or under 45 mph. I expect to keep it for a long time.

I also change my oil every 625 miles (1000km.) and adjust the valves annually. Do this and your scooter will be a good one too.

Mar 07, 2011
Try searching here
by: Kathi, Site Owner

Hi Judy... I'm sure others will chime in here, but like many Chinese scoots, it seems that breakdowns can often occur with Shenke scooters, unless you maintenance them and treat them with TLC.

I ran a search here on this site, using the search box at the top of the left side menu bar and found many posts along those lines.

There were a few reviews of Shenke scooters; most were for the 150 size though.

Hope it works out for you... if not, come back here. Jim Z. and others will be happy to advise you! :)

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