My 2010 Tomos Nitro 150 Motor Scooter Review
by Dan Wright
I have just purchased this scooter recently so I can't make too many comments as it relates to how it will stand up over time. I did my homework before buying so I can verify that it is made in China by a Sym owned subsidiary and made in accordance with Sym specifications and quality control.
For starters the price was right ($2072) That price was with tax and plated. The registered Tomos dealer I bought it from will give me all the technical support that may be needed in the future.
I find the finish on this bike to be excellent. So far I have found no flaws at all. A one second touch to the starter button and it is running. It's hard to tell sometimes because it runs so quietly.
The acceleration is smooth and nimble, certainly on a par with most cars. I drove it home from the dealership with my wife following.
All I will say is that it can get up to 60 miles an hour without any strain, and still has something left over. It has enough torque to maintain speed on quite steep hills.
I don't know about long term fuel efficiency yet because I have not even used up half a tank. My first impression is all positive. I will post later after I've had the scoot for a while.
I have an M license which is required to operate a scooter this size in the province of Ontario. I've had it for more than 40 years, and over that time have owned and driven many motorcycles of various sizes.
My wife is not licensed as of yet, but enjoyed the 2 ebikes that we had for the past several years. She has already been on the new scoot practising in a high school parking lot, and had no problem whatsoever maneuvering around comfortably. She is planning on getting her M1 license soon.
If my impression of this particular bike remains solid, we will likely get a second scooter just like it. I doubt I will get a similar deal. The dealer sold it well below MRSP because it was a 2010. Right now he is waiting for new stock. The distributor in Canada has none left either and is waiting to take orders for 2012 models.
Enjoy Your Scooters,
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Just about every scooter owner needs to have a battery tender, sometimes called a trickle charger. Unless you are lucky enough to live in a climate where you can ride all year long, chances are your scooter will be put on ice, figuratively-speaking, for at least a couple months every winter.
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