Scooter licenses made easy, the SYM way.

Our training partner Synergy Racing Academy explains what are the steps needed to get your scooter license. Here is what he had to say: “Motorcycle licenses are categorized between ‘A’ and ‘A1’, ‘A’ being the license for bikes larger than 125 cc, and A1 for bikes 125cc and lower. We need to mention this as these days […]

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Our training partner Synergy Racing Academy explains what are the steps needed to get your scooter license. Here is what he had to say:

“Motorcycle licenses are categorized between ‘A’ and ‘A1’, ‘A’ being the license for bikes larger than 125 cc, and A1 for bikes 125cc and lower. We need to mention this as these days there are scooters that are way above 125cc and indeed, one of the two SYM scooters you will be seeing in the video is a 200cc scooter (‘A’ license required).

So, where do we start on our license journey?

First step is to obtain a learners license, and for this you need to personally make a booking at a license department, and pass the electronic test. You will also need the following: 2x ID photos, your ID Number and proof of residence.

The total cost of a learners license is as followed:

>> Cost = R168

Once you have obtained your learners license, you have a period of two years to complete your K53 practical license test. Failing that the learners will lapse and you will need to do the test again. So, once you have made your test booking at a local test centre for your K53 test, join us for a training session so you can pass your license with ease.

The K53 practical training that we offer is a 2 hour course, where we do a technical as well as a practical training session. Technical sessions include track discussions as well as all you need to do on the day of the test.

The practical training is active training on a track where we go through every part of the actual test, and we run a mock test with you.

The cost of our K53 practical training courses are as followed:

>> Group participation  = R 605
>> One on one training = R 955

The cost of booking your K53 practical test and issuing your license is as followed:

>> Cost = R 420

You will also need the following: Learners license, 2x ID.

One thing I need to mention is that the license for a scooter will add a limitation on your license. You will not be allowed to ride geared bikes since you have passed your test on an automatic – basically the same limitation as you get with a car license.

I hope this provided some insight into obtaining your scooter license. Should you need further information please et in touch.” Said Phil.

Synergy Racing Academy

Tel: 084 443 8053
Email: phill@synergyracing.co.za
Web: www.synergyracing.co.za

Videography by: (Grant Lucas & Bjorn Moreira / ZA Bikers).

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Clément Desalle third in Switzerland

Clement Desalle of the Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team strengthened his grip on third place in the FIM World MXGP Motocross Championship with his sixth podium of the season at the Swiss GP. The Belgian was in great form round the grassland track on the outskirts of Frauenfeld, just a few kilometres from the German […]

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Clement Desalle of the Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team strengthened his grip on third place in the FIM World MXGP Motocross Championship with his sixth podium of the season at the Swiss GP.

The Belgian was in great form round the grassland track on the outskirts of Frauenfeld, just a few kilometres from the German border and Lake Constance to take the lead on the opening lap of racing in each moto. He soon had to make way for Jeffrey Herlings, the Dutchman who has dominated the 2018 season, but he maintained the pressure to the end of the thirty-five minute race to finish less than five seconds after the winner and nearly twenty seconds ahead of the rider in third place. The second race went even better initially as Clement kept Herlings at bay for five laps before his rival mounted a surprise charge and was followed through quickly by another rider. Losing his rhythm for several laps Clement slipped to fourth before rebuilding his rhythm to secure his overall podium with third place. He has extended his advantage over the closest chaser for third place in the championship standings to thirty-three points with four GPs remaining to the end of the season.

Clément Desalle: “It was a really good weekend; I got three good starts and rode consistent in both GP motos. In the first race I got a good start and after Jeffrey (Herlings) passed me I rode my own race to finish a close second. In the second moto I had a good speed and led the race for a couple of laps. I was thinking about a possible win but then I made a few mistakes and was passed by Jeffrey and Romain (Febvre). I’m not so happy with the second part of my race as Tim (Gajser) also passed me, but fourth was enough to secure my sixth podium of the year. Anyway the weekend was positive and my thanks to the team who are so close behind me and work so hard for us.”

KRT teammate Julien Lieber’s opening race was ruined already on the opening lap when another rider ran into him and he was again pushed out soon after securing the holeshot award in race two. He regrouped to hold third place for two laps until a small crash pushed him back to fourteenth.

Alessandro Lupino of Gebben Van Venrooy Kawasaki raced to fourteenth place in the opening moto and added a strong ride from an initial twelfth to snatch tenth place three laps from the end for thirteenth overall.

Tommy Searle of Bike It DRT Kawasaki finished one ahead of Lupino as thirteenth in race one but could only add nineteenth in race two.

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SYM Scooters go from strength to strength in SA

It is well known that SYM is the top selling scooter brand in SA and has been for a considerable period. Sales continue to grow steadily, thanks largely to a network of more than 45, fully trained, and dedicated dealers throughout the Country. What isn’t so well known, is that the Western Cape is the […]

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Photo Credit: Julio Moreira

It is well known that SYM is the top selling scooter brand in SA and has been for a considerable period. Sales continue to grow steadily, thanks largely to a network of more than 45, fully trained, and dedicated dealers throughout the Country.

What isn’t so well known, is that the Western Cape is the stronghold of scooters in SA and perhaps surprisingly, is far bigger than Gauteng which, in most classes of motorcycle sales, is usually #1. In fact, SYM sales, based on eNaTIS registrations, is the biggest selling two-wheeler in the Western Cape and are almost double that of the closest rival.

Product support is provided by a strong professional dealer network, covering areas  from Worcester to George and from Mossell Bay to Port Elizabeth. All dealers have trained technicians and carry a large range of readily available spare parts. In addition, all dealers carry a full range of the SYM product, which has a wide variety of models from 125cc to the mighty Maxsym 600cc, which is capable of speeds in excess of 160km/h.

Photo Credit: Julio Moreira

The strong and robust nature of the; X-Pro scooter, XS125 and Blaze 200, has made them firm favourites with ‘delivery oriented’ fast food chains and delivery companies, as well as laboratories.

Photo Credit: Julio Moreira

For further information on all the authorised SYM dealers please click HERE.

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Elias & GSX-R1000 Double Podium At Sonoma SBK

Team Suzuki Press Office – August 14.   Toni Elias – GSX-R1000 – 3-2 Roger Hayden – GSX-R1000 – 6-7   Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing’s Toni Elias raced his GSX-R1000…

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Team Suzuki Press Office – August 14.   Toni Elias – GSX-R1000 – 3-2 Roger Hayden – GSX-R1000 – 6-7   Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing’s Toni Elias raced his GSX-R1000...

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Hector Barbera Joins Kawasaki Puccetti Racing In WorldSSP

Spanish star Hector Barbera will join the Kawasaki Puccetti Racing WorldSSP team for the remainder of the 2018 season as a replacement for the recently retired five-time World Champion Kenan Sofuoglu. Barbera will join the team on track for the first time at Imola at the end of the month and will race for WorldSSP […]

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Spanish star Hector Barbera will join the Kawasaki Puccetti Racing WorldSSP team for the remainder of the 2018 season as a replacement for the recently retired five-time World Champion Kenan Sofuoglu.

Barbera will join the team on track for the first time at Imola at the end of the month and will race for WorldSSP points the first time at the ninth round of the championship at Portimao in Portugal.

Barbera is a name that needs no introduction in global racing of any kind, as Hector has raced in the MotoGP paddock since 2002, starting in the 125cc GP class. In that same season he won his domestic CEV 125 Championship. Winning his first 125 GPs in 2003, he would win six races in all and finish runner-up in 2004.

In 250GPs in 2005 four career wins – and a vice-champion position in 2009 – led to a promotion to the MotoGP class in 2010. He came close to scoring a podium in the biggest class of all and qualified on the front row at the Sachsenring as recently as 2016.

Earlier this year, Hector had competed in Moto2 for the first time, and now he makes a new step into the future with the most successful manufacturer and team in recent WorldSSP history.

Hector Barbera, stated: “I am really motivated and eager to get out on track again and I am lucky to be able to count on the Kawasaki Puccetti Racing team. I was able to visit their headquarters and I saw with my eyes how the team is well organised and I know they are a winning team. Manuel is giving me a huge opportunity and I would like to pay him back with good results. I want to win and I am training hard for this. I am happy. Both the team and I are in the same condition. We are really experienced and we have all the potential to do well. I would like to thank Manuel and Kawasaki for having put me in a situation to find my confidence again at a such an important moment for me.”

Manuel Puccetti, Team Principal, stated: “Our agreement with Sheridan Morais was only scheduled to last until the Rimini Round and we are all very grateful for his help. I searched for a replacement rider and was delighted that Hector Barbera was available and interested in joining the team. It is an honour for me to have such an experienced rider in the team. Hector comes from a higher level after riding for 15 consecutive seasons in the FIM Road Racing World Championship; eight of them in the MotoGP class. I believe the team will work hard to give him all he needs to make good results in his new adventure in WorldSSP. It will not be easy since he will have to begin his experience on board the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R on three new race tracks for him – Portimao, Magny Cours and El Villicum – but I am sure he has all the potential to do well. If the results match our expectation we would really like to confirm him also for the next season.”

Hector Barbera Career Highlights

2001: CEV 125 – 12th
2002: CEV 125 – champion
125GP – 14th
2003: 125GP – 3rd
2004: 125GP – 2nd
2005: 250GP – 9th
2006: 250GP – 7th
2007: 250GP – 5th
2008: 250GP – 6th
2009: 250GP – 2nd
2010: MotoGP – 12th
2011: MotoGP – 11th
2012: MotoGP – 11th
2013: MotoGP – 16th
2014: MotoGP – 18th
2015: MotoGP – 15th
2016: MotoGP – 10th
2017: MotoGP – 22nd
2018: Moto2 – six races

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