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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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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THE FREEDOM OF THE CITY – SYM JET 14

Designed to get the best out of city traffic, the Jet 14 is a high-wheeled scooter that stands out for its aggressive yet elegant design. It is ideal for those looking for practical, every day transport, and who want to stand out from the crowd. Just like its SYM siblings, it always seemed to be […]

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Designed to get the best out of city traffic, the Jet 14 is a high-wheeled scooter that stands out for its aggressive yet elegant design. It is ideal for those looking for practical, every day transport, and who want to stand out from the crowd.

Photo Credit: Julio Moreira

Just like its SYM siblings, it always seemed to be the centre of attention. The Jet 14 has striking double LED head lights, and an attractive rear light with “3D-design”. Check the detail in the styling, and you will notice the imitation carbon fibre on the exhaust heat shield, and other body panels, giving the SYM Jet 14 a really sporty look.

The telescopic forks, combined with the twin rear shock absorbers, give a firm, yet comfortable ride, even when negotiating less than perfect surfaces. Thanks to the 14 inch rims, this scooter handles the tightest, and most congested streets, with ease. The mirrors are excellent, easy to position, and provide good rear vision, eliminating blind spots.

Photo Credit: Julio Moreira

Lightweight and particularly manoeuvrable, the Jet 14 shows its muscle with its air-cooled 168.9 cc single-cylinder 4-stroke engine. A twist of the throttle easily gets rid of chaotic city traffic. Vibrations are minimal, and then only at Idle. Once she’s rolling, all is super smooth.

Photo Credit: Julio Moreira

The SYM Jet 14 does not only ride well, but it stops well, with both front and rear hydraulic powered disc brakes. The rear brake in particular, is phenomenal. It could be due to SYM using a braided hose, instead of running the conventional brake lines found on most scooters.

Photo Credit: Julio Moreira

A helmet can be stored in the compartment under the saddle. There is also a compartment located directly in front of the seat, with a lock, allowing you to safely store your Smart phone or small luggage. Underneath the seat, SYM has cleverly placed an engine lock switch. (kill switch) Leaving your scooter parked, has never been safer.

Photo Credit: Julio Moreira

I did have a clumsy moment when taking my helmet out of the storage compartment. I accidentally flicked the kill switch, and after several minutes of trying to start the scooter, I figured it out. The wide, well shaped saddle, makes it easy to transport a passenger, as well as being very comfortable on long journeys. There is also a bag hook in front of the rider for your Woolies shopping.

Photo Credit: Julio Moreira

The Jet 14’s clocks layout is simple to read, with the analogue fuel gauge on the left, analogue speedometer in the centre, and on the right you find the digital rev counter, trip meter and a clock displaying the time. As for fuel economy, the SYM Jet 14 does a great job. With a 7.5L fuel tank, I managed to get 213.2km before running out of fuel. [28k/l] Small capacity Scooters aren’t meant for highway use, yet I spent roughly 200km on the highway and realised the SYM Jet 14 can do it, albeit at its own pace. The screen on the Jet 14 works well in town, but on the open roads it is a bit lacking. With a top speed of 110km/h, and a rev limit of 10 000rpm, the Jet 14 sits comfortably at 90km/h,[ at 7 000rpm] and could do 100km/h all day long. Early morning peak hour traffic seldom does over 80km/h, so highway commuting, whilst not ideal, is possible.

Photo Credit: Julio Moreira

Practically speaking the little SYM is a revelation. Priced at under R23000, you get incredible bang for your buck. Go and price bicycles, then you will realize what a bargain this classy SYM is. This is a real freedom machine. Traffic snarl ups, fuel prices, and general twist and go ease of use, make the Jet 14 the weapon of choice for the savvy city dweller. I find myself questioning why I don’t have one for city use to save my big bikes. It will literally pay for itself with fuel, tyre and service savings on the big chaps. Wise up South Africa! Take your cue from the Europeans and join the SYM freedom revolution! Jet 14, you little revolutionary, Che’ Guevara would be proud of you!

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Sym Symphony 150

Safety and comfort are the hallmarks of this brilliant little scooter. Light weight combined with a punchy 151 cc, single-cylinder engine gives lively performance, perfect for beating the urban traffic away from the lights and staying ahead. 16-inch cast alloy wheels front and back give unparalleled stability and security on any road surface and a […]

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Safety and comfort are the hallmarks of this brilliant little scooter. Light weight combined with a punchy 151 cc, single-cylinder engine gives lively performance, perfect for beating the urban traffic away from the lights and staying ahead. 16-inch cast alloy wheels front and back give unparalleled stability and security on any road surface and a large disc brake on the front wheel gives strong, progressive braking.

Comfort and practicality have been given priority; a roomy foot well and generously-sized and carefully contoured seat allowing for a relaxed riding position. The front cubby hole is large and fully lined to protect keys, remotes and cell phones. The under-seat storage compartment will accept a full-face helmet.
Forget what you think you know about scooters; this is a stylish, grown up machine suitable for the sophisticated city dweller.

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Sym Blaze 200

You said you wanted a commercial bike that was ready for the South African market; we listened, and here is the result; the Blaze 200. Everything you told us you wanted went into the making of this motorcycle and you won’t find a better one at the price. Fantastically economical to run, impressive built-in reliability […]

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You said you wanted a commercial bike that was ready for the South African market; we listened, and here is the result; the Blaze 200. Everything you told us you wanted went into the making of this motorcycle and you won’t find a better one at the price. Fantastically economical to run, impressive built-in reliability and utterly practical; this is the bike you need to take your business to the next level.

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