So I just read that the Carter - SYM had a fire yesterday. This is sad news for everyone in the industry since it's been a hard year. Fortunately there was no loss of life since everyone was on vacation for the last week or so when it happened and they are in the process of rebuilding. Carter has already issued some statements saying "They will rebuild" and more than likely I expect them to come back renewed and bigger than before. SYM is not a small company in Taiwan so if they say this then they likely mean it and dealers can rest assured there will be parts and vehicles in the US market.
In the meantime this is the premier brand of Gokarts in America I would go as far to say as the high end of the spectrum being of better fit and finish than the other brands on the market. So the owners are likely to want to repair them and they will wait for parts. In the meantime we do have accessories and aftermarket parts available for the Carter dealers and consumers looking to buy parts.
Tires, Exhausts, rollers, belts, pistons, rings, CVT systems and more are in stock for the Carter 150cc, 250cc, 300cc lineup.
To read more on the fire at Carter SYM read it on Guidos blog
I'm actually kind of taken back by the whole thing. If you've seen my videos most dealers would know we were the original US importer for SYM back in 2003-2004 when imported the original DD50 and Jet Euro's to the US market. So to see this happen upsets me since I know what a great brand it is ( in Taiwan it is number 3 in production, but number 2 in Taiwanese brands it's KYMCO then SYM ) the company is a bigger company since it is also Hyundai of Taiwan. It dwarfs the competition being 10 times the size of Eton Group or PGO which are now both parts of car part conglomerates. So I have no doubt it will be back it's just a question of when.
SYM Cylinders in Stock http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmOiUvBs1_w
Jet Euro / RS 50cc cylinders http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXzSVQryZbY
SYM HD200 Review ( we have tires, brakes, cables, and upgrades like the variator and sliders available and in stock ) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6StNwKfVVo
City Com 300cc SYM Scooter http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0ykBr8C1mU
CARTER 250cc / 300cc Buggy upgrades
We have a full selection of off-road kart upgrades for the Carter lineup.
150cc / 250cc / 300cc we have the transmissions, Variator, clutch, exhaust, belt, carb, intake, and other parts in stock. MRP is the only company with SYM compatible exhaust parts.