2016 - 2018 SYM CityCom S 300i
Back in mid-2016, Taiwan-based SanYang Motor updated its CityCom line with the new CityCom S 300i that brings a sportier style and upgraded performance to the U.S. scooter market. The factory was going for a more aggressive-looking machine with the chops to back it up, so it boosted horsepower up to 27.9 ponies, and top speed up to an interstate-capable 83 mph. LED lighting increases visibility from the rear for greater safety, and the machine was given a generally brushing up for the next gen. Join me while I dive into the details.
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2015 - 2018 SYM Fiddle III 200i
Equipped with a new 169 cc fuel injected engine, the Fiddle III 200i from SYM is rated for 89 mpg, making it attractive as a commuter or an around-town errand runner. New bodywork gives the Fiddle a retro look and new seating provides more comfort for on-the-road travel. As one of SYM’s mid-range scooters, you get modern performance with an accessible price tag.
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2017 - 2018 SYM T2 250i
SYM brings affordability and practicality together in its streetbike trainer, the T2 250i. This ride represents the largest non-scooter-type model the factory makes, and the 250 cc mill is its second-largest engine currently in production thus raising the ceiling a bit for the company in the two-wheel vehicle department. Built to take on the “Big Four” for a slice of the low-displacement crotch rocket market, this ambitious little ride carries features and aesthetic touches that most riders will find familiar, but looks ain’t everything at the end of the day.
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2016 - 2018 SYM Wolf Classic 150
We usually think of the Sanyang Motor Co., Ltd — better known to us as SYM — as a scooter company, so when looking at their little Wolf Classic 150, I expected ...well, I expected less than what I saw. Unlike the Wolf 125 and 250 released in Asian markets that had a definite sport-bike look, the Wolf Classic has a UJM styling reminiscent of the imports back in the late ’60s and early ’70s. Does it look like the old Hondas? It should. SYM made the Honda 125s for a few decades back so they are well acquainted with the style.
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SYM enters the ADV world with the NH-Trazer 200
We know, for one, that manufacturers develop low capacity motorcycles to get new riders into their strides from the very beginning. With manufacturers showing so much love to the adventure category, it’s high time that we get out and do a little exploring for ourselves.
Joining the league of the BMW’s, Kawasaki’s and Suzuki’s, the Taiwanese manufacturer SYM is entering the adventure field with its brand new NH-Trazer 200, and we have no clue what the acronym stands for.
2015 - 2017 SYM Mio 50
The Sanyang Motor Company expands its U.S. footprint with the Mio 50 scooter line. A compact learner’s ride, the Mio brings urban mobility and enviable gas mileage to the table along with an attractive modern interpretation of the classic Italian scooter design elements. It comes restricted to 30 mph, so you won’t be hitting the highway, but if you need to zip across campus or around scooter-friendly urban areas, the Mio will fit the bill well enough with an affordable price and economically-minded 50 cc engine.
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In 2012, SYM introduced its first fuel injected model — the Citycom 300i — for the 2013 model year. Joining the ranks of big-wheel scooters, the Citycom 300i sports 16-inch wheels for stability and smooth riding across town or up the highway.
A little differently blended for the North American market, the Citycom comes with a 263 cc engine — not the 278 cc F4 engine in outside markets — and comes with no linked or combined brakes here. I kinda wish it did, but so far that hasn’t detracted much from what is a sporty-looking and sporty-capable ride.
Continue reading for my review of the SYM Citycom 300i.