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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The Sanyang Motor Company is one of the largest Asian scooter manufacturers, and it produces well over half-a-million vehicles a year to include scooters, four-wheeler ATVs and even does some outsource work for Hyundai building cars and minitrucks. Yet, we don’t hear as much about SYM as we do some of the others like Honda, BMW and Piaggio/Vespa. I chalk that up to exposure and advertising, which is a shame since the Taiwan-based manufacturer has a lot to offer. Take, for instance, the Fiddle III 200i, one of SYM’s mid-range models that boasts hybrid-retro looks and modern performance with an accessible price tag.
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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.
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