My 2009 SYM HD 200 Scooter Review

by John
(Overland Park, KS)

New 2009 SYM HD 200

New 2009 SYM HD 200

In my past--had a Goldwing and currently own an '03 Silver Wing Honda scooter.

I have had it ten years--and wanted something a little lighter, smaller, better gas mileage.

Bought this new '09 Sym HD 200 last month--couldn't find any hardly anywhere. Had it shipped in from Seattle to Kansas City.

My impressions are thus:
  • Great scooter for the money--was $3000 less than my Silver Wing.
  • Have already gotten it up to 65mph and get @ 72mpg
  • Have already changed the oil (no filter) and gear oil--inexpensive and easy.
  • Rides very smooth and easy, very easy to handle.
  • Brakes (disk in front, drum in back) are a little soft on the drum brake--but nothing too bad. Just to slam them on all the time.
  • I'm told that they can go for years/miles.

All in all--for the money--love everything about it except small storage--but you can put a bag on the back--get an aerostich travel, bag--etc--and it's fine.

One real nice feature is the flat panel underfoot and bag hook. you can get a bag of groceries and have the weight placed on the floorboard--with the hook holding the bag in place.

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