Review of the 2009 SYM HD-200

by Moses
(Kansas City, KS)

My HD-200 at the museum

My HD-200 at the museum

In 11 months my SYM HD-200 and I hit a milestone... 5,000 miles! And all of the miles since I bought the HD-200 new from my dealer last July 2009. (As of today we are at over 5,300 miles-two weeks shy of 1 year from having purchased the HD-200.)

This scooter is so much fun to ride and a makes for a nice commuter vehicle. With its large 16" wheels it is a very smooth experience on the streets in the Kansas City area. Other than a Givi case and a small windscreen, I have not made any modifications to the scooter.

I am 6' tall and weigh in around 230lbs (which means 235lbs) so, I definitely love the power and have reached indicated speeds of 80mph. I usually go about 120+ miles between fill-ups unless readying myself for a group ride.

I dig the strong headlight for night time riding and powerful the hi-beam for those streets and country roads that are not well lit.

The only down sides are:

1: The gas cap is at odd angle and I can't put as much fuel as I'd think could fit if the gas filler neck was in a upright position.

2: There is no place for a cup holder for my bottle of water (think can of beer) or soda.

After riding the SYM HD-200 for almost a year, I have to say all-in-all, the HD-200 is a blast to ride.


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