SYM Citycom 300i Motor Scooter Review

by Kiwiscoot
(New Zealand)

I've done 20300kms trouble free with my SYM Citycom 300i gas scooter now in all sorts of weather conditions. It starts first go even on the -6degC mornings.

DIY maintenance is a breeze and factory maintenance manual is available online. Factory tires are not the best in wet weather, but lasted me 15000kms. Factory brake pads do give inferior braking. Replacing them with EBC, Premier or SBS brands is a worthwhile upgrade.

Changing the roller to 19gram Dr Pulley sliders is the only "performance" upgrade I did and it improved town acceleration & the open road cruising capability of the Citycom. The scoot is good up to 75mph/115kph then it tends to run out of breath, but will go to 82mph/135kph GPS verified speeds.

It is very comfortable and I've done 700+km daytrips with it without any problems. You can read my ongoing review here at

The paint & panels still look like the day I bought it 2 years ago.


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Feb 12, 2012
happy older biker
by: Anonymous

I bought my citycom300i in jan. of 2010. It is a 2009 candy red and silver 2 years old and no problems. I am 6 foot 4inches tall and 245 pounds. It hauls my big butt around just fine and I really like it. I have had 15 motorcycles in my life and 2 Cushman scooters when i was a kid. I had a bad hip injury 14 years ago and can't get my leg up over a regular motorcycle seat. I was driving by our new scooter store in Maplewood and the stop sign is in front and right next my car. I seen the radiator on the scoot and had to go in and take a look. Best looking scooter I ever saw and I didn't have to throw my leg over it, just step through. I am now back on 2 wheels and I could not be happier. What a great ride! Also I will be 73 years old in April. Thanks for reading I hope it helps.

Jul 21, 2010
Nice Report
by: Jim Zeiser

Nice report KS. Now that you've found this site how about a story next spring about cruising down under-KZ1000st

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