SYM Fiddle ll 125 Scooter Review

by Chris
(Santa Barbara, CA)

I am a scooter dealer and scooter rider. As a dealer, I try to check out every brand available, and look for several combinations of factors; price, quality and comfort of ride, quality of build, potential lifespan, capability to meet the needs of customers, availability of parts and style.

The SYM Fiddle ll 125cc scooter meets or exceeds many of these factors but not all. The price is excellent at around $2000 (we sell it for $1950), the ride is very good - comfortable seat, well balanced, although a little light, it holds the road well at higher speeds.

For riding two up, I would like to see passenger footpegs instead of footrests and a little more power, like a 150cc would be a plus.

The 125cc engine is very efficient - I averaged 90 mpg and got me up to 60 mph on level ground.
Great amount of storage space, although at the expense of a larger gas tank - holds only 1.18 gals.

Parts are now readily available again, although we have found no warranty issues that needed parts in the last year...

Although not the quality of a Vespa, it is definitely worth the money at half the price of one.

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Dec 01, 2010
by: Jim Zeiser

For two grand it's faster than a Symba, has a ceramic cylinder and has the same listed top speed as a 150 Vespa. What's not to like Chris? SYM also has a dealer network behind it and numerous scooters to step up to. Bored with the Fiddle, here try an HD 125 or 200. Now if the parts situation is really fixed, I'd expect to see these scooters becoming very popular, soon.

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