SYM HD 200 EVO Motor Scooter Review

by Ryan B.
(Oxnard, Ca.)

I talked my wife into getting me the Sym HD 200 Evo scooter for Christmas and she hasn't seen much of me since! Well, we do go for rides together and this bike handles two-up just fine.

I got the burnt orange color. The "fit and finish" is very good. The quality of materials (plastics, paint,tires, shocks, etc...) is excellent.

The ride is amazing! There is plenty of take-off power - a little vibration from take-off - then smooths out to a nimble, powerful, stable ride up to about 70mph, with still a bit left.The ride is comfortable with the 16" wheels, and cornering is motorcycle-like. The handle bar controls are easy to reach and get used to.

I like the flat floor for moving my feet around.
On the downside - there could be more room under the seat. There is enough to store a medium 3/4 helmet.

My dealer assures me that the new distributor has a full supply of parts, I did see that he carried belts, brakes and air filters for this bike.
It comes with a beefy rear rack for a cargo
box and also a weird little windscreen that doesn't seem to do much.

The headlight is a 65 watt halogen H4 (like a cars') great night visibility. It is liquid cooled - and runs cool. I have taken it on some long trips (one 100 miler), and ran cool all day.
The brakes are both disc - the rear caliper is huge and braking feels very controlled.

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