Sym Joyride Evo 200i Scooter Review

by Erman

I've been riding a Sym Joyride Evo scooter for abut 6 months (7000 kms. )and I used to have a KYMCO Grand Dink 150 before this one. When I first saw this bike I really liked the look.

I've done pretty long trips and city rides. My grade for this bike would be 6/10. Let's start with the comfort. The sitting position is fine and there is plenty of space for legs even for a tall man but the seat is not very comfortable and it tires you especially in long distances.

Suspension system is not good at all. It doesn't give you neither a very comfortable smooth ride nor high performance and stability when it comes to sharp turns. Handling doesn't make me feel safe. Especially passenger feels a big spine pain when the road is bumpy.

Performance of the engine is not bad for its size. Acceleration and top speed are acceptable. Between 40 km-100 km acceleration is fine. The highest speed I've seen with this bike is on a flat road 130 km/h.

The under seat space is fine but any way comparing with my Kymco it's still small. My laptop doesn't fit in this one but it was no problem with Kymco. It has some security systems which I see useless. A button under the seat that cuts electric off.

As a result a beautiful bike in looks but not a very good one to ride. Now 2010 YAMAHA X MAX 250i seems to be my next one. For the ones who are interested in buying SYM JOYRIDE 200i EVO my advice would be spend some more money and go for a better one.

Hope to share my ideas with all of you soon about new X MAX :)


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Feb 07, 2013
Joyride 200 NEW
by: Richard

Your comments Erman are absolutely correct about the Joyride.My previous bike was a Sym Orbit 125 which had reasonable suspension and I thought a Joyride would be a big improvement which it is in all respects except the seat which is not comfortable at all and the suspension which im sad to say is in my opinion very poor giving an unsettled ride all the time which is a shame as it is so important.Sadly cos I rated the Sym brand I also will be looking in the direction of Suzuki next time.

May 11, 2010
Straight talking for a change
by: Anonymous

Many thanks. Saved me a bunch of grief.

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