2008 SYM RV 250 Scooter Review

by Tony Behm

How do I love thee, let me count the ways! This is like the perfect bike.

I rode a Norton Atlas in the 60s. The SYM gives me the same thrill but is a lot safer and does not break down, ever. Performance wise this is more a motorcycle than a scooter.

I tried mopeds and a 150cc Aprilia scooter. These were totally underpowered and dangerous. Now I have the right machine. The weight is perfect, it is both stable and maneuverable.

Really fast off the line, this 66 year old is through the intersection before the cars get rolling. The finish is fantastic, everything fits and it is tight, even after putting 12,000 miles on it the last 2 years.

Reliable is an understatement. Not a single problem so far and no sign of deterioration. Luckily I live Hawaii, I ride year around. Very stable, even at 80+MPM (It cruises at these speeds, no problem.) 2 on the bike, no problem other than my wife screaming.

I was initially concerned about the 13" wheels, but the lower center of gravity is a big plus. Easily maneuverable. Great brakes, they help avoid potential dicey situations; literally stops on a dime.

Handles real well in the rain. My real gas mileage in mixed use driving (freeway, and city stop and go about 50-50) is a real 60 mpg, I fill every 200 miles.

Lots of folks throw me approving looks, I assume that is for my bike. Use to get the same looks for my 79 Rolls Royce this replaced, now I have more money in my pocket.

That ceramic cylinder business makes a difference. The bike never runs hot, it is really quiet and the oil stays clean. This motor may outlive me (no way, I am immortal.) I do not sell these bikes, but perhaps I should because I really believe in it.

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SYM RV-250 (2008) Scooter Review

by Ron
(Thomasville, GA USA)

Ron and

Ron and "SYM-ba" :-)

Finally getting to my SYM motor scooter review...

The "Do's":

These would include its great "looks". I've had more than a few comments on this... See what you think!

Next would be "comfort". I thought the seat was going to be a problem, but... it wasn't. This scooter is very comfortable at all speeds.

The engine is super quiet and can't be heard unless you are at a "near-stop". The "ride" is great... smooth as silk! I've had a good number of bikes in my 72 years... Yup, still riding... and still love it!...and my new SYM is the best thing to come along in quite awhile!

I've only got about 125 miles on it, but all "enjoyable"... well, nearly all, but Hey! ...it's not the "Scoot's" fault.

Here's the "Don't Likes":

Driving in the wind! I would not suggest driving this bike in a wind over 15 m.p.h....Because, if you consider your driving speed, say 55 m.p.h., and you get a cross wind of 15-20 m.p.h., you're bound to get blown around a bit. The bikes's not that heavy, sooo, "Be Prepared".

Also, if it's colder than 50 degrees out there, and you don't have a "Full-face" helmet on, it ain't gonna be that much fun! So, do yourself a favor... Wear a full-face helmet... all the time! I AM gonna get one!

Again, these are not the scoot's fault... You can create your own "Dislikes" if you want to. I prefer to be a "Fair Weather" rider and all will be well!

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Sym RV/GTS/Joymax 250cc 2008 Scooter Review

by Roei



Variator kit j.costa

Free air flow exhaust

Open air filter by mrp

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