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« on: March 07, 2018, 12:46:37 PM »

Actually it's a 465cc (but who's counting) putting out about 39.4Hp.
15in wheels & ABS on both ends and the seat height is adjustable!
Ya gotta see the dashboard!

Here's the promo video https://youtu.be/W2xXEvSzcGk
Here's the write-up on it http://www.sym-global.com/news/index/110 the video is here too.

I'll be getting by my local SYM dealer soon to see if there's one here yet.
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« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2018, 05:28:16 PM »

I like it.  Its just different enough to be interesting.
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« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2018, 06:38:55 PM »

 looks like a high step over, but it probably won't be available here- like the Kymco AK550.
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« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2018, 06:16:12 AM »

It's...................gray.
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« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2018, 02:22:11 PM »

They even copied the funky dummy piston counterbalancer of the Tmax.


I guess sporty looking scooters sell well in Europe.
Nobody wants them here. Well almost nobody.  
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« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2018, 02:22:48 PM »

Looks nice!


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« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2018, 04:08:07 PM »


I guess sporty looking scooters sell well in Europe.
Nobody wants them here. Well almost nobody. 

I'd want one......IF I could stand looking at it.
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« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2018, 05:18:15 AM »

I think it looks nice, but I've sworn off buying off-brand stuff unless I get an unbelievable deal.
There's no way I'd have a Sym over a proven reliable Yamaha that I can get parts for.
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« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2018, 07:39:32 AM »

I think it looks nice, but I've sworn off buying off-brand stuff unless I get an unbelievable deal.
There's no way I'd have a Sym over a proven reliable Yamaha that I can get parts for.

My 1st scoot was a SYM and I'd still be riding one if they've brought in the MaxiSym with ABS a year or two earlier. Parts aren't a problem over here and in the years since I bought my GTS250i the brand has taken off! Where one saw a SYM every now and again they've become quite common.

I'll admit that there is a "quality" difference between, say, Piaggio and SYM but it's mostly cosmetic as the stuff that makes them go seems to be close to indestructible. Then there's the cost and ease of service. I could change oil in my SYM in a matter of a few minutes where just to get to the "oil import unit" you need a goose neck that would make Ma Nature blush. My last (first) 20,000k service cost over $600 on the Piaggio and that was from a retired friend working in his back yard!

But I understand, SYM hasn't swept the nation over there and that's too bad because they're pretty good machines and come in a lot cheaper than "the big brands".
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« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2018, 01:58:55 AM »

Once up on a time, a decade or so ago, SYM was hanging in there and building a decent reputation in U.S. There may have been some over speculation when scooter sales shot up with the last huge gas price increase forgetting the fundamental rule of U.S. motorbike sales "Many are buyers, few are riders". Gas prices dropped, many small SYM scooters still gather dust in the back corner of garages, a few buyers discovered they are 'riders' most of the few shortly traded for some sort of motorcycle, a few of the few still have a scooter in their selection of motorbikes. Some time around the time gas prices settled back into a somewhat lower price there was the last fire at Carter Brothers SYM USA warehouse, Pike County, AL, and I ain't gonna speculate about that. Anyway shortly after the last fire at Carter Brothers SYM USA warehouse there was a scramble to put together a new SYM importer/distributor.
   If Alliance Powersports had a MaxSym TL1 available at a reasonable price I'd be mighty tempted to go to Lexington and fetch one home. Thing is will Alliance Powersports and SYM ever consider U.S. sales would be strong enough to exceed the expense of getting a new model certified for U.S. import, interest in scooters here being what it is.
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