I got a SYMBA in September of 2010, on the advice of a motorbiking friend. I was considering an electric scooter, but had no place to charge the battery (parking garage). His biggest 'plus' was the fact that SYMBA would keep-up with traffic, in the city.
I took a motorcycle training course at a local community college, where they supplied the motorbikes (those clutches are a nuisance!), which was a great intro to basic training/safety issues, and we could qualify for the next level of our motorcycle license on the last day of the course.
I LOVE my SYMBA. It has been virtually trouble-free. My motorbiking friend/advisor just shakes his head whenever I'm visiting - since SYMBA starts on the first try, every time. [He says, "I've NEVER had a motorbike that starts like yours!" But, then, he's a big fan of the old British bikes, which are notorious for their idiosyncracies, or so I gather...]
Yes, there is negligible storage space on SYMBA, but I got the small front basket, and removed the stock rear rack to install the longer rear rack: I've attached a rectangular rattan basket to the longer rack, so I can cargo-bungee a couple of good-sized shopping bags of stuff...groceries, books, whatever.
It's a great little bike. I've yet to 'drop' SYMBA (came close last weekend), but did so during the motorcycle course - on their bikes. One down-side, is that it is quite light-weight...mine gets parked between 2 buildings @ work - and it has blown-over FOUR TIMES (I've started to tie it to a light-post, when it's windy), and it made no difference whether it was on the stand, or the side-stand. The first time, the low-beam filament of the headlight was broken (had to replace the headlight); the right-side foot-peg gets bent (needing to be bent-back with brute force and a length of pipe); the end of the RH throttle-grip is getting scuffed, and I'll be ordering a replacement from Cam Purvis in the near future...