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Hennie van der Byl

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Buying of new Sym 300
« on: June 23, 2013, 08:22:58 AM »
Hi , I have just sold my Balanco 150 and now want to buy new Sym 300, are there any tips anyone can give or any comments/ problems you have had with your Sym. I would appreciate your comments in helping me buy my next scooter.

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Hennie

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Re: Buying of new Sym 300
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2013, 09:40:43 AM »
Where are you and what type of riding do intend to do?
Ooty's Scooters - Santa Barbara, CA.
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Re: Buying of new Sym 300
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2013, 02:19:07 PM »
I highly recommend the SYM 300i - but I am a SYM dealer, so don't take my word on it... But I am also a Sym 300i rider and owner, so take my word for it - one great ride!
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Re: Buying of new Sym 300
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2013, 02:27:17 PM »
If the SYM 300i is anything like my SYM HD 200 EVO you can't go wrong.
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Re: Buying of new Sym 300
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2013, 04:11:19 PM »
I have a 2008 SYM RV250 and absolutely love it!  Fantastic bike and I can only believe that the 300i would be every bit as good.  Good luck.
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Re: Buying of new Sym 300
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2013, 04:15:37 PM »
Hi , I have just sold my Balanco 150 and now want to buy new Sym 300, are there any tips anyone can give or any comments/ problems you have had with your Sym. I would appreciate your comments in helping me buy my next scooter.

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Hennie

I have the 2011 GTS 300evo and it's a great bike.
I have had to change:

1) Mirrors - I deleted the fairing mirrors, covered the holes with vinyl wrap and added regular bar mirrors.
2) Seat hump. I deleted that and made up a far slimmer one so I had loads of space on the bike.
3) Seat plastic. I carved out quite a bit of plastic from the seat so my lid fitted under properly.

Enjoy the bike!. Oh and the old seat hump comes out completely and easily if you need to get that done at the shop to allow you to see how the seat is. 10hours riding is comfortable on my GTS - very comfortable.
2011 Joyride/RV/Legrande 200i evo
2011 GTS/RV/Firenze 300i evo

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Re: Buying of new Sym 300
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2013, 02:14:16 PM »
I just put 730 km on my Citycom 300i on the twisty mountain backroads of British Columbia yesterday. The bike handled great both agile and stable in the corners and was comfortable with good wind protection and a roomy upright riding position. I have 25000 km on my Citycom and it's way more fun for that kind of riding than my 1000 V-Strom.

It's a great distance bike yet agile and quick off the line in town. I've been riding 45 years. In terms of a scoot, there is nothing I would rather have.

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Re: Buying of new Sym 300
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2013, 07:04:50 PM »
I'm considering the Citicom 300 but I'll be honest I have concern about the lack of dealer network here in Florida. So far we have only one dealer in Ft Lauderdale and I'm in Miami. The closest other dealer is 110 miles away in Naples, Fl.  I understand the new distributor is trying to set up more dealers but I'm worry that if for any reason the dealer in Ft Lauderdale which is about 30 miles from Miami closes then where would I get my warranty work done. I saw the bike and like it. Very confortable, great storage and excellent ergonomics and the engine size is good enough for me to get on the highway and do 65-70 MPH...

I'm thinking of waiting a little bit to see if the distributors sets up more dealerships in South Florida.  I have also checked Kymco DT 300 but this a maxi bike and doesn't fit my need for an all purpose bike. Kymco though has about 4 dealers throughout South Florida.

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Re: Buying of new Sym 300
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2013, 09:59:15 PM »
Too bad Alliance hasn't gone to school on Kymco's marketing plan.
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Re: Buying of new Sym 300
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2013, 02:23:03 PM »
...I have also checked Kymco DT 300 but this a maxi bike...
Have you seen the Kymco GT300?  It's also a nice scoot, though cramped and spendy.

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Re: Buying of new Sym 300
« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2013, 03:28:30 PM »
Hello Puma, We have signed 5 dealers all south of Orlando in the past  12 months and the Citycom 300i has been one of our best bikes so buy with confidence, parts are in stock, we are selecting what we hope are good solid dealers, and are continuing to grow the SYM dealer network and the SYM line of bikes. @ blugg1 The video's for all of our bikes, wonderful websites, Amerivespa display this past weekend,  and continuous ads like in this months Motorcycle Classic's magazine and wonderful Wolf review  say we have had some sort of marketing experience but we always welcome any new ideas you or others may have, Ride Safe.

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Re: Buying of new Sym 300
« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2013, 04:09:42 PM »
SYD,  I looked at Kymco GT 300 and it can,t compare to the Sym 300. Ugly bike, no storage space underneath, no wind visor and plain bland...Only plus is that it got a 298cc and 29hp.

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Re: Buying of new Sym 300
« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2013, 04:13:36 PM »
Mike, thanks for your response. I hope that you soon get another dealer in line here in Miami...We are a big area and just to rub it in NBA champs too. 8)

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Re: Buying of new Sym 300
« Reply #13 on: July 02, 2013, 04:17:55 PM »
Mike, you are right on. The dealer at Power n Play told me the Syms were flying out of the store... Saw the smaller scoots also and was very impressed by the paint and finish and the competitive prices...

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Re: Buying of new Sym 300
« Reply #14 on: July 03, 2013, 02:48:43 AM »
...I have also checked Kymco DT 300 but this a maxi bike...
Have you seen the Kymco GT300?  It's also a nice scoot, though cramped and spendy.

The GT is a nice bike but they don't have the Citycom's room, comfort or weather protection. I wouldn't trade.

If I could wave my magic wand there would be a Citycom Super to go along with the regular model with the new 'big block' 279 and abs. I'm happy with the performance of my bike, especially off the line, but most people I talk to wouldn't ever consider it because it's only 263. 29 HP would put SYM back in the hunt.
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