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Re: New-ish SYM scooters?
« Reply #15 on: June 07, 2021, 06:00:22 AM »
Frustrating eh? But I don't think anywhere gets all the models on SYM's site? I know UK, Taiwan and China get a limited range too - I tried to get a Citycom in Taiwan on a trip a few years ago but it's export only. The Hong Kong importer here briefly had two 16"wheel models 12 years ago but they didn't sell well so they stopped importing them and refused to order a new one for me.

Hong Kong has the TL500, Cruisym 300, Joymax Z 300, Joyride 200, Jet 180 (cos it's made in China) and DRG 160. It seems 3 of these models have been refreshed/replaced - the TL500, Cruisym and Joymax Z - and the Z+ is now available in Europe but it's not available here. We don't have Euro5 and SYM said we won't get the Z+ for another 3 to 9 months - that sounded to me like they'll keep selling the Z until stocks are fully depleted. 

Since my Citycom is running well again tho, I don't mind the wait. I'd buy another CC if I could but I simply cannot get one. I've just come to accept it. One of the reasons I'll get the Z+ is that the Z is one of the models sold in China so I'll be able to get parts without getting ripped off by the importer here.
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Re: New-ish SYM scooters?
« Reply #16 on: June 07, 2021, 02:03:13 PM »
Another consideration is that many states, mine ( AZ ) included, do not test motorcycles or scooters for emissions. So we could get Euro 10 and wouldn't know the difference.

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« Reply #17 on: June 07, 2021, 05:58:21 PM »
Yikes! Europe has annual emissions tests - my bike in the UK is an XT660R 2005 - it is one year too old to be allowed to go into London's ULEZ for free - 12.50 a day. The same bike in 2006 was certified Euro 3 so it doesn't have a fee. How dumb is that. https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/driving/ultra-low-emission-zone/ways-to-meet-the-standard

Hong Kong has only one measurement, when it is registered, and 2 wheelers are never tested again for anything, not even roadworthiness. However, the Police can simply notify riders that they think the machine does not look roadworthy and then we must get it tested.

In a way, you're lucky there's no testing, but it means, same as here, we'll be the last to get the new versions.
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Re: New-ish SYM scooters?
« Reply #18 on: November 02, 2021, 09:33:46 PM »
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« Reply #19 on: November 13, 2021, 10:25:39 PM »
Purged :-)

Still no Joymax Z+ in Hong Kong. Can't even get the Z anymore either. I've sent the dealer a chase message saying I want to order. Yamaha X-Max is the alternative but they say it's a 3 month back order at least. Blummin COVID disrupting supply chains. When will this sodding virus go away! (never).
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« Reply #20 on: November 25, 2021, 06:59:51 PM »
Well, well. Seems we might get a now Joyride 300 and/or Joyride 16 300, the latter having a larger 16" front wheel, both with a flat front deck, seemingly to replace the Joyride 200.

 https://www.ibike.hk/new-bike-express/joyride300/3373/



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« Reply #21 on: November 26, 2021, 05:03:44 AM »
And if you're wondering what the difference is between having a 120/70-15 and 110/70-16 front is.... well, next to nothing really. About 7mm higher seat height, a slightly skinnier looking front tire, and a tiny bit more weight distributed on the rear. I guess the scooters are identical except the wheel and tire.
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Re: New-ish SYM scooters?
« Reply #22 on: November 30, 2021, 11:15:50 PM »
Sure would be nice if the US got either one of those. A guy can dream, I guess. :)

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