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Old 07-18-2012, 12:59 PM   #1
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Bike that scooterist may like

http://www.iheartscooters.com/CafeRacer_Wolf_Review.pdf

Other than SYM being the manufacture of the above linked bike (SYM wolf classic 150) it really has no relation to a scooter. It does though have an attraction to it that may appeal to some scooter pilots wanting to move up/over to the bike world. It reportedly gets scooterish mpg from its 150cc four stoke motor. It is lightweight and shouldn't intimidate newbs, women, etc. Is affordable and for those not secure enough in their manhood to pilot a scooter it will give you the cool retro bike look. The true scooterist would have to give up storage and learn to clutch and change gears
I currently own a yamaha zuma 125 and have no current desire to buy one of these, but just thought I would post it over here to see what you guys think. I also cross posted in "thumpers" but I think the SYM name and 150cc doesn't appeal to many. My local SYM dealer has one on the floor, but I have never paid it any attention. Next time I go in I will check it out.

The good news out of this is it appears SYM is finally back in business in the US with a growing network of dealers.
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Old 07-18-2012, 01:02 PM   #2
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I saw this several months ago at the Sym Dealer in Marietta. I drooled all over it. I doubt I'll ever buy one but it sure does look cool and I'm sure it would be fun to ride.

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Old 07-18-2012, 01:12 PM   #3
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Yeah,I like it.I remember when there were lots of smaller bikes being sold,by the Japanese companies,over here.
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Old 07-18-2012, 01:42 PM   #4
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Yeah, I had a Honda 175 scrambler back in 1970.
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Old 07-18-2012, 02:01 PM   #5
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Yeah, I had a Honda 175 scrambler back in 1970.
My buddy had one of them. I had a Yamaha 360 enduro.
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Old 07-18-2012, 02:04 PM   #6
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I later had a Honda 360 scrambler as well.
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Old 07-18-2012, 02:12 PM   #7
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Old 07-18-2012, 06:45 PM   #8
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$3000 for a Chinese 150cc is going to be a tough sell. Why didn't they make it a 250cc ?

It looks really pretty, but just not enough engine for a motorcycle.
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Old 07-18-2012, 06:54 PM   #9
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$3000 for a Chinese 150cc is going to be a tough sell. Why didn't they make it a 250cc ?

It looks really pretty, but just not enough engine for a motorcycle.
SYM is a Taiwanese company.
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Old 07-18-2012, 08:57 PM   #10
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$3000 for a Chinese 150cc is going to be a tough sell. Why didn't they make it a 250cc ?

It looks really pretty, but just not enough engine for a motorcycle.
Here's a 250cc for a couple hundred more. Anyone had any experience with these?http://www.clevelandcyclewerks.com/b...nd-cyclewerks/

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Old 07-19-2012, 03:02 PM   #11
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Here's a 250cc for a couple hundred more. Anyone had any experience with these?
Here's a comparison between the two, Wolf and tha Misfit -

http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/8/13102/Motorcycle-Article/SYM-Wolf-Classic-vs--CCW-tha-Misfit.aspx
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Old 07-22-2012, 09:15 AM   #12
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i have been working around a lot of bikes over the past few years. I've sold a couple of the worlf's and stopped working with CCW. the wolf is a classic looking reliable bike that honestly shifts like a dream. it is a bike that will get you a lot of looks. although the engine may not be as large as the CCW the Taiwanese bike is far superior in my opinion. when one fellow showed up at the shop with tha misfit, we managed to take it around for a spin. the front end was loose and the forks came from the factory with a slight bow in them. the breaks felt off and the front end just didnt feel right at all. with the chinese engine, getting it tuned properly is a bit of a hassle and a job that is not set for the beginner mechanic. what looks to be a shiny metal cover on tha misfits engine is in all actuality a pretty cheep piece of plastic. now back to the wolf. SYM has been working with honda for about 30-40 years, building engines and small motorcycles,.the engine on this thing is built to beyond common expectation. along with this i can honestly say it is one of the smoothest shifting bike i have ever dealt with. for $200 less it is a lot more bang for the buck
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Old 07-24-2012, 08:52 AM   #13
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To me a scooter is simply a motorcycle with automatic transmission and nothing more.

With some of these scooters coming out lately its really shattering the wall between the two worlds. I am just waiting for someone to come out with a dual sport scooter.

Next generation might not be asking 'do I want a scooter or a motorcycle' they might be asking nothing more than 'do I want manual or automatic'
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To me a scooter is simply a motorcycle with automatic transmission and nothing more.

With some of these scooters coming out lately its really shattering the wall between the two worlds. I am just waiting for someone to come out with a dual sport scooter.

Next generation might not be asking 'do I want a scooter or a motorcycle' they might be asking nothing more than 'do I want manual or automatic'
I have never understood this big distinction between motorcycles and scooters. If it has two wheels and an engine, that's what's important.

Besides, as our population ages, more and more people will think of scooters as those "personal mobility deathtraps" sold by the scooter store.
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Old 07-24-2012, 11:50 AM   #15
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I'd much rather have the SYM Wolf 250ni or known as the T2 in many countries. I think it is a cool looking little bike, but if the 150 is $3K then I doubt SYM would get the 250 priced well enought to compete with the $4k Honda CBR 250 or the Ninja.


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