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Old 09-24-2012, 02:24 PM   #1
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What 200 or 250 CC scooter options are available

That are comprable to in style (Retro) and price ($2,799) the Kymco Like 200i LX. either 250 cc or 200 cc ?
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Old 09-24-2012, 02:31 PM   #2
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The Like 200i is actually 163cc. The People 150 will be pretty close in performance and it costs less. There is also the Buddy 170 which costs more. Sym makes a 125 which looks similar but is only 125cc. I really can't think of any direct competitors to the Like 200i. Vespa's cost much more and cheap Chinese scooters have questionable reliability.
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Old 09-24-2012, 02:38 PM   #3
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Seems like the market is wide open for what you are asking for. If you want 250cc's and a retro look, it's Vespa or nothing as far as I know.
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Old 09-24-2012, 05:11 PM   #4
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Buddy 170i might be close enough to 200cc to work. Scarabeo comes in a 200cc. There are 250cc Sports Citys available as well. Genuine also has the Blur 220 but it doesn't even pretend to be retro.
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Old 09-24-2012, 07:28 PM   #5
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I forgot about the Aprilia Scarebeo 200. It looks retro and the local dealer here has one for $2995.
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Old 04-25-2013, 01:55 AM   #6
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A Buddy 170i was selected. Not much riding on it...yet
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Old 04-25-2013, 04:42 AM   #7
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Nice choice on the Buddy 170. I keep looking at that one, it is the only small scooter (small as in physical size) that is freeway legal that I can find. There are many others, but they are bigger, and have a more "modern" look. Since the Buddy 170 seems to be a larger version of the 125, I'm wondering how the engine holds up with the extra displacement. I noticed they added an oil cooler, but it is still an air cooled engine. I ride my 125cc Vino and Zuma long distances at full throttle, and wonder if you could do the same thing with the Buddy 170.
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Old 04-25-2013, 09:46 PM   #8
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I seeing SYm 200 cc 2009 or 10 going for 2 grand. Cfmoto helix clone new and honda helix used 800 to 2500 for dealer pricing . You can pick up a New honda 150 from 2011 or 2012 for that price.
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Old 04-26-2013, 06:47 AM   #9
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The CFMoto Helix clone is gone (new) but they have another 250 which is their own design, called the Jetmax. Here is a review:http://www.justgottascoot.com/cfmotojetmax.htm
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A Buddy 170i was selected. Not much riding on it...yet
Keep us updated on your thoughts on it.
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The CFMoto Helix clone is gone (new) but they have another 250 which is their own design, called the Jetmax. Here is a review:http://www.justgottascoot.com/cfmotojetmax.htm
True but like most scooters from 2009-11 there's loads still stilling out there unsold all these years latter. Eg Bellingham Wa theres one Dealer with 10 new and demo Model Of SYm scooters From 50 cc to 250 priced from 1200 to 2300. Demo SYM Hd 200 are 1800 with less then 50 Miles on them. So Many Dealers Just dropped brands but still ended up not selling even at no brainier pricing.
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Old 04-27-2013, 02:00 PM   #12
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$1800 for a HD 200? That just kills me. New or near new SYM scooters are not available in Canada now for any price new presently although that may change. A sensible person would buy one of the unavailable bargain bikes in the US and import it but SYM is not on the approved list with Transport Canada; so no go:(
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$1800 for a HD 200? That just kills me. New or near new SYM scooters are not available in Canada now for any price new presently although that may change. A sensible person would buy one of the unavailable bargain bikes in the US and import it but SYM is not on the approved list with Transport Canada; so no go:(
Yep that s the reason I willing to tell others about the deal though you could find out by googling sym hd 200 for sale wa. I lied there 2200 but 2 grand would buy it I guess. http://www.motoplex.net/ I was here in Vancouver http://www.2ndgearmotorsport.com/ and I saw a couple of SYm demo models there. The only place I know of to buy part maybe in BC Is vancouver island . I believe there is a SYM dealer in Seatle Wa whom will Ship parts .
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Yep that s the reason I willing to tell others about the deal though you could find out by googling sym hd 200 for sale wa. I lied there 2200 but 2 grand would buy it I guess. http://www.motoplex.net/ I was here in Vancouver http://www.2ndgearmotorsport.com/ and I saw a couple of SYm demo models there. The only place I know of to buy part maybe in BC Is vancouver island . I believe there is a SYM dealer in Seatle Wa whom will Ship parts .
SYM Canada is presently selling only the Wolf and the Symba but they say on their website that they are now supporting many of the SYM scooters including discontinued models ( In NA ) like the RV 250 for parts through their dealers. Models supported are listed.

There is a dealer in Nanaimo :Tuff City Powersports. This is good news for SYM owners here on the Wet Coast.
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Old 05-17-2013, 07:37 PM   #15
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The SYM HD 200 engine is actually 171cc's. Alliance is now the US importer. Things are looking up and there are dealers in many states. The HD 200 is a smooth runner and very good looking. I like the 16" wheels and radial tires. The dealer in Santa Barbara (Ooty's Scoots) would probably ship to Canada.
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