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Old 10-11-2014, 09:23 PM   #1
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2015 SYM Wolf 300 Classic

Sym Wolf Classic and Cafe models for 2015.







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Old 10-11-2014, 09:46 PM   #2
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Seeing the title made me hope for a larger version of SYM Wolf Classic 150... and I guess that's what it is, but somehow it seems to have none of the charm of its little brother:

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Old 10-11-2014, 09:54 PM   #3
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Yea me too, looks like they went for a 1980's inspired classics this time around.
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Old 10-11-2014, 11:30 PM   #4
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The tank on the 300 has a mid 60's Yamaha vibe to me. Somehow I'm thinking of a 305 Big Bear, or I. May just be losing my mind:)
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Old 10-12-2014, 01:05 AM   #5
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I like it. Interested in a write up.
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Old 10-12-2014, 03:54 AM   #6
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Yea me too, looks like they went for a 1980's inspired classics this time around.
Yep, a 400 cc Wolf 125 like bike would be nice. I want single cylinder, air cooled and simple. Oh and electric start and kick backup which leaves out the SR400.
Do like the cast wheels over spokes though.
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Old 10-12-2014, 05:20 AM   #7
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I like it. Interested in a write up.
I agree. I am definitely down with this bike. Can't wait for reviews to start showing up.
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Old 10-12-2014, 05:44 AM   #8
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Is the front wheel on the blue bike actually smaller than the rear? The article says they're both 17, but doesn't look like it.

87 MPH top speed? My '65 Honda 305 Superhawk did about 100 back then, as did the Ducati 250 Diana MkIII. What's up with that?
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Old 10-12-2014, 06:55 AM   #9
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Loved my Sym Wolf, just not quite enough power for the freeway. Will be giving these a close look if they come to the US. A backup kickstarter would have been awesome. Sym quality is up there with japanese, IMO.
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Old 10-12-2014, 06:57 AM   #10
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The specs for the smaller 250 SYM T2 say an 87 mph top speed. this bike has a spin off of the SYM 279 Big block scooter mill that is used in the faster scoots in Europe. it should be a few mph faster but unlike the 305 SuperHawk back in the day, these are Asian commuter bikes, not high performance motorcycles.

When you look at the extremely crowded roads of it's homeland, good torque at 4000 rpm is a lot more useful than a 110 mph top speed. Besides the Kawasaki 300 already has that market covered.
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Old 10-12-2014, 08:11 AM   #11
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Is the front wheel on the blue bike actually smaller than the rear? The article says they're both 17, but doesn't look like it...
F/R wheels look same diameter to me.
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The specs for the smaller 250 SYM T2 say an 87 mph top speed. this bike has a spin off of the SYM 279 Big block scooter mill that is used in the faster scoots in Europe. it should be a few mph faster but unlike the 305 SuperHawk back in the day, these are Asian commuter bikes, not high performance motorcycles.

When you look at the extremely crowded roads of it's homeland, good torque at 4000 rpm is a lot more useful than a 110 mph top speed. Besides the Kawasaki 300 already has that market covered.
I don't think that is scooter based. Unless there is a manual transmission vertical scoot out there.
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Old 10-12-2014, 11:44 AM   #13
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Loved my Sym Wolf, just not quite enough power for the freeway. Will be giving these a close look if they come to the US. A backup kickstarter would have been awesome. Sym quality is up there with japanese, IMO.

i think its up there with the japanese concerning scooters and very small cc bikes. like your Wolf

but i can't name a Taiwan brand that has proven it can do the same with large(r) motorcycles. do we get what we pay for? depends where the bike is priced. but take a 300cc SYM and put it next to a Ninja 300 or the new 300cc Honda or the upcoming Yamaha "R3" (hopefully) and this small SYM motorcycle, as well as the T2, can not really stand up imo. at least not looking at them. specs and hardware would seem underwhelming in comparison, as well

i made a T2 thread here not long ago. sort of excited and wanting more info on the bike. it received one post :/

this bike? it looks ok, i guess. just sort of "off" and....a little cheap. the Wolf 150? its awesone and even beautiful under the lights imo. but again its what SYM / Kymco / PGO seem to do best. which are scooters and very small, lightweight motorcycles. as in 150cc motorcycles, Honda Cub like things, and assorted midrange and maxi scooters

take the T2, for example. its sort of....basic. to say the least



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I don't think that is scooter based. Unless there is a manual transmission vertical scoot out there.
I didn't say that it would have the scooter powertrain: but when you are talking about a mildly tuned 250 with peak HP at 7500 and optimal performance in the 4000 to 7000 range, it does sound alot like one of SYM's scooter motors, doesn't it? The 250 version The T2 has been out for a couple of years and according to reports is very much like riding the 250 Honda. The T2 is what alliance has on their web site.

These bikes are aimed at the A2 licence requirements for new riders. So is the new T3 which has a few more cc and is the bike pictured at the start of this thread.

These are not high performance rockets. The suspension is set up for comfort, the steering is biased toward stability and the bikes give good midrange performance. Compared to a TU they will be fast, compared to a Ninja 300; slow. If I fit on one I'm sure that I would really enjpy riding one for the kind of backroad mountain riding I use my Citycom 300i for.
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