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Old 10-25-2013, 05:39 AM   #16
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I don't see how you could go wrong with either. Both the HD and the PCX are fine scoots.

I own a SYM RV200 and its a great ride, same power as the HD. Cruise at an easy at 65-70gps. More under seat storage then any scoot in its class.

That said as far as looks to my eye a white PCX is as good looking a scooter as I've ever seen.

Enjoy the shopping !

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Old 10-25-2013, 06:31 AM   #17
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Not saying the PCX is a bad scooter, but read post #7 and tell me why it is better than the SYM. The valve thing alone was a deal breaker for me. That, and a much lower price on a closeout model, is why I picked the Zuma 125. If you are actually going to put some miles on it, you are going to spend a lot of time tearing it apart and putting it back together. And the sad part is, Honda COULD have designed it so that wasn't necessary.
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Old 10-25-2013, 07:00 AM   #18
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I fixed that for you.

While I don't like being MISQUOTED (or having my words changed),
My apologies here Captn, nothing malicious intended.

Captn raised a good point, I would like to see the HD with fuel injection. I haul my bikes to Utah a few times a year, and when at altitude, without re-jetting, the power curve takes a noticeable dive.

Also, the HD's seat is a bit limiting. I'm only 5'10", I can't "scoot" back far enough on longer rides. The seat issue i'll be dealing with soon with cover removal, and a reshape.
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Old 10-25-2013, 07:04 AM   #19
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Plus, if you buy the HD, you can get tons of clothes and stuff that have a big HD on them. Just think of all the pirate wear you can own!
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Old 10-25-2013, 07:18 AM   #20
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but read post #7 and tell me why it is better than the SYM.
I don't think quoting yourself counts as a reference.
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Old 10-25-2013, 07:43 AM   #21
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Plus, if you buy the HD, you can get tons of clothes and stuff that have a big HD on them. Just think of all the pirate wear you can own!
You're right. I never realized how many SYM owners there are. Seems like most drive old pick up trucks with gun racks. At least the ones with bump stickers.
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Old 10-25-2013, 08:53 AM   #22
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You're right. I never realized how many SYM owners there are. Seems like most drive old pick up trucks with gun racks. At least the ones with bump stickers.
Not sure what that means ?

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Old 10-25-2013, 09:19 AM   #23
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IMO, these are very different scooters, the biggest difference being the riding position. For me, being 6-2, the Sym wins hands down with it's more roomy and upright seating position.

Some other + and - on both

PCX + better MPG, better parts availability, better under seat storage.

- linked brakes

HD200 + Slightly better performance, non-linked brakes, better
looks(IMO)

- possible parts availabilty issues, dealer support?

Both seem to be super reliable from what I have read.
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Old 10-25-2013, 09:23 AM   #24
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From what Ive seen in pictures the rv200 has a huge underseat storage. The pcx that Ive seen in person was pretty lousy.
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Not sure what that means ?

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HD bumper stickers.
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Old 10-25-2013, 10:57 AM   #26
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HD bumper stickers.
Duh !

Me not so smart......

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Old 10-25-2013, 11:12 AM   #27
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Oh yeah, the linked brakes on the PCX. Score another one for SYM. My '85 Goldwing had linked brakes. I wasted no time rectifying that issue.
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Old 10-25-2013, 02:34 PM   #28
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Duh !

Me not so smart......

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Old 10-25-2013, 06:09 PM   #29
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Plus, if you buy the HD, you can get tons of clothes and stuff that have a big HD on them. Just think of all the pirate wear you can own!
Now, that right there is funny!

I had 9 Harleys over the years. Christmas and birthdays were easy for the family - they seem to always find something HD for my gift. I sold a lot of that stuff on eBay, but I have a great Hein Gericke black leather fringed HD jacket that is great to wear on a chilly day. Hasn't been chilly since we got back to the Tropical Tip (upper 80s today). Pretty sure it would embarrass the Blonde if I wear that on the scooter. She has a matching jacket, too. Looks better on her.

As a boat captain, I am not a big fan of "pirate wear."

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Old 10-25-2013, 10:45 PM   #30
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If possible, arrange for a test ride.
The Sym HD200 Evo is somewhat of a giant killer.
LOL on docking the PCX for having linked brakes and fuel injection.
The HD200 Evo model trumps the regular HD200 on brakes.
Even if you can maintain it yourself, Sym parts and service availability are a question that should be answered before buying.
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