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Honda PCX 150 or SYM HD 200 ?

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by brian72, Oct 24, 2013.

  1. brian72

    brian72 URBEX

    Mar 9, 2010
    A New English Town

    That Yamaha sure looks nice.

    I like the TU250 also. It was the price and timing that lead me to the CB250.

    Still, I'd really rather be on a 150cc-400cc scooter with 16" wheels.
  2. bravada

    bravada Adventurer

    Sep 18, 2011
    Isn't the HD200 considered a large frame bike?

    I have had a small frame Vespa (LX150) and would have appreciated a tad more room. In sitting on both the PCX150 and the HD200 I like the fit of of the HD...while the PCX seems like a smaller framed machine.

    One thing I would like to know about the HD 200 is what are cold weather starts like. My LX had an electric choke and always started. My Ninja 500 r with a manual choke starts very hard if at all sub zero temps. The coldest ride ( on the LX)I ever went on was at 10*F. So how goes the HD200?

    Regarding carbs vs FI I agree that FI is better. I never had carb issues because every fill up had a shot of Sea Foam and Star Brite Star Tron.
  3. blugg1

    blugg1 Been here awhile

    May 8, 2012
    Bisbee, AZ
    I have a 2012 HD200 and I live in the mountains in Southeastern Arizona. Elevation at my house is 5500 feet. It occasionally gets into the low teens in winter. Mine always starts instantly. It's been de-smogged but I have no idea whether that affects cold weather starts.

    It's a dependable and peppy scooter. I use Seafoam.
  4. Dabears

    Dabears --------------------

    Mar 10, 2007
    Mine starts fine in weather far colder than anything I prefer to ride in. FI is indeed fantastic, but don't let that be your stumbling block if the HD200 ergonomics suit you.
  5. pnw

    pnw Been here awhile

    Oct 30, 2012
    For what it is worth ootscoot (if I lived in S. Cal. I would buy from him, he is the most genuinely helpful dealer I have ever head of - has anyone bought from him?) on the SYM forum indicated that the 2016 HD200 will have fuel injection. It wouldn't make much difference to me, I doubt that could make the HD run much better than it does with a carb. Personally, I wouldn't be interested in a scooter that doesn't have a flat or near flat floor board.
  6. frog13

    frog13 Long timer

    Feb 10, 2007
    SW Ohio
    Search the flea market.
  7. Chillis

    Chillis The Boss!

    Aug 25, 2005
    Spring Mountain Range
    If it gets FI, that will be great!

    Carb and parts scarcity were why I took it off of the list when looking for a scoot.
  8. Phipsd

    Phipsd Older but not wiser.

    Oct 30, 2010
    West coast British Columbia
    The SYM Citycom is a nice bike, a roomy comfortable bike with good weather protection, good handling and 16 inch wheels. A michelin CityGrip on the front, greatly improved the handling, EBC organic pads on the front fixed a weak feeling brake that is now solid and strong, and a 14ah AGM battery made for a much more reliable bike. It's not really a powerful bike, but once well broken in it's quick off the line and up to 55 mph or so. SYM quotes a top speed of 130 kph or 81 mph in human:) 65mph is a comfortable run forever cruising speed. At 33000 km mine is stock and very reliable.