Honda PCX 150 or SYM HD 200 ?

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

  1. brian72

    brian72 URBEX

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Search the flea market.
  7. Chillis

    Chillis Land Barge Pilot

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    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 Been here awhile

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    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.