New SYM RV200 EVO

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by AMAC1680, Sep 6, 2013.

  1. AMAC1680

    AMAC1680 Long timer

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    I've been looking at the RV200 for the last six months and finaly pulled the trigger on the deal today. I was going to wait for EFI but I'm not going to wait a year on "what ifs". My dealer had one 2013 on the floor and it was time for it to go so we came to a deal. Same dealer I've bought my Kymcos from so it was easy.

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    Not my first choice of color, white would have been perfect.

    I've always had large wheel scoots but after this summer on the Cali I got on my Kymco S200 and just wasn't as comfortable on my tip-toes at lights and I need a little more power.

    I love the S200 but the RV has more protection and power to spare.

    First impression is this scoot has everything I was looking for . Step-thru, flat floor and low seat height. BTW the specs show seat height at 32.5" but it is measured at the highest point. It's more like 30". I haven't put a tape on it but at 32.5 my feet wouldn't touch pavement. Lol but true.

    Not to mention a motor that won't quit. Obviously I'm in the break in mode but I put 150miles on her today and i think this bike will cruise 65 GPS all day long once she's broken in. Smooth and solid feel and not a rattle to be heard.

    I'm sure the warts will show in a little while bit for now I'm a happy puppy.

    Be Big,
    AMAC
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  2. biketherapy

    biketherapy si se puede

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    Nice looking scoot. The flat footboard area looks huge.
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  3. JerseyBiker

    JerseyBiker Living the life!

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    Congrats and good riding!

    Looking forward to more info as it breaks in.
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  4. alphaBETAdog

    alphaBETAdog Been here awhile

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    Looks like a really nice ride. I just checked out the video of it on the SYM website. That sideways opening seat looks to be very practical. How do you like that feature?
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  5. LarryRickenbacker

    LarryRickenbacker Been here awhile

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    Howdy,

    Congrats on your new SYM; no doubt you negotiated a good price on a quality scoot. As I've opined before: It's a pity we don't have a Kymco or Sym dealer here in the Bossier City/ Shreveport, La. area.
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  6. AMAC1680

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    Thanks guys.

    Yes there is a ton of space under the seat. I can fit a full face and a 3/4 in there. It's almost 40 liters. Ill use a Bikers Friend roll bag for longer trips and avoid the topbox altogether. I have a "love/hate" with top boxes. Love the storage hate the look.

    The dealer thing just worked out for me. My kymco dealer is just a few miles away. They are also the local SYM and Genuine dealer.

    Be Big,
    AMAC
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  7. DudeClone

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  8. tastroman

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    Is that a kick starter I see?
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  9. AMAC1680

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    Yepper kick starter included !
    As I've said what I like most about this scoot is that its a "scooter". It doesn't try to be anything other right down to including the kick starter.

    Ill have a chance to run her more today. Got enough miles on now for a short highway run and some "twitch-testing". I've had varied experience with smaller wheels at higher speeds.

    Be Big,
    AMAC
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  10. DudeClone

    DudeClone Long timer

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    this would seem a great choice for a person who likes small wheeled scooters but would like more size and power. 12in rear wheel and 13in up front makes me think this thing is as agile and nimble as my Agility 125. completely flat floor with enough room for big feet, and of course on account of the 12in wheel in back, BIG storage

    this would seem a smaller scooter under all that plastic and large seat. and thats a good thing indeed

    the newer website looks quality. maybe SYM will rise from the ashes and have some success? so far as that goes in the U.S. scooter market

    http://alliancepowersports.com/
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  11. driller

    driller Twist and Go

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    I gave a red one a serious look at a dealer in Charlotte. If the Majesty had sold sooner, I might have pulled the trigger.
    Did you get yours in Jax or Jersey?
    Bring it across the bridge to Yukon and we can have some lunch.
    Cheers!
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  12. JerryH

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    The RV200 is one of my favorites, BECAUSE it has a carb. 24,000 miles on my carbed Vino 125, and not a single issue. I like it's looks better than the HD200, but it is heavier and has smaller wheels. The wheels make it look better, but larger tires should last longer, and the lighter weight of the HD200 hopefully means it will either go faster or get better mileage, maybe even both. Or maybe not. Anyway it's a really nice scooter, I'm sure you will love it. If it can cruise at 65 mph all day AND climb 2000 feet in 5 miles without lugging the engine, it would be perfect.
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  13. AMAC1680

    AMAC1680 Long timer

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    I bought it in Jax. This is home only summers in NJ.
    Do you live over in the Ghost Town?

    Be Big,
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  14. cbolling

    cbolling Here...Hold my Beer.

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    Nice looking bike. I know what you mean about carbs. Nothing wrong with them but I will never buy another bike with them.
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    "Do you live over in the Ghost Town?"
    I own it.:deal
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  16. emmettken

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    Cool! :thumb
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  17. AMAC1680

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    I had the time to put a few hundred more miles on and have a few quick thoughts.
    The fit and finish is top notch. All body panels line up with no rattle and the finish is flawless. Things like the controls are also high quality. The headlights are very bright and well placed.

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    The ride is smooth, much smoother then I expected. Little vibration makes it to the bars and the suspension provides a smooth predictable ride. It tracks straight at speed. Even when I tried to get her to twitch at highway speeds I had to really provide input to get it to shake.

    The motor is strong, real strong for 172cc. One of the things I was hung up on was the displacement. In my mind I needed 250cc to fit my needs. I also feared that the published HP of about 15 was exaggerated. I was wrong. This scoot pulls away from traffic lights fast and has good pull right on up to about 65mph. From 65 to my top end of 73mph roll on was still very good.

    Here's the kicker. Around town I cold toss this scooter around just like I did with my old Buddy or the Cali-Classic. At 350 lbs she's still lite enough to be very nimble around town but with just enough beef for those freeway jaunts.

    Tons of under seat storage and a big flat floor will eliminate the need for a top-box . Yeah I'm a happy boy right now.

    But nothing is perfect and the scoot has a few warts. Minor but it does but ill save that until later.

    Be Big,
    AMAC
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  18. JerseyBiker

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    How is the shield? Any buffeting to the helmet?
    Do you happen to know if any after market windshields are available?

    Going over to a dealer today to check on price and availability.
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  19. AMAC1680

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    The wind protection was good considering its not a huge fairing. The stock shield works well for me but I'm short, 5"7. Wind just over the top of helmet. I'm undecided right now about getting a larger screen. Had my ex-wife on the back and she votes for a bigger screen. Lol.

    I did a ton of research on the RV/Joyride 200 before i bought and this seems to be the choice for aftermarket windscreens

    http://www.euronetbike.net/is-sc3608.html

    Be Big,
    AMAC
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  20. Chillis

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    Wow! You will need some sailing experience to handle that rig!
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