Sym hd200

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by Birdmove, Sep 2, 2013.

  1. cnw126

    cnw126 Been here awhile

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    Hello All,

    So my father just bought a new Sym HD200.

    He needs my pickup to get it and we can't pick it up till the Dec. 13th due to my schedule.

    Anyway, Really looking forward to checking it out and posting here.
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  2. Chillis

    Chillis Land Barge Pilot

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    Talk about anticipation exponents!

    Haven't ridden the HD200 but my RV250 sure is a kick and the quality of SYM products is excellent.
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  3. blugg1

    blugg1 Been here awhile

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    I have an HD200. It's well built, with a bullet-proof engine. Actually, it's probably the same - or nearly the same - engine that's in the RV250, give or take a few cc's.
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  4. saintell

    saintell Monarchs #30

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    I have an HD200 which I came by quite out of the blue,.I was helping a friend who was cleaning an old house previously owned by a hoarder type person who had recently died,in the garage was an HD200 which had obviously been in an accident because all the damaged front plastics were off it,it was offered to me free so I said why not,so I began to try and locate new/ second hand plastics which I was able to get in exactly the same colour,all good so far,I then did a search to find out if the scoot was stolen or anything,wasn't stolen but was listed as a repairable write off,this was unfortunate because it costs $500 to get it passed so it can be registered for another $500,$1000 all up,not good news,anyway I was looking thru the spare parts ads and spied an HD 200 for sale for the same price I was going to pay anyway,so I bought it, kilometers 23000,beaut condition 2008 model and I must say it is a joy to ride,and it is red,another convert and an addition to the fleet,cheers Nev ps I live in Melbourne Australia
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  5. blugg1

    blugg1 Been here awhile

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    Congratulations; now you've got spare parts. Probably easier to come by those in Australia as it's close to Asia. I live in an Arizona County the size of the states of Connecticut and Rhode Island combined and I've never even seen another SYM.
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  6. AMAC1680

    AMAC1680 Been here awhile

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    I guess its regional because down here I see a few SYMs a day. If we add in lance I couldn't count. Of course I live in a "scooter" area.

    Be Big,
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  7. Phipsd

    Phipsd Been here awhile

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    These bikes are not power limited as to top speed, they are rpm limited. 72-73 GPS seems to be ballpark for a stocker. Dr Pulley sliders drop cruising rpm's slightly and should get you 75. That makes an honest 65 mph a comfortable cruising speed. My Citycom isn't much faster despite having 90cc more.
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  8. blugg1

    blugg1 Been here awhile

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    I have Dr. Pulley's sliders. Usually cruise at 72mph on the highway. I've had it up to 78mph. It has robust acceleration and feels more like 250cc's than 171cc's. I wouldn't be put off by the engine size.

    However, as I just acquired a 2013 TU250x I'm going o sell the 2012 SYM HD200 EVO. Don't need two machines that do essentially the same thing.
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  9. CMS

    CMS Been here awhile

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    Birdmove , I think the HD200 is possibily the best bike for you on the Island. It really fits in for your current riding style. A few years ago we got married and spent the honeymoon on your Island. We rented a Harley Fatboy and toured the whole place, really enjoyed it. Although the Harley for me, was to big /heavy and overkill for the rides we took. I think the 200 would have been far better for our purpose. I'm thinking of adding a Scoot to my stable, and I do like the Suzuki Burgman 200 thats ava this year. Really don't want a much larger engine than 250 and I want to keep the weight down. I like the looks of the Burg 200, it might be heavier than I would like,but will be doing some two up riding also. Whats your thoughts on the Burgman 200.

    Did you see the lastest changes to the DR 200? Some restyle but really the same bike . It needs FI,six speed,disc brakes [all around] and water cooled. maybe next year. :lol3 CMS
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  10. Birdmove

    Birdmove Long timer

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    I did see the "new" DR200. At least, I think it still comes with a big gas tank for a 200. Otherwise, it's the same bike with different cosmetics it seems.

    The HD200 IS a perfect ride here all right. We have no dealers here for SYM, so, yesterday I ordered a new drive belt, rollers, and plastic index's from Ootey's scooters in California. The HD is at 12,000+ miles now, and I know belt time is coming.

    I do want another dual sport, and that will happen soon, I hope. We'll keep the SYM HD200, and the Kymco People 150 though.
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  11. blugg1

    blugg1 Been here awhile

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    Still for sale: $1600 firm. Hello, Jerry?
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