Sym maxsym 600i ABS

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  1. vortexau

    vortexau Outside the Pod-bay

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    2012 Sym maxsym 600i ABS

    Only just discovered this one- yet more competition (other than the newish BMW pair) for Suzuki's bigger Burgman?


    <table align="Left" border="1" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1" width="580"><tbody><tr><td valign="top" width="25%">Displacement:</td><td>598.00 ccm (36.49 cubic inches)</td></tr><tr><td valign="top" width="25%">Engine type:</td><td>Single cylinder, four-stroke</td></tr><tr><td valign="top" width="25%">Engine details:</td><td>Electroplated ceramic cylinder</td></tr><tr><td valign="top" width="25%">Valves per cylinder:</td><td>4</td></tr><tr><td valign="top" width="25%">Fuel system:</td><td>Injection. EFI</td></tr><tr><td valign="top" width="25%">Cooling system:</td><td>Liquid</td></tr><tr><th colspan="2">Chassis, suspension, brakes and wheels</th></tr><tr><td valign="top" width="25%">Front suspension:</td><td>Telescopic Fork, 41mm</td></tr><tr><td valign="top" width="25%">Rear suspension:</td><td>Unit Swing with 5-way preload</td></tr><tr><td valign="top" width="25%">Front tyre dimensions:</td><td>120/70-15 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top" width="25%">Rear tyre dimensions:</td><td>160/60-14 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top" width="25%">Front brakes:</td><td>Double disc. ABS</td></tr><tr><td valign="top" width="25%">Front brakes diameter:</td><td>275 mm (10.8 inches)</td></tr><tr><td valign="top" width="25%">Rear brakes:</td><td>Single disc. ABS</td></tr><tr><td valign="top" width="25%">Rear brakes diameter:</td><td>275 mm (10.8 inches)</td></tr><tr><th colspan="2">Physical measures and capacities</th></tr><tr><td valign="top" width="25%">Dry weight:</td><td>228.0 kg (502.7 pounds)</td></tr><tr><td valign="top" width="25%">Overall height:</td><td>1,400 mm (55.1 inches)</td></tr><tr><td valign="top" width="25%">Overall length:</td><td>2,700 mm (106.3 inches)</td></tr><tr><td valign="top" width="25%">Overall width:</td><td>805 mm (31.7 inches)</td></tr><tr><td valign="top" width="25%">Wheelbase:</td><td>1,570 mm (61.8 inches)</td></tr><tr><td valign="top" width="25%">Fuel capacity:</td><td>15.00 litres (3.96 gallons)</td></tr></tbody></table>
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  2. gogogordy

    gogogordy Long timer

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    That appears to be a featherweight compared to the big Burgie and new BMW by approx 100# lighter in weight per those specs.

    A picture would be nice but we wont see them in NA anyway....
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  3. Bar None

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    <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/bSP742NyQkt5tSVMDoeubtMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-PuJPfnFxyfc/ULLjwHN7DeI/AAAAAAAACY8/XNvXyE-se-I/s800/35431_0_1_4_maxsym%2520600i%2520abs_Image%2520credits%2520-%2520Sym.jpg" height="751" width="800" /></a>

    Looks nice. I had a SYM HD200 which was a very good scooter.
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  4. vortexau

    vortexau Outside the Pod-bay

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    There is a 400 Sym on the road, and the "looks" are very much in the Burgy mold.

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    Sym MaxSYM 400i ABS (above)
    Down to the 15" F and 14" R wheels, pillion backrest, in-glovebox DC power outlet, and divided taillamps.


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    Sym MaxSYM 600i ABS


    SYM Maxsym 600i

    I did read somewhere that Sym had some tie-in with Honda so there is the possibility that, like Honda, they are prepared to use a common platform for both 400cc and 600cc engine sizes.
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  5. John Bentall

    John Bentall Been here awhile

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    Hi,

    Can anyone find a single official SYM website anywhere in the world that lists machine as available for sale?
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  6. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    Single cylinder?!

    That'd be a first in this class to my knowledge.

    Big vibes.. low power (compared to a twin).. it will be interesting to
    see how smooth this engine can be. Most scooter buyers in this class
    want "smooth".

    I'm more interested in the Kymco MyRoad 700i, but this Sym will probably
    be cheaper.
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  7. vortexau

    vortexau Outside the Pod-bay

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    I get the impression that the 400i ABS is being released first!

    There is currently a 600cc model Sym for sale but its this one:

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    SYM Quadlander 600LE Atv

    As of this date it would seem that the sole appearance of the Maysym 600i ABS model has been at a show; 2011 EICMA.
    2011 EICMA: Sym Maxsym 600 and Joymax 300

    2012 Sym MaxSYM 600 Review


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    sealsam Sam...I am.

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  9. cbolling

    cbolling Here...Hold my Beer.

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    The big 500cc Kymco is a single. Does not interest me. I would rather have a twin.
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  10. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    I know.
    The 700 isn't.

    And the Sym obviously is (single), and that's what I meant by "that's a first".
    I'm not aware of any other 600cc single cylinder scooter out there.

    More important on a normal motorcycle then a scooter, IMHO.
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    vortexau Outside the Pod-bay

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  13. vortexau

    vortexau Outside the Pod-bay

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    The Tagalong is indeed one often mentioned on the Delphi Forum for motorcycle-towed trailers. Seems that there are somethings like coupons, and special deals, available from Harbor Freight?

    The LINK to Delphi Forum and other folks build accounts are in that earlier referenced Home Build page.

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    The single wheel trailer variety (and again Delphi Forum has an occasional mention of a self-build single design running a torsion spring first built by a chap called: Scuba Dave.

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    I carry items like Air Compressors, the Kayak, and maybe (to come) a 36v Lithium Mower, so my trailer has now become of the Box Trailer shape employing a modern wood-recycled & plastic material like that referenced here:
    Wood-plastic composite

    The consumer Raised Garden Beds & Sand Boxes products are size-compatible, with some minor cutting. Both Water & UV resistant while some come in natural wood colors.


    (NB- Why not initiate a separate Scooter Trailer thread and let others contribute?)
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  15. Tromper

    Tromper Been here awhile

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    Looked more like the Aprilia is aimed at the sport market vs. the commute/tour market which the Burgman is.
    I'd love to see the MaxSym (either) since they do appear to be pointed at the Burgmans pretty solidly. If they show up in North America, I'll definitely take a look.
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  17. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    There's nothing sporty about the way the srv handles, or the gilera gp800 it's based on.. it's a pure tourer but with a lot of power.
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  18. Tromper

    Tromper Been here awhile

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    Well long as there's nothing sporty about it I'll hafta check it out.
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  19. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    It's a fat pig, it'll probably out-handle the Burg 650, but miracles are not
    to be expected..
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  20. Tromper

    Tromper Been here awhile

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    Found time to read the pdf from Aprilia.
    Not my cup of tea, pretty solidly being pitched sport bike scooter, not a lot of native storage & a lot of talk 'bout performance et al.:snore
    I'll wait & see on the maxsym, looks more the thing for me.:freaky
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