What 200 or 250 CC scooter options are available

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by RUNDCM, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. RUNDCM

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    That are comprable to in style (Retro) and price ($2,799) the Kymco Like 200i LX. either 250 cc or 200 cc ?
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  2. klaviator

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    The Like 200i is actually 163cc. The People 150 will be pretty close in performance and it costs less. There is also the Buddy 170 which costs more. Sym makes a 125 which looks similar but is only 125cc. I really can't think of any direct competitors to the Like 200i. Vespa's cost much more and cheap Chinese scooters have questionable reliability.
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    Seems like the market is wide open for what you are asking for. If you want 250cc's and a retro look, it's Vespa or nothing as far as I know.
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    Buddy 170i might be close enough to 200cc to work. Scarabeo comes in a 200cc. There are 250cc Sports Citys available as well. Genuine also has the Blur 220 but it doesn't even pretend to be retro.
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    I forgot about the Aprilia Scarebeo 200. It looks retro and the local dealer here has one for $2995.
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  6. RUNDCM

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    A Buddy 170i was selected. Not much riding on it...yet
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    Nice choice on the Buddy 170. I keep looking at that one, it is the only small scooter (small as in physical size) that is freeway legal that I can find. There are many others, but they are bigger, and have a more "modern" look. Since the Buddy 170 seems to be a larger version of the 125, I'm wondering how the engine holds up with the extra displacement. I noticed they added an oil cooler, but it is still an air cooled engine. I ride my 125cc Vino and Zuma long distances at full throttle, and wonder if you could do the same thing with the Buddy 170.
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  8. fullmetalscooter

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    I seeing SYm 200 cc 2009 or 10 going for 2 grand. Cfmoto helix clone new and honda helix used 800 to 2500 for dealer pricing . You can pick up a New honda 150 from 2011 or 2012 for that price.
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  10. rv-rick

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    Keep us updated on your thoughts on it.
    Pictures too.
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    True but like most scooters from 2009-11 there's loads still stilling out there unsold all these years latter. Eg Bellingham Wa theres one Dealer with 10 new and demo Model Of SYm scooters From 50 cc to 250 priced from 1200 to 2300. Demo SYM Hd 200 are 1800 with less then 50 Miles on them. So Many Dealers Just dropped brands but still ended up not selling even at no brainier pricing.
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    $1800 for a HD 200? That just kills me. New or near new SYM scooters are not available in Canada now for any price new presently although that may change. A sensible person would buy one of the unavailable bargain bikes in the US and import it but SYM is not on the approved list with Transport Canada; so no go:(
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    Yep that s the reason I willing to tell others about the deal though you could find out by googling sym hd 200 for sale wa. I lied there 2200 but 2 grand would buy it I guess. http://www.motoplex.net/ I was here in Vancouver http://www.2ndgearmotorsport.com/ and I saw a couple of SYm demo models there. The only place I know of to buy part maybe in BC Is vancouver island . I believe there is a SYM dealer in Seatle Wa whom will Ship parts .
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    SYM Canada is presently selling only the Wolf and the Symba but they say on their website that they are now supporting many of the SYM scooters including discontinued models ( In NA ) like the RV 250 for parts through their dealers. Models supported are listed.

    There is a dealer in Nanaimo :Tuff City Powersports. This is good news for SYM owners here on the Wet Coast.
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    The SYM HD 200 engine is actually 171cc's. Alliance is now the US importer. Things are looking up and there are dealers in many states. The HD 200 is a smooth runner and very good looking. I like the 16" wheels and radial tires. The dealer in Santa Barbara (Ooty's Scoots) would probably ship to Canada.
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    It is not legal to ship a SYM from the US to Canada. Transport Canada has a list of vehicles that can be imported from the US and SYM is not currently on that list. To get on the list the manufacturer or distributer has to submit information to Transport Canada showing that the vehicle in question can be modified to comply with Canadian safety standards. SYM has not done this so that if a SYM is imported from the US, it will have to be returned to the US.

    What makes this funny (not funny Ha Ha) is that my 09 Citycom was imported from the US to Canada. It still has the US DOT stickers on it but it was brought in by the former distributer and modified to meet our standards.

    SYM can do this but an individual citizen cannot unless SYM provides the info to put SYM's on the approved list.
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    I'll tell Ooty to contact Alliance and see if we can get the ball rolling. Sym scooters are in most countries, why not Canada also?
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    I changed my mind on the Buddy 170. After doing some research, it appears that Genuine went to far in increasing the size of the original 125cc engine, and lost a lot of reliability in the process. I would prefer a scooter that was designed for it's displacement. A 200 or 250 sized Vino 125 would be great. Sort of like a Honda Elite 250 styled to look like a vintage Vespa. The Sport City keeps coming up, and while it is not retro, at least to me, it should be a really nice scooter. But there are no new ones available anywhere near me.
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