I bought a 2011(or maybe it was a 2010?) red TU250X simply because it had cool retro looks. Ran perfectly in all sorts of Arizona weather from very hot to very cold. However, it lacked power for 65-70 mph cruising (it was basically wide open at those speeds) and I finally traded it in on a 2012 DR650SE, a much more versatile machine. Downside is that it's too tall for a guy with a 30" inseam. I'll probably sell it one of these days now that I've got the HD200, which cruises 65-70 and isn't actually wide open.
I didn't like the tube tires on the TU and fortunately never had a flat, thanks to the various Gods, as Cochise County is littered with cell phone dead spots.
Put a small Seahorse hard case on the SYM's luggage rack today. Waterproof, lockable, and quite a bit cheaper than a Pelican.