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Old 01-04-2013, 11:13 AM   #31
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FYI- The Vespa/Sym dealer by me has the windshields that fit the EVO, and they look nice on them if you find you need more wind protection- here's a couple pictures: http://www.mariettasportscar.com/veh...hd200+evo.html
Is that the Puig windshield? Looks good. I may have to opt for something like that. On the other hand, I've grown used to bikes without windshields.

I just found out that the warrantee on SYMs is not transferrable. Should I be concerned?
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Old 01-04-2013, 12:42 PM   #32
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The last time I had a motorcycle as reliable and trouble free as my SYM over the past three years was the CB 350 Honda I bought in 1970. My local SYM/Vespa dealer has just gone out of business; not because of money, but a lack of bikes.

I'm not worried.
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Old 01-06-2013, 03:00 PM   #33
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Old 01-06-2013, 06:46 PM   #34
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Any updates?
I've been meaning to post an update. I picked the HD200 up on Friday and have been have a great time riding it around this weekend between storms. It has impressive power, and great handling. It's feels like the best traits of a scooter and a motorcycle. Most of my riding has been 2-up and it still accelerates briskly. I haven't had a chance to take it above 60, but it sure gets there quickly. It does vibrate a bit at idle, but is very smooth upon take-off. It starts immediately as if it were fuel injected. It's a very impressive scooter.

I wish I had a more picturesque setting for these pictures.





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Old 01-06-2013, 07:05 PM   #35
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Nice looking scoot, I like the yellow!
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Old 01-06-2013, 07:40 PM   #36
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nice!
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Old 01-06-2013, 07:45 PM   #37
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I've been meaning to post an update. I picked the HD200 up on Friday and have been have a great time riding it around this weekend between storms. It has impressive power, and great handling. It's feels like the best traits of a scooter and a motorcycle. Most of my riding has been 2-up and it still accelerates briskly. I haven't had a chance to take it above 60, but it sure gets there quickly. It does vibrate a bit at idle, but is very smooth upon take-off. It starts immediately as if it were fuel injected. It's a very impressive scooter.

I wish I had a more picturesque setting for these pictures.






Very nice, the yellow and black really looks nice and is hi-viz. Damn fine score.

Re: vibrating a little at idle, scooters tend to have a different harmonic at idle with the rear brake clamped, than without a brake or just the front brake clamped since the entire driveline/engine are unitized. i dont know if thats what youre experiencing, but try idling with the front, then just the rear binder clamped and there is typically a marked difference.

Enjoy!
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:52 AM   #38
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Pictures look great- top box is nice. Keep us updated on how things go with it. I'm partial to the flat black, but they all look awesome. would like to see the new white one when the dealers get them too (Alliance had a picture on their facebook page)!

How is the acceleration compared to your Vespa Rally?
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Old 01-07-2013, 12:46 PM   #39
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How is the acceleration compared to your Vespa Rally?
Acceleration feels quite a bit faster than my Rally. No shifting also helps. I don't have the two scooters in the same place, so I can't do a back to back comparison at the moment.
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