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Old 09-06-2013, 06:49 PM   #1
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New SYM RV200 EVO

I've been looking at the RV200 for the last six months and finaly pulled the trigger on the deal today. I was going to wait for EFI but I'm not going to wait a year on "what ifs". My dealer had one 2013 on the floor and it was time for it to go so we came to a deal. Same dealer I've bought my Kymcos from so it was easy.



Not my first choice of color, white would have been perfect.

I've always had large wheel scoots but after this summer on the Cali I got on my Kymco S200 and just wasn't as comfortable on my tip-toes at lights and I need a little more power.

I love the S200 but the RV has more protection and power to spare.

First impression is this scoot has everything I was looking for . Step-thru, flat floor and low seat height. BTW the specs show seat height at 32.5" but it is measured at the highest point. It's more like 30". I haven't put a tape on it but at 32.5 my feet wouldn't touch pavement. Lol but true.

Not to mention a motor that won't quit. Obviously I'm in the break in mode but I put 150miles on her today and i think this bike will cruise 65 GPS all day long once she's broken in. Smooth and solid feel and not a rattle to be heard.

I'm sure the warts will show in a little while bit for now I'm a happy puppy.

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Old 09-06-2013, 08:11 PM   #2
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Nice looking scoot. The flat footboard area looks huge.
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Old 09-06-2013, 08:15 PM   #3
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Congrats and good riding!

Looking forward to more info as it breaks in.
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Old 09-06-2013, 08:39 PM   #4
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Looks like a really nice ride. I just checked out the video of it on the SYM website. That sideways opening seat looks to be very practical. How do you like that feature?
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Old 09-06-2013, 09:01 PM   #5
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Sym has a good reputation

Howdy,

Congrats on your new SYM; no doubt you negotiated a good price on a quality scoot. As I've opined before: It's a pity we don't have a Kymco or Sym dealer here in the Bossier City/ Shreveport, La. area.
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Old 09-07-2013, 01:39 AM   #6
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Thanks guys.

Yes there is a ton of space under the seat. I can fit a full face and a 3/4 in there. It's almost 40 liters. Ill use a Bikers Friend roll bag for longer trips and avoid the topbox altogether. I have a "love/hate" with top boxes. Love the storage hate the look.

The dealer thing just worked out for me. My kymco dealer is just a few miles away. They are also the local SYM and Genuine dealer.

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Old 09-07-2013, 02:23 AM   #7
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Old 09-07-2013, 08:17 PM   #8
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Is that a kick starter I see?
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Old 09-08-2013, 03:54 AM   #9
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Is that a kick starter I see?
Yepper kick starter included !
As I've said what I like most about this scoot is that its a "scooter". It doesn't try to be anything other right down to including the kick starter.

Ill have a chance to run her more today. Got enough miles on now for a short highway run and some "twitch-testing". I've had varied experience with smaller wheels at higher speeds.

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Old 09-08-2013, 04:10 AM   #10
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this would seem a great choice for a person who likes small wheeled scooters but would like more size and power. 12in rear wheel and 13in up front makes me think this thing is as agile and nimble as my Agility 125. completely flat floor with enough room for big feet, and of course on account of the 12in wheel in back, BIG storage

this would seem a smaller scooter under all that plastic and large seat. and thats a good thing indeed

the newer website looks quality. maybe SYM will rise from the ashes and have some success? so far as that goes in the U.S. scooter market

http://alliancepowersports.com/
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Old 09-08-2013, 04:47 PM   #11
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Good pick...

I gave a red one a serious look at a dealer in Charlotte. If the Majesty had sold sooner, I might have pulled the trigger.
Did you get yours in Jax or Jersey?
Bring it across the bridge to Yukon and we can have some lunch.
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Old 09-08-2013, 08:57 PM   #12
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The RV200 is one of my favorites, BECAUSE it has a carb. 24,000 miles on my carbed Vino 125, and not a single issue. I like it's looks better than the HD200, but it is heavier and has smaller wheels. The wheels make it look better, but larger tires should last longer, and the lighter weight of the HD200 hopefully means it will either go faster or get better mileage, maybe even both. Or maybe not. Anyway it's a really nice scooter, I'm sure you will love it. If it can cruise at 65 mph all day AND climb 2000 feet in 5 miles without lugging the engine, it would be perfect.
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Old 09-09-2013, 07:01 AM   #13
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I gave a red one a serious look at a dealer in Charlotte. If the Majesty had sold sooner, I might have pulled the trigger.
Did you get yours in Jax or Jersey?
Bring it across the bridge to Yukon and we can have some lunch.
Cheers!
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I bought it in Jax. This is home only summers in NJ.
Do you live over in the Ghost Town?

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Old 09-09-2013, 09:37 AM   #14
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Nice looking bike. I know what you mean about carbs. Nothing wrong with them but I will never buy another bike with them.
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Old 09-09-2013, 09:55 AM   #15
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It's Alive!

"Do you live over in the Ghost Town?"
I own it.
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