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Old 07-04-2008, 12:50 PM   #1
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Kymco People S 200 vs Sym HD 200

Has anyone ridden both of these? I was curious as to any performance difference and build quality between the two. They both look like great choices and would be a nice addition to the garage.

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Old 07-04-2008, 08:39 PM   #2
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I have a HD200 but haven't ridden the People 200. When I was doing the research the build quality seems compairable but the SYM is water cooled with more HP. It has a higher wattage headlight and stainless pipes for the coolant. Very good quality and a blast to ride. You'd really have to step up to the People 250 to compare the two.
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Old 07-05-2008, 09:15 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply! I should have thought of the part about the Sym being water-cooled and the Kymco oil-air cooled. However, the People S 250 is quite a bit heavier than the People S 200, so that plus the better headlights (always important to me) puts the Sym in the lead for me.

So, how fast have you gone on your HD?
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Old 07-05-2008, 10:54 AM   #4
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The HD200 will do 75 mph depending on your load, grade, and headwind.
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Old 07-05-2008, 04:44 PM   #5
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Well, I made the mistake of test riding the Sym HD200 and the Sym RV250. Both are great scoots! If I only needed one bike, the RV250 would fit the bill just fine. Since I have the disease, and one motorcycle (or scooter) will never be enough, I'm going to buy the HD200. Both were able to get on the freeway with little problem and zip around town great. Both were great fun to ride! For commuting, the HD200 would be hard to beat. Quality on both were excellent.

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