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Old 02-23-2012, 08:30 AM   #1
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New SYM Fighter 250!

I just saw this on Alliance's Facebook page. Pretty cool:





No price announced, yet.
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Old 02-23-2012, 08:37 AM   #2
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Old 02-23-2012, 08:45 AM   #3
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Interesting, looks kind of Hond-ish?! I've never seen conventional forks with radial brakes before, but they seem to have a decent rep for their scooters.
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Old 02-23-2012, 12:31 PM   #4
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>>Larger displacement, more luxurious equipments! Equipped with 250cc 4V liquid engine, the max horse power of Wolf SB250Ni reaches to 18.4kw, which go with balance shaft will make the vibration smaller. Its blue-light digital speedometer matches the Gear-shifting display, it is easier to master the gear. The design for the front and rear discs (4 piston Radial-Mounted Caliper wave disc 288m and rear wave disc 222mm),makes the braking performance better. 4-way adjustable brake lever, satisfies demands from different customers.
http://www.sym.com.tw/eng/showroom/i...c04d774f3c80f0

They have it listed as: Wolf SB250Ni concept. 24.5 hp. I have been very impressed with SYM quality. I have an HD200 that has been awesome, crappy brakes though.
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Old 02-23-2012, 01:18 PM   #5
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The post said they hope to have them available early this summer.
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Old 02-23-2012, 02:02 PM   #6
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I don't know about the rest of you, but I've always felt that any company unwilling to spend 10 cents extra to make sure they are translating into english instead of engrish isn't exactly instilling confidence in the minds of the American buyer they hope to attract.
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Old 02-23-2012, 02:58 PM   #7
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Looks very interesting. Based on Sym's excellent reputation in the scooter world, I'd expect high quality and very good performance for a reasonable price. I think that Honda and Kawasaki may have some competition in the 250cc street category.
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Old 02-23-2012, 03:04 PM   #8
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I just looked at the specs. It has a dry weight of 380 lbs. That will put it over 400 lbs wet. That's pretty heavy for a 250. That's more than my KLR650.
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Old 02-23-2012, 03:06 PM   #9
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The more 250's the better if you ask me. Aside from the Hyosung Comet 250, it's the only modern, non retro,standard 250 available in the USA. Props to SYM for sending it our way.
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Old 02-23-2012, 03:50 PM   #10
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The more 250's the better if you ask me. Aside from the Hyosung Comet 250, it's the only modern, non retro,standard 250 available in the USA. Props to SYM for sending it our way.
Ninja 250 is reasonably modern, even if still carb'd.

Honda CBR250 is modern, and FI with ABS option.

But I agree, I would like more choices in small displacement bikes.

Even more so than another 250, I would like some quality medium-displacement choices (350-500). But to make sense, they need to keep weight down, unlike the Ninja 400 twin, which I like in concept, but a sleeved-down 650 for no weight savings (448lbs) doesn't cut it.
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Old 02-23-2012, 06:19 PM   #11
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I'm referring to non faired standards. The Ninja and CBR are more sportbike in looks. Sym seems to be ramping things up and if their bikes prove to be as reliable as their scooters, the big 4 may need to start looking over their shoulders, at least in the small cc market.
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Old 02-24-2012, 07:25 AM   #12
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Reading the site is good for laughs!
"Its easier to bridle with 220mm front disk brake while 35w headlight glittering offers the best safety during the nights."
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Old 02-24-2012, 08:16 AM   #13
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Reading the site is good for laughs!
"Its easier to bridle with 220mm front disk brake while 35w headlight glittering offers the best safety during the nights."


The US distributor needs to play a more active role in marketing, that's for sure.
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I don't know about the rest of you, but I've always felt that any company unwilling to spend 10 cents extra to make sure they are translating into english instead of engrish isn't exactly instilling confidence in the minds of the American buyer they hope to attract.
And yet, compared to what Honda and Yamaha were putting in their owner's manual in the 60's and 70's, they're way ahead.

Some of that old stuff was hilarious. You figure they'd pay someone with proper credentials in translation/motorspeak to do these things, rather than someones cousin who "speaks" English, but doesn't have a clue about machinery. Better yet, hire a native English speaker, but I don't think they're big on hiring foreigners in Asia.
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