The futures looking bright for SYM with a number of things on the go for 2009.
SYM have put together a pretty exciting future model line up for 2009. At the recent Eicma Motorcycle and Scooter Show we saw a small piece of what we can expect in the future from one of the leading Taiwanese Scooter Manufacturers SYM.
A new version of what we call the Firenze in Australia but known as the JoyMax overseas has been given a styling revamp and injected with the 278cc motor shared in another exciting model the CityCom 300 i. The current Firenze 250 has been a popular scooter in Australia for both its performance versus value and this will look set to continue if we do see the scooter land here. Sources suggest a possible landing sometime towards the back half of 2009.
Next up the Joyride which is an update of the stalwart that we know as the Le grande in Australia. A full redesign and an injected 125 cc model finds itself overseas. Its not yet known if we will see this model here in Australia.
Another exciting overseas model is the SYM Symphony 125. A large wheeled budget scooter that will surely fit into the model range with ease. This is a great opportunity for SYM to appeal to the big wheeled scooter segment especially in countries like Italy. Again not sure if we will see it but if we do it would be welcomed and you just have to love what SYM did with the name.
Things we do know about though are the arrival of the SYM Citycom 300i which will land this month in retail shops across Australia. This model has been a hit with the overseas press praising the performance / value equation which this scooter possesses. At $6990 + orc it certainly should be a serious commuting/touring contender.
Also the eminent arrival of the SYM Classic 125 and 50 cc models which should find themselves an instant hit on our market. Due in February the 125 should be priced very competitively around the $3000 mark. Reputable brand, classic looks and lovely to ride this model in my opinion will be the next scooter success story. We will have an exclusive look at this model in the next few weeks so watch out.
Citycom 300 i above at $6990 + orc, Due December 2008
The tasty "Classic" 125/50 (Known as the Fiddle OS)