The votes are in and it looks like the next SYM 150cc scooter with a chance at coming to the USA is the VS 150 with 67% of the 168 total votes. There are some adjustments to be made caused by 4 votes outside of the USA, but not enough to sway the results in the Fighter’s favor. I personally liked the Fighter in black, but I’m feeling pretty good about the VS in white. She got some really favorable reviews outside of the US and I’m impressed by her specs given the fact that she’s got Taiwanese engineering and workmanship behind her. Of course the real test will be when she goes head-to-head with the other 150cc offerings in its class that are available on our shores like the Kymco People and Super 8 150, Vespa S and LX 150, and the Genuine Stella and Buddy 150, Piaggio’s Fly 150, Aprilia’s Mojito 150 and the variety of Chinese offerings. No word on the American MSRP yet.
Notice the absence the Japanese in this range? Kinda strange considering it’s the 125 – 200cc class that dominated scooter sales this summer. It’s not like they don’t have them. Perhaps they prefer to keep their resources focused on their top sellers and high profit niche models (Honda = Goldwing, Suzuki = Gixxer, Yamaha = V-Star, Kawasaki = Ninja).
Here’s a couple more images for ya:
And an action shot of the 125 version, which is essentially the same on the exterior.