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Written by Ketzal Sterling    Wednesday, 27 August 2008 12:00     E-mail
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Apart from a couple of minor niggles the VS is near perfect in the ease of use department. As mentioned the bike won’t really take most full face helmets which is a bit of a shame as you really need a full face helmet on a bike that can top 100kph (62MPH). Because SYM opted for the large under seat storage area it means there’s no glove box up front which certainly isn’t a deal breaker for me. This large, low seat means comfortable use for a wide range of riders including those 6 foot plus giants among us. The VS also returned simply superb fuel economy of 2.6L/100kms (89MPG) on our test. This is one of the best results we’ve had yet for a bike over 100cc and means a tank full of gas could theoretically take you 228kms (142 Miles). Not bad when you consider a tank full of gas is only 6liters (1.6 gallons). Finally, despite weighing in at 120kgs the VS is still quite easy to move around and put on the center stand.

Summing up the SYM VS 150. SYM have really got a winner in the VS. Add this up. Attractive styling, class leading storage area, solid performance, incredible fuel economy and best of all…a superb price. In most markets the VS 150 is about the same money as the average 125cc bike. Basically you get a great looking bike that has more power, uses less fuel and costs less money than nearly all of its competitors. In the mid size scooter market the VS 150 is currently the best buy. Test ride it head to head with any similar priced 125cc scooter and there’s not much chance you won’t be riding home on the SYM.

PriceNZ $3,695 Euro €1,999
50-80km/h8.6 Seconds
Lap Time---
Fuel Economy 2.6L/100kms - 89MPG
Speedo Accuracy

50kph displayed = 50kph actual - 100kph displayed = 98 actual


Fantastic value for money, best storage in class

Cons:Brakes a bit spongy, won't fit most full face helmets

Fuel Consumption
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Manufacturer Specifications

Max power at shaft 9.7 Kw (13 HP) @ 8000 rpm
Max torque---
Engine TypeSingle-cylinder 4-stroke
Cylinder Capacity149.5 cc
Seat height770mm
Dry weight 133kg
Kerb weight ---
Fuel tank capacity6 liters
Transmission“Twist and Go” Automatic Transmission (CVT)
Storage volumen/a
CoolingAir cooled
Bore X stroke57.4 x 57.8 mm
Compression ratio---
ChassisSteel Tube
Front suspensionTelescopic fork
Rear suspensionRear swing arm
Front brake273mm Disc
Rear brakeDrum
Front wheel/tyre110/80-12
Rear wheel/tyre130/70-12
Length1910 mm
Width740 mm
Wheelbase1345 mm
Max speed (km/hr) 109km/h
Type approvalEuro3
Consumption (ECE applicable text cycle)---
Consumption @km/h - km/l---
Audible Indicatorno
Full helmet storageyes (very small size only)
Glove boxno
Fuel Guageyes
Trip Meterno
Seat release (via remote control)no
Seat release (remote, ignition/switch) no (yes in some countries)
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written by Daniel , June 13, 2011
The VS150 has 2 Valves, not 4. A great, utilitarian scooter. I'm getting one this week.
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written by Jacki , April 02, 2011
I started off on a 50cc but it wasn't long before I outgrew it and went searching for a more powerful scooter. My big problem is that I'm only 155cm tall so I find it hard to touch the ground and feel safe on a larger scooter. Fortunately I discovered the Sym VS150. So many comments are about how good it is for a tall man but it's also great for a short lady like myself. It has superb balance so it's not a hassle to pull up at lights and I don't feel like I'm going to drop it!! I've gone for long rides country rides and I've also been on the highway doing 100kph. It prefers to cruise at 80kph but I've always felt comfortable what ever the speed. I've had so much fun on it and highly recommend the VS150 even if you are a shorty like myself.
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written by Maruuk , November 23, 2008
My first question was: is it 2-valve or 4-valve? The reviewer never got around to that. These days that is the delineator between efficiency and power, or wimpiness. I have make a wild guess that because it makes 13HP it MUST have 4 valves, but it would be nice if reviewers addressed the most basic of issues.
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written by ketzals , September 08, 2008
Cheers...we're waiting on the HD200 too. So far there's none in the country, however we are moaning a lot so hopefully we'll get a test bike soon.
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written by fat tony , August 29, 2008
Hi there,
Great review!
Can you please do a review on the SYM HD200?
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