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SYM VTS 200

This is my comeback in updating this blog since 2014. I have ignored and hesitated to update it since I was busy with works and family life. I will make an effort to update when I have the time.

Where do I start? I guess writing about my scooter is the first attempt in polishing my writing skill.

I bought this scooter with a price tag of RM9,600.00 (with insurance and road tax) in September 2010. Now the price is around RM11,600.00 (with insurance and road tax) in 2016. An increase of a couple of thousands in six years. Demand and popularity has been pushing its price above ten thousand now. Practicality, fuel saver and large (45 liter) luggage space is making it even more attractive.Most people like to use luggage space for storing raincoats, spare shoes and even a small laptop. I even added a Coocase top box for another 48 liter of space. SYM VTS Cover Evo (2)

I have been using this scooter for six years with mileage clocking almost 72,000 km. So far no major problem with its engine and body parts. The windshield just nicely sits in front of you deflecting wind and rain. Top speed is about 130 km per hour on highway and it is just enough for a comfortable ride even for hours. The fuel tank can fill up 14.7 litre of petrol. You will get around 300 km for a full tank in a mix of city and highway use. Here are some pictures of my scooter.

I usually put my scooter under shade to avoid discoloration of plastic parts and windshield. If possible, you can use  Johnson baby oil or Son of a Gun Protector (STP) to maintain plastic part from fading and discolored.

Here are some features, specification and product brochures for SYM VTS 200 which are produced by Mforce Bike Holding Sdn Bhd (SYM Malaysia Distributor).

                                                                                                FEATURES
SPECIFICATION

 

ENGINE DIMENSION:
ENGINE TYPE 4-Stroke, 4 Valves, Electroplated Ceramic Single-Cylinder OVERALL LENGTH 2165 mm
DISPLACEMENT 171.2cc OVERALL WIDTH 870 mm
COOLING SYSTEM Liquid OVERALL HEIGHT 1380 mm
MAXIMUM HORSEPOWER 14.5ps / 8,000rpm WHEEL BASE 1475 mm
MAXIMUM TORQUE 1.4kgf.m / 6,500rpm DRY WEIGHT 165kg
COMPRESSION RATIO 10:1 SUSPENSIONS
IGNITION SYSTEM CDI FRONT SUSPENSIONS Telescopic Folk
STARTING SYSTEM Kick and Electric Starter REAR SUSPENSIONS Swing Arm
FUEL TANK CAPACITY 14.7 Liter BRAKES
FUEL SYSTEM Carburetor FRONT BRAKES Disc 240mm
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM REAR BRAKES Drum 200mm
BATTERY 12V (MF-Maintenance Free) TIRES
  FRONT TIRES 110 / 90-13 56p
  REAR TIRES 130 / 70-12 64p

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