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.
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).
|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|
|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|