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2008 SYM RV 250 Review


by Richard Roch ,

Also exclusive to the Sym RV 250 are fog lights integrated to the front fascia. They substantially improve the range of the dual headlights with a crisp white light. Another feature that I found interesting is the ability to hide the ignition switch once the handlebar is locked. This prevents any potential thief from tampering with the starter by using a screwdriver.

Obviously, technologies like front and rear disc brakes, LED taillights and emergency turn signals are included, not to mention digital readouts for the fuel gauge and coolant temperature, a digital clock, a daily trip meter, an odometer, a speedometer and a tachometer.

The instrument panel is comprehensive yet easy to read.

... and amenities
The Sym RV 250 is very user-friendly. The instrument panel is comprehensive yet easy to read. There's a host of handy storage compartments for running errands; in fact, the under-seat cargo area can hold three grocery bags or two full-face helmets. Also included are two cupholders, a 12-volt outlet, a standard glove box and a pair of retractable footpegs for the passenger. A small bin on the right of the dashboard allows you to store your cell phone or garage door opener, for example.

The ignition key is required to open the fuel tank cap. As for the mirrors, they're mounted on the front fairing instead of the handlebar, which means rearward visibility remains excellent in corners. On the other hand, they could have been set a few additional centimeters apart (Taiwanese riders probably have narrower shoulders than North Americans). Personally, I had to tuck my shoulders to be able to see what was behind me through the mirrors.

All in all, the Sym RV 250 is about comfort, efficiency, technology, safety, fun and convenience. Now that's what I call a SYMpathetic scooter.

Confort, économie, technologies, plaisir, sécurité, commodités : voilà qui résume bien mes impressions du Sym RV 250. Sym, un scooter SYMpathique.

Photo Credit : Richard Roch
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