2009 SYM RV Review


The 2009 SYM RV is a scooter purposefully designed to meet the needs of young people who want an inexpensive way to commute short distances, without asking their parents for a ride. SYM recommends a minimum age of 16 for this vehicle. With its 30.5-inch seat height, though, younger kids could definitely enjoy the scooter, while under the proper supervision.

The 2009 SYM RV has a 250cc single-cylinder, four-stroke engine that offers 20.65 horsepower. Obviously this isn't a speed demon. Given its slight weight (173 pounds), though, the SYM RV 250 has enough power to surprise riders who aren't expecting much from a small scooter.

Keeping the concerns of parents in mind, SYM has included plenty of features that make the 2009 SYM RV 250 safe for children, and for teenagers. Hydraulic disc front and rear brakes make it easy for riders to stop quickly. The scooter has a continuously variable transmission that doesn't ask anything from the operator. A 3.2-gallon tank means that riders don't have to stop often to refuel.

With the 2009 SYM RV 250, riders also get a cool-looking aesthetic. That's a factor that teenagers will likely find much more important than the hydraulic brakes. It has a sleek body with a compact frame that looks more expensive than it is. A windscreen protects the rider from unwanted breezes (not to mention insects), while adding a sophisticated look that doesn't come with all scooters in this price range.

Overall, SYM knew exactly what audience they wanted to target with the 2009 SYM RV 250. Parents who want to give their children a little more independence can rely on the 2009 SYM RV to traverse neighborhoods without reaching dangerous speeds, or jeopardizing the cool image that their teens want to evoke.

New For 2009

  • There are no major revisions for the 2009 SYM RV 250.

2009 SYM RV Specs

  • Model: RV 250
  • Engine Type: Single-cylinder, four-stroke
  • Bore and Stroke: 2.8 inches X 2.48 inches
  • Compression ratio: 10.5:1
  • Valve Train: OHV
  • Induction: N/A
  • Ignition: Electric
  • Transmission: Continuously variable
  • Final Drive: Belt
  • Fuel Capacity: 3.2 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: N/A
  • Brakes (Front): Hydraulic disc
  • Brakes (Rear): Hydraulic disc
  • Suspension (Front): Telescopic fork
  • Suspension (Rear): Twin sided swing arm
  • Wheelbase: 58.3 inches
  • Rake: N/A
  • Trail: N/A
  • Seat Height: 30.5 inches
  • Curb Weight: 173 lbs.
  • Tires (Front): 110/90 - 13
  • Tires (Rear): 130/70 - 13


  • Rear passenger backrest
  • Rear rack
  • Top box

Key Competitors For The 2009 SYM RV

  • 2009 Piaggio BV 250
  • 2009 Vespa GTS 250