2012 SYM SYMBA Review


The 2012 SYM Symba resembles a 1950s style bike more than a motorcycle. It is so unique and a great way to transport around the city for day to day commutes or for a cruise on a long windy road. The versatility of this scooter allows the rider to be able to go just about where ever they choose. This incredible gas saver will take you 108 miles before you need to refill the tank. Talk about being fuel efficient and never having to worry about those rising gas prices again.

Just because this is a retro looking scooter don’t be fooled. It has enough power and agility to get you out and about. This scooter has 101.4cc engine. It is a four-stroke single-cylinder overhead valve (OHV) engine with 6.7 horsepower and 5 feet per pound of torque. The engine features a lot of the old school vibrations which allow for one thrilling and fun ride.

The manual transmission has an easy to use automatic clutch for super simple shifting. Downshifting is a breeze with this style of transmission, and it is ideal for the constant stop and go traffic that is synonymous with urban city driving. This is simple to drive for any age or experience level. Having an electric start system ensures that even when it is cold outside there is a great chance that the scooter will start with ease. In the event that it does not, simply use the kick start and be on your way. The base of this machine is a sturdy steel frame and guards cover the fork, exhaust, and chain. Giving this scooter a reliable and sturdy ride even on those bumpy roads.

The line of SYM scooters has been in production since 1958 and is still gaining in popularity ever year.

New For 2012

  • Brighter and bolder colors that all feature the classic two tone look.
  • Increased fuel capacity to 100 miles per gallon. The fuel capacity of the 2012 SYM SYMBA is 1.08 gallons which allows the rider to be able to go for quite some time without having to refuel.
  • Features a 101.4cc four-stroke engine. This single-cylinder engine provides optimal power and performance which is ideal for daily commuting as well as hitting the open road.
  • Electric start with optional kick-start allowing the scooter to start with ease. Electric kick start is great for the inexperienced rider and the backup kick start ensure that the scooter will start even when it is cold outside.

2012 SYM SYMBA Specs

  • Model: 2012 SYM SYMBA
  • Engine Type: 101.4 cc four-stroke, single-cylinder
  • Bore and Stroke: N/A
  • Compression ratio: N/A
  • Valve Train: Overhead Value (OHV)
  • Induction: Air
  • Ignition: Electric/Kick
  • Transmission: Manual/Automatic clutch, four-speed
  • Final Drive: Chain
  • Fuel Capacity: 1.08 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: 100 miles per gallon (MPG)
  • Brakes (Front): Drum
  • Brakes (Rear): Drum
  • Suspension (Front): Telescopic fork
  • Suspension (Rear): Twin sided swing arm
  • Wheelbase: 48.2 inches
  • Rake: N/A
  • Trail: N/A
  • Seat Height: 29.9 inches
  • Curb Weight: 208 pounds
  • Tires (Front): 2.5 x 17 38L
  • Tires (Rear): 2.5 x 17 38L


  • Front rack available to increase storage capacity. Variety of different sizes cases that can be mounted to the front rock. Cases are sold separate from the front rack. Front rack comes with all installation hardware and requires simple installation.
  • Bench style seat that can be added to the scooter. Adds an extra level of comfort for both the rider and passengers as well as increasing the unique look of the bike.
  • Windscreens available to help shield the driver from road elements. Also adds a level of wind protection for both rider and passengers.
  • Waterproof cover that can be used outdoors and keeps the scooter warm and dry even in the worst types of weather. Cover can be easily stored on the scooter for when not in use.
  • Dust cover can also be purchased and is generally used when parking the scooter indoors. If the scooter is going to be parked for a long period of time ensure that the dust cover is ventilated.

Key Competitors For The 2012 SYM SYMBA

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