Friday, October 17, 2008

SYM Citycom 300i Review and Pics

Fuel Injected Highway Cruiser! Here's pics of the NEW SYM CITYCOM 300i. Another excellent choice from Sang Yang Motors (formerly a Honda joint venture in Taiwan).

Phenomenal ride quality we've come to expect from SYM, excellent build quality, smooth, super fuel efficient FUEL INJECTION!

Stay tuned for more detailed reviews soon! In the meantime, here's some Citycom 300i eye candy.

(click on any pic for high resolution images)

Saturday, October 11, 2008

2009 Genuine Buddy 50 IN STOCK!

The most popular scooter in 2008, we just received our new shipment of 2009 Genuine Buddy 50's! BLACK, RED, TANGERINE, LIGHT BLUE and the SERIES ITALIA 50 are available RIGHT NOW!

No waiting lists, cash and carry (or financing available), your choice of color! Be ready and get your Genuine Buddy today, before gas prices soar again!

2009 Genuine Rough House 50 BLACK!

Rough and rugged, the Genuine Rough House 50 in bold BLACK is in stock and ready to rumble! FAT, MEATY dual purpose tires are ready to take on the mean streets of Philly. Potholes, no problem, trolley tracks, no problem, hard packed dirt roads, no problem. The Rough House is the ultimate urban assault scooter!

Bright dual halogen headlight, LED rear tail light and a LOUD stebel horn all make for a scooter that will be seen and heard around the streets of Philly!

A deep underseat storage bucket, included standard rear rack and underseat hook for your bags make for a scooter ready equipped to carry your gear to work, class or to the market!

With a de-restricted speed of up to 50 mph, the Genuine Rough House 50 is one of the fastest, most reliable, and most fun city scooters available. No motorcycle license needed in PA! And don't forget to charge your cell phone while riding by pluggin' in your charger to the handy 12v socket and cell phone holder under the handlebars.

With gas mileage up to 75 miles per gallon, don't wait, be ready when gas prices soar again! Stop by Philadelphia Scooters and get your Rough House, ready to go! We only have 2 black Rough Houses available, as well as a blue and olive green. Hurry before they're gone!

Avocado Genuine Stella and Sidecar

Haul your significant other, your kids, your pet, your weekly groceries in our Genuine Stella with matching Sidecar! Unique 3 wheel vehicle for your scootin' fun!

Definitely old skool cool, motoring fun! Stop by Philadelphia Scooters and check out our newest fun form of transportation! A blast to ride, a blast to ride in.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008


We have one RED, one White and one GREEN Fiddle 125
Hurry in before they're gone!

(originally posted 9/2/08)
Just received our first shipment of the new SYM FIDDLE II 125. SYM or Sang Yang Motors was once a Honda partner and Taiwan's largest scooter manufacturer. With SYM's excellent build quality and reliability, we have high expectations for SYM's newest model. Here's our first impressions of the SYM FIDDLE II.

At first glance, there's an obvious nod to the retro style and a close resemblance to the Vespa LX 50 and 150 series.

Vespa LX 150 MSRP $4399 (not including dealer prep & destination fees)

With similar dimensions as the Vespa LX 150, the SYM FIDDLE II 125 sports a telescopic front forks for a more stable ride quality, and a substantial feel much like the more expensive Italian marque.

The SYM FIDDLE II is larger than the new industry standard Genuine Buddy. While the Genuine Buddy feels a bit more nimble and more sportsbike like, the longer wheelbase SYM FIDDLE II offers more of a luxury, cruiser like ride. Not that the SYM is sluggish around the corners, it's just that the Genuine Buddy has set such a high standard in the handling department.

The generously sized saddle gives more room for you and your passenger, or to carry more stuff. We also enjoy the curved floorboard up front which allows riders to "kick their feet up" for even more of a feet forward ride.

Acceleration is brisk block to block. With proper break-in, we expect the SYM FIDDLE II to be quite quick with plenty of power to get around town, and keep up with traffic on Kelly Drive and Delaware Ave.

Attractive and easy to read analog dash, it's very nice to see the MPH in big print, a nice feature indicating SYM's commitment to the US market. There's a neat "Seat Open" button on the handlebar to open the seat while the scooter is running, so there's no need to turn off the scooter and use the key. Plenty of storage under the seat, and a functional rear rack comes standard.

Along with the steering column lock, there's also a spark arrestor switch under the seat that does not allow the scooter to be started for extra security. (We always recommend using the very strong ONGUARD LOCK).

So if you're considering the Vespa LX 150, the SYM FIDDLE II 125 is definitely worth a look as an excellent alternative. With double the warranty (2 years parts & labor) and at a price OVER $1500 LESS the new SYM FIDDLE II is a sure winner in the increasingly competitive scooter market!

Oh yeah, the SYM FIDDLE II is rated at 105.9 miles per gallon! (ok, so the rating is based on a constant speed of 31 miles per hour, your mileage may vary).

We currently have RED, GREEN and WHITE available, so stop by the shop and check out the new SYM FIDDLE II 125cc. Philadelphia Scooters is excited to offer the SYM FIDDLE II as another excellent choice for the scooter enthusiast.

(The 49cc SYM FIDDLE II coming soon).

Saturday, October 04, 2008

SYM RV 250 Review and Pics

Just received our RV250 SYM scooter, and all we can say (again) is WOW! With 4 valves per cylinder, this liquid cooled 250cc is the most impressive 250cc scooter we've come across. Ergonomically well designed, there's plenty of room for taller riders, yet the seat height and low center of gravity also fits average to shorter riders looking for a highway capable scooter.

Bigger than Kymco Grand Vista, and smaller than the XCiting 250 and Honda Reflex, the SYM RV250 may be your perfect sized scooter. The seating position is very comfortable, without feeling cramped or that you're sliding forward. The seat width seems just about right, and includes a welcome backrest for both the rider and the passenger.

Bright, bright halogen headlights with a very unique high beam offers car quality lighting to see the road ahead. The super bright LED taillight may be all other cars and scooters see as you quickly accelerate away. Additional driving lights also improve visibility.

The Sym RV250 is very well designed, with a build quality among the best in the scooter market, including anything from Japan or Italy.

Thoughtful design features such as the ignition key cover to prevent theft, and the attached gas cap shows the forward thinking and engineering that SYM is well known for. Once a Honda partner, SYM has taken the 250cc class scooter one step further.

The RIDE! That's what the SYM RV250 is all about. Fully highway capable scooter, the liquid cooled, 4 valve per ceramic coated cylinder really hums along at speed, with front and rear hydraulic disc brakes to haul you back down. Quick, smooth, step less acceleration gets you ahead of traffic. The 13" wheels offer a stable ride without sacrificing scooter maneuverability. With a more refined sound and feel, the SYM rides like a luxury car, yet quite nimble and capable around Center City.

From getting groceries to a quick overnight getaway to the shore, there's plenty of room under the seat to carry everything you need. If you're looking for that perfect gas saving scooter to replace that gas guzzling SUV, the SYM RV250 is an excellent choice (and should get you around 70 mpg!). Stable at highway speed, yet not too enormous to ride and park around town, SYM has a top quality scooter in the RV250!