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Best scooter I've owned!
I have been riding scooters since 1999. Started with a Peugeot 100, then a Burgman 250, then a Piaggio MP3 and now the MaxSym 400i. Have travelled around 63000 Km with only a couple of flat tyres being an issue. Great performance, comfortable ride and excellent fuel economy. Have ridden from Canberra to Tamworth & separately to Port Macquarie without a hitch. When I was working full-time I rode it 7 days/week. ABS brakes make it a safer stop. Can cruise at 110Km/hr without buffeting - can get up to 160 Km/hr if you can find a race track :)
Purchased in June 2014 at Motorini.
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
14 May, 2020, the day poor MadMax, my much loved Maxsym 400i, was knocked over on a downhill intersection and he slid and scraped down the road! The damage was later assessed at $4,000 and Max was written off. That's the problem with scooters...all the plastic bodywork that's easy to damage and can't be easily repaired.
BUT...have l been put off scooters? No way.
I'm sold on scooters for urban rides which make up 90% of my trips, with no gears to worry about, good storage, excellent fuel economy, weather protec...
Purchased in June 2016 for $4,200.00.
Upgrading from a 300i to the 400
I upgraded from the 300 to the 400 about 6 month ago. I was extremely happy with the upgrade. The ride is much better, more stable and much less buffet. I did reposition the windshield to its extended position which helped with the buffet. The extra power on the freeway is great and although it's a much bigger motor (50% bigger 270cc vs 400) the fuel consumption isn't proportionally bigger, and is still very reasonable - hardly more than the 300. It sits very comfortably at 110kmh and as mentioned, compared to the 300, there's plenty left if yo...u need to get up and go. The bike is bigger all round and you do notice that from time to time in traffic but in reality it means there are only a few times when you back off from taking the gap. The acceleration at the lights is more than adequate - you still leave 99% of the traffic standing. I have a top box on the back and use it all the time - it a great addition and the kids love it as a back rest. Other reviews have said that the ride is clunky and the mirrors are too small - maybe mine is the newer model, but I don't have issues with either of these things, the mirrors are better than the 300. The digital fuel gauge is a fact but I run my fuel stops on mileage so not an issue for me. Love the parking brake, it's brilliant. My only issue with it, is there are two dash luggage slots, both with push button openers - exactly at knee height, bump them and they flip open. The slot slopes down so don't think I've lost anything, yet! I would definitely recommend this as a great upgrade/downgrade - good product, good economy, good price. Scooter Style, Noosaville - great dealer.
Old bloke still menjoying two wheels
I have been ridding motorcycles for best part of sixty years with a break when the kids were small, I got into vintage bikes, but the knees are getting a bit doggy. so I decided to try a maxi scooter, so I chose a SYM 400i
I haven't looked back its comfortable and very easy to handle, I hope to keep going for a few more years
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Weekend Scooter for me
Over the Years I had several Sym Scooters and every Model which I had where great machines I started with the VS 150, VS 125,Firenze 250 and now I' riding the 400i on weekends. 5000rpm gives me 100Km/h and a Fuel consumption from 3.3 l (95) per 100Km HWY.I just got back from a 3 day trip to Agnes Waters and done 1430 Km,
no problems and enough power for me and no back problems for 60 Year old rider. But I must say the Firenze 250 had more storage. For my helmet I made up two hooks on each side ( which the others had ) to have the helmet hangin...
Perfect bike with a competetive price
His sym 400 i abc is a real smart scooter and it offers a great confort with a nice power and stability giving its rider the joy, fun and power also this nice scooter have a spaciouse compartment where you can keep all ur belongings and this simplify the long touring rides , with installing a back luggage bag u will have more than enough place to keep things
Spare cost is expensive
After more than 30 years of riding bikes I came back to a scooter. No more irritating gear changes in traffic commutes. The Sym 400 is a beauty. All the modern trim and an engine with plenty of poke. Superb brakes and comfort for myself and the missus on weekend jaunts into the hills around Perth and further afield. Not the best clearance on tight twisters but plenty enough for us middle age folk. So many handy features including the large boot for picnics. Well done to Sym. A great midrange bike that has the best of scooter and practical.
MaxSYM 400 vs Citycom 300 - Great scoot for Distance
I was about to do a lot longer commute to work including a freeway stretch, so I upgraded my Citycom 300i for a MaxSYM 400i. For the first week I was a little apprehensive about my upgrade. It was slower off the line, couldn't squeeze between cars as well, used more fuel, still seemed to get wind buffet, didnt seem to have as much storage and felt huge around me.
However, the MaxSYM comes into its own when you get it on the Freeway. Putting my feet forward moves me forward on the seet giving me a more reclined position. In this position, it...is much more comfortable relaxed than the citycom, the wind buffet all but disappears and it feels rock solid at speed. The top speed (published, not practiced) is 160km/h, so at 110km/h* the RPM is stting much lower than the citycom which was hovering up near the redline at freeway speeds. Also the scooter does not feel as susceptible to turbulent air from the back and side of trucks. The lights are very good (Not quite as good as my upgraded 65/55W Citycom lights), The dash information, lighting and instrumentation is great, however, the fuel guage is digital, even though it looks like an anaolgue guage, it moves down in quaters. So it is full for a while, then moves to 3/4 full, then half, 1/4 then empty. Using the trip meter for fuel usage is far more accurate. With the 15L tank I get around 350km before I fill up. The mirrors are 'sufficient' - would be nice to be a little larger, but they are functional, dont move and have very little vibration. The ride is firm, I am feeling bumps in the road, that I didnt know were there when on the citycom. The handling feels ok, on the twisties it took me a while to get comfortable with throwing it around and i am probbaly not quite there yet in that regard.
Questions & Answers
I have trouble starting my SIM 400 when it's hot it's still runs fine though hard to start when it's hot it's fine starting it when it's cold
Have trouble starting my maxSIM 400i abs when it's hot it's fine when it's cold takes about 5 to 6 seconds when it's hot to start apart from that it runs fine bike has done 48000klm cheers
Never had that problem with my old Sym which I rode 7 days per week. With COVID and winter I use my current scooter less often meaning the battery gets low more often. I make a point of riding my current scooter every few days to maintain battery charge. Best advice I can offer.
My Sym 400 is overheating causing coolant leakage told its most likely the thermostat. How difficult would it be to change and what to if anything to be careful of? thanks Stan
My Sym 400 is overheating causing coolant not woking
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