mine was a beauty 100% reliable
although i recently sold it to upgrade - i regard the SYM VS 125 as well above a no frills machine. the riding pleasure was the finest attribute for this town commuter it had enough get up and go when required - not a highway bike as to be expected, but really ticked all the boxes around town. a ton of storage under the seat a real advantage for the commuter/shopper.
Carnt live without a scoot
Led lights on there way out if flickering no big deal u still got headlights . Mower repair guys usual good and cheap for work on scooters dealers are a rip off all parts are dirt cheap online from taiwan keys also.
I bought this 2011 scooter in 2013. It has been excellent. Apart from a couple of battery replacements this scooter has had no problem whatsoever. The storage is great, light weight to push around and yet comfortable for two people. Perfect for shopping and going to cafes and occasional cruising. Yesterday I did 400 km from Canberra to Sydney via the coast and it went almost as good as the cruiser bike I used to own. I agree with some owners that the fuel tank could be a bit bigger but scooters are meant to be robust, simple and easy to u...se and it ticks all the boxes. I noticed that on highway if you push it towards 100 km per hour fuel consumption will drop the range to around 120 km, otherwise I should get about 150 km. At least it has a fuel gauge unlike some motorcycles. Can struggle uphill, especially with pillion. However, being a 150 cc scooter this is expected. Would recommend this to anyone. I have no plan to sell mine for a long time as the holding cost is so low.
Lots of issues after a few years
Got it second hand, speedometer broken ($200 repair) after 2 weeks it did not start, battery was faulty, had to get a new one. Three weeks later, it did not start again, needed a new coil. After 4 months, it needed a new starter motor (another $350). Now the cooling fan broke (another $100). Still a good scooter though.
Had a ride on Vs 125 and love it. Look like buying it as a roundabout.
Have a question. Buying a second hand VS125 have had a its great but in checking it over the two led lights above the headlights flicker has anyone had this problem and is easily fixed. It had been sitting a while unridden but did kick start and the battery is holding charge
Great scooter. Comfortable up to 90-100km. Enough power to get away at the lights. Good underseat storage - does not hold XL helmet, so use a top box. Holds ~5L fuel for about 120km. Had for 3 years, 10,000km so far. Changed battery after 3 years as was not holding charge. Front tyre lasted about 9,000km. Need to charge battery if not using for more than 4-5 weeks. Kickstarter sometimes does not work if left for longer, or needs several attempts. Serviced according to book (1k, 3k, 6k) for warranty purposes. Changed belt and rollers as recommended at 10k.
I love my vs 150, i hooked up some cables to the battery and ran them under the seat and can charge it with ease. Is this true that the vs 150 is discontinued? If so what is it going to be replaced by? I think they are only five years old.
best scooter ever
Hi guys I bought my vs 125 for 1300 and it was on 22000 km which I thought was alot at the time since then Its now on 54000 kms it serviced it every 5000 an she hasn't missed a beat all I have done on her in that time was replace the starter motor and the vereator and change the rollers an my speedo stoped working today got the parts off the net cheap as chips to fix an just as ezy I ride it everyday rain or shine love this little thing I would do at least 80km on it everyday just going to work great buy an would another one tomorrow great to save cash
reliable inexpensive pays for its self
Great scooter for city riding
This is my first scooter, I bought the 2010 model brand new incl. top box. I am a light city rider, and have only clocked ~2000kms to date.
The primary reasons for choosing it was that it was relatively inexpensive (~$3.5K) and the generous storage space under the seat (which fits 3-4 bags of grocery shopping). The underseat storage doesn't fit my full-face helmet, but there is room for that in the topbox. So full ticks for storage. (Note I replaced the original topbox (no-frills brand from dealer) with a Shad topbox as the original topb...ox occasionally popped open unexpectedly during riding, and thus went unused). Performance wise: - I've never had problems keeping up with city traffic. The fastest I've gone is 80km/h on flat road - I haven't tried to go faster as for me, that's when wind buffeting becomes an issue (not too mention, everything just happens too fast, like that incoming pot-hole..). You can feel the engine working hard on inclines, but this is a non-issue in suburban speed zones. In terms of comfort: - THe seat is nice & comfy to sit on. I'm 5'8 and am on the front pads of my feet when stationary. So the seat height is adequate, but it would've been ideal (for my height) if the seat had been just an inch lower. - THe mirrors are ok. During riding training course, the instructors told us to keep the head up, and start making use of peripheral vision for things like scanning mirrors. IN this case, the mirror handles are just a bit short, so I actually have to flick a glance at the mirrors every so often, as peripheral vision just isn't viable for the given mirror height. Otherwise, the mirrors are fine. (I find I have to occasionally tighten them using a hex-key as they can become loose - but thats easy to fix).
Great Little Scooter
This is my 5th Scooter, after Suzuki V100, SYM Joyride 150, SYM VTS 200 and the BMW C600 Sport. I love it , very nippy scooter great for around town. I bough it new and old stock 2008 model written as the Excel II here in Malaysia for about RM 4000.00 that 1250.00 Aussie Dollar after someone got it free during a dinner lucky draw. I use it daily to save mileage on my C600 Sport, its very economical and easy to run around traffic to work.
I owned 2 SYM previously with no issue at all and I do most of the maintenance myself, on the average it ...cost me about RM 80.00 or 25 AUS dollar to service every 6 months. Its great and save me a lot in cash and commuting time. I love this scooter Economical, easy to ride around traffic and enough power to pull away around town. Its Red in colour
I bought a 2010 SYM VS 150 scooter after getting my Ls. Got it for $1700 with a top box. I was a bit stressed but it was a complete breeze to get comfortable on riding.
I just did the servicing on it myself for $30 dollars using the owner manual and youtube.
Overall, it has been a perfect scoot and I have put 1500 km on it since. Petrol cost is $7 premium petrol weekly.
Cheap, good looking, reliable
Petrol tank is too small, 12 inch tyre is a bit on the shaky side,
It's a good all round scoot.
Sure some have water cooling, efi & dual discs but they are in a different price range.
For the price its almost impossible to go past.
I have hard wired a trickle charger with a water proof connector that is tucked up just near the battery box. So if im not riding the scoot for a few weeks i just plug it in and it keeps the battery 100%.
Highly recommended for all scooter and bike owners!
Cheap to buy, cheap to run. Is one of the best looking scoots in Australia.Very well built. Starts first time every time...
Tested a few but bought the SYM Vs 150 and pleased with all round performance. The ones that didn't make it?.
1. Vespa 125 - Ride to pitchy, expensive.
2. Aprillia sportcity 125 - too small, expensive
3. CF-Moto 150GTi - just a bit rough and didn't feel solid.
4. TGB 101 - Too small.
The above is my opinion only, I am a tall 6'4" person and the other rider, my wife 5'9". Also reviewed the top 10 mid range scooters which was a great help. Have had bikes all my life and a holiday in Europe pointed to the scooter life and yes I still have my ...
Very pleased with the overall product. I'm so happy I got this bike instead of a 50cc. It's good enough to be on the highway at 100 kph but it seems most at home between the 60-80 kph range. Prefect for me.
Great fuel economy, heaps of luggage space, zippy performance.
Side mirrors adjustment range is lacking. After moving the mirrors and arms to the best possible rear view, I still have to duck my head to see properly behind me otherwise I'm just looking at the road (I'm 6'1" tall).
For the price, I think it's a great little commuter that has everything you need. Storgae, power for city commutes, good take off, easy handling and looks good. I've had mine for 3 weeks and just love it...
Love the fact that it has a lot of storage and enough power for city commuer use.
I'd recommend this scooter to anyone who wants a simple easy to ride fuel saver, It Is built well and handles an extra passenger without a problem!
Everything!! I'm happy with all aspects. I bought mine 300km 2nd hand for $3150 with 6 mth lic, I ride it to work every day to save money on fuel. I hold the poor thing flat nearly all the way to work as i'm used to bikes with loads more power, It'll sit on 90km per hour most of the time. I get about 180km from a tank however I don't let it run out! I truely think I could get it to use much more tha...
My overall opinion is, fantastic scooter! I've recommended it to all of my friends. If I'm in a scooter shop browsing I'll recommend it to anyone buying their first scooter, it's ideal.. Do yourself a favour, test drive one BEFORE you fall for the big name scooters, you'll be so glad you did and you'll save a bundle of cash....
Great scooter for around town. It's got heaps of storeage spaceadd a top box for youer helmet and you'll never need your car again. The fuel consumption is terrific, in fact I thought my fuel gauge was broken, it just ne...
An excellent all round commuter. Likes to cruise at 90kph. Very stable feel while riding and is a pleasure to ride. Trying to push it over 90kph will weigh heavy on fuel consumption, though this is not so important for city commuting. Previously I had a HD200 which was at home at 100+ so would be better if using highways a lot.
Good handling. Looks good. Lots of storage. Good riding position. Good for taller people, I'm 180cm. Four year warranty.
Could do with a bigger petrol tank. Fuel gauge is not linear to quantity - past half empty needle drops fast.
As a around town scooter it gets 10 out of 10. The Australia 4 year warranty on parts (2 years on labour) is to good to ignore. Bang for buck, the best scooter value in Australia. As a new real estate business in Brisbane, I use this scooter to go on letter box drops. Its under seat storage seems to be the largest for all the SYM scooters. My next scooter is going to be the SYM Citycom 300 - I need the extra power for highway +100k per hour travel. But for around Brisbane and the 80 km limit roads - this is the best scooter you cant get - period!
Storage, excellent front lights, stability, handling, fuel economy, very good brakes.
I bought my Sym VS125 second hand in November, 2009. It already had 2300kms on her and since then I've done another 2,000kms. I have had absolutely no problems with it, fantastic value as well. She is fast off the lights, I constantly surprise "flashy" cars with how quickly I take off and reach 60km/hr. The VS125 is perfect for city driving, particularly in Brisbane weather. I have taken her on 70km/h, 80km/h and 90km/h roads with no problem, although I would say she is best on 80 or less (the 125cc aren't as heavy as the bigger bikes so if the...re is any wind at higher speeds it can knock you around a bit). In saying that, these bikes are built for city driving. I would recommend this to anyone considering buying a scooter. For those who are considering getting a 50cc DON'T! Get a motorcycle license (you can get automatic ones) and upgrade to a VS125. 50cc don't have the power you need and can be sometimes unsafe (can't pick up speed fast enough). Even tho it cost me a little more to get my motorcycle license, I have not regretted getting my VS125 for a second. Massive underseat storage, quick take off, easily get to 60 km/hr, perfect for riding around the city. I pity people who have to take public transport or drive a car - a scooter is the BEST form of transport. Agree with 2nd review, fuel guage not linear in quantity. Not a big problem tho.
Questions & Answers
Sym vs 125 2010 , bad light switch,lights go out completly when i puton highest light.When i switch back to normal lights,all out. But from lights out, to put it on normal lights on. No problem. I have another vs125, same, 2y older. Can i just pull the light swith button (left side) on steeringwheel out,or do i open steeringwheel first ?
Does anyone know what's the yellow colored lock /unlock button under the seat ?
My sym125 symphony sr was driving fine wen i stopped it switched off an now there no lights at all on dash, what could be wrong?
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