Took it for a 320 KM test from Klang- Bentong - Fraser Hill - Ulu Yam- Batang Batu Dam- Batu Caves and back. The hole journey is a perfect blend of high speed curve, low speed curve, straight speedway, slippery mountain passage and country road.
Overall this bike is as brilliant as its scooters brothers and sisters. Quality of this bike is good but not excellent( do not compare it with Japanese CBU as it will be unfair). Power delivery is no question and it is in fact a little torquey. There is surprisingly no hesitation of power when climbing uphill- with pillion, yeah I just said that, with pillion. This bumble bee is a little heavy if you were to compare with Honda CBR250 or Ninja 250R as it is at a hooping 173KG dry weight.
The feature of this bike is of its fuel consumption, average 30km/liter which make its full tank capable of traveling 420KM or more at lower speed. Top speed around 120KM/H with the panel indicator showing 150KM/H ++, can not demand much seems the speed sensor is like most underbone - located at the front wheel instead of the front sprocket.
The only down side of this bike is a little bit soft suspension which make HIGH SPEED cornering a little wobbly. Stock tyre just cant keep up with those who are going for a spiritual riding, a better soft of dual compound tyre should be replaced. Braking is sufficient for this power plant and weigth.
Heard that SYM is selling for RM16+++k for this model, well at this moment I would said it is a little expensive as it has NAZA BLADE biting it ass at a much lower price and also HONDA attracting people with its brand name. Well, stay tuned on my detail review in next month WTR magazine.