SYM CRUISYM 150X URBAN RIDING EXPERIENCE
The current 150cc scooter market competition has entered the white-hot stage. Major manufacturers have launched products to take a share in the market. As a traditional scooter enterprise, SYM’s previous CRUISYM 150 has a good performance in the market, and the upgrade to four-valve once again makes this product rejuvenate. However, as the market competition becomes more and more fierce, upgrade of this kind of products is very fast. SYM also made a major improvement of the CRUISYM150 in both appearance and configuration this time.
The appearance of the previous CRUISYM 150 inherits that of CRUISYM 180. This time SYM completely changed CRUISYM 150X’s appearance. The swooping nose design changed the “big-eye” cute face to an aggressive one, showing two different “expressions” with and without lights on. It has rich body lines, and there is an “X” design in the keel part, which echoes the name of this scooter. The whole appearance is full of fashion and sports elements. If it weren’t still called the CRUISYM 150X, you might think it was a brand new model.
It has an very attractive high-end look. However, today, consumers are not satisfied with good looks. Configuration and riding quality are equally important as the appearance level. CRUISYM 150X has also upgraded configurations, added with the TC system. Now it has competitive configurations and better safety while retaining the price.
In terms of other configurations, there is not much difference between CRUISYM 150X and the CRUISYM 150. The wheelbase is 5mm longer than the old model, the minimum ground clearance is 3mm less, and the curb weight is 4kg more. These changes are almost negligible. In addition, the dash has been changed from nearly square to elongated rectangles. It is worth mentioning that although it uses the keel design, but does not have a bottom fuel tank, which is still sitting under the cushion. So the keel design can be seen as a complement to the appearance. Even so, it still has good storage space, with deep front space for water bottle, mobile phone and other items and a space for a full-face helmet under the seat.
CRUISYM 150 adopts the old flat pedal design, while the sitting position of CRUISYM 150X is also friendly to tall riders. The front end of the cushion is narrowed, which is another humanized design.
CRUISYM 150X’s noise and vibration control are also at a high level, especially vibration. Idle vibration has been controlled well. Both ends of the handlebar are added with balance blocks to inhibit the handlebar vibration. You can barely feel engine vibration during riding. The vibration suppression is totally comparable to the products of joint venture brands.
Since the engine is unchanged from the previous model, the initial acceleration of in the city is still good, and the four-valve engine brings better high-rev performance. It retains the large rudder angle design, and is flexible in turning at low speeds. Compared to the old model, the head is a little heavier, which does not make it less responsive. The high-speed stability is superior to the previous model.
The shock absorption adjustment tends to be comfortable, especially the three-stage pre-load adjustable rear shock absorber, which has good shock filter property in urban road conditions. The braking handling feels harder, especially the rear brake with a shorter travel.
Overall, the CRUISYM 150X has received significant upgrades in appearance, making it one of the most attractive products of its class. The addition of the TC system makes it more competitive. The old CRUISYM 150 has a good reputation and sales in the market. The upgraded CRUISYM 150X will likely be a favorite thanks to the existing reputation and the new look.