SYM HD2 200 / 200 CBS




Make Model

SYM HD2 200 / 200 CBS




Single cylinder, 4-stroke, 4V, SOHC


171.2 cc / 10.4 cub in.

Bore and Stroke

61 x 58.6 mm

Compression Ratio


Cooling System

Liquid cooled


Dry sump



Fuel System

EFI (C.L.)






12V, 8 Ah




Centrifugal, dry type

Maximum Power

11.4 kW / 15.5 hp @ 8000 rpm

Maximum Torque

15.0 Nm / 1.5 kgf-m / 11.6 ft/lb @ 6500 rpm



Final Drive



Pipe under bone, steel


Length:  2070 mm / 81.5 in.

Width:      760 mm / 29.9 in.

Height:  1240 mm / 48.8 in.


1380 mm / 54.3 in.

Ground Clearance

125 mm / 4.9 in.

Seat Height

787 mm / 31 in.

Front Suspension

Telescopic fork

Rear Suspension

Twin sided swing arm

Front Brakes

Single hydraulic disc, 226 mm

Rear Brakes

Disc, 220 mm


Aluminium alloy

Front Wheel

2.50 x 16 in.

Front Tyre

100/80-16 50S, tubeless

Rear Wheel

2.75 x 16 in.

Rear Tyre

120/80-16 60S, tubeless

Dry Weight

134 kg / 297 lbs

Wet Weight

145 kg / 320 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

7.8 L / 2.1 US gal

Average Fuel Consumption

2.4 L/100 km / 41 km/l / 96 US mpg

Top Speed

109 km/h / 68 mph


Black, Grey, White, Sporty black, Sporty brown

Review Scootersales


Featured in the elegant and yet sporty style, HD2 is a complete upgraded version from its predecessor. The new bodyline design, dual headlights and taillight complete the evolution of HD. The details are equally remarkable- the SYM logo on the radiator and Y-shaped decoration add its uniqueness of the front design. The user-friendly improvement on HD2 includes the lowered seat height of 790 mm and engine cut-off switch. In addition, there is the combined braking system (CBS), it brings the scooter to a rapid stop to fulfil the safety wise.

The HD2 is an evolution of the HD 200 from SYM, and whilst not a great deal has changed over the years, this scooter still represents some of the best value for money on today's market. The big wheeled platform combined with a punchy, liquid-cooled, 4-valve engine makes the HD a bit of a commuters dream.

There have been a host of upgrades since I last rode SYMís HD. Notable changes include disc brakes front and rear. The wave discs measure 220 mm on the front and 226 mm on the rear, they both feel responsive. The new dash takes a European analogue approach and now includes a digital clock. New styling around the front end is dominated by twin headlamps. In the on position, the left hand light performs low beam honours. The new HD2 badges do look classy.

The flat floor comes in handy when carrying additional loads via the bag hook. The rear rack is box ready and thereís enough room under the seat for a half faced helmet or some spare wet weather gear. The underseat storage area opens via the ignition and thereís also two external helmet hooks if required. The glove box is fairly small and in reality just allows access to the coolant reservoir.

When riding the HD2, the first thing you notice is just how sorted and refined this model is. Itís not big or bulky, itís light and easy to ride, very easy to manoeuvre. The HD turns into corners well and balances all this with fairly good stability at high speed. When filtering, you immediately realise how thin the proportions are. Like I said, the HD2 is very well sorted.

The engine provides enough punch to accelerate away from traffic and the HD will easily cruise at a steady 100 km/h. Two-up and the HD still manages well, it just requires a bigger twist of the wrist. The passenger sits comfortably on the raised seat section and their feet remain clear of the riders. Ergonomically the HD is very sound.

Probably the only negative would be the raised seat section itself which tends to force the rider forward. The HD2 also lacks a 12 volt charger, though I donít remember the last time I charged my phone on a scooter, especially when only commuting across town.

The HD lives in that zone we call the middle ground. Itís not classed as a large capacity scooter and itís not a budget commuter either - itís somewhere in-between. The benefits are plentiful. Fantastic fuel economy, low registration costs due to the capacity and a really nice balance of weight and power.

The HD2 retails for around $5000 on the road registered. Thatís just over a grand more when comparing it with the majority of budget commuter scooters, yet the HD2 offers so much more when it comes to flexibility. You donít need to shy away from motorways and youíll still have a really ďeasy to live withĒ commuter friendly scooter that can pillion if needed. The HD2 provides the best of both worlds.

We had the HD2 for an extended trial over a two month period. It performed faultlessly, performing duties from daily shop runs, to extended days out two-up. The engine in my opinion, can be placed in the same class as Piaggioís Quasar, itís an absolute cracker that has a real sense of reliability and refinement about it. The more kís we placed on it, the better it felt.

Extracts from a review by Allen Drysdale.