SYM Joyride 125 evo

 

 

 

 

 

Make Model

SYM Joyride/RV 125 evo

Year

2014

Engine

Single cylinder, 4-stroke, 4V, SOHC

Capacity

124.5 cc / 7.6 cub in.

Compression Ratio

10:5:1

Cooling System

Air cooled, forced air

Engine Oil Capacity

1.0 L / 2.1 US pints

Transmission Oil Capacity

0.11 L / 0.23 US pints

Lubrication

Dry sump

Exhaust

Single

Fuel System

Carburetor (CVK)

Induction

Electronic

Ignition 

CDI

Battery

12V, 8 Ah (MF)

Starting

Electric and kick

Spark Plug

NGK CR 8E

Clutch

Centrifugal

Maximum Power

9.2 kW / 12.5 hp @ 8500 rpm

Maximum Torque

11.2 Nm / 1.14 kgf-m / 8.27 ft/lb @ 6500 rpm

Transmission 

CVT

Final Drive

Belt

Frame

Steel, monocuna split steel tube

Front Suspension

Telescopic fork

Rear Suspension

Twin sided swing arm, adjustable dampers

Front Brakes

Single hydraulic disc, 273 mm

Rear Brakes

Single disc, 200 mm

Wheels

Aluminium alloy

Front Tyre

100/90-12 56P

Rear Tyre

130/70-12 64L

Dimensions

Length:  2100 mm / 82.7 in.

Width:      760 mm / 29.9 in.

Height:   1390 mm / 54.7 in.

Wheelbase

1440 mm / 56.7 in.

Ground Clearance

140 mm / 5.5 in.

Seat Height

760 mm / 29.9 in.

Wet Weight

156 kg / 344 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

7.6 L / 2.0 US gal

Average Fuel Consumption

2.3 L /100 km / 43 km/l / 101 US mpg

Top Speed

100 km/h / 63 mph

Climbing Capacity

28°

Colours

Silver/grey, White, Matte grey

Review

Visordown

 

Joyride/RV, a light-weight cruiser, comes in elegant styling with a strong and powerful heart. A long-haul ride will never be a problem again because the Joyride/RV is equipped with a wide and extended seat which provides excellent comfort. Flat floor panel will offer enough space for placing personal items or additional room for the driver.

 

Honda PCX125 vs. Sym Joyride 125

 

From a riding point of view the Sym Joyride is the one to go for, it’s one of those scooters that just glides around corners. It’s very comfortable and has great weather protection too. Like the Honda, the Joyride also has a fuel injected liquid cooled engine, no idle-stop though and it’s a bit thirstier than the PCX. One significant disadvantage is the price, the days of Taiwanese scooters being cheaper than the Japanese and European rivals seems to be a thing of the past. The price may have risen but so have the levels of quality, finish and reliability. ‘Made in Taiwan’ is no longer a joke.

However, the Honda has idle-stop technology, is very frugal, and costs almost £400 less than the Sym. That’s a big saving on a 125cc scooter, especially when you're getting Honda peace of mind too. For those reasons, we’d choose the Honda PCX125; it’s a close call and if the price was a match or we were likely to do some longer distances the Sym would have potentially won this duel.