2012 SYM HD2 Evo
We have a 2012 white SYM HD2 Evo with Shad top box.
This scooter has 20,600kms
SYM HD2 Review
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 SYM’s 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.
Ongoing features that have worked in the HD’s favour include 16 inch wheels front and rear. The engine is still SYM’s 4-valve unit, the motor now runs fuel injection and remains liquid cooled. Power output is a respectable 11.2 Kw’s from 171 cc’s. From an additional security standpoint the HD2 features an engine on/off switch under the seat.
The flat floor comes in handy when carrying additional loads via the bag hook. The rear rack is box ready and there’s 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 there’s also two external helmet hooks if required. The glove box is fairly small and in reality just allows access to the coolant reservoir.
The rear suspension runs dual adjustable shocks, the front is the usual telescopic fork arrangement. The fuel filler for the 8 litre tank is externally mounted at the rear and opens by key. The rear passenger gets two flip-out foot pegs of their own. The HD comes with a centre stand and sidestand, the latter will let the motor run when down – I did find this handy when opening the garage.
When riding the HD2, the first thing you notice is just how sorted and refined this model is. It’s not big or bulky, it’s 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.
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