MaxSym 600cc Scooter

MaxSym 600i, SYM , SYM 600ccWe don’t know much about the specifics because SYM has provided only model names, photos and some marketing maxims. The photos do tell us quite a bit, though, such as the red “i” emblazed at the end of the MaxSYM 600 nameplate indicating fuel injection. An aggressive and attractive pair of front disc brakes bodes well for gripping power. We have no clue yet if either the 600 or 400 will feature a twin-cylinder engine configuration. SYM takes great pride in applying advanced technology to their scooter engines, so opting for a single rather than a twin 600 would come as a major surprise.

For many years, SYM was closely linked with Honda in the Asian market. Coincidentally or not, SYM is challenging the
Honda Silver Wing duo which also happens to be offered in 600 and 400 versions (the latter not available in the U.S.). Of course, the Honda design has been around for a solid seven years. While the styling of the MaxSYM is very distinctive, a resemblance to the still-modern Silver Wing is hard to miss. We're not too sure about the reasoning for throwback rectangular chrome mirrors, and we wouldn’t be surprised to see at least one small styling change at introduction. As with the two Honda Silver Wing displacements, we expect to see both MaxSYMs sharing the same chassis and framework.

MaxSYM 600 on display at European show

It is never a quick proposition to get a new scooter model qualified through U.S. DOT. However, we have been impressed in recent years with how quickly new SYM models appear stateside after their initial announcement. Pete McIntosh apparently is hoping for sooner rather than later, and we’re sure many potential riders share that same sentiment.


General information
Model: Sym Maxsym 600i ABS
Year: 2012
Category: Custom / cruiser
Engine and transmission
Displacement: 598.00 ccm (36.49 cubic inches)
Engine type: Single cylinder, four-stroke
Engine details: Electroplated ceramic cylinder
Valves per cylinder: 4
Fuel system: Injection. EFI
Cooling system: Liquid
Chassis, suspension, brakes and wheels
Front suspension: Telescopic Fork, 41mm
Rear suspension: Unit Swing with 5-way preload
Front tyre dimensions: 120/70-15
Rear tyre dimensions: 160/60-14
Front brakes: Double disc. ABS
Front brakes diameter: 275 mm (10.8 inches)
Rear brakes: Single disc. ABS
Rear brakes diameter: 275 mm (10.8 inches)
Physical measures and capacities
Dry weight: 228.0 kg (502.7 pounds)
Overall height: 1,400 mm (55.1 inches)
Overall length: 2,700 mm (106.3 inches)
Overall width: 805 mm (31.7 inches)
Wheelbase: 1,570 mm (61.8 inches)
Fuel capacity: 15.00 litres (3.96 gallons)
Other specifications
Starter: Electric
Instruments: Digital/analogue
Color options: White
Comments: Windscreen. Made in Taiwan.
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MaxSym 600i, SYM , SYM 600cc

MaxSym 600i, SYM , SYM 600cc