SYM Citycom 300i Los Gigantes Tenerife – In 2012, SYM introduced its first fuel injected model — the Citycom 300i — for the 2013 model year. Joining the ranks of big-wheel scooters, the Citycom 300i sports 16-inch wheels for stability and smooth riding across town or up the highway.
A little differently blended for the North American market, the Citycom comes with a 263 cc engine — not the 278 cc F4 engine in outside markets — and comes with no linked or combined brakes here. I kinda wish it did, but so far that hasn’t detracted much from what is a sporty-looking and sporty-capable ride.
SYM Citycom Storage
SYM Citycom has enough underseat storage to accommodate two helmets. There’s also a glove box for your bits and bobs. A nice feature that I’m seeing more and more of is a power socket inside the glove box and the Citycom has that. Plug your electronics in to charge while you ride or use the socket to power your GPS.
For your passenger, the Citycom is two-up friendly. The seat is plenty big enough for two butts, the scooter has fold-out footpegs and nice, big handgrips that extend out from the side of the pillion. For the passenger, this makes for a comfortable seating position and one that lets her control her balance herself and feel more secure rather than hanging on to you and bumping helmets the whole ride.
At a bit over 400 pounds plus rider, the Citycom is heavy enough to give a smooth ride and to hold its own through the slipstream. It has plenty of mid-range power and leaves you feeling confident off the line or during roll-on on the highway. The mirrors vibrate a little at speed, but otherwise give a good view of what’s behind you.
SYM Citycom headlights
The dual headlights provide ample visibility after dark — both seeing and being seen — and the instrument cluster holds nice, big, easy-to-read analog dials for tach, speedometer and coolant temperature. The smaller digital display holds the clock, odometer and fuel gauge. Dial gauges are my preference, but I know not everyone agrees.
The fuel filler cap is at the base of the tower above the step-through — a much preferred position over having it under the seat. Not only do I have to unload all the gear I have bungeed on the pillion, but I risk splashing gas inside the storage compartment when the fuel filler is under the seat. I gladly give up the flat cargo area between my feet to have the fuel tank there instead.
SYM Citycom Los Gigantes Tenerife
My only downside, and it wasn’t a downside for me at all, was the footboards. I was fine, but I wonder whether a taller person would feel a little cramped without room to slide his feet forward bit more.
SEAT HEIGHT (IN)
DRY WEIGHT (LBS)
2015 Citycom 300i. This 2015 SYM is made in Taiwan .
BORE (MM)73COMPRESSION RATIO10:01COOLINGLiquidDISPLACEMENT IN CC262DISPLACEMENT IN CI16ENGINE TYPESingle-CylinderSTARTERElectricSTROKE62.8VALVE CONFIGURATIONSOHC
PRIMARY DRIVEBeltTRANSMISSION TYPEContinuously Variable (CVT)
FRONT TIRE110 / 70 – 16 52PREAR TIRE140 / 70 – 16 65P
FRONT BRAKE DIAMETER260FRONT BRAKE TYPEHydraulic DiscREAR BRAKE DIAMETER10.2REAR BRAKE TYPEHydraulic Disc
SUSPENSION & STEERING
AIR ADJUSTABLENoFRONT SUSPENSION TYPETelescopic ForkREAR ADJUSTABLE REBOUND DAMPINGNoREAR ADJUSTABLE SHOCK / SPRING PRE-LOADYesREAR SUSPENSION TYPETwin Sided Swing ArmSEAT HEIGHT (IN)31.5
FUEL CAPACITY (GAL)2.64MANUFACTURER COUNTRYTaiwanMANUFACTURER TYPEScooterDRY WEIGHT (LBS)406WHEELBASE (IN)59
SYM Citycom Los Gigantes