SYM Maxsym 400 (MY 2021): Radical Change


Like the other brands, SYM is taking advantage of the adaptation of its models to the new Euro5 to review and update them for this season. The SYM Maxsym 400 (MY 2021) is a radical change, from head to toe.

At first glance, it can be seen that aesthetically it has nothing to do with the version known so far. The new generation Maxsym 400 is a much more compact scooter with a sportier image, although the Taiwanese firm has taken great care to keep all the GT qualities of the previous generation intact.

In this sense, the enormous capacity of the hood (45 liters) has been maintained, in which we can leave a pair of full-face helmets (1 full-face and 1 jet), and ergonomically it continues to be a full-fledged GT, with a wide seat of two seats, a windscreen protector, manually adjustable if tools are required, and the possibility of stretching the legs by resting the feet on the forward platform.

The growing market demand for megacooters means that SYM wants to pay special attention to this product by providing it with top equipment. The best example is the incorporation of the Smart Key system (intelligent key) for the first time in a SYM scooter, which allows us to use it without removing the key from our pocket. It also offers full led lighting, distance-adjustable handles (4 positions), courtesy light inside the hood, double glove box, preload adjustable rear shock absorbers and a new ABL (Advanced Brake Light) system, which makes the rear lights blink when we make an emergency braking, thus warning the cars that follow us of our maneuver.

As we said at the beginning, the generational change of the new Maxsym 400 is given by the forced adaptation to the new Euro5. That mainly affects the mechanics, although as already said the changes go much further. In that sense, it should be noted that despite being now a more environmentally friendly engine, the new Maxsym will also enjoy a maximum power 2% greater than in the previous version, so it is now set at 34 hp, very close to the 36 HP of the Kymco Xciting S 400, which is, today, the most powerful in the category. And the good thing is that despite this increase in power delivery, the Taiwanese firm announces a reduction in average fuel consumption of 32%, which is not little.

It should also be noted that the new SYM Maxsym 400 is equipped as standard with the TCS (Traction Control) system, which, in a scooter of this category, is more than justified.