First shown at the Intermot show in Germany last October, the 2017 SYM CruiSYM 300i is a scooter designed for urban personal transport, and the ability to cruise on highways. SYM Malaysia – via official distributor MForce Bike – has confirmed the CruiSYM 300i is coming to the Malaysian market in the second quarter of 2017, at a price of between RM15,000 to RM20,000, depending on currency conversion.

Carrying a single-cylinder, four-valve 278.3 cc liquid-cooled power plant, the 300i is fed by EFI, and power gets to the ground via a CVT gearbox. LED position, turn and rear lighting features on the CruiSYM, and 3D-hexagonal projection headlights adorn the front of the scooter.

Braking is done with hydraulic calipers front and rear, with a 260 mm and 240 mm disc, respectively. ABS is a standard feature on the 300i. Three are three ride modes available – Cruise, Normal and Sport – which are user-selectable to suit riding conditions and mood.

Underneath the seat, there is enough space to store two full-face helmets, and fuel is carried in a 12-litre tank. No real surprises in the suspension, with a telescopic fork up front, and swingarm suspension.

The 2017 CruiSYM 300i rolls on 14-inch front and 13-inch rear wheels, and two colour options are available – red or matte grey, with faux carbon-fibre accents. An adjustable windscreen is provided, as are folding rear view mirrors.

Additional features on the CruiSYM are air vents in the fairing and riding camera recorders under the SYM logo in front and taillight at the back. Also included are a glove box, USB ports for charging electronics and a 12-volt power outlet.