Launched in Malaysia a while ago, the 2018 SYM Sport Rider 125i is now updated with new colours – Red, Blue and Yellow – and new graphics. Price for the Sport Rider 125i is now RM5,542, up from last year’s non-GST price of RM5,123.

Carrying an air-cooled 123 cc single-cylinder two-valve SOHC engine, Sport Rider 125i puts out 9.5 PS at 8,000 rpm and 10.8 Nm torque at 5,500 rpm. The power plant is Euro 3 compliant and fed by EFI with power getting to the ground via a four-speed auto gearbox.

Lighting is with LEDs all round, including the turn signals and DRLs, a nice touch at this price point. A storage space is found under the seat, with the 4.2-litre fuel tank located in the tail section instead of under the rider as is the norm for underbone bikes.

Front suspension is with telescopic forks, while a traditional twin shock absorber setup in the rear features remote reservoir shocks adjustable for pre-load. Braking is done with a hydraulic disc in front grabbed by a twin-piston caliper, and the rear brake is by mechanical drum.

Inside the cockpit a combination LCD/analogue panel displays all the necessary information the rider needs. Availability of the 2018 SYM Sport Rider 125i is at authorised SYM dealers from this week.