According to Steve from TheScooterScoop, SanYang Motors of Taiwan or SYM, is going to bring the SYMBA, a Honda Cub replica to the USA. SYM used to be part of Honda of Taiwan before it split, another part of that split became Kwang Yang Motor Co or KYMCO. The SYM scooter appears to be
an exact a somewhat similar Honda Cub clone. No specs or price are available yet but if you’re familiar with the Cub, you’ll agree, this looks like the same machine.
This isn’t some company that just decided to replicate the Honda Cub, SYM made the Cub for Honda for 40 years so they probably have it figured out. I don’t know what arrangement they must have with Honda but I would think this is being done with Honda’s knowledge and permission.
I wasn’t familiar with SYM until I read Steve’s post, evidently it’s big overseas and they’ve been battling with KYMCO for the Asian scooter market and it also has some connections with Hyundai Korea for the manufacturing of cars in Taiwan. SYM is also connected with Bombardier Recreational Products and the Kinetic Motor Company in India. Its USA presence is small right now but growing.
For all of the many Honda Cub fans who miss this little machine from years gone by, you may get a chance to own one again, or for the first time, in the near future. I’ll be curious to see what kind of reception this receives over here.
Thanks to Steve from TheScooterScoop who left a couple of comments over here about this yesterday.