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SYM Motorcycles

SYM Motorcycles logo
Founded: 1954
Age: 66 years
Country: Taiwan
Website: www.sym-global.com
Total models: 24
Active models: 16
Discontinued models: 8
Founded in 1954 in Taiwan, Sanyang Motor Co., Ltd. sells its products under the brand name SYM. The company started as Sanyang Electrics and initially produced dynamo lights for bicycles. After being restructured in 1961 the company began to work together with Honda and later Hyundai. It porduces ATV, motorcycles and scooters with the SYM logo as well as several models of automobiles and mini-trucks for the Hundai brand.

Active models

Models
Produced
Variations
2009 - now
2
2014 - now
4
2016 - now
3
2014 - now
6
2014 - now
3
2014 - now
2
2014 - now
3
2012 - now
3
2015 - now
1
2015 - now
2
2016 - now
1
2014 - now
4
2017 - now
1
2015 - now
3
2014 - now
2
2014 - now
1

Discontinued models

Models
Produced
Variations
2014 - 2016
3
2014 - 2015
1
2014 - 2016
1
2014 - 2015
1
2014 - 2016
3
2014 - 2016
2
2014 - 2015
4
2014 - 2015
2

Company timeline

1954
  • Company founded to produce dynamos for bicycles
1961
  • Agreement with honda to locally assemble motorcycles
1969
  • start of assembly of Honda cars (N600, TN360)
2002
  • Grey market SYM scooters appear in US
2003
  • Establishing of an afficial importer in the US
2005
  • Range of new scooters GTS 125 cc, 200 cc and 250 cc
2006
  • Opening new plant in Japan
  • Carter Brothers Mfg. Co. Inc. acquire exclusive distribution rights for US
2010
  • Arson destroys about 3000 unsold scooters in warehouse
2015
  • Renaming Sanyang Industry to Sanyang Motor Co. Ltd.