Friday, April 8, 2011


Anyone who owns a Symba or a SYM scooter will soon be familiar with this name:  Alliance Powersports (website not quite up yet).  They're the new USA distributor of SYM vehicles, taking over this month from the former distributor, Carter Brothers (see story about Carter Brothers, below).

This is great news for Symba fans!  So far, the response by SYM dealers regarding Alliance Powersports has been very positive:  scooters are in stock and shipping, parts and accessories are flowing again, and warranties are being honored - including those on bikes sold through the previous distributor.  The people at Alliance are excited at this new opportunity to really do justice to the Symba and the other quality scooters made by SYM.  They are definitely keeping the Symba as part of the USA product line (why wouldn't they - it's very popular!), and are looking to adding the new and much-anticipated Classic 150.  The impression I got from my emails and phone calls with Mike Hickman, the head honcho over at Alliance, is that this is going to be a whole new ball game.  Hooray!

And by the way, if you'd like to add a really fine 125cc scooter as a companion to your Symba, you can get the (made by SYM) Lance Cali Classic at only $1995 ($300 less than the SYM Fiddle-II), at Alliance's sister company, Lance Powersports.


  1. Hi, just got my NY motorcycle permit and am hoping to take the class for the full license this summer. In the meantime I'll be saving up and waiting for the Classic 150. I love the smaller 1970s Honda CBs and this looks as close as I'll get brand new. Love it.

  2. I would love to get into a dealership with this brand. How did you find this Alliance group? I stumbled into this Symba model looking for a Honda CT90 and ended up buying a Symba just a week ago. I've been searching for info on this company for about a month now and this is the first breakthrough towards finding a real contact in the USA. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
    Mark Johnson
    Kutztown, PA.

  3. Hi Mark,

    There is a SYM dealership in Whitehall, PA: Wasko's ( I've visited them a couple of times (have cousins in Wind Gap) and the owner, Dave Wasko, is a nice guy. He says he intends to continue as a SYM dealer regardless of the Carter-Brothers fiasco.

    One of the product ideas I've pitched to SYM is to make a trail version of the Symba. After all, the Honda CT series (CT90, CT110) were really just Super Cubs - same frame and engine, that is, with different handlebars, legshield, muffler, seat, tires, and front fender. It would be pretty simple for SYM to make a CT-Symba! Or, they could sell a "kit" of parts to transform a street-version Symba into a trail bike. It would make a great dealer option, IMHO, and based on the popularity of the Honda Trail series, I think it would sell well.

  4. I'll believe it when I see it...I call to what SYM dealers there are left and there's no accessories anywhere...

  5. Accessories and parts for the Symba are now available through Alliance, contact Michael - -
    I have been selling the bench seats and front racks at my shop. We are also able to get parts now, though these great bikes don't seem to need much.

  6. Hi,
    I'm Howard Morgan from Brisbane Australia.Could you give me a price for the sym symba black bench seat including postage to PO Box 6602, Upper Mount Gravatt, Brisbane, Queensland, 4122
    Australia please?

    Thanks you,



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