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.