Saturday, June 29, 2013

At Least She Pulled Over to Text...

Here's a Symba in a rather rare color - Brown! It was one of the available colors in Taiwan for the 2009-2011 model years.  It has never been available in the USA, and is no longer available even in Taiwan. This particular rider is, for Taiwan, pretty geared up, with a 3/4 helmet, long sleeves and long pants.  But the sneakers?  Ugh!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

The Daily Symba Report

It has been raining a lot here in Taipei, Taiwan, so I've missed a few days of Symba sightings.  Here's one from just this (clear) morning.  Note the EFI module just below the seat.  In Taiwan, all motorcycles and scooters have to have fuel injection - it's the law.  I'm starting to think the side covers should be the same color as the frame; in this particular case, it would avoid the visible scuff marks on the white plastic.  Still, one has to remember that here, a Symba is a daily commuting vehicle, not something that is kept in a garage and groomed by an admiring enthusiast.  For that reason, spotting them on the streets of Taiwan is a testimony to their durability!