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Radically styled SYM DRG BT launched in Taiwan and Japan

Written by Nizam Shaikh

Taiwan based two-wheeler manufacturer SYM has launched a new powerful moto scooter called the DRG BT in the Asian market. The SYM DRG BT is available in Taiwan and the Japanese market at the base price of TWD 105,000 and JPY 409,000. 

The SYM DRG BT comes with a unique design language that follows radical styling all over the large capacity scooter. The SYM DRG BT comes with a sharp and angular front fascia and according to the brand symbolises the Dragon. The scooter draws its design cues and integrates its design with car bodies with features such as split wide positioned LED headlamps, the wide position of the marker lamps and a flat sloping front fascia. 

SYM DRG BT comes with a wide body cowling on the front and a sleek tail section with floating effect achieved by hiding the rear suspension system by placing it in the horizontal plane keeping it out of view. The brand also claims to have optimised weight distribution of the scooter as well as the centre of gravity along with improved knee space optimization in design for increased manoeuvrability for the rider while cornering. 

DRG BT also features an upright handlebar, ergonomic seats, under-seat luggage compartment, bottle holder on the front, front fuel filler, stylish 13-inch alloy wheels and disc brakes on both the front and the rear. The SYM DRG BT also features telescopic oil damped front forks and a coil-spring type monoshock suspension on the rear wheel. The SYM DRG BT is 1990mm in length, 735mm in width, 1130mm in height with a wheelbase of 1380mm. 

Powering the SYM DRG BT is a 158cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, four-stroke, four-valve engine that produces 14.6 bhp of power and 15.44 Nm of torque matched to an automatic transmission. 

The brand currently does not have a presence in the Indian market and considering the premium price of the scooter which is nearly INR 3 lakh when converted the scooter is not likely to come to our shores in the near future.