In the entry-level maxi-scooter segment, there are just two brands that compete: Yamaha – with its X-Max 300; and KYMCO from Taiwan – with its X-Town 300i. Another Taiwanese brand wants to take a piece of the pie with their Joyride 300, now available for 2022-model onwards with 16-inch wheels.
Joyride 300 16
Like the X-Max 300 and the X-Town 300, the new Joyride 300 16 is intended for entry-level premium urban mobility. As the name suggests, the new Joyride 300 now also comes equipped with 16-inch alloy wheels for both the front and rear for a more commanding stance. ABS comes standard, also, for both the front and rear.
Powering the new Joyride 300 16 is a liquid-cooled, single-cylinder 278.3cc engine that churns out about 27 Ps of power and 26 Nm of torque. By comparison, the X-Max 300’s 292cc engine churns out about 30 Ps of power and 29 Nm of torque, while the X-Town’s 276cc engine churns out 25 Ps of power and 22.44 Nm of torque.
Under the seat is quite a real estate, as the underseat compartment can fit two full-face helmets with room to spare for other stuff.
Additionally, the Joyride’s windshield is manually-adjustable in two positions, while the front cowl offers its rider an additional compartment for small items like a smartphone or wallet. That small compartment is equipped with a 2.0 USB charging port.
Other features include an all-LED lighting, full-digital panel, key-less ignition, and an 11.5-liter fuel tank.
SYM Philippines has yet to confirm the arrival/availability of the new Joyride 300 16 here in the country.