SYM has just launched its DRG BT, a sporty scooter with aggressive and futuristic styling. DRG stands for Dragon, and it certainly looks the part with its high mount headlights and high tail. The sport scooter was first previewed at the 2019 EICMA. Now it is finally in production.

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Many scooters claim to be sporty, but SYM's DRG BT plans to live up to it with a 50:50 weight distribution and capable of a lean angle of 42 degrees.

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As evident from the pictures, it features all LED lighting, with front position lamps that also double as turn signals. Behind, the ‘dragon eye’ tail lamps are mounted on the high tail while the turn signals are fitted on the tire-hugging fender, along with its plate mount.

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Powering it is a 158cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine, which produces 14.6 bhp and 15.44 Nm. SYM has also fitted it with a Zero-Resistance Starter and Generator for smoother and faster starts and operation.

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It also has an Anti-Lift Engine Hanger (ALEH) system, which “makes the engine lift less at the moment of starting, so that the shift of center of gravity is limited.” SYM says this feature aids in weight distribution, responsive starting power and stability. SYM says the DRG BT can achieve an average of 42.4km / L.

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For the rider, there’s a fully digital instrument cluster. There are also convenience features like a power socket on the front shield. While riding, it has an idling-stop function, and 2-channel ABS. Under the seat is storage space for a helmet and gloves.

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It rides on telescopic forks in front and a mid-mounted monoshock at the rear. 13-inch alloy wheels meet the road.

SYM’s 2020 DRG BT scooter can lean up to 42 degrees image

For now, this DRG BT is only available in Japan for JPY 409,000 (PhP195,000). Its home market of Taiwan likely be next in line.

SYM’s 2020 DRG BT scooter can lean up to 42 degrees image

We have yet to find out if the Philippines will get this model soon. However, with that price, it may be a bit expensive for most.